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Drama Department

      Our drama program has been serving the students of Johnson Middle School for nearly two decades. We are committed to providing a place where students can develop their artistic skills of writing, acting, singing, dancing  and public speaking. We have seen hundreds of students pass through our program and move on to other artistic endeavors. It is our desire that you consider our program for your child when choosing a school in the Orange County area.
 
Colleen Dudas
Department Chair
 
The next performance for the Johnson Middle School Drama will be Anne in December. 
 
 

Johnson Middle School Production of Legally Blonde

 Westminster : Johnson Middle School Theatre Arts students will have Westminster thinking pink when they present their production of Legally Blonde JR. beginning June 1 and June 3. It was announced today by Daniel Owens, Principal of JMS and advocate for the Arts. The fun and upbeat musical follows the adventures of a sorority girl named Elle Woods – a Gemini with a double Capricorn moon – who tries to win her ex-boyfriend back by earning a Harvard law degree.

“Legally Blonde JR. may be a comedic, light-hearted show, but it also explores serious themes of self-discovery and independence which resonate with people of all ages,” says Owens. “We hope everyone in Westminster is totally psyched to see the show.”

Delta Nu sorority president Elle Woods seems to have it all: good looks, a relationship with the “campus catch,” and great taste in clothes. However her life is turned upside-down when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her in an attempt to start getting “serious” about his future and attend Harvard Law. Determined to win him back, Elle uses a lot of hard work and some charm to get into Harvard Law so she can prove to Warner that she’s serious enough for him. Once at school, she is challenged by her peers, professors and her ex, but with the help of some new friends, Elle realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

Legally Blonde JR. is based on Major motion picture starring Reese Witherspoon, which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy. Legally Blonde will showcase talented singers and actors such as Alexa Perez as Elle, and Perla Nieto as Vivianne.

Johnson Middle School Theatre Arts in Westminster will present Legally Blonde Jr. on June 1 and June 3 at 6:30 PM on their brand new stage. At 13603 Edwards Avenue. Tickets are 5.00 and may be purchased at the door or in the front office. For more information please email the director, Colleen Dudas, at cdudas@wsdk8.us . There is no dress code, but please don’t wear white after Labor Day.
Aladdin is Coming to the Johnson Theater!         
 
The Drama Department is currently working hard on a production of Disney's Aladdin. We are scheduled to perform this great musical at the end of January.
 
Aladdin Performances:
January 27 Wednesday Matinee at 2:00 PM and 3.PM
January 28 Thursday At 6:30 and 5.00
The Fryberger Elementary School came to visit Johnson and to see Aladdin on January  26th. Thank you to the Westminster Police Department for the escort.
Performance  Arts Teachers
 
 
Theater Director                       Colleen Dudas
 
Sound and Lighting                   Pete Schammann
 
Costumes                                  Katherine  Edtow
 
Music                                          Perry Paxton
 
Dance Coordinator                     Alyssa Dudas