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Theater thrives at NDP!

Each year NDP students are joined by boys from area schools, such as Loyola and Calvert Hall, when the Upper Level produces two full-length theatrical productions, a full-scale musical in the fall and a school play in spring. Among the musical performances have been  Once Upon a Mattress, Bye Bye Birdie!, The Secret Garden, Into the Woods, Cinderella, Meet Me in St. Louis andThe Sound of Music.  Dramatic performances have included full-length plays such as Rehearsal for Murder, Pride and Prejudice, Romeo and Juliet, Ask Any Girl and NDP’s award-winning production of Melanie Marnich’s These Shining Lives. Performing on our stage begins in our Middle Level.

In the Middle Level, student annually put on a musical in the winter. Past performances have included Edwina Jr., Seussical Jr., Honk Jr.,and Schoolhouse Rock Jr.

Be sure to check the website often for information about current productions and by all means join us on the stage!

NDP offers an Upper Level elective academic course, Theatre Experience, for Upper Level students to explore improvisation and acting techniques, as well as technical theater and set design.