Altamont enjoys a long tradition of excellence in the arts built on quality instruction, variety of offerings, and students’ freedom to explore interests. Our performing arts department presents three mainstage productions per year, which include a mixture of comedy, drama, and musical theatre.
Our state-of-the-art performance space, Cabaniss-Kaul Center for the Arts, features theatre-style seating for 500 guests. Backstage, a spacious prop production room, makeup studio and costume shop give students interested in techical theatre an unparalleled space in which to work. Starting as early as 5th grade and continuing through high school, students can take classes in drama, acting, musical theatre and technical theatre.
Coming this November to the Cabaniss-Kaul Center for the Arts stage
Almost Maine by John Cariani
November 9-11, 2018
Cast for this off-Broadway play will be comprised exclusively of upper school acting class students.
On a cold, clear moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the Northern Lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal and the hearts mend, almost, in this delightful midwinter night's dream.
Altamont students tackle plays with culturally relevant themes like Twelve Angry Jurors. They also stage massive productions, such as the Broadway musical hit, Big Fish, which involved more than 40 students in performance and technical roles.
Students who are more comfortable behind the scenes than on the stage benefit from the school's comprehensive technical theatre program and facilities.