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/2019 Spring Production(s)

We are so excited to announce our Spring Shows. Yes. Spring ShowS.

We have so many talented students in our program and so many plays we’d love to perform…so we’ve decided to do two shows. Each show  will be cut to about 1 hour each and performed as a joint experience with an intermission in-between. Both shows follow the cycle of life, and how community comes together in dealing with death. They have moments of humor but also moments of great weight…and we are so excited to explore that with our cast and community.

Show Dates

April 26 & 27 at 7PM
Holland Christian High School Auditorium
Tickets will be available now at hcs.ludus.org

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The Yellow Boat

The story of The Yellow Boat is a glorious affirmation of a child’s life and the strength and courage of all children. This dramatization is based on the true story of David and Sonja Saar’s son, Benjamin, who was born with congenital hemophilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications. A uniquely gifted visual artist, Benjamin’s buoyant imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings and paintings. A Scandinavian folksong tells of three little boats: “One was blue, one was red and one was yellow as the sun. They sailed far out to sea. The blue one returned to the harbor. The red one sailed home, too. But the yellow boat sailed up to the sun.” Benjamin always concluded his bedtime ritual by saying, “Mom, you can be the red boat or the blue boat, but I am the yellow boat.” Benjamin’s remarkable voyage continues to touch audiences around the world.

Steel Magnolias

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

/REHEARSAL CALENDAR

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“Staff are excited about their faith and the material they are teaching. HC provides many extra curricular opportunities for our students to use and develop the talents and skills they have. Worship is vital to the life of our school.”

-MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL PARENT

/PAST SHOWS

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