Canal Winchester Performing Arts Collective

Building a Community of Life-Long Artists

Drama Department


Canal Winchester High School offers Performing Arts and Theatre classes open to all CWHS students.  The Department is committed to create excellence in Theatre Education using the Academic Content Standards laid down by the Ohio Department of Education.

Drama Department Calendar

Click here to see the rehearsal schedule for our current production.


Previous Productions

1994-1995  Love’s Labour’s Lost  -  Ten Little Indians 

1995-1996  Twelfth Night -  God’s Favorite

1996-1997  Snow White  -  The Taming of the Shrew - 12 Angry Jurors 

1997-1998  Cinderella  -  The Tempest  -  Homefront

1998-1999  The Piped Piper  -  The Merry Wives of Windsor -                          Grand Opening

1999-2000  Shorts Festival  -  Much Ado About Nothing  -  Harvey

2000-2001  Shorts Festival  -  A Midsummer Night’s Dream -                       Swinging on a Star

2001-2002  The Comedy of Errors  -  The Importance of Being Ernest

2002-2003  As You Like It  -  The Government Inspector 

2003-2004  The Merchant of Venice  -  Arsenic and Old Lace

2004-2005  Measure For Measure  -  You Can’t Take It With You

2005-2006  The Taming of the Shrew

2006-2007  The Merry Wives of Windsor  -  Clue

2007-2008  A Midsummer Night’s Dream   -  Treasure Island

2008-2009  Much Ado About Nothing  -  The Usual Suspects

2009-2010  Twelfth Night -  Side By Side By Sondheim

2010-2011  Shorts Festival  - The Tempest  -  Godspell

2011-2012  Shorts Festival  -  The Comedy of Errors -  

     Once Upon A Mattress

2012-2013  Love’s Labour’s Lost  -  Willy Wonka

2013-2014  As You Like It  -  Zombie Prom

2014-2015  Shorts Festival  - Measure for Measure -                                        Merrily We Roll Along

2015-2016  Shorts Festival  -  The Taming of the Shrew -                                  The Mystery of Edwin Drood

2016-2017  Shorts Festival  -  The Merchant of Venice -                                  My Favorite Year  

2017-2018   Shorts Festival  -  A Midsummer Night’s Dream -                           Fame, The Musical

2018-2019  Shorts Festival  -  The Merry Wives of Windsor -                           Aida

2019-2020  Shorts Festival  -  Much Ado About Nothing    

2020-2021  Tweltfh Night  -  Working: A Musical           

2021-2022  Shorts Festival - Love’s Labour’s Lost - Something Rotten!

2022-2023  Shorts Festival - Two Gentlemen of Verona - Spring Musical      


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The 2021-2022 school year has come to a close.  We can’t thank our Students, Parients and Friends of the CWPA Drama Department enough for their work in creating an amazing Theatre experience.


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The CWHS Drama Department is forever indebted to all of the students, parents and community members that have worked so hard to create the program over the years.


Here’s a partial list of the great directors that have guided our students.

Tammy Avery  2003-2005

Chris Brown  2007-2008

John Betts  2002-2003 

Dean Feldmeyer  1994-2001

Crystal Groves  2006-2007

Theo Jackson  2013-2014

Lauren Lanker  2009-2012

Brittany Link  2014-2015

Rose McKinley       -1990

Fred Norris  2001-2002

Kelsey Roberts  2012-2013 

Abbey Phillips  2014-Present

Todd Phillips  1989-Present

Mike Webb  2008-2009

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