The Arts


Spring Musical

What a show!
We are so proud of our actors and crew on
The Drowsy Chaperone! 
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another!

With the house lights down, a person in a chair appears on stage and puts on their favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the person in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Hailed by New York Magazine as "The Perfect Broadway Musical," The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.

Past Productions

About Our Program

At Bishop Blanchet, our drama department's motto is "Truth and Courage." Whether students intend to pursue a career in theatre or are simply looking to try something new, we believe that making theatre cultivates creativity, sensitivity and enthusiasm in young people, and our program offers a supportive environment where students can make bold choices. 
The drama department offers a comprehensive three-part sequential acting program, three classes in theatre design, and a three-show season: a fall play, a student directed one-act festival, and a spring musical.
Students can participate in the performances both on stage acting and behind the scenes with one of our five crews: Stage Crew, Costume Crew, Hair and Makeup Crew, Marketing Crew, and Stage Management.
For more information about drama clubs like the Improv Team or the International Thespian Society, visit the Clubs page.
Want to get involved, or have a question about upcoming auditions or crew interviews? Email Drama Director Ms. Taryn Darr or Technical Director Mr. Corey Eriksen.

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  • Fall Play

    Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
    By John Bishop
    November 5 - 6 @ 7:30 PM
    November 7 @ 2:00 PM

  • One Acts

    Congratulations to our Advanced Acting and Advanced Theatre Production students, for their great work in the One Act Festival, January 14-16. We had a terrific turnout to see our incredible student-directed and produced performances showcased this year. Titles included Glass, The Scary Question, and two student-written pieces - Lords or Ladies and The Lost Episode of the Dick Van Dyke Show: The Sock.
  • Spring Musical

    Rehearsals kick off next Tuesday, January 25, 2022 for the BBHS Spring Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. Let the singing and dancing begin!
    We look forward to welcoming the community to the live and in-person performances of The Drowsy Chaperone, Friday-Sunday, April 29-May 1 at Seattle's iconic Moore Theatre. Mark your calendars! 
  • Production History


    The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
    The Drowsy Chaperone

    It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
    Some Enchanted Evening

    Pride and Prejudice
    The Addams Family*

    Almost, Maine

    Secret in the Wings
    Guys and Dolls
    A Christmas Carol
    Animal Farm

    *Production canceled due to pandemic.
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List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Michelle Carrasquilla Lander

    Michelle Carrasquilla Lander 

    Department Chair, Fine Arts Instructor
  • Photo of Taryn  Darr

    Taryn  Darr 

    Drama Director and Instructor
  • Photo of Corey Eriksen

    Corey Eriksen 

    Technical Director, Drama Instructor

Bishop Blanchet High School

8200 Wallingford Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103

Phone: 206-527-7711
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Located in  Seattle, Washington, Bishop Blanchet High School is a private, coed Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging college preparatory academic program, campus ministry, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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