Hillcrest High School Theatre 2017-18: If Not Now, When?

CLICK HERE for the Shakespeare Team Individual Event rehearsal schedule
Parents: If you have a child in the musical, they have a costume assignment to complete. In addition, if you would like to help build sets for Les Mis, there is now a schedule up to tell you when you can come help. Both are posted HERE
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 Hillcrest High School Theatre’s 2017-18 Season

This season is the most diverse season we’ve ever had, and these shows mixed with an unbelievably talented group of actors this year promises to be the best Hillcrest Theatre season we’ve ever had. Whatever type of theatre you love, we have it for you in our season this year.

LES MISERABLES – November 16, 17, 18 & 20, 2017; HHS Auditorium

Known by many as one of the greatest musicals ever written, this beloved musical epic will finally get its Hillcrest premiere.  Based on Victor Hugo’s incredibly humane and moving novel set during the French revolution, Baubil & Schoenberg’s famous score will be performed like you’ve never heard it before: by a cast of 300 young revolutionaries. One of the greatest cultural icons of our time will be brought to the Hillcrest stage in what promises to be an unforgettable experience.

THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION – January 12, 13, 15 & 16, 2018; HHS Little Theatre

He was just a young farm boy in Utah. And he created a machine that forever changed history.  Written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network, A Few Good MenThe Newsroom, Moneyball) with his trademark snappy dialogue and witty characters, this inspiring and exciting Broadway play follows Philo T Farnsworth and Russian genius David Sarnoff as they race to invent the television. Hillcrest’s Productions Company will bring their trademark ensemble work to the intimate Little Theatre, playing dozens of characters as the action unfolds in and around the audience.

IS HE DEAD? – January 25, 26 & 27, 2018; HHS Auditorium

In an adaptation by Broadway playwright David Ives, this farce written by Mark Twain will be the hysterical hit of the season. French painter Jean Francois Millet is not famous enough to be appreciated by the public, so he lives a poor life of a destitute artist and is not able to marry his true love. That is until he and his friends concoct a plan to stage his death.  As hijinks ensue, Millet must appear as his great aunt in order to fool everyone.  First premiering on Broadway in 2007, this play’s zany cast of characters will have you laughing all night long.

DUNSINANE – March 16, 17 & 19, 2018; HHS Auditorium

Originally premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre of Scotland in 2010, David Greig’s sequel to Macbeth will be having its first American production at Hillcrest High School. The play (written in modern vernacular) starts right where Shakespeare left off as a British idealist invades Scotland with his army of young men to establish peace in a foreign country.  Peace, however, is not as easy to create as they expect.  The British boys are met by the real leader of Scotland (who did not kill herself after washing her hands with blood as previously reported) who still leads a gigantic army of women warriors with their own plans for their country’s future.  Featuring a gigantic cast of athletic and exciting male and female warriors, this sprawling, modern epic with surprising twists, will be performed as only Hillcrest can: with a gigantic cast of student athletes and actors from across the school, as well as a thoughtful exploration of the idea of peace in the modern era.

THE BEAUTIFUL GAME – May 17, 18 & 19, 2018; HHS Auditorium

This rarely performed musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Joseph…, etc…) will have its Utah High School premiere this May at Hillcrest.  Setting the 1970 riots in Ireland against the backdrop of a high school soccer team, this musical features soaring ballads, an intense story, and incredible choreography.  It is like a mix of West Side Story & Newsies.  Come ready for an incredible of evening of dance, soccer, and the fight for a world without violence.