MAD Drama

MAD Drama welcomes all students interested in the Performing Arts! The 2021 Fall Play will be “Almost, Maine” November 11, 12 & 13, 2021. Auditions are after school September 7th – 10th and are open to all JMHS students, not just those currently enrolled in drama classes. For further information, check out the MadDrama website (www.madisondrama.com) or contact Mr. Henderson.  And looking further down the road, the Spring Musical is “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Performances will be April 28, 29 and 30, 2022. Stay tuned for more details.

There are many opportunities for students to be involved in MAD Drama: acting, improv, tech, directing, costumes, props, set, choreography, lighting, publicity and more.  The Thespian Honor Society will have monthly meetings after school on the first Wednesday of every month.  The first meeting will be Wednesday, September 1st after school in the Black Box Theater. All students are welcome to attend and find out about what is going on in the drama department.  You do not need to be taking a drama class or have been inducted into the Thespian Honor Society to participate.

For parents of students participating in any aspects of JMHS Drama, you are invited to attend the first MadDrama Parent Meeting of the year at 7pm on Wednesday, September 1st in the Black Box Theater (just inside Door 11). This meeting provides an opportunity to learn about the many facets of putting together the various productions over the course of the school year and how parents can help support their children and MadDrama. The entertaining and dramatic performances you see on the Madison stage are the result of lots of student effort and talent complemented by not insignificant amounts of parental emotional & financial support as well as time, snacks, elbow grease, donated props and trips to Home Depot. Please stop by to learn what it’s all about.

Facebook groups are the primary means of communication in MAD Drama. Interested students can join the Thespian Troupe #2541 Facebook page and interested parents can join the MAD Drama Parents’ Association Facebook page.  There is also a MAD Drama Facebook page you can follow.  Parents can also be added to the MAD Drama email list through the MAD Drama website: http://madisondrama.com/.

Lastly, MadDrama invites all JMHS parents to support the JMHS theater department by becoming a Patron. Parents may choose from several levels of financial contribution (via MySchoolBucks) and receive VIP tickets to the Fall Play and Spring Musical. MadDrama is entirely self-funded so Patron contributions help defray the initial costs of production including paying for rights, renting costumes and purchasing materials to construct the sets. Check out the MadDrama website for more details.