Rahway Theater serves as a dynamic and diverse educational environment where students can develop a life long relationship and love for the arts. Approximately a third of our student body particpate in our fine & performing arts programs including curricular offerings in musical theater, instrumental music, choral music, drama, dance, broadcasting & the fine arts.
Our theatrical season includes a comedy/drama, musical theater class productions, an all school musical in March, a 7th/8th grade Academy Musical in April and various solo and small ensemble performances throughout the community.
Rahway Theater is a proud participant in the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards and the Montclair University Theater Night Awards with numerous awards & nominations over the past decade, including the award for"Best Overall Musical" for our 2009 production of "The Will Rogers Follies" and the educational impact award for our 2011 production of "West Side Story".
The Rahway Public School District and the Paper Mill Playhouse have formalized a partnership which provides tremendous opportunities including skilled arts training, programming, and scholarships to existing theatre arts curricula at both Rahway's 7th and 8th Grade Academy and High School. Rahway High School's Center for the Performing Arts serves as a satellite facility for the Papermill's Summer Conservatory
Rahway High School was awarded the honor of being a "Model School for the Arts" by the
New Jersey State Council for the Arts
We give thanks to many generations of talented, hardworking students, generous and devoted parents and a dedicated teaching staff.
You all paved the way, built the foundation and the heart of our program.
Thank you to the administration and the community of Rahway for always supporting the arts.
May our halls always be filled with memories past and future as we grow many more generations of students through a love of the arts!!!
2018 A Chorus Line High School Edition
Montclair Theatre Night Awards for Outstanding Classical Play, Outstanding Sound Design
2017 High School Musical Jr.
Papermill Nominations for Best Overall, Leading Actor, Costumes,
Montclair Theatre Night Awards 2017 Nominated Best
Papermill nominations for Best Actor, Actress, Chorus, Orchestra, Choreography & Musical Direction
Montclair University Theater Night Awards nominations for Best Overall Drama, Actress, Actor, Direction, Original Muaic, Educational Impact
So proud of our Dorothy, Shanice Williams, Class of 2014 in NBC's The Wiz Live Dec. 2015
Papermill nominations for Best Actor, Featured Ens. member, Featured Group, Choreography, Musical Direction, Student Achievement
Montclair Theater Night Nominations for Best Actor, Stage Combat
Papermill Nominations for Overall Musical, Leading Actor, Leading Actress, Chorus, Direction, Costuming, Hair/Makeup, Orchestra, Scenic Design
Opening of the newly refurbished Rahway High School Center for Performing Arts
Papermill nominations for Best Supporting Actor, Outstanding Chorus, Hair/Makeup, Choreography,
Musical Theater Class @ UCPAC (construction)
Papermill nominations for featured ensemble group, Awarded "Educational Impact"
Papermill nominations for Outstanding Chorus, Orchestra, Choreography, Costumes, Student Achievment
Papermill Awards for Outstanding Overall Musical, Outstanding Chorus, Costumes, Director, Nominations for Actor, Actress, Featured role, Musical Direction, Choreography, Scenic Achievement, Lighting, Hair/Makeup, Lobby Display
Papermill nominations for leading actress, featured ensemble group, lighting, chorus, direction, musical direction
Papermill nominations for Orchestra, Chorus, Lobby Display
Papermill awards Outstanding costumes. Nominations for Outstanding chorus, orchestra, leading actress, supporting actress, supporting actor, ensemble member, direction, musical direction, choreography, scenic achievement, lighting achievement, hair/makeup, student achievement
Papermill award Outstanding Choreography, nominations for direction, scenic design, student achievement
Papermill nominations for outstanding graphic design