The Theater Department of Saint Thomas Academy & Visitation
Theatrical opportunities abound for Saint Thomas Academy and Convent of the Visitation School students. Involvement in VISTA Productions allows you to apply your scholastic knowledge while nurturing your creative talents. We offer a wide variety of theatrical productions ranging from classical works such as Shakespeare to contemporary pieces by national and local playwrights.
Our season also includes instruction in comedy improvisation techniques, dance and choreography, with numerous opportunities for student leadership in the creative and production process. Every year, we strive to design a season that challenges and enlightens our students while helping them discover their talents.
Taught by a cadre of impressive, professional musical theatre and dance artists whose credits include Broadway, national and international tours and local professional theater and dance companies such as Guthrie Theatre, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Ordway, Flying Foot Forum, Cowles Center for the Arts, Park Square Theatre, and Collide Dance Theatre.
Peter and the Starcatcher
by Rick Elice
November 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20
Bits and Pieces
January 27, 28, 29
Music byAlan Menkin and Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
April 21, 22, 23 and 28, 29, 30
Newsies - Spring 2020
Sadly, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, our spring musical, Newsies, was canceled this year. While we hope this cancelation is merely a postponement, we still wanted to take the time to recognize the hard work of our dedicated cast & crew.
"I am a big fine arts guy: I play the violin, I absolutely love theatre, and I really enjoy composing music. After a long school day, I get to go over to Visitation where the theatre is held, enjoy the fun people who are there, and do something I love. This has strengthened my experience at STA greatly. Other students support me at STA and attend the musicals and plays."