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Our Theatre Teacher

Mr. Keith Carames

A teacher and director living in San Francisco, Mr. Carames has consulted with Carole Shorenstein Hays at the historic Curran Theater , and has taught theatre arts ...more

Important 2018-19 Theatre Arts Dates

Sept. 13: PACSAW classes start.

Oct. 5: Auditions for “A Royal Tribute”

Dec. 7-8: “A Royal Tribute”


VAPA Fall Showcase "Art for Change"

Auditions for the Spring Musical

Spring Musical

Annual Oregon Shakespeare Festival Field Trip

Auditions for 2019-20 ArtSmart Program

VAPA Spring Showcase "Noche en el Zocalo"

Final recital for 2018-19 ArtSmart program

Thank you to JLMS parent Vincent Leddy for the gorgeous photos he took for "Anthem," "Just in Case," and "Night at the Copa."

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Field Trip

The annual three-day trip to Ashland, Oregon for the Shakespeare Festival is open to JLMS 7th and 8th grades who meet the requirements and complete an application on time. Space is limited; monthly ...more

Community Partnerships

Is your child interested in singing and/or acting? If so, encourage them to sign up for the Pacific Singers and Actors Workshop (PACSAW), a FREE after-school program open to all JLMS students in the ...more

Opera star Michael Fabiano's ArtSmart brings weekly, professionally-taught, one-on-one and assemble voice lessons to public school students, free of charge. School by school, student by student, ...more

Opera ARIA (Arts Resources in Action) is the San Francisco Opera's suite of in-school arts education programs. ARIA programs connect professional, artistic and creative elements with classroom ...more

The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company unites artists and audiences through live theatre that is reflective of the authemtic perspectives and history of the San Francisco Bay Area. Through ...more

More Partnerships

Theatre Arts

"I don't demand perfection from my students.
But I do expect excellence."
-- Mr. C

Auditions for “A Royal Tribute”

Auditions for “A Royal Tribute,” a musical theatre concert, will be on Friday, October 5, at 4pm in the JLMS auditorium. They are open to all grades. Students need to sign up for a spot with Mr. Carames before 3:30pm on Friday. No need to prepare anything, materials will be provided the day of auditions. “A Royal Tribute” will debut on December 7 and 8.

VAPA Spring Showcase (May 2018)

"Little Shop of Horrors" (Spring 2018)

"Anthem" (Nov. 2017)

In "Anthem: Songs of Hope & Resistence," Rock and Roll, Pop, Country, and Musical Theatre joined forces for one night as JLMS students sent a letter to the president telling him that they are not ...more

"Just In Case" (Spring 2017)

"Just In Case: Tales of an Immigrant Life" is an original musical set in the homes of three families -- one Jewish, one Latino, and one Syrian -- whose lives are affected by immigration. It was ...more

"Homecoming" (Spring 2016)

"Homecoming: A Night at the Copa" is an original musical revue with over 20 songs and dances. Set at a high school homecoming dance, it follows the journey of several students coping with issues ...more

"The Wizard of Oz" (Spring 2015)

ARE YOU A GOOD WITCH OR A BAD WITCH? JLMS presented "The Wizard of Oz" Monday 1/26 through Thursday 1/29 from 6-8pm. You can see a videos of the 1/29 performance here and the 1/28 performance here . ...more

Para español, vaya a la parte inferior de esta página y en la casilla "Select Language" elija "Spanish" de la lista de lenguajes.

Today: 10/22/18
All Day: Picture Make-Up Day and 8th Grade Class Panoramic Picture
8:25 AM Early Release Day

Theatre Arts Elective

In 6th and 7th grade, students may be assigned introductory or intermediate drama as one of their two semester-long enrichment classes. Eighth graders can request advanced drama for their year-long ...more

Spring Musical

Every December, students sign up to audition for a chance to participate in a fully realized and professionally mounted spring musical. Pre-audition workshops are offered that teach at least one ...more

Behind the Scenes


JLMS productions have received commendations from both the city and county of San Francisco and from the California State Assembly.

Students perform at SF Opera Open House

Several JLMS ArtSmart students performed at the SF Opera's Community Open House, " ARIA Festival: Youth Voices for Change ." ArtSmart is the extraordinary music education initiative found by opera star ...more

LSOH's Audrey II

Learn about how students helped bring Audrey II to life for their riveting production of Little Shop of Horrors for the 2018 Spring Musical.


JLMS @ the SF Opera

On November 16, 2017, Mr. Carames took 30 students to see "Manon" at the SF Opera, where they were able to meet tenor Michael Fabiano backstage before the performance.


On November 3, 2015, Mr. Carames received the Engineers Alliance for the Arts' Teacher of the Year Award for his work in their Student Impact Project.  Watch his acceptance speech here, where he talks about the importance of "building bridges" in students' lives.