Poetry Community Christian School

Est. 2002; Fully Accredited 2006

Extra-Curricular - Theatre!

PCCS continues to build its reputation in theatre! The PCCS performance stage is fully equipped with stage curtains, stage lights, pulleys, cables for suspended actors, strobes and sound which enable the PCCS theatre troupe to offer sophisticated high-quality productions.
     >>The Sneaky Citizens of Saddlesore City (Spring 2019), a comedy Western set in 1890 where the citizens work behind the scenes and at unfortunate comedic cross-purposes to save The Carson Hotel from being sold to a high-fallutin' Chicago socialite who wants to turn the hotel into a quiet no-fun place to hang your hat. Stage crew and cast in grades 2nd - 12th offer this entertaining show!
     >>A Fairy Tale Fiasco (Spring 2017), an original script written by a PCCS graduate incorporates a handful of fairy tales in creative and entertaining ways...costuming goes above and beyond with the more than 60+ cast members/crew, 2nd grade - 12th grade, all with a Fairy Godmother suspended over the actors when things get out of hand! 
     >>Scrooge Renewed--A Christian Christmas Carol (Christmas 2015), a Dickens adaptation, included period-authenic costumes and many special effects including Marley Ghost and Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future floating in on cables.  The production included 40+ cast and crew from 4th-12th grade, including a 1st grader who played Tiny Tim.
     >>Charlotte's Web (Spring 2015), a script adapted from the popular book by one of our PCCS graduates majoring in Creative Writing.  More than 30 actors in the cast (ages 5-18) and stage crew...fantastic costumes and sets with Charlotte hanging and moving on her web at the top of the stage.
     >>Cradle to Cross (Easter 2014), a script written by one of our directors that captures the impact of Jesus' life from birth through resurrection with a cast, crew and costume team of students from 4th grade through high school.
     >>Mystery in the Kingdom Musical Theatre (Spring 2013), a script written by a PCCS high school student, for a cast and crew of more than 40 students.
     >>Little Women - The Musical (Spring 2012) with authentic custom-tailored costumes and original score.
     >>Peter Pan - The Musical (Spring 2011), a musical production with original score by Megan McKenzie and a cast and crew of 35 2nd-12th grade students with a flying Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. More than 600 tickets were sold with standing room only.
     >>Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical (Spring 2010), another 90-minute musical with more than 40 cast members, including 2nd and 3rd graders as Oompah Loompahs and 7th-12th graders. More than 600 attended this fabulous production -- the first full-cast musical theatre production performed at PCCS. A one-act cutting of this production competed at TCAL State and won 2nd place.
     >>Christmas productionsSeussified Christmas Carol (December 2011), an elementary production of Seuss characters; Christmas in Egypt (December 2010) an elementary musical theatre production; Scrooge Renewed, adapted as a Readers Theatre with an elementary and high school cast with full sound effects; and It's a Wonderful Life, another Readers' Theatre production of a family favorite.

Drama offerings may be found on the PCCS afternoon schedule (see Academics tab for a sample schedule) and have theatre production rehearsals as well as One-Act Plays, Skits & Stories for lower Elementary students, Drama Team, and Shakespeare in the Park, offering outdoor Shakespeare productions (e.g., A Midsummer Night's Dream). Additional performance opportunities occur at the school's annual Christmas Program and May Fiesta Program.