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Les Misérables Tickets!

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May 13, 14, and 15 Les Misérables is coming to the Holland Christian Stage! Livestream tickets are now on sale, limited in person ticket sales open to the public on April 28th.

In nineteenth century France, Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean’s adopted daughter. Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables School Edition packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world.

/ Our Season

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Fall Musical

A full-scale musical season is held each fall, with auditions in August and performances in mid-November. There are performance opportunities for student actors, singers, and dancers. We don’t do cuts for the musical, so if you want to be on stage, you can be! There are also a wide range of opportunities backstage in set construction, costuming, lighting and sound, etc., all chaired by students in leadership roles. The pit orchestra is a hit for student musicians as well.

MIFA One Act

MIFA One Act runs as a subset of The Michigan Interscholastic Forensics Association, a state-wide theatre organization. It is our varsity-level, traveling performance group and is open to student performers and backstage crew members. The season runs from December to mid-February with several travel weekends.. This group also participates in the Mid-Michigan Theater Arts Festival in Bay City, Michigan. The genre of performance rotates each year between comedy and drama.

HCHS Theatre – MIFA
Spoonriver Anthology - MIFA 2020
HCHS Theatre – Spring
Holes - Spring 2020

Spring Play

A non-musical play is held in the spring, running from February to late April. Students can audition for onstage roles or work backstage on various crews. The genre of performance rotates opposite of MIFA One-Act, between comedy and drama.

24-Hour Theatre

A favorite of the theatre season, 24-Hour Theatre is a student written, directed, designed, and performed event of short plays. Student writers come in on a Friday evening and write several short plays overnight. The next morning, student directors, designers, and actors arrive and work on the productions all day. The 24-hours culminate in a Saturday evening performance for a live audience. Typically this event falls in early December.

24 Hour Theatre 2018
24 Hour Theatre 2018
2019 Theatre Forensics Team
2019 Forensics Team

Forensics

HCHS offers a public speaking and dramatic performance group, which is open to all students. Students can pick from individual events such as sales speaking, broadcasting, impromptu speaking, poetry, prose, and storytelling. We start rehearsing in the winter and attend regional and state-wide competitions from March to May. It is a great way to meet students from other schools and grow individually as performers.

/ CALENDAR

April 2021

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  • Blocking Rehearsal: #7, #9, #10, #11, #12, #15, #16, #17
  • Ticket Sales Open for Parents
  • Props
  • Set
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  • Rehearsal (Full Cast)
  • Costumes
  • Hair & Makeup
  • Set
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  • Blocking Rehearsal: #2, #3, #4, #5, #6
  • Costumes
  • Paint
  • Promotions
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  • Blocking Rehearsal: #13, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23, #24, #26
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  • Rehearsal (Full Cast)
  • Costumes
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  • Blocking Rehearsal: #25, #27, #28, #29, #30
  • Costumes
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  • Promotions
  • Tech
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  • MUSICAL RETREAT: Full Cast Required
  • Costume Try On Day
  • Musical Retreat
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  • Blocking Review Rehearsal: Act I (All Soloists)
  • First Day With Mics
  • Ticket Sales Open for Public
  • Paint
  • Props
  • Set
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  • Vocal Review Rehearsal (All Soloists)
  • Costumes
  • Hair & Makeup
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  • Blocking Review Rehearsal: Act II (All Soloists)
  • Costumes
  • Paint
  • Promotions
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  • Vocal Review Rehearsal (Select Soloists - TBD)
  • Costumes
  • Set
  • Tech
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  • Vocal Rehearsal (Full Cast)
  • Production Meeting
  • Hair & Makeup
  • Paint
  • Props
  • Set

“I love the environment of the school. I know there are people all around me that are willing to talk to anyone. Also, the teachers are all very kind, approachable, and understanding. It’s going to be hard leaving a school that feels like family and is a Christian atmosphere.”

-Helen Lim 

/PAST SHOWS

*Titles marked with an asterisk designate competitive MIFA state championships

2019-2020: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Spoonriver Anthology, Charley’s Aunt
2018-2019: Cinderella, Much Ado About Nothing*, Yellow Boat | Steel Magnolias
2017-2018: RAGS, Silent Sky*, The Westing Game
2016-17: Footloose, Lend Me a Tenor*, Pride & Prejudice
2015-16: Godspell, Dogfight, You Can’t Take it With You
2014-15: Music Man, Shakespeare in Hollywood, Wrinkle in Time
2013-14: Fiddler on the Roof, Wit*, Rumors
2012-13: Once Upon a Mattress, The Government Inspector, The Crucible
2011-12: Bye Bye Birdie, Diary of Anne Frank, Fools
2010-11: Guys and Dolls, Suds, The Elephant Man
2009-10: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Rags*, Much Ado About Nothing
2008-09: High School Musical, Noises Off, Flowers for Algernon
2007-08: West Side Story, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Rumors
2006-07: HONK!, Lend Me a Tenor*, 12 Angry Jurors
2005-06: The Wizard of Oz, The King and I, The Grapes of Wrath, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2004-05: Magician’s Nephew & The Lion, Witch & the Wardrobe, Annie, Thieves’ Carnival, The Crucible
2003-04: Cheaper By the Dozen, Footloose, The Yellow Boat, Noises Off
2002-03: Anne of Green Gables, Joseph, Scarlet Pimpernel, Grapes of Wrath
2001-02: Importance Of Being Earnest, Blood Brothers, Scarlet Pimpernel
2000-01: Murder’s In the Heir, Suds, Fiddler on the Roof
1999-00: The Foreigner & Steel Magnolias, Rags, Oliver
1998-99: Diary Anne Frank/Return Forbidden Planet*/Bye Bye Birdie
1997-98: Charley’s Aunt, All About Eve, Rags
1996-97: Musical Comedy Murders 1940, Pippin, Hello Dolly!
1995-96: A Christmas Carol, Ordinary People, Oklahoma!
1994-95: Lend Me a Tenor, Pippin
1993-94: The Miracle Worker, My Fair Lady
1992-93: The Man Who Came to Dinner, Sound of Music
1991-92: I Remember Mama, West Side Story
1990-91: Importance Of Being Earnest, Fiddler on the Roof
1989-90: Rehearsal for Murder, The King and I
1988-89: Imaginary Invalid, Pride and Prejudice
1988: The Death and Life of Larry Benson
1987: Onions in the Stew
1986: We’re All Guilty
1985: David and Lisa
1984: The Crucible
1983: Where the Lilies Bloom
1982: Our Town
1981: To Kill a Mockingbird
1980: The Miser
1979: Cheaper by the Dozen
1978: Up the Down Staircase
1977: Diary of Anne Frank
1976: Flowers for Algernon
1975: The Miracle Worker
1974: Charley’s Aunt
1973: The Man Who Came to Dinner
1972: Our Town
1971: Another Language
1970: I Remember Mama
1969: A Boy With a Cart
1968: Good Morning, Miss Dove
1967: Pride and Prejudice