November 22, 2015
Kerri Crosby: 2003-2009
Daniel Hefko: 2009-2013
Elise Boyd: 2013-2015
Jeremy Thompson: 2015 (Fall)
Wendy Aschenbach: 2016 (Spring)
Debra Clinton: 2016 –
For more on the history of Hanover High School Theatre,
see the archives at the bottom right of this page or visit
Visit https://hhsfilm.wordpress.com/alumni-spotlight/ for information on alumni of the HHS Film program.
August 9, 2013
This space will remain an archive for the old website of the HHS Theatre Program (fall 2009 to Spring 2013). The theatre program did not have a web presence under founding director Kerri Crosby from 2003 to 2009.
Click here to find the archival site for the Hanover Theatre Company under the direction of Elise Boyd (fall 2013 to spring 2015) and Wendy Aschenbach (spring 2016).
July 22, 2013
I’m very pleased to announce that Elise Boyd will take over the reigns as director of HHS Theatre this fall. An accomplished actor, director, and technician, she comes to us, most recently, from a tenure as the Managing Director at Petersburg’s amazing professional theatre Sycamore Rogue.
Ms. Boyd’s biography and a welcome message from her follow:
Ms. Boyd (your new awesome teacher) is beyond excited to begin working with you at Hanover High. A native of Richmond and a graduate of James Madison University, Ms. Boyd has been performing since age 5 and can’t think of anywhere she’d rather be than on stage or in the classroom. She has taught all ages of learners from age 5 to 55 and hopes that she’s helping to raise up a generation of theatre-goers who can welcome the unique quality of live performance and the power it has to challenge and inspire.
Ms. Boyd is an experienced actress, who has performed on varied stages from Shakespeare’s Globe to the American Shakespeare Center to Sycamore Rouge in Petersburg, having been nominated for three Richmond Theatre Critics’ Circle awards for her work there. She also has training in all forms of technical theatre and professional non-profit management. Ms. Boyd is really looking forward to meeting all of you and working together to create art at Hanover High.
April 2, 2013
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March 9, 2013
Congratulations to all of the contestants in Friday’s Hanover’s Got Talent competition. The judges awarded honorable mentions to Sam Holland & Alyssa Wright for their original song “On with the Show” and to Charlotte Howell and Drew Houck for their Saxaphone duet. Third prize went to Austin Riley for his rendition of Shine Down’s “If You Only Knew.” Jake Littlepage won second place with his performance of the Hawaian art of fire throwing, and Chet Bland took home first place for pickin’ and grinnin’ his way through Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.” Thank you to all of this year’s contestants for proving once again that Hanover’s Got Talent!
Thank you to this year’s judges, the Hanover All-Stars, our parent volunteers, the HHS administration, our backstage help, our emcees, and our light board operator for working to make this year’s competition a success. Start working on your acts for next year!
February 25, 2013
Students may sign up for an audition on one of three nights this week: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday between 3:45 and 5:30. A sign up sheet can be found on the Call Board outside the Theatre Arts room.
Audition forms and informational sheets can be found on the call board as well.
If you have questions, conflicts, or concerns, see Mr. Hefko.
A meeting for students interested in being a part of the creative team will take place Tuesday, February 26, after school. Depending on student schedules and interest, an additional meeting may be scheduled one night this week after auditions.
For more information on the Spring Play, see the post below, and read the Herald-Progress’ article featuring a couple of HHS students discussing the early stages of our work.
December 15, 2012
Click on the curtain to reveal the Spring Play. . .
See the post below for detailed information about this year’s VHSL competition piece.
December 11, 2012
The 2013 VHSL Theatre Competition will take place on Wednesday, January 30th starting at 2 p.m. at Glen Allen High School. The event is open to the public. Teams and audience members are asked not to arrive prior to 1:45 PM.
A Message from Student-director Matthew Prousalis:
Thank you to everyone who auditioned for the VHSL one act. You are all wonderfully talented and will continue to do great things for the theatre department. Please know that this cast list was extremely hard to decide, and I chose based on who I thought was best for each role, not out of favoritism. The cast list is as followed:
Sidney – Mollie Crom
Phil – Tanner Sigmon
Tony – Morgan Cole
Waitress – Becca Beiter
Restaurant Couple #1 – Kyra Vaughn and Chet Bland
Restaurant Couple #2 – Sophia Prousalis and Ahmed Soliman
The first meeting for the cast will be announced before the end of this weekend.
Those who are interested in being a part of the technical/creative crew, I wrote your name down on a separate sheet that is on the callboard. Please check off your name if you are still interested. Thanks once again to everyone who auditioned!