Performing Arts

“All the world’s a stage."

– William Shakespeare


The Performing Arts at MCHS are open to all Marquette Catholic High School students and include a variety of theatrical opportunities both on and offstage.  As part of MCHS Theatre, students may participate in mainstage productions, stage crew, workshops with guest artists, field trip opportunities, improv teams and student-written plays.  Additional events and activities are offered throughout the year, and students may participate in as many facets of theatre as interested.  Active participants in stage crew and performance may letter in Theatre and earn membership into the prestigious International Thespian Society, the honor society for student theatre artists.

Fine Arts at Marquette Catholic High School

  • Experienced faculty
  • Choristers perform with the St. Louis Symphony at the St. Louis Symphony Holiday Concert 
  • Fall Play
  • Winter Production
  • Spring Musical
  • Intern/Shadow Opportunities with the Muny
  • Musicals with Full Orchestra (includes Alton Symphony Orchestra and Air Force Band members)
  • Students participate in nationally-recognized summer programs 
  • One-Act Original Plays by current students
  • Student-written sketch comedy productions
  • IHSA State Music Contest
  • Chorus students participate in all School Masses
  • Dual Credit Music Appreciation Courses (3.0 college credits) 
  • Masterclass instructors have included soprano Christine Brewer, Dr. Emily Truckenbrod (voice), Dr. Marc Schapman, and Conductor Ted Arthur
  • Performances at Jacoby Arts Center at the annual Jacoby Arts Show
  • Outreach Performances at Ranken Jordan Hospital
  • Christmas Caroling at area hospitals and assisted care facilities
  • Former students have been employed by the Muny, SIUE Productions, and Union Avenue Opera
  • Students are taught a range of theater aspects besides acting which include – Stage/prop design, playwriting, directing, audio/visual tech, special effect design/production, choreography, as well as theater production and live-streaming technology seminars (via partnership with OnTheStage NYC)
  • Collaboration with Art Club for set pieces, props, and stage design for full length productions
  • Students have won numerous scholarships and awards to colleges and scholarship foundations (which have included winners of the Miles Davis Jazz Scholarship, scholarship to Interlochen Center of the Arts, Recording Industries of America, and more)
  • Students are currently employed as ushers at the Muny and casted in shows at Goshen Theater Project.
  • St. Louis Symphony Outreach performances at MCHS scheduled for 2023
  • Advanced theater students become members of International Thespian Troupe (#602)
  • This year marks our inaugural Drumline Class (PE and Music Elective Credit)
  • Students now have a range of music electives which include Chorus, Music Theory, Music Appreciation (Dual Credit), Group Piano, and Music Literature (Dual Credit).




For more information, feel free to email Mr. Klaus, Director at [email protected]

2021-2022 SCHEDULE



Thursday August 19th 2021

Chorus: Mass (G Schedule)

Friday August 20th 2021

Theater: Info Session (after school)

Friday August 27th 2021

Theater: Fall Play Auditions (after school)

Friday August 27th 2021

Theater: MCHS Night at the Muny

Wednesday September 8th 2021

Chorus: Bishop Mass (G Schedule)

Friday October 1st 2021

Theater: Fall Play - The Alibis

Saturday October 2nd 2021

Theater: Fall Play - The Alibis

Monday October 4th 2021

Music: Quincy University Chamber Ensemble

Monday October 18th 2021

Chorus: Homecoming Mass

Sunday October 24th 2021

Chorus: Alumni Mass

Friday, October 29 2021

Chorus: St. Louis Symphony Concert

Monday November 1st 2021

Chorus: All Saints Day Mass


Theater/Chorus: Ranken Jordan Outreach (if allowed)


Chorus: Caroling at local hospitals (if allowed)

Wednesday December 8th 2021

Chorus: Mass (G Schedule)

Thurxday December 9th 2021

Spring Musical Production Meeting

Saturday December 18th 2021

Theater/Chorus: Winter Production

Friday January 14th 2022

Theater: Spring Musical Auditions

Wednesday February 2nd 2022

Chorus: Catholic Schools Week Mass

Wednesday March 2nd 2022

Chorus: Ash Wedneday Mass

Friday March 18th 2022

Theater/Chorus: Performance at Jacoby Art Show

Thursday April 21 2022

Theater: Spring Musical

Friday April 22nd 2022

Theater: Spring Musical

Saturday April 23rd 2022

Theater: Spring Musical


Chorus: Final Showcase

Thursday May 12 2022

Chorus: Bacclaureate Mass