Our theater program emphasizes the development of stage-worthy skills through exercises in voice, movement, improvization, and scene study.

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  • Middle School Theater

    The Middle School theater curriculum includes three courses: Public Speaking, Theater Ensemble and Theater 8. Students are introduced to basic acting skills and techniques, as well as study pivotal periods in theater history. Students also have the opportunity to participate in all the main stage productions during the school year.
  • Upper School Theater

    Upper School students may join three main stage shows during the school year. Through these professionally directed productions, students are exposed to the collaborative process by fulfilling performance positions as actors, as well as coordinating and designing the shows’ technical aspects, such as sound, lights and publicity. These productions are independent of the theater electives: Playing Shakespeare, Beginning Acting, Advanced Acting and Directing Lab.

Previous Productions

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  • 2021-2022

    • The Importance of Being Earnest
      Oscar Wilde
    • Disney's Beauty and the Beast
      Music by Alan Menken
      Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
      Book by Linda Woolverton
  • 2020-2021

    • Steel Magnolias
      Robert Harling
    • The House of Bernarda Alba
      Federico García Lorca
  • 2019-2020

    • Blithe Spirit
      Noël Coward
    • All Shook Up
      Musical by Joe DiPietro
  • 2018-2019

    • Tartuffe
    • The Drowsy Chaperone
      Musical by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
    • Twelfth Night
      William Shakespeare
  • 2017-2018

    • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
      Musical by Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn
    • Almost, Maine
      John Cariani
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream
      William Shakespeare
  • 2016-2017

    • Rumors
      Neil Simon
    • Anything Goes
      Musical by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse
    • Romeo and Juliet
      William Shakespeare
  • 2015-2016

    • Hamlet
      William Shakespeare
    • Little Shop of Horrors
      Musical by Howard Ashman
    • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
      Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
  • 2014-2015

    • Fools
      Neil Simon
    • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
      Musical by Tim Rice
    • The Taming of the Shrew
      William Shakespeare
    • You Should Never Eat Your Heroes
      World Premiere of Jonathan Dorf
  • 2013-2014

    • Anne of Green Gables: The Musical
      Musical by Don Harron
    • A Streetcar Named Desire
      Tennessee Williams
  • 2012-2013

    • The Crucible
      Arthur Miller
    • Grease
      Musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
    • Twelfth Night
      William Shakespeare
  • 2011-2012

    • The Giver
      Eric Coble
    • Alice in Wonderland
      Lewis Carroll
    • Macbeth
      William Shakespeare
  • 2010-2011

    • Eurydice
      Sarah Ruhl
    • Oliver!
      Musical by Lionel Bart
    • The Tempest
      William Shakespeare

Upcoming Production

Disney's Beauty and the Beast
(LCDS Winter Musical)
Feb 25 - 27, 2022
Lancaster Country Day School | Gardner Theatre
725 Hamilton Road, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603
Ticket Price:  $10 online | $12 at the door


Theater Faculty

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  • Photo of Brian Sheehan

    Brian Sheehan 

    MS | US Theater Faculty and Theater Director
  • Photo of Gretchen Clark

    Gretchen Clark 

    Gardner Theatre Manager
  • Photo of Jesse Clark

    Jesse Clark 

    Theater Technician
Lancaster Country Day School is a preschool-12th grade, coed college preparatory school with students from Lancaster, Hershey, York and Reading.