Student Life

Performing Arts

Magnificat Performing Arts provides exceptional, faith-filled, student-centered opportunities for those students interested in participating in performing arts such as dance, drama, music, voice, and technical theater. We provide students access to the latest technology, the most innovative techniques, and experienced arts professionals from around the country. Our state-of-the-art Center for Performing Arts houses a 1,000-seat theater, dance studio, dressing rooms, green room, choral room, as well as a scene shop area for building props and set pieces.

Center for The Performing Arts

Welcome to the Magnificat Center for the Performing Arts. Our state-of-the-art theater can accommodate over 1,000 patrons, all with an excellent view of the stage. The stage has a 48-foot wide proscenium opening with 41 feet of depth and 25 feet of wing space both left and right.
There are computerized sound and lighting systems, over 100 lighting instruments, and a full orchestra pit. Other amenities include a spacious choral room, a dance studio with sprung-wood flooring, dressing rooms, a green room with lighted make-up mirrors, as well as a scene shop area for assembling props or set pieces, and a convenient loading dock for easy load-in/out. Another unique feature of the facility is the expansive lobby area, which is suitable for pre- or post-production receptions. We employ a fully trained, friendly staff to operate the systems and ensure that your time with us is very enjoyable.

At this time, we are not accepting requests for theater rentals for the 2021-2022 school year.

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  • Importance of the Performing Arts

    Expanding Creativity – Being able to think on your feet, approach tasks from different perspectives and think ‘outside of the box’ will distinguish your student from others.

    Building Confidence – The skills developed through theater, not only train you how to convincingly deliver a message, but also build the confidence you need to take command of the stage.

    Enhancing Collaboration Skills – Most arts disciplines are collaborative in nature. Students work together to accomplish a common goal.

    Strengthening Focus – Keeping a balance between listening and contributing involves a great deal of concentration and focus.
  • Performing Arts Faculty and Staff

    Mr. Dale Van Niel
    Department Chair, Director of Performing Arts

    Mrs. Kris Comer '86
    Choral Faculty

    Mrs. Jill Haller
    Director of Dance

    Mr. Joe Hnat
    Technical Director

    Mrs. Mary Papa '79
    Program Coordinator and Performing Arts Costume Designer

    Mrs. Kim Summers '98
    Dance Faculty
  • Performing Arts Schedule and Audition Information

    Mary Poppins
    November 19-21 & 26-28, 2021
    Click here to sign up for auditions!

    Christmas Concert - Choir & Magnifi-Pops
    December 10, 2021

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
    April 8-10, 2022

    Spring Concert - Choir & Magnifi-Pops
    May 6, 2021

    Dance Concert
    May 12-13, 2021
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Magnificat High School, a girls' Catholic college-preparatory high school, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, educates young women holistically to learn, lead, and serve in the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat.