Our department does a "Closing Night Showcase" which is a single night showcase of performances. We do an "Opening Night Showcase" at the beginning of the season and then we close the season with the Closing Night. Both are fundraisers for our parent booster group. At "Closing Night", we feature ALL interested seniors in a musical number they sing. They are situated in groups around our projection screen that plays a slide show of their four years. The senior number is a way for students who have participated at any point, in any capacity throughout their four years to be honored. We have a photographer/videographer we work with who compiles the slide show and it's a very meaningful time for all. Seeing their headshots/show pictures if they've been involved since 9th grade is so fun. This tradition began 8 years ago and we've refined the process over the years. Not sure if that's the kind of senior honor you're meaning but it's what we started as a way to include our pit members, crew as well as cast – any senior who identifies as being part of our department is welcome. We don't do anything special for seniors during individual productions as that would only include the seniors in that particular show. Hope this helps spark some ideas for you!
Glover M.S. CCLR
Associate Director, Tiger Drama
Assistant Coach, Speech & Debate
Lewis & Clark High School
We continue a tradition that was started long before I got there.
After the Sunday show we keep everyone on stage after the final bow. We recognize each senior beginning with the newest member working our way to the longest active members. We mention how long they have been involved in the organization, what their future plans are, and give them a flower and a photo book with photos from their time with us. The drama parents booster club put together the photo books. They also have index cards in the back of the book where members write personal notes to the seniors. The books are a challenge for newer members or for tech students but the parents find pictures to make a nice keepsake.