Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art
— Konstantin Stanislavsky




Here is the merchandise order form link from the concessions team. 

Forms and payments can be turned into the business office anytime.  The final date to turn in forms is December 7 for the current order.

We will be doing another order again in late January.

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ONE ACT 2018 - A Christmas Carol

North Theatre Department Receives Top Theatre Honors at State!

 The Appleton North High School One Act cast and crew competed recently at the Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival State Finals held at Viterbo University in La Crosse.  North’s production of an original adaptation of Charles Dickens A CHRISTMAS CAROL received the top award of Critics Choice as well as an Outstanding Ensemble Award,  Outstanding Crew Award, Director’s Award and three Outstanding acting awards recognizing senior Jack Cain  as Ebenezer Scrooge, senior Dru Swokowski as the Ghost of Christmas Present, and junior Mark Woznicki as Bob Cratchit.    North’s performance received a rare standing ovation from the overflow crowd and enthusiastic praise from the judges.  

Over 1500 high school students participated in this year’s Festival which requires each school to present for evaluation a fully-staged play of no longer than 40 minutes.  Less than half of the competing high schools qualified for the state competition after having competed in both district and sectional meets held in October and early November.  Each qualifying school then performed for a panel of three judges during the two-day festival that adjudicates the performance and decides on the quality of the production and what honors, if any, should be awarded.  In addition to the various high school productions, a variety of workshops taught by theatre professionals were also available as part of the Theatre Festival.

This is the twentieth consecutive year that Appleton North has received the top award of CRITIC’S CHOICE at the state theatre festival finals.  They are the only high school in the over 100-year history of the event to achieve such a distinction.   

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  • Grades 1-3 - December 1, 2018 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • Grades 4-6 - Jan 26, 2019 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • Grades 6-8 - May 18, 2019 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • Cost: $25 Includes lunch, snacks, group photo and certificate!


Elementary Programs

Learn to be an Actor!

Experienced North theatre students will use fun drama games and activities to teach kids how actors prepare for the parts they play. 

Totally Techie

Through a hands-on approach, learn about what happens backstage in the theatre.  Discover interesting techniques: 

The Play's the Thing

Participants will incorporate what they have learned by preparing a short play to perform at the end of Drama Day for family and friends on the North High School Stage.  Please plan on joining us at the end of the day.

Middle School Program

Learn how to Improv!

Improv comedy is one of today’s hottest forms of entertainment. Discover the tricks to effective improv and have fun playing hilarious games based on audience suggestions. Members of North’s popular improv troupe, IMPROVEDY will lead the workshop.

Learn How Actors Fight on Stage

Whether you are performing in Shakespeare or the latest martial arts movie, creating realistic yet safe fight scenes is a skill every actor needs to know.  Learn the basics of unarmed stage combat from simple slaps to fancy falls. 


Drama Day will conclude with a public performance for family and friends on the North High School stage.  The show will include a choreographed stage combat routine and comedy improv show



March 2019

Appleton North HS Theatre is excited to announce our 2019 musical: Newsies!

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Contact Information

  • Ron Parker, director


  • ANHS Theatre Department, 5000 Ballard RD, Appleton, WI 54913 

  • 920-832-4300 (school main office)

  • Ticket Box Office 920-997-3994


Website, photo, or media questions?  Catherine McKenzie ~