The Drama Studio


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The Spring Musical - May 16, 17, 18

This spring's musical extravaganza will be...


The story follows aspiring songwriter, Stephen, as he composes what he hopes will become a hit musical. His imagination takes him back to the 1940s as he creates a story surrounding an ambitious young singer Lola Lamar who arrives in New York City from Tulsa hoping to become a star. She lands a position at the famous Copacabana Nightclub, "the hottest club north of Havana", and strives to become a 'Copa Girl' dancer with the help of the bartender, Tony Starr.


The Drama Studio is planning to form a LIVE PIT ORCHESTRA to accompany this year’s spring musical, Barry Manilow’s Copacabana. We are searching for students, teachers*, staff*, and community members that would be interested in the opportunity to collaborate as an orchestral ensemble for this project. There will be an interest session held at West Ashley High School, if you are interested please take a moment to complete this survey and you will be contacted with more information.

INTEREST SURVEY LINK: Take survey here

*teachers/staff, there may be stipends available for your participation SPONSOR THE DRAMA STUDIO Across the nation, arts programs are in jeopardy. Studies show that students who are exposed to the arts show improvement in happiness, self-confidence, and ALL academic areas. Our community has the power to sustain the programs that benefit our kids so much. Our world has the power to say that THE ARTS MATTER! If you would like to make a donation toward future projects (ALL money goes into the classroom and to your students!) please visit the WAHS Generosity Site!


Fall Play Festival 
- November 1 & 2

Students in the Drama 1 and Drama 2 courses will be performing a series of plays over the course of two nights.  They are:

November 1, 2017

You think your breakup was bad? Eve Tonsil, an employee of the nonprofit company "Relationships for a Better Tomorrow" is here to take you on a tour of the nine worst breakups of all time, from the Cro-Magnon era to the Civil War, to a smattering of modern-day breakups. A comedy that proves that no matter how hard someone has stomped on your could always be worse.


While on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a murder plot and attempts to prevent it.

November 2, 2017

Everybody in high school knows that the real learning takes place outside the classroom - in the halls, outside the school before the bell, hanging out in the parking lot.

Winter Arts Night - December 9 2017

December 9, 2017  at 3pm as part of the Winter Arts Celebration, Drama 3 students will present.... 
grinchFeaturing the WAHS Troubadours and other guest performers, this spectacular is shaping up to be something for the whole family to enjoy!