Theater Arts


This course explores the fundamentals of improvisation, monologue and scene study. All students are expected to present a fully-memorized scene or monologue at the end of each trimester.

This course continues the elements of fundamentals, with the addition of writing, producing, directing and shooting a commercial during a trimester.

This course utilizes skillsets from 5th and 6th grade drama, to fully explore the creation of a character in one act, play or scene from contemporary musical theatre.

This course focuses on performance of scenes from plays or musicals. Performance may include translating a scene from the page to visual media. Students must have been in at least one spring musical and taken Theatre 1 to be admitted into this course.

This course explores the basics of set design, construction, scenic painting, lighting, sound and stage management. Being taught by local professionals, students in this course are expected to work in these areas in the fall and spring musicals.

This course requires instructor approval.

The importance of art in child development cannot be overstated…

Especially the importance of exposing children to live performance

Robert Sherman has more than 40 years of experience acting, writing, directing and educating. Having completed post-graduate work at the University of Southern Maine, Oxford University, Exeter College and Yale University, Mr. Sherman not only loves the arts but also recognizes the benefits of formal art education. He has dedicated the past 18 years of his illustrious career to building the Rosarian Academy performing arts program into one of the best in Palm Beach County – rivaling magnet schools such as the A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts (DSOA) and Bak Middle School of the Arts (MSOA).

Not one to rest on past successes, Mr. Sherman always strives to exceed expectations, thereby shining a spotlight on Rosarian Academy as the preeminent choice for excellence in theatre arts education. His total dedication and commitment to his young protégés and his craft make Robert Sherman an outstanding drama teacher and a valued member of the South Florida arts community.

It’s more than just a theater…

It’s 55+ years of dramatic excellence.

Rosarian Academy has infused dramatic excellence into the daily lives of its students since the school’s inception in 1925. However, thanks to a generous gift from Mr. Frederick Machlin, the Margaret Tighe Machlin Fine Arts Center opened its doors on December 14, 1964.

For 55+ years, this iconic Palm Beach County landmark has welcomed thousands of patrons and performers. Legends like Judy Garland, Perry Como and Peter Lawford – and the talents of Ballet Florida, Gilbert & Sullivan Society and the Greater Palm Beach Symphony – have graced its stage. Most importantly, the venue – complete with a fully functional orchestra pit and lift – has set the scene for generations of drama productions, school-wide masses, character assemblies, awards presentations and graduations.

Thus, the Fine Arts Center is more than just a theater. It’s a path for discovery – a safe place for self-expression and creativity where life lessons are taught and learned. It’s an important avenue for student enrichment through the arts.

Our Rosarian Theater Arts Alumni

Where are they now?

Waverley Lim

Graduated Class of 2014
Currently @ UCLA – Theater Major