The theater program at Canyon High School provides students with the opportunity to learn not only the fundamentals of performance (acting, voice, movement, and improvisation) but also skills for the workplace such as: marketing, graphic design, theater/business management, public relations, and leadership. Canyon’s theater department is based around the tenants of “ensemble” with the core idea of “many working as one”. Students learn how effective collaboration and teamwork directly lead to success in the theater and that these ideas can be applied to all aspects of life.
Productions include musicals and plays presented in the fall and the spring directed by professionals from the theater and film industries. Also included in the theater season are the Winter and Spring One-Act Festivals, comprised entirely of student directed and acted one-act plays that serve as both a production and the semester finals for all levels of the department.
Students finish the four-year program with skills to go on in theater, education, and life.