Blackfriars’ Theatre presents two major theatrical productions each school year, one in late November and the other in mid-March. The goal of Blackfriars’ is to involve as many students as possible in their productions, either on the stage or behind the scenes. Rehearsals for the shows are determined by the schedules of the production staff and cast members.

The organization also sponsors an annual Bus Trip to New York City on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (with the option to see the Christmas Show at Radio City Music Hall).  Blackfriars’ has sponsored trips to London, England where the participants experience theatre in the famous West End Theatre District. The trips included the typical London sightseeing, excursions outside of London, as well as experiencing the theatrical performances.

In recent years, Blackfriars’ has made substantial upgrades to both our lighting and sound system in the school auditorium with the financial assistance of the Curley C-Notes, several alumni, and friends of our theatre program.  Recently, the auditorium has been air-conditioned.  We are grateful for the completion of the Holthaus Center for the Arts which has given Blackfriars’ Theatre additional dressing room space and storage rooms.

The director of Blackfriars’ Theatre is Mr. Edward Lawrence, who has produced and directed at Curley for over 25 years.  He can be reached by email at


Blackfriars’ Theatre will present the military drama, A Few Good Men, the weekend of November 17-19, 2023 with performances on both Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM and then on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM. Advance sale tickets will be on sale online from November 6th until the afternoon of November 16th for $10. Regular box office tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Curley students receive free admission with their student ID card.

The spring musical for March 2024 will be announced soon once the rights to the production have been secured.



Blackfriars’ Theatre presented Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat the weekend of March 17-19, 2023. The show was celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2023 and we are very happy to be part of that celebration for this very popular show.



Blackfriars’ Theatre presented their Fall play, Joseph Kesselring’s Arsenic and Old Lace the weekend of November 18-20, 2022.






Blackfriars’ Theatre’s Fall Play, Lord of the Flies was presented the weekend of November 19th – 21st.







The 2022 spring musical was A Salute to Sondheim.

Stephen Sondheim, one of Broadway’s greatest composers and lyricists, passed away on November 26, 2021, at the age of 91. The show was a musical revue highlighting the many works of Mr. Sondheim over the last 60 years. In addition to the many vocal numbers presented, there were also a few dance numbers.

Photos on facebook.

Click HERE to see a list of Past Productions