Hiland High School takes great pride in our excellence in theatre arts. Hiland students grades 9-12 have the opportunity to be in three different performances during the academic year. Melanie Clay directs the plays and Alexander Looney the winter musical. Not only can students appear on stage as actors, but the crews -- including set, backstage, lighting and sound, and makeup -- are made up of Hiland students as well. Middle school students have the opportunity to be in the middle school musical directed by Beth Barnes and Alexander Looney. More information to follow.
Perhaps the most popular of all Shakespeare's comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream humorously celebrates the vagaries -- or changes -- of love. The approaching wedding festivities of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and his bride-to-be, Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, are delightfully crisscrossed with the on-again, off-again romances of two young pairs of Athenian lovers; a fateful rivalry between the King and Queen of the Fairies; and the theatrical aspirations of a bumbling troupe of Athenian laborers. It all ends happily in wedding-night revelry complete with a play-within-a-play presented by the laborers to the ecstatic amusement of all. Click here to order your tickets online for May 11 & 12 at 7:00 p.m. or May 13 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door.
The Hiland High School Drama Department will be performing their fall play, Cheaper By the Dozen, on October 27-29. Dramatized by Christopher Sergel from the book written by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr., and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, Cheaper By the Dozen is the story of the real-life Gilbreth family in the 1920s, told through the memories of two of the children. What happens when Dad wants his household of a dozen children to run with factory-like efficiency, but his oldest daughter, Anne, wants to be a normal teenage girl who goes on dates and wears silk stockings? And how does one run a family with a dozen children without completely losing control? Shows are at 7:00 p.m. on Friday (10/27) and Saturday (10/28), and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday (10/29). Tickets at the door, $6 adults/$4 students.
The Hiland choral department proudly presents the 2017 Hiland Broadway Showcase - Seize the Day! in the Hiland auditorium on Saturday, November 4 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 5 at 2:30 p.m. The showcase will feature HHS Varsity Singers, Hiland Choral Alumni, Holmes Center for the Arts, Hiland Middle School Alice in Wonderland, Jr. musical cast, and much more! Reserved seating tickets are $8 and available online [click to order tickets] or at the door.
Hiland Middle School proudly presents Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Jr. on Friday 11/17 and Saturday 11/18 at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday 11/19 at 2:30 p.m. in the Hiland auditorium. Reserved seating tickets are $6 and are available online [click to order tickets] and at the door. Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney's animated motion picture, this musical is a fast-paced take on the classic tale. The ever-curious Alice's journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum, raps with the bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!