• Performing Arts

Courses and Groups

The Performing Arts Department at Maranatha includes Theater I, II, and III, Concert Choir, Mixed Ensemble, Orchestra, Advanced Instrumental Ensemble, Dance I, II, and III, Dance Company and Dance Team, Introduction to and AP Music Theory. In these classes and groups, students learn about artistic and creative expression, interpretation, production and directing, aesthetic review, historical and cultural context of theater, music and dance, and connections to performing arts in careers and literature.

Theatrical Productions

Currently, students perform a minimum of two theatrical productions each year (winter and spring). These productions are performed on the stage of the Internationally acclaimed Ambassador Auditorium, located adjacent to our campus. In addition, music and dance students prepare for two large performances each year in the Ambassador Auditorium, and various on and off campus events such as the Los Angeles Association of Fundraising Professionals Philanthropy Day, Candlelight Christmas Processional at Disneyland, Hollywood Charity Horse Show, Pasadena Mayor's State of the City Address, Pasadena Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, MHS chapels, Performing Arts Chapels, MHS Grandparents' Day, and more.

2021-2022 Season

List of 5 items.

  • "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

    September 9, 2021 • 7:00 PM
    September 10, 2021 • 7:00 PM
    September 11, 2021 • 7:00 PM
    Maranatha Commons Outdoor Patio (3rd floor Academic Center)

    Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang explore life's great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joys of friendship. 

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  • "Our Town"

    November 5, 2021 • 7:00 PM
    November 6, 2021 • 2:00 PM
    November 6, 2021 • 7:00 PM
    Maranatha Student Center

    Birth; marriage; death. And everything in between.
    As day breaks on another ordinary day, the townsfolk of Grover's Corners go about their business: newspapers are delivered; people go to work; gardens are tended to. And a boy and girl fall in love. 

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  • Evening of Christmas

    December 10, 2021 • 7:00 PM
    December 11, 2021 • 7:00 PM
    Ambassador Auditorium

    Since the incarnation of Christ on earth, this phenomenon of Heaven has been commemorated by countless people from vastly different walks of life, periods of time, and struggles of earth. However different these celebrations look, they all are seeking the same divine, redemptive love. 

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  • "Beauty and the Beast"

    March 10, 2022 • 7:00 PM
    March 11, 2022 • 7:00 PM
    March 12, 2022 • 2:00 PM
    March 12, 2022 • 7:00 PM
    Ambassador Auditorium

    Join us for a tale as old as time! “Far off places, daring sword fights and a prince in disguise.” 
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  • Performing Arts Showcase

    April 8, 2022 • 7:00 PM
    April 9, 2022 • 7:00 PM
    Ambassador Auditorium

    Woven is about exploring our family stories through the music that made us. Across generations, we can see how God’s presence and joy have woven us together in a beautiful display that is only made richer with each of our unique stories.
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