The Major Bowes Theatre is named after the host of the Major Bowes Amateur Hour, Edward Bowes. He was America’s best known radio talent in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Each week, Bowes would chat with the contestants and listen to their performances. Through this radio program, he was able to find undiscovered talent and send them on vaudeville tours.
Since 1949, the Major Bowes Auditorium has been one of the focal points of activity in the school. Professional productions of dramas and musicals nurtured the talents of so many young men of Stepinac. The theatre program sponsors many excellent programs such as the Annual Alumni Theatre, Annual Talent Show, the Fall Drama, Student Theatre Lab, and of course the Spring Musical.