Gibbons Drama is an ensemble-based, performance-driven theater program grounded in the idea that theater is best experienced through doing. In the classroom or in performance, Gibbons Drama aims to provide all members of the Gibbons community an opportunity to come together for a personal and artistically satisfying theatrical experience. Gibbons Drama plays a vital role in the cultural life of the school, producing three fully mounted plays and musicals each school year.

Musical Theater Workshop Honors Audition Information


WHEN: Placement auditions for students interested in next year’s Musical Theater Workshop Honors class will be held on Friday, April 7 from 3:15-4:30 P.M. in the Studio Theater.

WHO: Auditions are open to all Gibbons juniors and seniors, regardless of experience or prior drama class participation.

WHAT: Please prepare two contrasting musical theatre songs (approximately 32 bars each) that best demonstrate your vocal ability and range. These pieces must be memorized. Those auditioning are required to have sheet music in the correct key with proper piano accompaniment.

About the class: This Honors class is designed for students who are comfortable singing in front of others, have a specific interest in furthering their skills in musical theater performance, and have a strong familiarity with the musical theater canon and repertoire.The class requires considerable work outside of normal class hours, as students are expected to rehearse their material independent of scheduled class times.

Students will be informed of placement via appointment and consultation with Mr. Ferguson.

Please contact Mr. Ferguson with any questions.

Classroom Experience

Gibbons Drama provides students the opportunity to explore and experience all areas of the theatrical arts, including both performance-based and technical theater classes.

Drama students engage the imagination, the voice, and the body in immersive project-based learning in a classroom environment that is supportive and challenging. In the process, drama students gain valuable skills in the areas of critical thinking, creative problem-solving, collaboration, self-discipline, self-confidence, leadership, and perseverance.

Gibbons Drama Class Offerings:

  • Drama I (freshmen-by audition)
  • Drama II (sophomores)
  • Drama III (juniors, seniors)
  • Drama IV Honors (seniors)
  • Musical Theater Workshop Honors (juniors, seniors-by audition)
  • Four levels of technical theater classes

Detailed information about all Drama Program academic course offerings can be found via the Fine Arts Course Descriptions.

Play A Role . . .

Auditions for Gibbons Drama co-curricular productions are open to all CGHS students. Audition information for each show is posted on the Gibbons Drama website 2-3 weeks in advance of auditions.

Rehearsals for our productions typically occur after school Monday-Friday from 3:30 -6:00 P.M. and on Saturday afternoons from 1:00-5:00 P.M.

Please contact Gibbons Drama Artistic Director Mr. Kevin Ferguson with any questions or for more information.

Technical Theater roles: Gibbons Drama's Technical Theater program plays a vital role in our commitment to excellence and professionalism in all that we do. If you enjoy collaboration, creativity and have a passion for theater, our technical theater production program offers a wide variety of participation opportunities for all CGHS students.

If you'd like to take advantage of any of our technical theater opportunities, please contact Gibbons Drama Technical Director Ms. Karestin Harrison for more information.

2016-17 Theatrical Season

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OUR 2016-17 SEASON

Our 2016-17 season is a reflection of Gibbons Drama culture: grounded in community, family, laughter and old traditions reinvented. In addition to these three shows, we've got the Gibbons Drama Roadshow, a Drama IV original devised production and our first ever student-directed One Act Festival--truly a season of creative opportunities for the entire Gibbons community. Audience or artist--please consider joining us!

October 6-9

November 11-20

Rehearsals Begin:
Wednesday, January 4

March 17-26

We are an ensemble-driven community of creative leaders
who embrace and share our gifts to glorify God through the art of theater.


Gibbons Drama is incredibly excited to present our first ever One Act Series.

Auditions for the One Act series will be held by appointment on March 30th and 31st, 3:30-6:00 P.M.

Please sign up for an audition appointment here.

Callbacks will be held Saturday, April 1 from 12:00-5:00 P.M.

Auditions are open to all CGHS freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. We highly encourage new faces and talent to consider this terrific opportunity to join the Gibbons Drama community.

Those interested in auditioning should fill out the online audition form and prepare two monologues from the following selections--no memorization is necessary!

Show Synopses:

The four plays in this series range from light-hearted romantic comedies to emotional family dramas.

Please Be Seated and Someone Will Be With You Shortly, dir. Ellen Fiedler: David and Sue sit there week after week in their shrinks’ waiting room reading magazines. So who says you should never talk to strangers? (Roles-1 M, 1 F)

Cotton Girls, dir. Sarah Ahr: Set in 1959, The Dream Wheel breaks down with Miss, Berry, and Colleen at the very top. The girls are forced into states of sheer terror and self-reflection as they try to make the most of their last night of high school. (Roles-3 F)

The Women of Lockerbie, dir. Olivia Garcia: A family journeys to Scotland, looking for their son’s remains, which were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103. There they meet the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the US Government to obtain the clothing of the victims found in the plane’s wreckage. (Roles-2 M, 5 W)

First Date, dir. Ava Pukatch: Brad and Delia are on a blind date. Despite the antics of the inept waiter, Jack thinks it seems to be going really well . . .that is until Delia begins to steal things from the restaurant. Hilarity ensues. (Roles-2 M, 1 W)


Drama I freshmen placement auditions (Class of '21) were held on Saturday, January 28.

Thanks to everyone involved for making the day so much fun.

If you weren't able to make it on the 28th, but would still like to audition for Drama I, we'd love to have you join us. Please contact Mr. Kevin Ferguson to arrange an audition appointment.





  • October 5: TFS
  • November 15: Cathedral
  • November 29: St. Catherine of Sienna
  • January 5: Immaculata
  • April 4: St. Michael's

The Gibbons Drama Roadshow is directed by Sarah Ahr, Ellen Fiedler and Laura McGuire.

Roadshow is produced and supervised by Gibbons Drama Artistic Director Kevin Ferguson.

Contact Us

Mr. Kevin Ferguson
Gibbons Drama Artistic Director\Drama Teacher

Ms. Karestin Harrison
Gibbons Drama Technical Director\Technical Theater Teacher

Ms. Emily Sartori
Drama Teacher\Director

Mrs. Julie Bradley
Musical Theater Teacher
Music Director

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