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Theatre Department - 2013-14 Theatre Productions

For more information about any of our shows, please call 573-629-3182 or email boxoffice@hlg.edu .

King Midas and the Golden Touch

By Willard Simms

Dates/Times:
On-campus performances: October 10 at 9:30 am, October 11 at 7 pm
Location: Roland Fine Arts Center’s Parker Theatre
Cost: $1 per person/all ages

The group will also put on a performance during Hannibal’s Folk Life Festival on Saturday, October 19 at 2 pm in Nipper Park. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to this park performance.

As the story goes, King Midas is too greedy for his own good. He already has piles of gold, but he wants more. When a friendly sorceress visits his kingdom, he talks her into granting him one wish: everything that he touches must be turned to gold. King Midas finds that the results are far from what he expected, as his treasure chests, his dinner, and finally his only daughter are turned into gold. The children in the audience help the king learn a valuable lesson, that gold alone isn’t enough to make you happy.

This show is student-directed by senior theatre major Lindsey McCloy. It has a running time of approximately 30 minutes and though the target audience is kindergarten through 5th grade, the show is fun for all ages.

Steel Magnolias

By Robert Harling

Dates/Times:
November 14-16 at 7:00 pm in the Parker Theatre of the Roland Fine Arts Center.
Location: Roland Fine Arts Center’s Parker Theatre
Cost: $9 a ticket in advance and $10 per ticket at the door. Admission for seniors 60+ is $8 in advance and $9 at the door. For groups of 10 or more, admission is $8 per ticket.

All the ladies who are “anybody” in Chinquapin, Louisiana go to Truvy’s beauty salon. There, the vivacious Truvy, assisted by the slightly odd Annelle, dispenses wisdom and style to her unique clientele: the curmudgeonly Ouiser, Miss Clairee, the local social leader M’Lynn, and her spunky daughter Shelby. As these funny, frank companions share in the joys and changes of life, they form a bond; which becomes even deeper when the group must face an unexpected tragedy. This funny and heartwarming play of simple strength and friendship will remain with you long after the curtain has closed.

The Music Man

By Meredith Wilson

Dates/Times:
April 3-5, at 7 pm
Location: Roland Fine Arts Center’s Parker Theatre
Cost: $9 a ticket in advance and $10 per ticket at the door. Admission for seniors 60+ is $8 in advance and $9 at the door. For groups of 10 or more, admission is $8 per ticket.

The Music Man by Meredith Willson, depicts con-man Harold Hill who arrives at sedate River City, Iowa, intending to cheat the community with his scam of offering to equip and train a boy's marching band, then skip town with the money, as he has no musical skill. Things go awry when he falls for a comely librarian whom he tries to divert from exposing him while he inadvertently enriches the town with a love of music.

“We invite people of all ages to come to a wonderful night of entertainment,” said Sabrina Price, Director. “The Music Man is a fun upbeat musical featuring loved songs such as Seventy-Six Trombones, Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little, Lida Rose, and Shipoopi. Rehearsal is underway for the musical and excitement is already in the air. We are also excited to have a few children and chorus roles filled by community members.”

 

2012-2013 Season

  • The Curious Savage (November 2012)
  • Me and Richard III (October 2012)
  • Evening of One Acts (April 2013)
  • The Three Little Pigs (February 2013)

2011-2012 Season

  • The Stone in the Road - Children's Show (February 2012)
  • Lost in Yorkers (April 2012)
  • A Christmas Carol (December 2011)

2010-2011 Season

  • Rap-Punzel - Children's Show (October 2010)
  • The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (December 2010)
  • Christmas... Unwrapped - Student Directed, Senior Performance (December 2010)
  • Little Women (February 2011)
  • Life With Father (April 2011)

2009-2010 Season

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Children's Show (Fall 2009)
  • White Christmas (December 2009) - View photo gallery
  • King Arthur's Calamity - Children's Show (March 2010)
  • Harvey (April 2010)

Contact Information

Academics Office
573-629-3092