Students in Pre-K through Grade 12 have the opportunity to take part in the performing arts; time is designated as essential group learning to engage our students in the continued pursuit of unique talents, passions, and skills.
All students have the opportunity to participate and expand their knowledge of acting, voice projection, stage presence, stage management, working the light and sound boards, and marketing. This is hands-on management of “How to put on a show!” all the while offering choice, a sense of accountability, a clear final goal, and taking a risk.
The Highlander Theater Company
The Highlander Theater Company is the Chase Collegiate Upper School driven program which mounts two mainstage productions each year. As a signature comment of our Arts Department, students are guided by faculty to explore acting, stage management, directing, light and sound design, costuming, house management, box office, marketing, and concessions; for the musical endeavors, vocal and instrumental direction and mentoring is offered by both our professional faculty and members of the community.
Seven Angels Halo Theater Awards
Over the years, this company has been recognized by being nominated and recognized at the Seven Angels Halo Theater Awards. In 2018, Chase earned 15 nominations and won in one category. In 2019, Chase Collegiate 16 nominations and won BEST in four categories. In 2020, Chase earned 10 nominations and won BEST in two categories.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY: Maggie McGuire as Orcus/Ronnie in She Kills Monsters
BEST COMIC MALE PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY: Alex Lin as Steve in She Kills Monsters
BEST COSTUME DESIGN AND/OR EXECUTION: Xinyl Fiona Ma for She Kills Monsters
BEST SCENIC DESIGN AND/OR EXECUTION: Alan Liu, Daisy Chen & Nate Stellmach for She Kills Monsters
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN AND/OR EXECUTION: Nathaniel Zembruski for She Kills Monsters - WINNER
BEST RUNNING CREW: Run Crew for She Kills Monsters
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY: Emily Segal as Tilly in She Kills Monsters
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY: Emma Denihan as Agnes in She Kills Monsters - WINNER
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY: Robbie Altamirano as Chuck in She Kills Monsters
BEST CONTEMPORARY PLAY: She Kills Monsters