Opportunities in theatre abound at PCA with programs for students from kindergarten through grade 12.  For grades K-5 this means a chance to become acquainted with theatre, production, movement, and dance through offerings in the Kaleidoscope after school enrichment program.  The Fall production provides opportunities on the stage for Grades 4 – 8, and Upper School students can audition for parts in the Winter and Spring productions. Students are also given the opportunity to be involved backstage and behind the scenes.

On the PCA Stage 2018-19 School Year

UP NEXT… Spring Musical: Mary Poppins. May 23-25, 6:30 pm, Saturday matinee at 1 pm. | Tickets available at the door | $15 for adults, $12 for students.

Mary Poppins, set in England in 1910, is the story of an unforgettable, Practically Perfect nanny who profoundly impacts not only her young charges, Jane and Michael Banks, but also their parents and the entire household! This energetic musical contains memorable songs such as “A Spoonful of Sugar” as well as lively dance numbers like “Step in Time” and other favorites. You won’t want to miss this breathtaking event!   Performances take place at Portsmouth Christian Academy, 20 Seaborne Drive, Dover, NH. For more information, call 742-3617.

Winter Show: Two Black Box Productions February 15 – 16, 2019

  • Tracks by Peter Tarsi A group of strangers meet in a dirty subway station. They have arrived with limited personal belongings, their watches have stopped and they all claim to be in different cities. Soon they learn there is no way out of the station.  The arrival of someone from the other platform only complicates matters, and the answer remains unclear. Come find out the conclusion to this thought-provoking drama! Note: Thematic elements may not be suitable for younger children. 
  • The Surprise by G.K. Chesterton When a Franciscan Monk bumps into a Hippie Artist he is treated to a “puppet show” featuring the Artist’s Clock Work performers. (Did you know you could fit that many fairy tale characters in one VW bus?) As they explore the ideas of story and the meaning of humanity, the Artist is looking for a miracle and as it turns out, the Monk – um… knows a guy… This fun and introspective romp though absurdity and seriousness was penned by the hero of CS Lewis, the Patron Saint of Wit and Paradox, Apostle of Common Sense himself, GK Chesterton.

Fall Show: Alice Through the Looking Glass (Grades 4-8) November 8-10, 2018.  Based on Lewis Carroll’s classic squeal to “Wonderland,” Alice: Through the Looking Glass follows a young girl on a comical and harrowing adventure through her own thoughts. Alice matches wits with the likes of Humpty Dumpty, The Mad Hatter, Tweedledee and Tweedledum as well as the royalty from her own chess set. All the while the Jabberwocky is lurking in the background. Will Alice cross the land of zany characters and become a Queen or will she simply lose herself in the woods and remain a Pawn in someone else’s game? “Who’s dream do you think this is anyway?”

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PCA Players Past Productions

Annie Jr.

Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play

The Secret Garden

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte’s Web is the first ever Lower School theatre production.

Showing nightly November 3-5 at 7pm with a Saturday matinee at 2pm. Tickets are available at the door.

A Shayna Maidel

Winter Show: A Shayna Maidel. (Grades 9-12) Experienced JH students are welcome to audition, but casting priority will be for high school students. Audition schedule: Tues, Oct 4th with call backs on Oct 5th and 6th.

Joseph and the Amazing, Technicolor Dreamcoat

Spring Musical: Joseph and the Amazing, Technicolor Dreamcoat. (Grades 6-12) Audition schedule: Feb 6th & 7th, Call backs on Feb 8th & 9th.

Black Box Theatre | Winter 2016

Miracle Worker

The Sound of Music | Spring 2015

Pirates of Penzance | Spring 2016

The PCA Players set sail once more as they launch PCA’s production of The Pirates of Penzance!

Young Frederic has turned 21 and thus completed his apprenticeship to a band of kindhearted pirates. He falls for Mabel, the lovely daughter of law-enforcer Major-General Stanley, only to learn that his birthday falls on Feb. 29, which means he only has a birthday each leap year and is technically still a pirate. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic’s only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.

Want to know more about this story? It’s all HERE!          Cast List

Disney's Beauty and the Beast