Featured Arts News of the Week

February 3, 2023
Ms. Hannah Ogden, Theatre Teacher and Musical Theatre Director

Happy New Year, everyone! We are so proud of all of the hard work that our Musical Theatre students accomplished in the first semester of this school year and we’re so excited to be jumping right in with a busy second semester. In Scene Study, students are reading The Secret Garden, Anne of Green Gables, or Guys and Dolls Jr. with a focus on how music can help to build a complete story. In Production Rehearsals, we began the semester with a Playwriting Unit, allowing students to try out creating their own characters and writing scenes and monologues using their own ideas! We have now transitioned into full rehearsals, with students having just received the cast list for our third quarter show, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. This production is a compilation of stories from author Robert Fulghum, focussing on what it means to grow up and how we can all remember the joy of being a fearless child. My goal for this year’s production season is for students to have the opportunity to participate in multiple genres of theatre so that they are able to really focus on gaining the skills necessary to be well-rounded actors. We have tackled a comedy and a drama so far, and this show is truly a mix of both, allowing the students to apply what they learned in the first semester of classes. I am excited to invite you to our third quarter performance on Thursday, March 9th at 6 PM right here at HSArts in Studio 2. We hope to see many of you there!