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 Slabaugh directs the plays and John Harris 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.  More information to follow.

2017 Spring Play

Hiland high school drama department presents "Almost, Maine" May 5 & 6, 7:00 p.m. &  May 7, 2:30 p.m. "Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States—it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just…Almost. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same. ALMOST, MAINE: It’s love. But not quite." Doors open 30 minutes before curtain. Seating is limited, and it is recommended audience members arrive early. Adults $6/Students $4

2017 Musical

In this hilarious tweaking of the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea", Queen Aggravain has ruled that none may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless marries. However, she has managed to sabotage every princess that come along. When Sir Harry and Lady Larken learn that they are going to be parents, wed or not, he goes off to the swamps and brings back Princess Winnifred ("Fred" to her friends). The queen is horrified and immediately begins to scheme, but Winnifred, with some help from Sir Harry, the King, and the Jester, isn't going to be quite so easy to get rid of. ( The Hiland Musical "Once Upon a Mattress" will be held February 18, 24, and 25 at 7:00 p.m. and February 19 & 26 at 2:30 p.m.. Tickets are $7.00 and go on sale Monday (2/13) in the main office of the high school.

2016 Middle School Musical

When King, Mufasa and his wife, Sarabi have a son, the family dynamic changes. Mufasa's brother, Scar becomes envious of the new heir to the throne. Since Scar believes he should be the ruler, he takes drastic measures to secure his position as king of the Pridelands. Will he be successful? The middle school students are excited to present Lion King Jr. on Friday, December 2 & 3 at 7 p.m. and December 4 at 2:30 p.m. Two additional performances have been scheduled for Friday, December 9 & Saturday, December 10 at 7 p.m. Adult tickets are $6 and student tickets are $4. Tickets will be sold before each performance. Come experience "The Circle of Life" with us!  

2016 Fall Play
This year's fall play is a Pulitzer-prize-winning comedy called Harvey, made famous. The main character, Elwood P. Dowd, is perfectly happy spending time with his best friend, Harvey. His family, however, is appalled. Why? Because Harvey is a six-and-a-half-foot tall invisible white rabbit! His sister Veta tries -- unsuccessfully -- to have him committed to a mental hospital, convinced he's gone completely bonkers. But has he? Is Harvey really invisible? Harvey will be held in the Hiland auditorium on October 28 and 29 at 7:00 p.m. and October 30 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door, one hour prior to each performance. Adult tickets are $6 and student tickets are $4. Follow #HarveyWasHere on social media!