Learning in theater enhances learning in all other areas. Theater education enables students to develop intellectually by expanding their capacities for creative thought and expression and by encouraging critical thinking skills. Further, theater education fosters personal growth, self-confidence, knowledge, and a variety of skills and attitudes that are transferable to a wide range of careers. Participation both on and off stage teaches students to be a part of something bigger than themselves. As Lakeview alumna Kelsey Zottnick once wrote as a student, “Theatre is beautiful because it reflects the human spirit: it is an expression of universal human fears, doubts, and triumphs.”
Theater is offered in all divisions and provides opportunities to participate in performing arts productions throughout the school year.