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/CURRENT SHOW

theatre-musical-logoFOOTLOOSE!

Music by Tom Snow, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Stage Adaption by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie

Footloose, a 1998 musical based on the 1984 movie of the same name, was one of the most explosive movie musicals bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.  Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, and guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

PERFORMANCE DATES: November 17, 18, & 19

Tickets are now available at: hchs.ludustickets.com

/REHEARSAL CALENDAR

February 2017

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  • MIFA Regionals
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  • MIFA Home Performance
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  • MIFA Strike
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  • Pride & Prejudice Auditions
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/FUTURE SHOWS

24-HOUR THEATRE

Ever wanted to write a play? Try your hand at directing? Or maybe you want to act but don’t have time to commit to a full-season production? This is your chance! 24-Hour Theatre is a fast-paced, student-centered celebration of theatre, where the plays are written, cast, rehearsed, and performed all within 24 hours. Join us as a participant or as an audience member for the final products.

WRITERS BEGIN: December 2, 7:00 PM
PERFORMANCE DATE: December 3, 7:00 PM

 

LEND ME A TENOR

This winter, we will be performing Lend Me A Tenor as a part of the Michigan Interscholastic Forensics Association (MIFA) One Act competition.  Written by Ken Ludwig, Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous Tito Morelli, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Tito Morelli. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now Max and Morelli are running around in costume and two women are running around after them, each thinking she is with Morelli. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.
PERFORMANCE DATES: Weekends throughout January/February to be determined.
HOME BENEFIT PERFORMANCE: February 20

 

SPRING SHOW: TBD

Stay tuned for more information on Holland Christian’s Spring Show!

PERFORMANCE DATES: April 28 & 29

 

FORENSICS (4N6)

The theatre department’s best kept secret! Forensics is a competitive drama and speech competition through Michigan Interscholastic Forensics Association (MIFA).  Students compete in one of twelve events, such as Poetry, Dramatic Interpretation, Oratory, Sales, and Broadcasting.  Events are primarily individual, but there are opportunities for pair or group performances as well.  Stay tuned for more information regarding forensics season. It is a wonderful opportunity to grow in confidence as a public speaker or actor, and a fantastic way to meet people from other schools.

INVITATIONAL DATES: Saturdays in March
REGIONALS: TBD
STATE: April 28 & 29

“It is a safe environment where we encourage diversity and asking the deeper questions. It isn’t just surface learning, but going deeper and asking why things are the way they are and why learning them is important.”

-KATIE HULST, ’17

/PAST SHOWS

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