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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. Maureen McNulty, students have the opportunity to shine! The 2019 drama is The Curious Savage, to be performed Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 23 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Past Dramas at IHA:
The Matchmaker (2018)
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 2020 musical is MAMMA MIA! The show is produced by Ms. Maureen McNulty and directed by Jodi Capeless. The choreographer is Kimberly Galberaith and the musical director is Ed Ginter.
 
Past Musicals at IHA:
Beauty and the Beast (2019)
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 Theater: In May, our Spring Theatre Arts class performs a children's theater 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. Tech was provided by junior members of the IHA International Thespian Society and sets were designed and created by Ms. McNulty and Mrs. Lisa Encke, director of the arts; the IHA theater arts class; various IHA art classes; and members of the IHA National Art Honor Society. The show was produced and directed by Ms. Maureen McNulty and the IHA Theater Arts class, and Eagle Ambassadors served as ushers for the event.
 
Past Children's Theater Productions:
What Happened After Once Upon a Time
(2018-19)
Once Upon a Crime: The Trial of Goldilocks
(2017-18)
Princess Who? (2016-17)
Red vs. The Wolf (2015-16)