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.
Altamont students tackle plays with culturally relevant themes like Twelve Angry Jurors. They also stage massive productions, such as the Broadway musical hit, The Addams Family and Big Fish, which involved more than 40 students in performance and technical roles.
This November, upper school acting class students performed the romantic comedy Almost, Maine by John Cariani.
Students who are more comfortable behind the scenes than on the stage benefit from the school's comprehensive technical theatre program and facilities.