Welcome to the
OAK GROVE HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE DEPARTMENT
Here, you will find information about the courses that are are offered in theatrical arts, Thespian Society (drama club) activities, and upcoming auditions and show dates.
I attended the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO and received my BSE in Theatre, and Speech/Communication with a minor in Psychology. This is my third year teaching at OGHS, and I couldn't be more excited! I grew up right down the road in Odessa, MO where I graduated in 2010. However, I am proud to call Oak Grove my new home where I live with my wife. I am excited to continue my journey with students eager to learn about theatre and grow as people and artists.
I am a member of the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri and attend the professional development conference every fall, as well as the Web Master for the Kansas City Cappies Chapter. I am extremely excited to be sponsoring the International Thespian Society (drama club), the fall musical, spring play, and assistant coaching for the Speech and Debate team.
This year we will be producing three AMAZING shows here at OGHS! We will begin with Shrek the Musical as our fall musical, then The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime as our competitve one-act, and finish off the year with And Then There Were None as the spring play. We have over 65 roles for students to play on stage with many more opportunities off stage. Keep your eyes open for more information!
Mr. Best's Class Schedule
First Hour: Theatre I
Second Hour: Theatre II
Third Hour: Theatre I
Fourth Hour: Stagecraft
Fifth Hour: Advisory
Sixth Hour: Plan
Seventh Hour: Theatre I
Eighth Hour: Theatre III