DRAMA (5 credits for each course)
The Bev Facey Theatre Program is recognized throughout Alberta for its high quality productions and professional
atmosphere. Every year, each class participates in its own show ranging from exciting children’s shows to a high budget musical.
If you love performing to sold out audiences then the Facey Drama program is for you!
Some past shows include: Pride and Prejudice, Tale of Two Cities, Dead Man Walking, Romeo and Juliet and The Crucible, to name just a few. Many of our students who complete this course go on to theatre or film school.
MUSICAL THEATRE (5 credits for each course)
Bev Facey is proud to have one of the largest Musical Theatre programs in Alberta. This program is perfect for the male and female who want to become a more complete actor, singer and dancer. You will have the opportunity to work with some of the best vocal, acting, dance and musicians that Edmonton has to offer. You will study vocal production, acting and dance all while working on a full length big budget musical. You will perform this monster musical at Festival Place to thousands of people all while being accompanied by a live professional band. Our musicals are incredibly professional and we have a spot for the star or novice. Whether you are brand new to singing and dancing, or a theatre veteran this is the perfect program for you. Past shows include: West Side Story, Les Miserables, Seussical, Jesus Christ Superstar and Fiddler on the Roof to name a few.
TECHNICAL THEATRE (5 credits for each course)
Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes of a play or musical?
The very busy Bev Facey Theatre program needs technicians to fill the demands of our Drama and Musical Theatre shows. The
Technical Theatre provides students with the basic skills needed to be competent, effective, and safe technicians who enhance the experience of the audience and cast, and create magic onstage.
The areas of study in this full year course include Lighting, Audio, Carpentry & Set Building, Paint, Props, Costume, Make-up, Front of House Management, and Stage Management.
Personal skills emphasized and developed throughout the year include time management, risk taking and personal confidence, teamwork, organization, leadership, attention to detail, and a commitment to excellence.
Students meet once a week at lunch time for seminars and instruction, and then gain hands-on experience with after school calls.
Credits are awarded on the basis of hours worked on class projects and shows. Tech calls, rehearsals, and performances take place in the 80 seat Bev Facey Theatre or the 500 seat Festival Place theatre. Both offer extensive technical capabilities.
Students who are not in the Drama program are welcome to attend, and those who are in an acting / performance class are encouraged to take this eye opening class to see how things work behind the scenes.