Fine Arts

Marian’s Fine Arts Program encourages its students to express themselves openly on stage, on canvas or through music. This department discovers each student’s voice, and offers the freedom to express herself and develop her full potential. Marian High School provides instruction in music (instrumental and vocal), art, dance and drama. Several of these areas offer a four-year academic program of study.

The Dance Program includes ballet and tap classes for the beginner and the intermediate student. Dance demonstrations are held at the end of each semester. In addition, more advanced students have the opportunity to choreograph their own pieces.

The Instrumental Music Program provides the opportunity to participate in both a band and an orchestra. Instrumentalists perform as soloists, small ensembles, and large ensembles for concerts as well as liturgies and other special events. Class instruction is available for both the beginner and the advanced musician.

Visual Arts: There are ten semesters of instruction available. Advanced classes are offered for honors credit. Each year Marian students are recognized for their artistic talents in local and national competitions and their work has been displayed in New York, Washington, D.C. and Nebraska.

Drama and theatre classes are also taught at Marian. Students learn that dramatic experience is a very human activity—one that reaffirms the statement: “I exist. My life has meaning.”

The Vocal Music Program: Students perform solos and/or ensemble work locally, statewide and nationally.

Other Opportunities for Expression: Extra and co-curricular performing arts activities are multiple and varied, including: Pantomime Troupe (the only in the state of Nebraska), Show Choir, Fall Musical, A Capella Club, Spring Drama and more.

Course Offerings


– Art Foundations
– Art II
– Honors Art III
– Honors Art IV
– Pottery
– Pottery II
– Sculpture
– Ballet & Tap I
– Ballet & Tap II
– Theater Seminar
– Handbells I
– Handbells II
– Concert Choir
– Honors Select Women’s Choir

– Select Women’s Choir

– Band
– Honors Band
– String Ensemble
– Honors String Ensemble
– Honors/AP Music Theory
– Guitar I
– Guitar II
— Piano I
— Piano II


F.A.M.E. (Fine Arts at Marian Enthusiasts) is a booster club to support the visual and performing arts at Marian including: art, band, dance, drama and music. F.A.M.E. was developed to support these activities, and encourage a life-long appreciation for the Arts.

Many Marian girls discover and develop their talents, forge lasting friendships and gain cultural experiences by participating in the Fine Arts classes and performances. Parent support and involvement is needed to develop the goals of each Fine Art area and build enthusiasm for long-range goals of the Arts at Marian.

If you would like to help enhance the personal development of Marian’s young women in the Fine Arts, become a member of F.A.M.E. and volunteer your help with F.A.M.E. projects this school year.

Past Theater Productions


1965 First Impressions
1966 Spoon River Anthology
1967 Annie Get Your Gun
1968 The Music Man
1969 Oliver
1970 The King and I
1971 Hello, Dolly!
1972 Bye Bye Birdie
1973 Finian’s Rainbow
1974 The Boy Friend
1975 Fiddler on the Roof
1976 Musical Review
1977 Musical Review
1978 Anything Goes
1980 Oklahoma!
1982 Irene
1983 Sound of Music
1984 Annie Get Your Gun
1985 Grease
1986 Funny Girl
1987 Wizard of Oz
1988 Fiddler on the Roof
1989 Once Upon a Mattress
1990 My Fair Lady
1991 The Music Man
1992 Brigadoon
1993 Anything Goes
1994 Bye Bye Birdie
1995 Oklahoma!
1996 Sound of Music
1997 Kiss Me Kate
1998 Good News
1999 Pajama Game
2000 Flower Drum Song
2001 The Apple Tree
2002 The Boy Friend
2003 Meet Me In St. Louis
2004 Grease
2005 Fiddler on the Roof
2006 42nd Street
2007 Annie
2008 Mame
2009 Once Upon a Mattress
2010 Thoroughly Modern Millie
2011 Footloose
2012 Children of Eden
2013 The King and I
2014 The Little Mermaid
2015 RAGS
2016 Singin’ in the Rain
2017 Hello, Dolly!
2018 The Sound of Music
2019 White Christmas
2020 Freaky Friday
2021 Footloose
2022 Beauty and the Beast


Dramatic Productions

1966 No, No, A Thousand Times, No
1968 The Taming of the Shrew
1969 The Adventures of Nancy Drew
1970 George Washington Slept Here
1972 Blythe Spirit
1973 The Comedy of Errors
1976 The Effect of Gamma Rays on the Man in the Moon Marigolds
1977 One Act Plays
1978 The Rivals
1979 As You Like It
1981 Cheaper By The Dozen
1983 One Act Plays
1987 Twelve Angry Women
1989 James and the Giant Peach
1995 Midsummer Night’s Dream
1996 Medea
1997 Chamber Music
1998 Becoming Memories
1999 Aesop’s (Oh So Slightly Updated) Fables
2000 The Night of January 16th
2001 Two Short Plays
2002 Antigone
2003 Macbeth
2004 Don’t Drink the Water
2005 I Remember Mama
2006 Arsenic and Old Lace
2007 Medea
2008 Our Town
2009 One Act Plays
2010 The Life and Death of Sneaky Fitch
2011 The Crucible
2012 Almost Maine
2013 Medea
2014 Romeo & Juliet
2015 Cursing Mummies
2016 Much Ado About Nothing
2017 Gone the Rainbow, Return the Dove
2018 A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2019 The Birds
2022 The Juggler’s Gift
2023 Twelfth Night