Hillcrest Theatre

Performances of "Richard II" have been postponed due to school closures and limitations on large gatherings.  New performance dates will be announced as soon as our future becomes clearer...


In the meantime, we do have a little bit of good news to report.  Although the bulk of the Region and State Theatre Competitions have also been postponed, we were able to compete at the Region One-Act Play competition before the cancellations occurred.  

Hillcrest competed with a one-act cutting of Gary Owen's play "Violence & Son" starring Jacob Winegar, Caroline Ciet, Coleson Eldredge, and Ella Willhite.  The performance won the following awards:

  • 1st Place One-Act Play
  • Best Actor (Coleson Eldredge)
  • Best Ensemble
  • Qualified to compete at the State Competition currently scheduled for April

Hillcrest Theatre Activities During the Pandemic:

While school is out due to the virus, we keep realizing more and more how the theatre department has been a source of social, emotional, and physical well-being for many students.  It is more than just a class for a lot of kids.

So here is our attempt to keep some of those social, emotional, and physical aspects alive during the next few weeks.

None of these activities are required or in any way connected to your grade.  All are welcome to participate. Alumni, families of students, friends, and of course Hillcrest theatre students, come join us!


April 6-10, 2020

It's spring break, but don't worry, we are still having daily workouts and discussions for anyone who would still like to have something to do :-) Take a look at the schedule below. We'd love to see you there!

Also, here are some additional cool opportunities you can take advantage of during this Pandemic time:

  • The Facebook account called Broadway Dreams (@BroadwayDreamsFoundation) is doing daily FREE workshops with big name Broadway performers and directors/choreographers. Every week day.  If you follow them on your social media stuff, every day they post new instructors and Zoom rooms. Looks really cool.
  • www.dramaonlinelibrary.com has given us free access to their entire library until April 30. This is amazing, folks! 20 full recordings of plays from the National Theatre. Plays from the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Globe Theatre as well. Plus, free access to a whole bunch of play texts you can read online!  Truly amazing.  Go exploring. There is plenty to find here. Use the username: jcs013 and the password: Authentication.

If you would like to receive text reminders about discussions or other activities, please text @he28a2 to 81010 to start receiving free reminders about our virtual discussions, concerts, and guest speakers.  

If you would like to receive text reminders about workouts, please text @gdh4h4 to 81010 to start receiving free reminders about our virtual workouts.


Some time this week watch the National Theatre production of "One Man, Two Guvnors" by CLICKING HERE and entering username: jcs013 and password:Authentication. We will be discussing it on Friday. Watch it before then if you'd like to participate in the discussion. :-)


Appointments with Teachers:

Because it is spring break, we don't have specified "office hours" for appointments with teachers this week, however, Mr. Long, Ms. Gremmert, and Ms. Abbott are still available to videochat with you if you need anything or just want to talk about theatre or life.  Just contact them through email:


MONDAY, April 6

8:30-9:15am

Toning and cardio workout group.  We will be videochatting through zoom.com.  Mama Abbott will be leading this workout for those wanting to increase their coordination, endurance and strength. To enter the workout, CLICK HERE.

9:00-10:00am

Muscle-building virtual workout group.  We will be videochatting through zoom.com.  Mr. Long will be leading this workout for those wanting to increase their muscle and strength. We also discuss the deep questions of life while we work out just for fun. To enter the workout, CLICK HERE.

2:30pm

Today we will be doing a virtual play reading.  Everyone who wants a role will be given a role and we will read out loud Bertolt Brecht's black comedy "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui." If you don't want to read, you don't have to, just come and watch/listen. It's a great example of Brechtian Theatre and a powerful warning for our contemporary society.  To access the script, CLICK HERE and enter username: jcs013 and password:Authentication.  All are welcome to join in on the discussion. To enter the discussion, CLICK HERE.

TUESDAY, April 7

9:00-10:00am

Muscle-building virtual workout group.  We will be videochatting through zoom.com.  Mr. Long will be leading this workout for those wanting to increase their muscle and strength. We also discuss the deep questions of life while we work out just for fun. To enter the workout, CLICK HERE.

2:30pm

SHAKESPEARE STORY-TIME! Mr. Long will tell the story of "The Winter's Tale" in his own unique way.  A short discussion regarding the themes of the play will follow.  All are welcome to watch and join in on the discussion. To enter the virtual chatroom, CLICK HERE.

5:00pm

Mama Abbott will be a leading a special kick-boxing workout for any and all interested.  Friends and family all are welcome. Should be fun and sweaty! To join the workout, CLICK HERE.

WEDNESDAY, April 8

8:30-9:15am

Toning and cardio workout group.  We will be videochatting through zoom.com.  Mama Abbott will be leading this workout for those wanting to increase their coordination, endurance and strength. To enter the workout, CLICK HERE.

9:00-10:00am

Muscle-building virtual workout group.  We will be videochatting through zoom.com.  Mr. Long will be leading this workout for those wanting to increase their muscle and strength. We also discuss the deep questions of life while we work out just for fun. To enter the workout, CLICK HERE.

2:30pm

Our 3rd Semanal Hillcrest Theatre Concert! Come watch various songs, dances, and skits performed live from living rooms all over the Hillcrest community. Perhaps Ms. gremmert will perform this time. To volunteer to perform (or to nominate someone else for a performance), email Mr. Long at [email protected]  To enter the concert, CLICK HERE.

THURSDAY, April 9

9:00-10:00am

Muscle-building virtual workout group.  We will be videochatting through zoom.com.  Mr. Long will be leading this workout for those wanting to increase their muscle and strength. We also discuss the deep questions of life while we work out just for fun. To enter the workout, CLICK HERE.

2:30pm

Hillcrest Theatre alumnus Gabe Spencer will be calling in to talk about having a career in the film industry both in Utah and Los Angeles. We will also have a Q&A with Gabe about the life of a film actor and what steps to take to get there. To enter the discussion, CLICK HERE.

FRIDAY, April 10

8:30-9:15am

Toning and cardio workout group.  We will be videochatting through zoom.com.  Mama Abbott will be leading this workout for those wanting to increase their coordination, endurance and strength. To enter the workout, CLICK HERE.

9:00-10:00am

Muscle-building virtual workout group.  We will be videochatting through zoom.com.  Mr. Long will be leading this workout for those wanting to increase their muscle and strength. We also discuss the deep questions of life while we work out just for fun. To enter the workout, CLICK HERE.

2:30pm

Today we will be discussing the National Theatre production of "One Man, Two Guvnors" which is a modern adaptation of a Commedia dell'Arte play starring James Corden (before he was famous in America). Watch the production before the discussion by CLICKING HERE and entering username: jcs013 and password:Authentication. All are welcome to join in on the discussion (even if you didn't watch the production). To enter the discussion, CLICK HERE.



2019-20 Competition Results

USF/SUU National High School Shakespeare Competition


2018-19 Competition Results

Hillcrest theatre students were very successful last year at various high school theatre competitions in the area.

Please click below to see a full list of awards won by Hillcrest High School Theatre in the 2018-19 school year:

USF/SUU National High School Shakespeare Competition

UHSAA Region II Theatre Meet

UHSAA 6A State Theatre Meet

Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards