Theater group options at Villa Maria include the opportunity to work both on campus and off-campus with nearby Devon Prep and Malvern Prep.
The Marian Masques offers opportunities for students to learn about all areas of the theatrical arts. Performers are given opportunities to enhance their acting skills in scene work, monologue work, and improvisation. Meetings and rehearsals held on an “as needed” basis.
Light and Sound Crew
Members of the Light and Sound Crew are responsible for providing the lights and sound in the auditorium for all liturgies, assemblies and special events. Students learn how to hang, focus and design light plots as well as to set up a variety of sound equipment. In addition, students have the opportunity to operate VMA’s state of-the-art lighting and sound boards. Meetings and rehearsals are held on an “as needed” basis.
Working with Malvern Prep and Devon Prep, Villa Maria girls have the chance to develop their theatrical skills, and enjoy the chance to meet and collaborate with young men from other Devon Prep and Malvern Prep.
The Malvern Theatre Society
The goal of The Malvern Theatre Society, a collaboration between Villa Maria Academy and Malvern Preparatory School, is to improve the acting and technical abilities of each student. Each year the society produces a full-length drama in the Fall and a complete musical in the Spring. VMA students are involved in all aspects of the productions, which are presented on the first two weekends of November and March.
Devon Prep Theater Program
Devon Preparatory School invites Villa Maria Academy students to participate in the Devon Prep Theater Program, which presents a fall drama and spring musical. Auditions are held at Devon Prep about three months prior to the opening of the show. Students interested in acting, singing, or dancing or stage crew in serious drama or musical comedy may use this as an avenue for their talent. The musical production usually allows for a large chorus so that many students have the chance to participate even if they do not have a large role in the production.