TCHS Theatre will be presenting "The Lightning Thief" as its spring musical. Based on the Percy Jackson book series, this is the story about young people who struggle in school because they are unique...they are demigods. Being the child of a Greek god sets off a series of crazy adventures and mythical battles, especially when you're the child of one of the big three
Auditions for "The Lightning Thief" start Tuesday, November 14th during third block and lunch. You will be assigned a specific time and receive a pass to do your audition and return to class or the cafeteria. Please sign up for your audition by clicking this link. You will need to prepare a monologue and a musical theatre song for the audition. If you need guidance on choosing or preparing your monologue or song, please see Ms. Brown (the theatre teacher) after school on Nov. 3rd or 6th. The first rounds of auditions are on Tuesday and Wednesday (the 14th and 15th). Callbacks will be on Thursday and Friday (the 16th and 17th).
Character sheet with some vocal information can be found here.
Three performances tied into one event. Come out and see the Theatre II and III and Dance III students performance on Friday, October 27, 2023. You can get your tickets in advance at our.show/tchs/halloween23
Our advisory committee will be visiting the school and participating in our Theatre Day presentations to give our students feedback. (The school time events are by invitation only)
Here are the students getting inducted this year.
See the slideshow below for this year's credential earners and the TCHS Theatre award nominees.
Back by request, Faces of Freedom is a short play by Cynthia Mercati that recounts the stories of teenage immigrants to the US from various time periods. Though the play centers on Maria and Tron, there are characters from all over the world with one thing in common...trying to find the "rhythm of America" so that they can be successful, safe, and/or accepted.
Get your tickets here.
They set the internet ablaze with a "joke". What happens to the five girls and teacher who are linked to a post that goes VIRAL? Click the image to purchase a ticket to see a video of the show on demand.
What is Prodigies Theatre Company?
Created by the 2022 TCHS Theatre III seniors, this theatre company's mission is as follows:
"Prodigies Theatre Company is committed to creating and providing a safe theatrical space for young POC adults. Through inspiring stories and accessible theatre, Prodigies Theatre Company prides itself with being the heart and voice of Trenton Central High School."
#Viral: A Short Play by Maria McConville hit on a subject matter that the seniors thought was highly important for their schoolmates and others around the world. It hits on several intense subjects, so please do not fast forward through the disclaimers that are said at the beginning of the video.
Major Recent and Upcoming News:
Wednesday, May 25th--Students from TCHS Theatre program and School-Based Youth Services visited Broadway to see the Tony-nominated revival of Ntozake Shange's play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuf. Shange graduated from TCHS in the 60s. It was absolutely brilliant!
Thursday, May 26th--Dallina Garro Montanez was awarded the New Jersey Governor's Award for Arts Education for costume construction. This was her second consecutive win!
Friday, June 3-Sunday, June 12--The senior production of #Viral: A Short Play by Maria McConville will finally be available for viewing. Filmed in November, this piece's viewing has repeatedly been put on hold. We are excited for audiences to finally see this powerful work about the consequences of words, actions, and posts. To purchase a viewing ticket, click here: https://our.show/tchstheatre/viral
Thursday, June 9--During fourth block, the CTE advisory committee will be able to hear a dramatic reading of a work the TCHS Theatre III seniors have been writing. This will be followed by the induction ceremony for the International Thespian Society and the presentation of the TCHS Theatre Awards.
Nominees for awards:
Theatre Troupe will start on Monday, December 6, 2021 from 2:15-4:00 PM. If you are interested, please sign up here.
We have started our 2021-2022 school year with a bang. This year's incoming Theatre I class is 30+ strong and full of creativity and energy. The Theatre II class has merged beautifully and creating their own bond. Theatre III has created senior videos to be released this week on our YouTube channel and picked their productions for their season as a theatre company. More on that soon. Keep an eye out as we move forward throughout this year.
Congratulations to all the theatre students who were a part of TCHS class of 2021. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
Kyler Brantley--CTE; Thespian
Ve-Onsia Hall--CTE; Thespian
Faith Jackson--CTE; Thespian VP Scholar; won scholarship
Devon Lozada--CTE; Thespian vice president
Shirley Tajiboy--CTE; Thespian VP Scholar; won scholarship
Trenton Youth Theater
If you want to specifically see the theatre students work, they are right after the opening remarks.
TCHS Theatre Award Winners
CTE Theatre Teacher at Trenton Central High School