The Rockford Theatre Department is lucky to have such a supportive and talented team that believes in the nourishment and value of theatre arts. We look forward to working with our students to create even more memorable moments on the RHS stage. Information about our current season, ticket sales, and volunteer information will be posted here. If you’d like to advertise in our programs, please click the links to support both your business as well as the Rockford Theatre Department. More information is coming to the website, we are excited for our 2022-2023 season!



RHS, Shrek the Musical Stage Crew Sign Ups are here! 

If you are interested, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Fill out the Google form at the bottom of this post.

Step 2: Fill out the Stage Crew Packet (there is a link at the bottom of the Google form for downloading) 

Printed copies of the packet are available outside of the auditorium office, or on the theatre board in the hallway outside the RHS theatre classroom.  


Link to Stage Crew Sign Ups Google Form:


Shows take place at the Rockford Fine Arts Auditorium at Rockford High School.

Our student-directed one-act plays will be performed in our black box theatre (Room 150) at the high school in May.

4100 Kroes St NE, Rockford, MI 49341

What a successful run for those involved in The Play That Goes Wrong! Tickets for Shrek the Musical will be up for sale closer to show in March. Our tickets are sold virtually via our ticketing platform at Ludus ( or at our box office prior to showtime.

RHS Drama Club

On Tuesdays, join Mr. Leader and the rest of the Thespian Officers at Drama Club! Events are planned in advance and are led by our amazing students. If you’re interested in theater, both onstage and offstage, we are here!

Drama Club starts at 2:45 and ends at 3:45 on Tuesdays in Room 150 at the high school. If you’re interested in what we are doing each week, see the RHS Theatre bulletin board at the High School for our schedule. Follow our Instagram to stay up to date on what we’re doing!

Come enjoy some snacks and have some fun!

Rockford Theater


Rockford Theater students and staff are lucky to have been featured in the following news clips.

Check out what we have done as well as our vision for where the department is heading in the 22-23 school year!

Who Is Mr. Leader? | Time Stamp: 4:25

Stage Crew Highlight | Time Stamp: 4:52

High School Musical Feature | Time Stamp: 2:53

International Thespian Society

Rockford High School

The Rockford Thespian Society, Troupe 8071, was re-established in 2021 to recognize and award students for their interest and their work in the world of theatre. Whether a student has an interest in acting, dance, stage crew, musical theatre, stand-up comedy, etc., there is a place for them in the International Thespian Society. 

As Troupe Director, I hope that we can broaden a student’s interest in theatre arts, there truly isn’t a place like it. Our society will recognize students for their accomplishments and encourage them to pursue the arts outside of high school. My goal this year is to increase awareness and attend more trips that will allow students the freedom to express themselves and learn what makes them so extraordinary.

If your student is interested, Thespian Society admission costs $35.00, and this covers a student throughout their entire high school career. Some trips/festivals will cost a little extra (information will be out as soon as we obtain it). If you are experiencing financial hardship, please don’t let that be a hindrance to attending. We are definitely willing to work with you to allow your student these amazing opportunities. 

Students who are interested, please fill out the attached Google Form and Mr. Leader will contact you soon about admission. 

Why Theater Education Matters

Why Should You Join?

What Is The Purpose?

Students/Parents Interested in Thespian Society


This will take you to the Google Form

Michigan Thespian Festival

We are planning on attending Michigan Thespian Festival in Lansing on December 9-10. We are looking for students who want to attend workshops, audition for scholarships, and be part of this awesome community. If your student is interested, please fill out the form attached below the informational video. Click the link below for more information.

Michigan Thespian Festival Interest Form

Michigan Thespian Festival Information (More Info Coming Soon)