October 24-26, 2019: A pilot production of two new Marvel one-act plays: Peter Parker & the Boy Who Flew by Leah Nanako Winkler and Mirror of Most Value by Masi Asare. Performed by the Productions Company in the HHS Auditorium, these two new plays are being developed by Disney and Marvel, and Hillcrest has been chosen to produce these pilot productions. These new one-act plays use characters from the Marvel universe to address timely and important issues for modern-day teenagers.
November 21-25, 2019: The Hillcrest Performing Arts Department presents their annual musical: probably the largest of its kind in the country. This year's show will be 42nd Street the classic Broadway musical. Telling the story of Peggy Sawyer as she is plucked from her first job in the Broadway chorus to become a star, this show is full of dancing and show business favorites. Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. Music by Harry Warren. Lyrics by Al Dubin and Johnny Mercer.
January 23-25, 2020: The Hillcrest Productions Company will perform Kaufman & Hart's classic play Merrily We Roll Along in the HHS Little Theatre. In what will probably be the farewell production in the Little Theatre, this story is told backwards through time as the audience meets 3 old friends whose relationships and dreams have been destroyed, and then are taken backwards to see how it all happened.
March 19-21, 2020: 1st Place champions at the USF/SUU National High School Shakepeare Competition, Hillcrest students will present a new adaptation of Shakespeare's great history play Richard II. Auditions will be open to the entire school, and this promises to be an unforgettable and truly unique presentation.
May 14-16, 2020: The Productions COmpany will finish off the year performing the new high school edition of what some consider to be the greatest Broadway musical ever written: A Chorus Line. Music by Marvin Hamlisch. Lyrics by Ed Kleban. Book by Nicholas Dante and James Kirkwood Jr based on interviews with Broadway chorus dancers from the 1970s.
Not all cast members will be tap dancing in the show, but we would like to use as many as we can. In order to be considered for a featured tap dancing role in the show, you will need to be able to pass off some tap moves at the beginning of rehearsals in September. We will not be requiring you to purchase tap shoes, but that would definitely help you as you practice over the summer.
CLICK HERE for a list of tap moves you will need to pass off in order to be one of our tap dancers.
CLICK HERE to sign up for tap classes specifically created for Hillcrest students preparing for 42nd Street.
Hillcrest theatre students have been very successful this 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 this year: