Drama enables our students to explore and experience a range of feelings and emotions in a safe and secure environment. It helps develop moral, social and spiritual awareness, gives a sense of achievement, fosters community, and gives students an opportunity to express themselves.
HCS has earned the reputation for producing high-quality Broadway musicals in the spring. Students of all skill levels are able to participate, and a large number of our 6-12th graders are involved onstage and backstage. Student roles include drama, choreography, singing, student director and stage crew. Other opportunities include set design, construction and painting, costuming, props, sound and lights, make-up, advertising and volunteers for the nights of performances. Performances are usually Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights during the first week of March. Past performances include "Newsies," "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown," "The Sound of Music," "Beauty and the Beast," "Mary Poppins," "The Wizard of Oz," "Annie, Get Your Gun," and more.
Course: Intro to Drama
This course is intended to provide the time and space to prepare a performance of a play in the fall and assist in running the musical in the spring. In the fall semester, students involved in this class will learn skills in acting, characterization, improvisation, stage design, production equipment operation, and stage management. This will all lead up to a production of the play we are preparing. This class is not only for those who want to perform, but also for those who want to learn the skills of running the moving parts of a show. In the spring semester, students will be learning the specifics of putting on a musical, engaging in first hand experience to prepare our spring musical. We will discuss what goes into costume preparation, moving set design, blocking and choreography considerations, and front of house management during a performance run.