The Arts


Montverde Academy has a dynamic theatre program that includes students at all grade levels. The Academy produces many main stage comedies, dramas and musicals annually on-campus in our Sandra O. Stephens Auditorium.
Montverde Academy’s theatre program offers students at all grade levels to participate in theatre activities. At the Lower School, each student participates in one theatrical production per year. At the Middle School, all sixth grader students participate in theatre class for one semester, and seventh and eighth grader students can choose theatre as an elective. Upper School courses are offered in Theatre History, Theatre for Social Justice, Theatre and Film, Improvisation, and Children’s Theatre.
The theatre maintains a rigorous performance schedule in coordination with the MVA Theatre Conservatory. Recent productions include: “In the Heights,” “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” “She Loves Me,” “Next to Normal,” and “Into the Woods.” A unique components of our theatre program is the staging of Shakespeare each year, including: “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Romeo and Juliet.” Productions are open to all MVA students.

MVA has a popular International Thespian Society (ITS) chapter that competes in Florida district and state festivals. We maintain strong relationships with theatres including Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Center, The Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Moonlight Players, Garden Theatre, and Mad Cow Theatre, as well as other local high schools.

Our productions and performers have received numerous accolades from such programs as the Applause Awards, Cappies and the Florida International Thespian Society. Alumni from our programs regularly continue in theatre after graduation at the college, community and regional theatre levels.


List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Dean Bell

    Dean Bell 

    Director of Arts
    407-469-2561 x3501
  • Photo of Roberta Emerson

    Roberta Emerson 

    Upper School - Theatre Arts Director
    407-469-2561 x3503
  • Photo of Mike McMahen

    Mike McMahen 

    Technical Director - Theatre
  • Photo of Adrian Wright-Ahern

    Adrian Wright-Ahern 

    Upper School/Middle School Theatre Arts
    407-469-2561 x3219
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