scenery in the play


About Theater

The Ames High School theater program provides performance and technical theatre experience for students in grades 9-12. The AHS Performing Arts Center is located inside the main entrance to the school and offers state-of-the-art performance and technical opportunities. Theater has many opportunities for student performers and technicians in grades 9-12. A play is produced each fall and spring. The winter musical is always a favorite and all productions are open to students in grades 9-12. Through theater, students can further refine their performance and technical skills. AHS Theater has been a long tradition. Students who participate in theater gain the skills to act and perform as an ensemble, get the encouragement to build their self-confidence, all an inclusive environment that is welcoming for everyone.

2024 Musical – Mamma Mia!

Performances are at 7 p.m. on April 12 and April 13, and on April 14 the performance starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults

Cast, Ensemble, and Understudies lists

2024 One Acts

Learn more about the three One Acts: The Layover by Tracy Wells, The 146 Point Flame by Matt Thompson, and Back Cover by Emily Hageman.

cast and crew list

Past Productions

Learn more about former productions put on in the Wayne “Hank” Hansen Performing Arts Center at Ames High School.

Former Productions


Melissa Kaufman

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