Union offers drama programs the middle and high school levels, including a middle school musical in the fall and an-district musical each spring. In addition, the High School and 9th Grade Center present other programs in the fall and spring, provide half-entertainment during pep assemblies and assist with video productions. Elementary schools also share dramatic presentations during special musical assemblies under the direction of their music teachers.
Parents help make the program success, from helping with sets, costumes, volunteering, transportation and more. See Union Public Schools Drama Parent Association
2023-2024 Drama Schedules
Unless otherwise stated, all tickets are $5. Ticket costs for the all-school musical wll be announced closer to the performance. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. at the school sites. House Opens at 6:30 p.m.
Erika McGhee Named Union High School Theater Director
Erika McGhee has been named theater director at Union High School. McGhee has long been a fixture at Union Public Schools, having served as the theater teacher for seventh and eighth grade students since 2009.
In her new role, McGhee will be responsible for producing and directing large-scale musical productions at Union High School, as well as one-act plays and other theatrical performances. For the last 13 years, she has produced notable middle school productions of “Frozen,” “Aladdin,” and many others.
“We are so pleased to cast Erika McGhee in this new role as theater director at Union High School, as she has been building toward it for quite some time,” said Matt McCready, director of Fine Arts. “She is an educator with a student-centered focus, a role that she takes very seriously. Erika has extensive experience producing elaborate musicals and is well-equipped to meet the high expectations of Union audiences. She will do a stellar job carrying our theatrical program forward into the future.”
McGhee graduated from Tulsa’s Booker T. Washington High School and obtained a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from Oral Roberts University in 1994. She received her teaching certificate in speech, debate and drama in 2004.
In addition to teaching middle school theater at Union, she has volunteered as a board member at North Tulsa Counseling Services. She has also served as a youth director at Praise Christian Faith Center Church, conducting workshops on self-esteem and peer pressure for teens.