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School Musical

For nearly 25 years, St. Anastasia Catholic School has produced student musicals. All interested students in grades 5-8 may participate, and auditions are conducted for specific roles. This extraordinary event culminates in two shows in February, and is part of the Performing Arts Program of St. Anastasia. Students have conveyed numerous stories of how participating in the musical has changed their lives. One child wrote her high school entrance exam letter about the roles that she had in the musicals. She spoke of the confidence it gave her to believe in herself. Other children that start off hiding in the back are smiling and moving with confidence by show time. The musical program is much more than putting on a stage production. Under the umbrella of a school musical, it develops vocal skills, dance, acting, confidence and public speaking. Performances are sponsored in part by the Msgr. Royale M. Vadakin Arts and Education Fund and the William H. Hannon Foundation.


St. Anastasia began its musical program with Bye Bye Birdie featuring a cast of 102 students from Kindergarten to 8th Grade. This initial effort became the foundation of a performing arts program at St. Anastasia, which also includes an all school Christmas Program, twice weekly music class, a band, a K-4 Talent Show and a Performing Arts Showcase. With the help of parent volunteer producers, the musical is the entertainment highlight of the school year.
The musical is now comprised of 5th-8th grade students. They begin rehearsals in the fall 2-3 times a week, dedicating hundreds of hours in their quest to delight theater goers each spring. 

Past Productions

2024 The Addams Family 
2023 Grease
2022 Matilda Jr.
2021 School House Rock Jr.
2020 Frozen Jr.
2019 Sound of Music Jr
2018 Shrek, Jr
2017 Annie Jr
2016 Cinderella G2K
2015 Willy Wonka Jr
2014 Aladdin Jr
2013 Bugsy Malone Jr
2012 Beauty and the Beast Jr
2011 Guys and Dolls Jr
2010 Godspell Jr
2009 Into the Woods Jr
2008 Oklahoma Jr
2007 Grease Jr
2006 Wizard of Oz Jr
2005 Sound of Music Jr
2004 Music Man Jr
2003 Fiddler on the Roof Jr
2002 Groovy
2001 Shakespeare
2000 Bye Bye Birdie