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The Arts

The Arts Department is committed to upholding both the traditional values of the Church and the academic excellence of Immaculate Heart Academy, and seeks to develop in our students:

  • Understanding of the methods, techniques, and styles that are fundamental to the visual and performing arts
  • Appreciation of the visual and performing arts as universal expressions of the human creative spirit as well as specific products of individual cultures
  • Recognition of the arts as an expression of and communication with the sacred
  • Ability to use the visual and performing arts as creative expression, communication of ideas, and service to the community

Performing Arts

Fall Drama: The Fall Drama Production is an on-stage production of a dramatic play or comedy performed three times one weekend in the fall semester. Under the artistic direction of Ms. Taryn Tonelli'09, students have the opportunity to shine! The 2021 drama is Little Women, to be performed Nov. 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 14 at 2 p.m.

Past Dramas at IHA:
Almost, Maine (2020-2021)
The Curious Savage (2019-2020)
The Matchmaker (2018-2019)
You Can't Take It with You (2017-18)
Steel Magnolias (2016-17)
Arsenic and Old Lace (2015-16)
Spring Musical: Every spring, talented Immaculate Heart Academy students put on a fabulous musical. Male students from neighboring schools are also invited to participate in the cast and crew. The 2022 musical will soon be announced. The show is produced by Ms. Taryn Tonelli'09 and directed by Jodi Capeless. The choreographer is Kimberly Galberaith and the music director is Ed Ginter.
Past Musicals at IHA:
Godspell (2020-21)
Beauty and the Beast (2018-19)
Into the Woods (2017-18)
The Little Mermaid (2016-17)
42nd Street (2015-16)
The Boy Friend (2014-15)
Seussical the Musical (2013-14)
Legally Blonde (2012-13)
Children's Theatre: In May, our Spring Theatre Arts class performs a children's theatre show for visiting K-3 grade students from local grammar schools. In 2019, the show was What Happened After Once Upon a Time, starring 20 sophomore students. The show was produced and directed by Ms. Maureen McNulty and the IHA Theatre Arts class, and Eagle Ambassadors served as ushers for the event.
Past Children's Theatre Productions:
What Happened After Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Crime: The Trial of Goldilocks
Princess Who? (2016-17)
Red vs. The Wolf (2015-16)
For more information on Performing Arts @theheart, please contact Ms. Taryn Tonelli'09 at [email protected] or 201.445.6800, ext. 171.