For the final show in the historic HHS Auditorium, over 90 alumni from the past 60 years of Hillcrest Performing Arts will join the 2021 Productions Company in telling Sondheim & Goldman's insightful, heart-breaking, and ultimately hopeful story of performers returning to their old theatrical home and encountering the ghosts of the humans they used to be.
Before purchasing tickets, please read all of the information below:
***The May 13, 14 & 15 evening performances feature a cast of lead roles and a dancing ensemble of alumni from the past 60 years. Guest starring Brian Bentley, Chelsea Lujan and other special guests.
***The May 12 evening and May 15 matinee Younger Generation Performances feature a cast of lead roles and a dancing ensemble of more recent alumni from the past decade of Hillcrest shows. This cast also is guest starring Brian Bentley, Chelsea Lujan and other special guests.
***A special reception will be held after the May 14 performance. The reception is being held specifically to honor all of the performing arts teachers who have called the auditorium their home. Alumni and audience are invited to stop by and greet their former teachers after the show that evening.
***Unfortunately, the copyright holders for "Follies" do not allow streaming or recording of this show.
***All audience members must wear a mask at all times in the school.
***A one-seat buffer will be added to either side of the tickets you purchase to keep a short distance between you and other parties.
***If you would like additional social distancing, please purchase tickets in Sections B or D where every other row is blocked off.
***Although they rehearse in masks, cast members will perform maskless. All cast members have either been vaccinated or tested negative for Covid before performing.
For a complete list of awards won by Hillcrest at the 2021 5A State Theatre Meet, please CLICK HERE
Thank you to all of our audience, both in-person and virtual, for The Hunchback of Notre Dame. It was an amazing experience for everyone involved. Thank you to our in-person patrons who followed all of the Covid protocols, assuring that live theatre can continue in our community.
We are excited to announce that the 2020 Hillcrest High School Shakespeare Team was named
1ST PLACE SWEEPSTAKES CHAMPIONS
in the Oxford Division of the National High School Shakespeare Competition
as well as
1ST PLACE TECH OLYMPICS
CLICK HERE to see a full list of Awards and Scholarships won by Hillcrest Theatre students at the 2020 Shakespeare Competiton
Watch their award-winning official video submissions below:
1st Place Ensemble Scene: KING LEAR
1st Place Monologue: CYMBELINE
2nd Place Duo/Trio Scene: OTHELLO
3rd Place Monologue: THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
Duo/Trio Scene Finalist: THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
Monologue: KING HENRY VI PART 2
The live performances of Hillcrest Theatre's Richard II were canceled just days before they were to occur in March of 2020. Even though we couldn't bring in an audience, the show was filmed this summer before the students went off to their various colleges and universities. Recorded and edited by Panscape Pictures, the show is now being made available for you to watch!
BUT WAIT. THERE'S MORE!
Our popular pre-show orientation series returns. Watch the video below before experiencing "Richard II." In the orientation, director Joshua Long gives tips and hints to help you get more out of Shakespeare's famous text and this unique adaptation of it. He also goes over historical context to help you understand the story, fun facts, and hidden motifs in the script and directing. A must-watch before viewing the full production.
2020 CALlie Awards!
CLICK HERE for a list of all of the winners, as well as the big announcements that were made during the broadcast!
Here is an updated list of honors and awards won by Hillcrest Theatre students this year:
UHSAA 5A State Theatre Meet - CANCELED
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: