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/2017 FALL SHOW

Our Fall Musical is RAGS!

With great passion and humor, the story is told of Rebecca, a naive Russian immigrant arriving at Ellis Island with her young son, and their struggle to make a life for themselves in the New World around 1910. She goes to work in a sweatshop while searching for her husband who has preceded them to America. Subplots concern an elderly immigrant, his daughter, and their respective romances, one of which ends tragically. This sweeping saga of awakenings and disappointments, of greed and power, of strength and love is as deeply moving and inspirational a musical as you could hope to experience. Book by Joseph Stein, Music by Charles Strouse, and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.

WORKSHOP/AUDITION: August 16 & 17 (12:30 – 4:00 pm) and August 18 (12:30-?)

Sign up for workshop & auditions here.

PERFORMANCE DATES: November 16, 17, & 18 (7 pm)

When available, you can purchase your tickets at: hchs.ludustickets.com

/REHEARSAL CALENDAR

October 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2
  • Stage
  • OFF BOOK pp. 1-20 (David, Rebecca, Bella, Lead Guard, Avram, Tailor, Cigar Maker, Ben, Landlady, Editor, Social Worker)
3
  • Choreography “Rags” (CHORUS, Bella, Rebecca, Avram)
  • Stage+CC
4
  • Stage+CC
  • OFF BOOK pp. 20-38 (Bronstein, Saul, Rosa, Rebecca, Sweatshop girls, Avram, Bella, Rachel, David, Customer 1, Klemzer Musicians, Shopper 1)
5
  • Stage-CC -Tech
6
  • Choreography “Rags” & “Democratic Club Dance” (Affluent Americans/Waltzers)
  • Stage+CC
7
8
9
  • OFF BOOK pp. 41-58 (Saul, David, Rebecca, Bella, Ben, Avram)
  • Stage+Tech
10
  • Stage+CC+Tech
  • Choreography “Greenhorns” (FULL CAST)
11
  • OFF BOOK pp. 59-81 (Rebecca, Bella, David, Nathan, Avram, Saul, Ben, Shopper 2, Morris, Morris’ mother)
  • Stage+CC
12
13
  • Choreography “For My Mary” (Ben & Bella)
  • Stage+CC
14
  • Choreography Review FULL CAST
15
16
  • Stage+CC+Tech
  • OFF BOOK pp. 81-95 (Avram, Rachel, Bella, Rebecca, Big Tim, Mrs. Sullivan, Affluent Americans, Nathan, David)
17
  • Choreography “Brand New World” & Review (FULL CAST)
  • Stage+CC+Tech
18
19
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21
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23
  • OFF BOOK 95-108 (Rosa, Esther, Rebecca, Bronstein, Sweatshop girls, Saul, Nathan, David, Rachel, Ben, Avram)
  • Stage+CC+Tech
24
  • Choreography Review (FULL CAST)
  • Stage+CC+Tech
25
26
27
  • Choreography “Blame It On A Summer Night” (Affluent Americans/Waltzers)
  • Stage+CC+Tech
28
29
30
  • Run-through with Pit (ALL Soloists)
  • Stage+CC+Tech
31

/FUTURE SHOWS

 2018 MIFA ONE ACT PRODUCTION IS Silent Sky

Silent Sky, written by Lauren Gunderson, tells the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a 19th century astronomer. When Henrietta begins work at the Harvard Observatory, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.

THE 2018 SPRING SHOW IS THE WEDNESDAY WARS!

It’s 1967. Meet Holling Hoodhood, a seventh-grader, who, as the only Protestant in class, must spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher while the rest of the class has Hebrew & Catholic instruction. His teacher doesn’t like Holling—he’s sure of it. Why else would she make him read the plays of William Shakespeare outside class? How can Holling stay out of trouble when he has so much to contend with? A bully demanding cream puffs; angry rats; and a baseball hero signing autographs the very same night Holling has to appear in a play in yellow tights! As fate sneaks up on him again and again, Holling finds motivation in the most unexpected places and musters up the courage to embrace his destiny. This stage adaption is written by Kirsten Kelly, adapted from Gary Schmidt’s award-winning novel.

Stay tuned for our other theatre opportunities this year:

  • 24-Hour Theatre in December, 2017
  • Individual Events (Forensics) in Spring 2018

“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

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