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Theatre

At home on the stage.

The Theatre program at Holland Hall is collaborative in form and multifaceted by nature, utilizing and developing the individual’s senses to promote self-awareness and self-confidence through tolerance, teamwork, and empathy.

Primary School

At Holland Hall, exposure to theatre and imaginative play begins at an early age. From pre-school to 3rd Grade, teachers incorporate dramatic play and storytelling into their curriculum through puppetry, role-playing, story re-enactments, pretend centers and classroom productions.

Middle School

In Middle School, the theatre arts curriculum lays foundational work in theatre production, etiquette, acting and improvisation skills as well as exposing students to arts management and design disciplines. Students have the opportunity to participate in a theatre production each year of Middle School, either onstage as a performer or offstage as crew.

  • Play or musical productions each year
  • Offstage crewing/technical opportunities

Upper School

Students in the upper school have many opportunities to expand their interest and curiosity in theatre. Whether it’s following a path to become a performer, or wanting to gain more confidence and awareness in themselves or others, through acting techniques, exploration of movement and voice, and the appreciation of all elements of theatre, the Upper School Theatre Arts curriculum will help foster the self expression of both the individual child and ensemble.

Students can experience this art form in the Upper School through:

  • Four Levels of Acting class
  • Independent studies in technical theatre and acting
  • Two productions a year, including musicals
  • Offstage crewing/technical opportunities
  • Showcase performances at Theatre Night
  • Showcase performances (monologues, scenes, and One-Acts) at ISAS
  • Experiential learning/performing in off-campus opportunities
  • Improv Club
  • Company 21 Volunteer

 

 

 

Holland Hall Upper School Theatre Presents

CLUE: Onstage

October 7-9, 2021 at 7 p.m.
Walter Arts Center, Newman Theatre

It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.

 

PUFFS

March 3-5, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Walter Arts Center, Newman Theatre

For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.

 

Holland Hall Middle School Theatre Presents

SHREK JR. THE MUSICAL

January 21-22, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Walter Arts Center, Branch Theatre

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR.,based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.