The South Mecklenburg Performing Arts Department 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 our 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.
Meet our wonderful directors who make it all possible! 

Bonnie Hall - Director

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.

Adrienne Bridges - Music Director

Adrienne developed a passion for musical theatre while teaching at Matthews Elementary.  She directed six Broadway Junior plays with the fifth grade afterschool drama program she co-founded with Jennifer Moore.  Adrienne has also assisted the Crestdale Middle School drama department including their production of The Phantom Toolbooth, Jr. and Music Man, Jr.  In May of 2017, Adrienne assisted the Sun Valley High School production of Once Upon This Island.

Adrienne would like to thank Bonnie Hall for the opportunity to work with the talented cast of students and musicians at South Mecklenburg High School.  She would also like to thank Dan Wyncoop, Michael Hyde, and Leigh Marsh for their help and support.  Finally, she would like to thank her family for their love and encouragement.  Adrienne Bridges graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a degree in music education and applied violin.  She also holds a masters degree in school administration, supervision, and curriculum development from the University of Oklahoma.  Adrienne began her career teaching orchestra and assisting band in Texas.  After getting married, she lived in Georgia, Germany, and Hawaii with her husband Don, and two daughters, Hannah and Molly.  She played in various community orchestras and taught private violin lessons.  Later, the family moved to New York, where Adrienne began teaching elementary general music,  and Nevada before settling in Matthews, NC.  

Liza Veilleux - Choreographer

Liza Veilleux is a graduate of South Meck and a South Meck Musical alum. She was involved in the musical for all four years of high school. She continued singing, dancing and acting at Theatre Charlotte during high school and college. At Theatre Charlotte, she participated in Cabaret, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Pippin, Music Man. Ms. Veilleux was a history major at Furman University. She participated in musical theatre there as well including productions of Les Miserables and Drowsy Chaperone. She is so exciting to be the choreographer for the SM show this year! She would like to thank the students for their hard work and Ms. Hall for this opportunity!