VHSL Date Update

December 11, 2012

The latest word is that the VHSL theatre competiton (tentatively scheduled for January 31 at Glen Allen) may likely be moved up to Wednesday, January 30th.  I’m told a decision should be made in the next few days.  The date will be posted here once a final decision has been announced.

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Holiday Party / Special ITS Meeting

December 5, 2012

ITS will hold a special meeting on Thursday, December 13 at 3:45 to hear student director proposals for the VHSL theatre competition to be held (tentatively) on Thursday, January 31st at Glen Allen High School.  

Immediately following the special meeting, ITS will hold a Holiday celebration in the theatre arts classroom (5:30-7:00 p.m.) for all students involved in the theatre program (classes and productions).
 

2013 VHSL Theatre Competition

December 4, 2012

The 2013 VHSL Theatre Competition has been tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 31st at Glen Allen High School.

The HHS entry will be selected by members in good standing of the HHS International Thespian Society (ITS) and will be directed by a senior member of that organization.  Auditions will be open to all students.

Students interested in becoming members of ITS may find out more about eligibility by visiting this site.  New members are inducted in the spring of each school year.

There will be an ITS meeting today after school (make-up meeting Wednesday morning at 8 a.m.) to discuss the selection process for the VHSL competition piece.  At that time we will decide on a special meeting to be held next week for proposal of performance pieces and voting.

Mamamouchi Opens This Week!

November 11, 2012

 

Don’t miss this fall’s very funny musical comedy.  Tickets are available online by clicking on the SeatYourself icon in the upper right-hand corner of this page.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Cast & Crew of Mamamouchi

September 29, 2012

Information about weekly rehearsal schedules can be found on this website by looking under “Pages” in the column at right.  Click on the link that reads Rehearsal Schedule for Mamamouchi .

Mamamouchi: The Musical! Online Tickets Available Now –>

August 22, 2012

Help us celebrate the start of our 10th Anniversary Season by ordering your tickets to our fall production today.  Click on the SeatYourself icon in the upper right hand corner of this page to get started.  Scroll down for more information about Mamamouchi!, the hilarious musical comedy.

Brace Yourself for a Very Funny Fall!

August 18, 2012

 

Musical Comedy Classic Kicks Off Fall Theatre Season

August 10, 2012

The 2012-2013 theatre season will lead off with Mamamouchi: A Musical Comedy, an adaptation of Moliere’s Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.  The play is a wonderfully crowd-pleasing mixture of fantasy, comedy, singing, and dancing.

Praise for the play: 

“A masterwork of musical comedy.”

The Cambridge Companion to Moliere

“The first 45 minutes constitute one long extended joke, but what a wonderful joke!”

The Harvard Crimson

Praise for the playwright:

“What is his standing in the gigantic literary Olympics?

In his class, Dramatic Comedy, he is the unquestioned champion.  He created the popular comedy as we know it today.”

Modern Library College Editions

“His inventiveness is extraordinary.  An actor-manager-director-playwright all in one, he knew and loved the stage as few have done, and wrote with it and his playgoing public always in mind.”

Signet Classics

Our production will change a number of things to modernize the play, but you can get a sneak peak at the translation that our adaptation will be based on here:     http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2992

Auditions will take place during the second week of school.  Stayed tuned for more details.  Feel free to post questions in the comments.

Note:  The painting above was inspired by Moliere’s play.   The master of the house, attempting to show off his new found fencing skills, is outdone by his maid in just one of the play’s many memorably comic scenes.  (“Jourdain Fencing His Maid,” by Charles Leslie–Victoria & Albert Museum, London)

Mark Your Calendars! 2012-2013 Theatre & Film Dates Announced

June 14, 2012

HHS Performances & Screenings begin at 7 p.m.

Virginia Theatre Association Conference–Oct. 26, 27, 28

Virginia Film Festival–Nov. 1-4

Fall Play–November 15, 16, 17

VHSL Theatre Performance Deadlines

District:  February 2   Regional:  February 16   Championship–> March 2

Spring Play–April 18, 19, 20

5th Annual HHS Film Festival–May 16

ITS Awards Night–May 31

4th Annual Film Festival Wednesday at 7 p.m.

June 2, 2012

Get a preview of this year’s film festival by clicking on the link to the trailer below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrMIJbwUgRw

And spread the word!