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

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  • Grades 4-6 - Jan 27, 2018   9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Grades 6-8 - May 19, 2018   9:00 am – 3:00 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



  • Feb 16 at 7:30 PM
  • North Commons
  • $5.00 general admission

The Appleton North High School  popular comedy improvisation troupe, IMPROVEDY, will present its next performance of the school year on February 16 at 7:30 P.M in the North High School commons.  Hilarious games and sketches based on audience suggestions will be performed in the style of the hit television show WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?   This is the eighteenth season for the popular group of nine student performers ranging from freshmen to seniors.  Admission is $5.00. Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes before performance time.


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March 2018

Appleton North Theatre announces the spring 2018 musical: The Pirate Queen, featuring the life and adventures of the 16th century Irish chieftain and pirate Grace O’Malley, written by the team behind Les Miserables and Miss Saigon.

The Pirate Queen is an epic musical adventure celebrating the legendary Irish Chieftain Grace O'Malley. Based on her real-life story, Grace is a compelling, inspiring heroine who led an extraordinary life as a pirate, lover and mother in 16th-century Ireland. To protect her people and save her one true love, O'Malley must confront the one woman more powerful than her — her fierce rival, Queen Elizabeth I of England.

From the writers of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, the show combines classic storytelling and a sweeping score, with the powerful, vibrant traditions of Irish dance and song, to create a modern musical event that is both an historic romance and a timeless epic.


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 or media questions?  Catherine McKenzie ~