2021 - 2022
Maine West Drama offers an array of opportunities for students interested in performance, design and leadership. Although most enter our program with little to no experience, we train them to embrace creative risk, find their voice and communicate with confidence; skills that will take them far beyond the Maine West stage.
We welcome students from all backgrounds and respect the rich diversity of their experiences and perspectives. Through rigorous training, and a spirit of collaboration, our students produce compelling works of art that move audiences to think, feel, and re-imagine the world as they know it.
Ready to take the leap? Scroll down to check out our offerings this season!
A new play by Joe Calarco
INFORMATION MTG - 8/24
Time: Now. Place: A town in the United States of America where winter is cold. School is out and winter break has just begun. Equal parts hilarious and touching, Winter Break follows nineteen teenagers, some who know each other, some who don’t, as they wrestle with friendships, breakups, loss, trying to find their place in the world. Winner of the 2020 Educational Theatre Association commission, Winter Break proves that relationships... are complicated.
BEAUTY & the BEAST
Music written by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
AUDITIONS NOVEMBER 2021
Based on the smash hit 1991 Disney movie and dating back to a late 18th-century classic French fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress. The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. There is a time limit, too: once a magical rose loses all of its petals, all hope will be lost and he will stay a Beast forever. The Beast’s enchanted household--populated by such beloved characters as Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and Chip--watch anxiously as Belle and the Beast grow to understand and befriend one another. Their feelings grow ever deeper as the clock ticks and petals continue to fall off the enchanted rose--will they confess their love for one another before it is too late?