Activities - Drama/Theater Arts


Theater arts, or drama, is a class that has become a tradition at Central High School. School plays have been a part of CHS for over 20 years. Mrs. Leigh Ann Wilks is the current director and teacher of the school's theater arts class.

Students in Mrs. Wilks' acting class learn how to memorize lines, work in front of crowds, and develop acting skills. The class counts as a fine arts credit. Until the 2018-2019 school year, juniors and seniors were the primary participants in theater class. Beginning in 2018, Theater I will be offered for all grade levels during the fall semester. Theater I students will learn the basics and perform skits and short productions for small groups of students. Theater II will be offered during the spring semester and will be open to juniors and seniors. Theater II students will participate in skits as well as a full length production.

Theater I and Theater II classes regularly travel to area elementary and middle schools to perform for the younger students. The high school students always enjoy interacting with the younger audiences and gain valuable experience on the effort required to "take a show on the road."

Picture slide shows of several of the drama performances are available below. Beginning in 2006, the After-School Video Production class began filming each of the Drama plays. Short videoclips of the most recent plays are also available below.

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Spring 2015
Fall 2015
The Poison Apple  
What Do You Get When You Cross a Dweeb and a Drooler?  


Spring 2014
Fall 2014
Class not offered Class not offered


Spring 2013
Fall 2013
Mr. Toad's Mad Adventures Alice's New Adventures in Wonderland
Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza


Spring 2012
Fall 2012
An Evening with Dr Seus Frankenstein Slept Here
Hillbilly Hankerin' Superfreaks


Spring 2011
Fall 2011
The Tale of Snow White Tales From Room 114
The Canterbury Tales or Geoffrey Chaucer's Flying Circus The Bloody Attack of the Evil Demonic Giraffe Puppet


Spring 2010
Fall 2010
Stories From Under the Big Top Hans Christian Anderson Timeless Tales
Ax of Murder Murder in The Knife Room


Spring 2009
Fall 2009
Blather, Blarney, and Balderdash Alice in Wonderland
Just Another High School Play Hercules


Spring 2008
Fall 2008
We're Off to Save The Wizard Snow White and Friends
Romeo and Winifred Holiday Celebrities: Criminal Justice


Spring 2007
Fall 2007
If The Shoe Fits Fairy Tale Courtroom
Murder at The Goon Show Bulldog Saves The Day


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Spring 2006
Fall 2006
The Golden Goose Murder with Tomato Sauce
Virgil's Family Reunion Wooing Wed Widing Hood


Spring 2005 Fall 2005
Fairytale Courtroom Frog Princess
Jolly Roger and The Pirate Queen Murder's in The Heir


Spring 2004
Fall 2004
Days of Our School Lives Folk Tales from Around The World
The Haunted House Let's Hang Him & Read The Will


Spring 2003 Fall 2003
Donavan's Daughters Looking Glass Land
Under the Big Top The Devil You Say


Spring 2002 Fall 2002
The Happy Scarecrow Robin Hood: The Next Generation
The Perils of Cinderella Witches, Britches, Rings and Things
The Three Musketeers: All Swash and No Buckle  


Spring 2001
Fall 2001
Finder's Creepers Mr. Toad's Mad Adventure
  This Could Be Murder


Spring 2000 Fall 2000
For Whom the Tinkerbell Tolls Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  The Boyfriend Project


Spring 1999 Fall 1999
Dirty Dealings in Dixie Her Kissin' Cousin
Hollywood Hillbillies Poe, Poe, Poe


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Fall 1998
Frankenstein Slept Here
Hail the Hunkering Hero

1997 - 1998
The Mighty Armadillos

1996 - 1997
Spoon River Anthology
Christmas Trilogy: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Night Before Christmas, and The Gift of Magi
Our Town

Prior to 1996
Games People Play
Hillbilly Wedding
Monster Soup
Phantom of the Soap Opera
Robin Hood
Spring Break
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Little Red School House
The Three Wives of Dracula
The Wizard of Oz
Toga, Toga, Toga

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Created by: Mei Ling Haynes
Updated by: Michael Dixon
Last Updated: October 2018