Spring 2017 Production

Mark your calendar for an adventure "Into The Woods" at St. Benedict at Auburndale High School March 30 through April 2. Come see SBA's unique approach to this innovative musical. With a cast of 30 performers, original choreography and a scenic concept that embraces the timelessness of storytelling and lesson-learning,"Into the Woods" is sure to make you listen, wish, think and feel! Tickets are on sale at the SBA front office or can be reserved by calling (901) 260-2840.


Fall 2016 Productions

Juvie and Anybody for Tea?

These SBA Theatre One Act performances are student- directed, student-designed and completely student-driven productions. This is the first year that these productions will not only star the members of the Advanced Acting class, but also be designed and constructed by members of the Technical Theatre class which are all part of the Play Production combined course. Throughout the semester, the student directors not only helped lead a play selection process, they also held auditions and consulted with the Technical Theatre students, all of whom have taken on a different area of design and/or stage management/publicity to focus on for the one-acts. They have led rehearsals for several weeks now, and the entire class is focusing its efforts to produce high quality theatre which we hope you will enjoy.

Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20 

Matinees @ 2:30 pm

Monday, Nov. 21 @ 7pm

Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at Door

Both One Acts to be performed!

Set in a juvenile detention center, this one act play depicts the life of kids who are scared, lonely and locked up. Some are drug offenders, some have killed and some are just misfits. Although the set never changes, the "juvies" venture out of their cells to tell why and how they were caught.


Detective Dennis O'Finn, investigating the death of an elderly lady, discovers that he, himself, is the motive for murder. Six sweet ladies are all in love with the handsome bachelor O'Finn who happens to live nearby. To lure him to visit, they devise a scheme which involves a homicide. This fast-paced one act play is sure to deliver lots of laughs.



SBA's production of The Phantom Tollbooth opens October 20!

The Phantom Tollbooth, written by Susan Nanus and based on the classic children’s novel by Norton Juster, is an epic American fantasy story that takes place entirely inside the boundless imagination of a young boy named Milo. When he receives a mysterious package one day that strongly resembles a tollbooth, Milo is swept off into a land of letters and numbers that out Oz’s Oz and is filled with more wonder than Wonderland. This SBA production will incorporate a wide variety of theatrical storytelling techniques, including shadow puppetry, special effects and even a little magic as Milo’s average bedroom is transformed into the kingdoms of Dictionopolis and Digitopolis.

Appropriate for ALL ages and featuring a talented cast and crew of performers and technicians, the show runs at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Saturday and Monday, Oct. 20, 22 and 24, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23.

Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.



The SBA Theatre Department offer students many different ways to express themselves, either on stage or off.  We produce three shows each year - a comedy or drama, the Show Choir Musical, and the Spring Musical.  Any SBA student can try out for the productions except the Show Choir Musical, which is put on by the Celebration Show Choir class.  Students can participate in all aspects of the theatre including acting, singing, directing, managing, working back stage, lighting, sound, set and prop building, costume making, public relations, and more.  All of the technical areas of our productions are worked on and managed by SBA students.

2015 Orpheum High School Musical Award Nominations

Another set of Kudos to our Music & Drama Departments for securing 14 nominations,again, this year in the annual Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards for the production of the "The Wedding Singer." The nominations include Outstanding Production Materials, Outstanding Large Ensemble, Outstanding Dance Execution, Outstanding Costumes, Student Creative Achievement Award (Catie Blackwood & Arielle Labilles for choreography), Outstanding Featured Dancer (Catie Blackwood), 2 nominations for Outstanding Featured Actress (Maddie Arnold and Kirkland Schuler), Outstanding Featured Actor (Adam Schween), Outstanding Supporting Actress (Arielle Labilles), Outstanding Supporting Actor (Thomas Trouy), Outstanding Lead Actor (Kyle Van Frank), Outstanding Direction by a Teacher (Mr. Kathman), and, for the third straight year (having won last year), Outstanding Overall Production. Members of the cast will perform as part of the ceremony on May 11, which will be televised on local channels. Congrats to all involved with the show!

2014 orpheum high school musical awards - sba wins most outstanding production!

On May 12, 2014 the cast & crew of SBA's spring musical, WEST SIDE STORY garnered SIX awards, including the most prestigious -Most Outstanding Production - at the Orpheum’s High School Musical Awards ceremony.  In addition to the big one, SBA won for Outstanding Small Ensemble, Outstanding Chorus, Outstanding Dance Execution, Outstanding Production Number (“Gee Officer Krupke”) and Outstanding Supporting actor-Kyle Van Frank. What an exciting and well-deserved night for all these Eagles. THEY MADE US PROUD!


Watch SBA accept the award for MOST OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION 

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