Our Dramatic Society is one of the most vibrant and inclusive organizations on the Hilltop, drawing participants from all four forms, all athletic teams, the faculty, faculty families and – for female roles – other schools in the region. The Dramatic Society mounts two productions each year – one in the fall trimester, the other in the winter trimester. Production schedules typically parallel the fall and winter athletic seasons. There are opportunities for experienced performers to tackle challenging roles as well as for beginners to try something they may never have done before. In addition, the technical program is largely student-run. Students on the production crew design and run the lights, build and paint the sets, record soundtracks, and assist with costumes, make-up, and props. Both performers and technicians can fulfill Salisbury’s graduation requirement for arts credits by logging sufficient hours in their work on a production. Students have the further opportunity to become involved as officers in the Dramatic Society, which has a president, vice president, lower form liaison, head of stage crew, and head of technical crew.
Our recent productions include the musical Little Shop of Horrors and two highly successful comedies, All the Great Books and Spamalot. Fall productions have included And, Then There Were None, Our Town, To Kill a Mockingbird, Death of a Salesman, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Twelve Angry Men. Traditionally, the Dramatic Society produces a musical or a Shakespearean play in the winter. Recent winters have brought The Music Man, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Romeo and Juliet to Salisbury’s Miles P.H. Seifert '53 Theater.