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Performing Arts

The offerings in Performing Arts at Wooster reflect the diversity of our student population, offering a wide range of courses, clubs, after-school activities, and experiences to students of varying backgrounds, from novice to advanced.

Our mission is to foster a vibrant, engaged, music and theater program in our community, to encourage and nurture all students in their artistic journey, and to help young people learn about themselves and the world through the medium of performance. 

Claire Simard

Claire Simard

Performing Arts Coordinator

Joined Wooster in 2011-2012

Contemporary Improvisation Ensemble

Building the skills of self-confidence, empathy, communication, critical thinking, and creative expression helps students to navigate, find meaning, and create beauty in an increasingly complex and changing world.

We encourage students to take risks and seek challenges to help them grow as artists and individuals. Within the Music and Theater programs, students find community, belonging, and meaning.


Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue was a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale began at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assembled for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail were on the menu. When their host turned up dead, they all became suspects. Led by Wadsworth – the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard raced to find the killer as the body count stacked up. Clue was the comedy whodunit that left both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they tried to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!

Courses in Music Include:

  • Applied Instrumental Music
  • Chamber Choir
  • Glee Club
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Contemporary Improvisation Ensemble
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Music Theory
  • DLI Music Theory
  • Storytelling Through Song
  • Music Production
  • Introduction to Keyboarding
  • Voice

Courses in Theater Include:

  • Acting Workshop
  • DLI Scene Study
  • Fall Play
  • Winter Musical
  • Technical Theater
  • Spring Theater Backstage Production

Upper School Course of Study

Learn more about our course descriptions and requirements.

History of Upper School Theater Productions

  • 2023 - All In The Timing, Six One-Act Comedies
  • 2023 - Godspell
  • 2022 - Clue
  • 2022 - The Addams Family
  • 2021 - Peter and the Starcatcher
  • 2021 - The Black Box
  • 2020 - A Midsummer Night's Podcast
  • 2020 - The Secret Garden
  • 2019 - The Dining Room
  • 2019 - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • 2018 - The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later
  • 2018 - Cabaret
  • 2017 - Delusions
  • 2017 - Godspell
  • 2016 - Spoon River Anthology
  • 2016 - Urinetown
  • 2015 - All In The Timing, Six One-Act Comedies
  • 2015 - Once Upon A Mattress
  • 2014 - Fools
  • 2014 - You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • 2013 - Places, Please
  • 2013 - Little Shop of Horrors
  • 2012 - Almost, Maine
  • 2012 - Into the Woods
  • 2011 - Picasso At the Lapin Agile
  • 2011 - Curtains
  • 2010 - The Foreigner