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24    Cast Meeting, Scripts given out

Aug 31 - Nov 4     Musical rehearsals – Auditorium, Dance Room, Choir Room -- 3:30 – 6pm



8    Booster Mtg – 7pm



13      Boosters Mtg - 7pm



5 – 7    RENT – 7 – 10 pm 

8          RENT – 2 - 5 pm 

10        Boosters Mtg - 7pm

TBD      TheatreWorks YPP



4 & 5    Improvapalooza 

8          Booster Mtg – 7pm




Thank you so much for everyone who auditioned! 

Rehearsal starts Tuesday, January 19 at 3:30pm in the Little Theater Green Room. 


If you have not already registered online, please do so before Tuesday Jan 19.


Olga - Sonya Gaysinskiy
Bernice - Teegan Browne
Mattie - Lila Dickson
Big Mary - Maryanne Sheldon
Little Mary - Margaret Carroll
Madeline - Emma Worthge
Judith - Ny’asia Ward
Ann - Katia Pramono
Mrs. Orcutt - Alara Slonaker
Kaye - Brianna Schatt
Linda Shaw - Ellie Englehaupt
Jean - Thea Etchepare
Bobby - Olivia Umstead
Susan - Alexis Legaspi
Pat - Stefanie Richardson
Kendall - Veronica Casey
Terry - Daniella Canevari
Mrs. Shaw - Emma Worthge
Tony - Brianna Schatt
Ellen - Ellie Englehaupt
Louise - Mikaela Walker

Frank - Maxwell Freshour
Sam - Jay Griffie
Jimmy - Ryan Mayhan
Fred - Hayden Canter
Lou - Jack Bell
David Kingsley - Tyler Malsom
Keith Burgess - Diego Dew
Dr. Randall - Hayden Canter
Larry - Jack Bell
Billy - Jay Griffie
Adolph Gretzel - Alex Watson
Photo Assistant - Ryan Mayhan



STAGE DOOR Audition info

What To Expect During The Audition process:

Please be aware that the total audition process may take a total of two afternoons.

The audition process is broken down into four steps in order to provide our aspiring performers and their families the best possible introduction to performing with Hillsdale Drama.


1. Information Meeting – Fri Jan 8 – Lunch – Little Theater

All students who are interested in auditioning or joining crew can attend a lunch meeting on 1/8. During this meeting, the Director will explain what to expect during the audition process and the course of a production for the performers.

Participants will receive an audition packet, conflict calendar, general rehearsal schedule and the Hillsdale Drama Policies and Guidelines. Forms are due at auditions.


*New this year* – ALL cast members must have a parent/guardian register them online by Wed, Jan 13 at 9am or they will not be considered for casting.

Form is available at http://goo.gl/forms/c2vp5BuCRl.


2. Auditions – Thurs Jan 14 - 3:30pm – Little Theater

Online Registration DUE Wed AM.

Audition packet + conflict calendar DUE. Please submit a resume and small photo if you have them. Materials will not be returned.

The second phase of the audition process is your audition. The purpose is to find out about the performer's emotional range, volume, dynamics, character choices and look. Please see the audition flyer for exact requirements.

Students who want to be considered must attend auditions.


3. Callbacks - Fri, Jan 15 - 3:30pm – Little Theater

Callback list will be posted outside the LT on Fri before brunch.

Performers invited to callbacks will be led in a group warmup and then will be asked to cold-read from the script. Plan to stay until 5:30 pm. Performers will be allowed to leave as soon as they are no longer needed to read.

Congratulations! You have completed your audition!


4. Cast list will be posted on www.hhs.schoolloop.com/drama over the weekend.

Cast Meeting on Tues Jan 19 from 3:30 – 6pm.

Rehearsal starts on Wed Jan 20 at 3:30 in the Little Theater.

Mandatory parent meeting is Tues Jan 19 at 7pm in the Green Room. 

Drama Course Descriptions

Drama 1-2Students work in pairs and small groups to learn skills in: 

- team building, collaboration & communication 

- improvisation 

- character development 

- audition technique 

- giving and receiving feedback

- theatre history, including Greek Theater, Italian Commedia dell'Arte, Shakespeare, and Chicano Theater

In addition, students deepen Common Core reading and writing skills by learning to make a statement about something they observe, then back it up with evidence.


Drama 3-4: In this intensive course, actors develop a deeper understanding of theater from different cultural and historical perspectives through:   

- scene study & monologues 

- Long-term Improv Project

- directing, producing and design (One Acts and Karaoke Musicals)

- Youth Playwriting Project with TheatreWorks (show is Nov 10!)

- deeper emotional development of characters

- many more chances to practice performance technique.

(Students must be in grades 10-12 and have either passed Drama 1-2 or have permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit.)




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 Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!!

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Twitter and Instagram @hillsdaledrama

Performance Opportunities

Hillsdale Drama stages three productions every year:

Fall Musical 


Spring Play 


Student Directed One Acts 


Past Performances

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