About The Show

The Fall Drama is the first production of the CVTheatre season, dating its origin back to sometime in the 1970s. Typically consisting of strictly acting, the CVTheatre Fall Drama is an excellent opportunity for students to practice and improve on their acting abilities. The size of the production is relatively smaller than that of the other CVTheater productions and provides more one-on-one instruction with the director. Starting in 2015, the Fall Drama was re-branded as a student-run performance with the professional guidance of a faculty advisement. The goal is to not only improve on the acting abilities of the students performing but also to provide the experience for students to learn the directional and administrative side of theatrical performances.

History

Currently, the earliest recorded Fall Drama production on record in Dark Side of The Moon in 1972 which was directed by Renee Ann Keil. Since then, a large number of different faculty members have put on a variety of productions. The Chartiers Valley Department of Fine and Performing Arts was formed by Renee Ann Keil in 1973/1974 when then high school principal Harry Buzzatto encouraged teachers to explore and design new curriculum. In recent years, Heidi Fiorentini directed the Fall Drama from 2004 - 2010, Buffie Fanzo from 2012-2014 and Kim Giffin from 2015 - present.

In 2017, CVTheatre alumni Austin Pilz started the initiative to archive a complete history of all CVTheatre productions. Below you'll find all of the recorded fall drama productions we were able to find historical information for. Special thank you to Heidi Fiorentini, Renee Ann Keil, and Kim Giffin for the majority of these production programs, recordings and information. If you have information about a fall drama listed or not listed below, please contact us!

Production Information

Title: 12 Angry Jurors | Production licensed from Dramatic Publishing

Year: 2017

Season: 2017-2018

Directed by: Kim Giffin

Originally Performed: 11/08/17 - 11/11/17

Tickets: Online Tickets

Production Program: Unavailable.

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Production Information

Title: Into the Woods Jr. | Production licensed from Music Theatre International (MTI)

Year: 2016

Season: 2016-2017

Directed by: Kim Giffin

Originally Performed: 11/09/16 - 11/12/16

Tickets: Online Tickets

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Production Information

Title: Rehearsal for Murder | Production licensed from Dramatic Publishing

Year: 2015

Season: 2015-2016

Directed by: Kim Giffin

Originally Performed: 11/11/15 - 11/14/15

Tickets: Online Tickets

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Production Information

Title: The Man Who Came to Dinner | Production licensed from Dramatists

Year: 2014

Season: 2014-2015

Directed by: Buffie Fanzo

Originally Performed: 11/19/14 - 11/22/14

Production Program: Unavailable.

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Production Information

Title: Alice vs. Wonderland | Production licensed from Play Scripts

Year: 2013

Season: 2013-2014

Directed by: Buffie Fanzo

Originally Performed: 11/20/13 - 11/23/13

Tickets: Online Tickets

Production Program: Unavailable.

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Production Information

Title: You Can't Take It with You | Production licensed from Dramatists

Year: 2012

Season: 2012-2013

Directed by: Buffie Fanzo

Originally Performed: 11/07/12 - 11/10/12

Tickets: Online Tickets

Production Program: Unavailable.

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Production Information

Title: A Christmas Carol

Year: 2011

Season: 2011-2012

Directed by: Heidi Fiorentini

Originally Performed: 11/16/11 - 11/19/11

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Production Information

Title: Almost, Maine

Year: 2010

Season: 2010-2011

Directed by: Heidi Fiorentini

Originally Performed: 11/10/10 - 11/13/10

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Production Information

Title: The Jungle Book

Year: 2009

Season: 2009-2010

Directed by: Heidi Fiorentini

Originally Performed: 11/11/09 - 11/14/09

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Production Information

Title: The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

Year: 2008

Season: 2008-2009

Directed by: Heidi Fiorentini

Originally Performed: 11/12/08 - 11/15/08

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Production Information

Title: Little Women

Year: 2007

Season: 2007-2008

Directed by: Heidi Fiorentini

Originally Performed: 11/14/07 - 11/17/07

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Production Information

Title: Charlotte's Web

Year: 2006

Season: 2006-2007

Directed by: Heidi Fiorentini

Originally Performed: 11/08/06 - 11/11/06

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Production Information

Title: James and The Giant Peach

Year: 2005

Season: 2005-2006

Directed by: Heidi Fiorentini

Originally Performed: 11/16/05 - 11/19/05

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Production Information

Title: A Night of One Acts

Year: 2004

Season: 2004-2005

Directed by: Heidi Fiorentini

Originally Performed: 11/11/04 - 11/13/04

Production Program: Unavailable.

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Production Information

Title: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Year: 2003

Season: 2003-2004

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 11/13/03 - 11/15/03

Production Program: Unavailable.

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Production Information

Title: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Year: 2001

Season: 2001-2002

Directed by: Cynthia Berg

Originally Performed: Dates unknown.

Production Program: Unavailable.

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Production Information

Title: The Three Musketeers

Year: 2000

Season: 2000-2001

Directed by: Cynthia Berg

Originally Performed: Dates unknown.

Production Program: Unavailable.

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Production Information

Title: The Dark of the Moon

Year: 1972

Season: 1972-1973

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 12/08/72 - 12/09/72

Production Program: Unavailable.

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Production Information

Title: Glass Menagerie

Year: 1971

Season: 1971-1972

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: Dates unknown.

Production Program: Unavailable.

Production Recording: Unavailable.