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The Theater Department at Barrington High School provides students with a skills-based education in areas of performance and technical theatre.Theatre students begin their sequence of studies with one semester of Theatre I followed by one semester of Theatre II. (Although these classes may be taken in separate years, it is recommended for the classes to be taken in the same year.) Both classes are prerequisites for Actor’s Workshop. These classes may be taken through repeated semesters. Honors credit is available for Actor’s Workshop.

In addition to curricular programs, the department offers many co-curricular opportunities for students to continue to develop skills as artists and technicians in two main stage plays, one main stage musical, and student directed studio productions. The BHS Drama Club includes over 150 theater enthusiasts and fosters an appreciation of theater, as well as a more sensitive and reflective understanding of the world around them. Annual tour destinations include the Illinois High School Theater Festival and Stratford Shakespeare Theater Festival. Click here to learn more about the BHS Drama Club!

2023-24 season




To purchase a Fan-o-Gram for your student, please follow these instructions:

  1. Click the link in the email sent regarding Fan-o-grams for your child's production
  2. Fill out the information, choose your ad size and purchase your ad
  3. You will receive an email from Annie Loizzi with a template and instructions for creating your ad
  4. Submit your ad to

*If you purchase an ad but do not submit the artwork, we will fill your space with a simple "Good Luck/Break a Leg" message to your student before the program is printed.


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Paula Levin
Fall Play, Spring Play & Musical Director
Co-Sponsor of Drama Club

Amy Jessup-Tilford
Technical Director
Co-Sponsor of Drama Club

Brandon Pemberton
Vocal Director for Musical