South Mecklenburg 

Department of Performing Arts 

...has a long history of success!

Each department; Band, Choral, Orchestra and Theater have won various awards state and nationwide!

All this talent comes together annually when these musicals showcase live, student produced music, acting and dancing, as well as student built sets, whenever possible.

Patrons always experience a wonderful entertaining program that only hard work, dedication and talent can deliver.

Below is a little about our wonderful directors who make it all possible! 

Bonnie Hall

Ms. Hall grew up in a small Montana town and graduated from Carroll College in Helena, Montana, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in Theatre Arts.

Using her technical talents, she worked as a stage carpenter for Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge,  Massachusetts, and the Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers, Florida. 

Ms. Hall also worked at the Orlando Shakespeare Festival in Orlando, Florida and The Seaside Music Theatre in Daytona Beach, Florida.  Her desire to create extended to other areas such as Fiberglass Fabrication for Sally Corporation and Pizzazz Scenic in Jacksonville, Florida.

Ms. Hall taught at a college prep middle school for two years before joining South Meck High School as our Director of Theatre.  She loves working with the students at South and brings much enthusiasm to the Drama Department. The students enjoy her classes, where they hone their creative abilities both in performing and in set building.  She lives in Charlotte, NC with her son Patrick.

Ms. Hall's favorite pastimes are:
reading, swimming, dancing, directing, acting, musicals, carpentry and welding.

Daniel Wynkoop

A native of Pennsylvania, Daniel Wynkoop has directed choirs in Pennsylvania and North Carolina for over 20 years. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Music Education from Penn State University and a Masters degree in Choral Music Education from Florida State University.

Mr. Wynkoop leads worship and directs music at First Baptist Church in Gastonia.  He also directs the Celebration of Freedom concert, an annual celebration of American Hymns and Spirituals, and the Gaston Choral Society, a mixed 60 voice chorus in Gaston County.   
As a performer, Daniel Wynkoop has acted in many regional and community theatre productions which include Annie Get Your Gun (Buffalo Bill), I Do I Do! (Michael), Godspell (Stephen), Titanic ( Murdoch), The Wizard of Oz (Tin Man) and Grease (Doody).  As a musical director he has directed Godspell, Oklahoma, The Music Man, and Oliver.  
Mr. Wynkoop resides in Gastonia with his wife Heather, his two daughters Rebekah and Grace, and his dog Dixie.  In his spare time he enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking and fishing. 
Mr. Wynkoop thoroughly enjoys creating fine music with the gifted students here.