Performing Arts Center Opens
On a cold winter morning, Fr. Phil Steele, SJ '66 and Mr. John Sheridan '76, then president and chair of the Board of Trustees respectively, cut the ribbon to open the newest building on campus.
Named in honor of Fr. Steele, the Steele Center includes a 485-seat theatre with state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology, dressing rooms for productions, four classrooms for instrumental and choral music, a broadcast center for the student media program, Principal's and Communications Offices, and café.
On average, 400-500 students participate in performing arts classes and clubs as a result of this facility, and
course offerings have nearly doubled since it opened.
- The RJ Drama Club's staging of the musical Sister Act was selected to be performed on the main stage at the 2019 Colorado Thespian Conference
- The theatre program has also been honored with several nominations for the Bobby G Awards (the high school version of the Tony® Awards) and garnered a win in 2019 for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
- Regis Jesuit hosted the 2020 Continental League Honor Orchestra rehearsals with 13 area high schools participating
- The combined choirs of the Canta Belles (girls) and Vox Lucis (boys) performed at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in late 2019