Reunion Weekend: June 2-4, 2023

All alumni are invited to join us back on campus for Reunion Weekend the first weekend in June.

Saint Ignatius High School

Drama

The Harlequins have a rich 75-year history at Saint Ignatius. Each season, students join with girls from area high schools to produce a play in the fall and a musical in the spring.

"My experience with the Harlequins has been a formative part of my time at Saint Ignatius because it was my first experience of the brotherhood that Ignatius is so known for. I have developed in all aspects of theater whether it be on stage, behind a camera, or building a set. If you're looking for a bonding experience and a creative way to express your love for the arts, the Harlequins is for you."

Jayden Sloan '24
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The Harlequins have a rich history at Saint Ignatius for more than 75 years. Each season, students join with girls from area high schools to produce a play in the fall and a musical in the spring.

There are various ways for students to get involved in our shows, whether it is onstage, backstage, or in the orchestra pit.

Our alumni include Broadway performers, television producers, and (even) presidents of Saint Ignatius High School.
 

Spring Musical: Something Rotten!


Show Dates: March 24 - 26, March 31 - April 1, 2023

About Something Rotten!:
Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years".

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as "The Bard." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.




 

Stage and Technical Crew

Students have the opportunity to learn and work in a state-of-the-art theater while mentoring with professionals who excel in their fields. All those wishing to join stage crew will be trained in how to work the shop: building, power tools, and theatre etiquette. Those wishing to join build crew are not obligated to work run crew. Build crew meets 3:30-6:30 Monday through Thursday. Run crew members will be selected further into the show process. 

The Harlequins' mentor program is unparalleled. We believe that students should be empowered to discover themselves as artists rather than just watching others design. Our professional mentors in stage management, light design, sound design, set design, costume design, props, and electrical maintenance supervise our student designers so that, in collaboration with the director, they can create a production. Interested students first work to learn the ropes of their area, then may be selected to work as assistant to our junior and senior designers and managers. Our students leave their time with the Harlequins able to work and design at the professional level. 

Interested in getting involved with crew and design? Contact John Ebert, the Breen Center Technical Director, at jebert@ignatius.edu
  • Become a Drama Patron

    Become a Drama Patron and support Saint Ignatius High School student productions. Your patron contribution will be listed in the fall play program and in our spring musical program.

  • The Laramie Project

    With production by Mois├ęs Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project, The Laramie Project is a breathtaking collage that explores the depth to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

  • Godspell

    Godspell is a musical about community: a community of people with different backgrounds, thoughts, and opinions, all being united by one person: Jesus. View photos from the spring 2021 musical!

  • Arsenic and Old Lace

    This classic theater comedy was performed by the Harlequins in November 2021. Chcek out the photos from another phenomenal show!

Production Team