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NPHS Drama!

Mr. Craig Duke

Director of Theatre

Phone: 908.464.4700 ext. 5051

Subject(s): HS/MS Drama, Theatre Production, Broadcast Journalism 

Welcome to NPHS Drama!  

We're happy to have you join us onstage, backstage, or in the audience for the very exciting year ahead. Here at NPHS Drama we strive to create a safe space to empower young artists, to engage our audiences with high-quality, entertaining and thought-provoking work, and to help foster a community of life-long learners who support and celebrate the arts.

If you are a student, we want encourage you, and provide you with ample opportunities to pursue your interests in acting, stagecraft, lighting, sound, stage management, or any other area you'd like to apply your particular talents.

If you are a parent or guardian of a student in my class or production, I welcome you to this site and encourage you to reach out to me if you have any questions.

Parents:  Back To School Night Info Here!  Click links below for...

Radium Girls

by D.W. Gregory

Nov. 17 @ 7:30pm  Nov. 18 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

The year is 1926. Marie Curie’s newly discovered radium is used to cure arthritis, cancer, and America’s desire for a miracle tonic. When radium watches hit the market, hundreds of women are hired to paint watch dials. It’s a dream come true, until they become afflicted with a strange illness.  Radium Girls is a fast-paced play  with a small ensemble playing multiple roles in this poignant and true story of the “shining women” who fought for justice in an ignorant world.

"The best new play in New Jersey professional theatre." -The Star-Ledger

On The Town

Music by Leonard Bernstein

Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green

Based on an Idea by Jerome Robbins

March  8, 9, 15 @ 7:30pm  March 16 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm 

About the play:

On The Town, the energetic wartime musical about three sailors on a 24-hour leave in New York City, features thrilling music by Leonard Bernstein with playful lyrics and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The show's celebrated score includes a number of musical theatre standards, including "Come Up to My Place," "I Can Cook, Too," "Some Other Time" and "New York, New York."  On The Town is at its heart, a love affair with New York. From the city's high culture, to its lowbrow street smarts, to the innocent adventurousness of three sailors and the women they come across, On The Town is a true Valentine to New York City and a show not to be missed!

Musical Audition Info Coming Soon!

All audition info will be posted here, on the Drama callboard, and in Classroom in the coming weeks.  

Please check back or see Mr. Duke for updates.

Check out some of our past productions below!

Nice Work If You Can Get It




25th annual putnam county spelling bee


Little Shop of Horrors -2020

Chicago -2019

The Addams Family -2018

Quote of the Week:

 "The play was a great success, but the audience was a complete failure.

- Oscar Wilde

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