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15       Set Load in – Aud

16       Booster Mtg – 7pm



6 & 8    HIT auditions

14        Booster Mtg – 7pm

18        Tech Day

29        Musical Advisory Teaser – Aud

29 – 11/2         Musical Performances – Aud (no show on 10/31)



5          TheatreWorks YPP

6          Talent Show Auditions

18        Booster Mtg – 7pm



3          Talent Show Tech Rehearsal

5          Talent Show

16         Booster Mtg – 7pm



13 - 14    Spring Play Auditions – LT

15 – 3/11   Spring Play rehearsals – LT

20         Booster Mtg – 7pm



5           Hit vs Ait Dress - LT

7           Hit vs Ait Show – LT

17         Booster Mtg – 7pm

28         Tech Day - LT



11        Adv Teaser – LT

12         Open House/Preview

3/13 – 3/15      Shows – LT

17         Booster Mtg – 7pm



6-9        One Acts Tech Week - LT

10 - 11   One Acts – LT

21         Booster Mtg – 7pm



5 - 7     HIT Dress Rehearsal - LT

8 – 9    HIT Spring Show - LT

16        Martys – LT and Cafeteria – 12-2pm

19        Booster Mtg – 7pm

Tickets to THE ADDAMS FAMILY go on sale Oct 1!


Gomez - Diego Dew (u/s Sam Barasch)
Morticia - Charis Nixon (u/s Haley Takeda)
Wednesday - Alyssa Shreve - (u/s Grace Ballard)
Pugsley - Miro San Diego (u/s Xavier McNally)
Fester - Maxwell Freshour (u/s             )
Grandma - Thea Etchepare (u/s Riannon Adams)
Lurch - Jordan Barrick (u/s Jack Bell)
Mal - Gabriel Amaro (u/s Connor Canter)
Alice - Emma Houle (u/s Alara Slonaker)
Lucas - Daniel Rosen (u/s )
Sophia Dew
Haley Takeda
Daniella Canevari
Margaret Carroll
Natalie Mazlumian
Grace Ballard
Alara Slonaker
Emma Worthge
Riannon Adams
James Spray
Jack Bell
Xavier McNally
Sam Barasch
Connor Canter
Hayden Canter
Lukas Stoiber

Drama Course Descriptions

Drama 1-2Students work in pairs and small groups to learn skills in team building, communication, improv, comedy, character development and audition technique. Drama 1-2 also covers important theatre history, including Greek Theatre, Italian Commedia dell'Arte, Shakespeare, and Chicano Theatre


Drama 3-4: In this intensive course, actors develop a deeper understanding of theater from different cultural and historical perspectives through playwriting, scene study, monologues, directing, emotional development, and performance technique. Curriculum changes every year, may be repeated for credit. (Students must be in grades 10-12 and have either passed Drama 1-2 or have permission of the instructor)



PTSO presents a Hillsdale Community get-together…


Please join fellow Hillsdale and community families for a fun social event on

Saturday 11/1 from 6 - 7 p.m. before The Addams Family show. 


Join us in the lobby between the gym and theater for some pre-show snacks and drinks.


There is no cost to attend this event so please come, meet other members of the Hillsdale family and support our community.



Oct 6 & 8 - HIT Auditions 

Come audition for the HIT Squad! Auditions will be playing Improv games with current HIT members. Auditions are on the 6th, callbacks are on the 8th.


Oct 22 (5th period) - Professional Acting Career Presentation

Cindy Im from TheatreWorks will be presenting on career paths in theater, with an emphasis on actors of color

See Ms. Gamlen for a pass if you are not in Advanced Drama class


Oct 30 - Nov 2 - THE ADDAMS FAMILY musical comedy!

Ticket info at hhs.schoolloop.com/drama

(can be used for Performance Review, free if you sign up to usher)


Nov 4 - Young Playwrights Project Performance at TheatreWorks

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - come watch professional actors perform original One Acts created by Hillsdale's own Advanced Drama students!

(free - can be used for Performance Review + Extra Credit for attending)


Nov 6 - TALENT SHOW Auditions - 3:15 - 5:30pm

Can you sing, juggle, dance? Do you rap, do spoken word or play music? It's time to share your talent with the world! Auditions are in the Band Room on Thursday, Nov 6 at 3:15. Sign up for a time slot outside the Little Theater.  



Join us in Hillsdale's Little Theater for our annual Improv Benefit show, starring professional Improvisors and Senior HIT Squad members!


Dec 5 - Performance Reviews DUE!

See a live show sometime this semester. Details on Schoolloop.


Dec 11 - Field Trip to PETER AND THE STARCATCHER - TheatreWorks*

Join us for a performance of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER - the prequel to Peter Pan! Only 70 tickets available, so please see Ms. Gamlen for a permission slip if interested. We will pay for your ticket to the show, and we ask all students to contribute $10 for transportation.

Permission slips and $$due Fri, Nov 14, tickets are first come, first served, priority given to students in Drama classes.

*seeking 3 adult chaperones



AND - Check out these ongoing  meetings and shows:

Drama Club meetings - every Monday in Green Room at Lunch!

Film Club meetings - every Tuesday in Green Room at Lunch!

HIT shows - every other Friday in Little Theater at Lunch! only $0.25!

Find 'Hillsdale Drama' on Twitter & Instagram!!

Performance Opportunities

Hillsdale Drama stages four productions every year:

Fall Musical 


Spring Play 


Student Directed One Acts 


Talent Show


Past Performances

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