Theatre Arts

Last Updated: 1/2/2020 1:40 PM

 


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DARRIN BROADWAY

Artistic Director

DONNA WIPFLI

Vocal Direction

MICHAEL LEEDS

Orchestra Director

ABIGALE DEWIRE

Assistant Director

KIMBERLY MANCHUR

Director of Junior Musicals

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A Message from the Artistic Director

The theatre arts are alive in the Hills. Students love the camaraderie and the discipline; administrators and parents appreciate the involvement and creativity and the community embraces the quality. 

Our mission is simple:
1.To involve the students in a variety of theatre experiences.
2.To introduce students to acting philosophy and to technical theatre.
3.To expose the entire student body and community to quality theatre thereby instilling a life-long appreciation for the theatre in the students who will be the audience of the future. 

With over 200 students and parents, and the help of our Music and Theatre Association and the Ottawa Hills Parent Association, the OH Theatre Arts Department has been able to produce the memorable stage award-winning productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Legally Blonde, Annie, The Fantasticks, The Wiz, Peter Pan, and The King and I. However, we also have had non-canonical success. Our award winning Off-Broadway productions of Agnes of God, ‘Night Mother, and Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama Hung Me in the Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad help illuminate and respond to the darker side of the human condition.

 

Noises Off
 

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Rated PG-13

November 22-24, 2019

Noises Off takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of Nothing On in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. 

 

Disney's Aladdin Jr.
 

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Rated G

February 7-9, 2020

Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within.

The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for your young performers!

 

Mama Mia

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Rated - PG-13

April 24-26. 2020

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

 

Scorch
 

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Rated - NR

May 22-24

For Kes, falling in love for the first time happened online. But the exhilarating fantasy quickly turns into a terrifying reality when the young teen is accused of criminal conduct. Inspired by real cases of 'gender fraud', Scorch is a touching and provocative story of love through the eyes of a gender-curious teen. 

"An intimate and thrilling confession" - The Guardian

 - Courtesy of the Urbanite Theatre

 

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