One of the more popular co-curricular activities at O’Dowd, O’Dowd theatre students ignite the community with several performances a year in our beautiful 325-seat performing arts center. From classics to musicals to modern plays, each year brings something new to applaud.

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Curtains Up! Light the lights! We are opening up the Spring Show!

This semester the Drama Department is putting together a musical showcase! Join us as we take the audience on a journey through the world of musical theatre, sharing numbers from 4 exciting mini shows that our students have been working on!

Due to social distancing measures, tickets to the LIVE show will be reserved for the family of the students in the show. However, you can stream the show from the comfort of your own home! If you would like to see the show through Zoom, please fill out the Spring Showcase Zoom Request Link »

Opening Weekend –
Friday, April 30 2021 from 7:00-9:00pm – Waitress and Dear Evan Hansen
Saturday, May 1 from 7:00-9:00pm – Gypsy and Six the Musical
Sunday, May 2 from 2:00-4:00pm – Waitress and Dear Evan Hansen

Closing Weekend –
Friday, May 7 from 7:00-9:00pm – Gypsy and Six the Musical
Saturday, May 8 from 7:00-9:00pm – Waitress and Dear Evan Hansen
Sunday, May 9 from 2:00-4:00pm – Gypsy and Six the Musical

If you have any questions, please email Jonathan Angeles at jangeles@bishopodowd.org

You don’t want to miss this exciting event! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!

We Were There: A Crisis Reflected

O’Dowd’s original show from Fall 2020 is now available! “We Were There: A Crisis Reflected” features student-produced monologues, scenes, songs, dance, and film that responds to both living through a global pandemic, and the heightened social, political, and cultural crisis to address institutionalized racism in our country.

“In theatre, we are humanitarians. We make change by telling stories. That’s our charism for social justice. We help people see the world differently, and we motivate them to action.”
-Trina Oliver, aka “MizzO”
Theatre Arts, Bishop O’Dowd High School

Part 1 https://youtu.be/G9KqyYRmsUM

Part 2 https://youtu.be/VIjORdQe0NU

Past Drama Productions »


The O’Dowd Music Department offers student musicians a number of ways to showcase their talents. From String Orchestra to Symphonic Band to Jazz Workshop, Jazz Combo, and Advanced Jazz Band, music aficionados have plenty of opportunities to play what they love.  Regardless of which ensemble they join, students will get the chance to join a tradition of musical excellence and to perform at various festivals and concerts throughout the year.

String Orchestra
Advanced Jazz Band
Jazz Workshop
Symphonic Band