Drama

Drama

Another source of creativity and learning at Hillcrest Academy is in the drama program. Hillcrest has a long history of performing arts including drama and musicals. Each year we perform classic musicals or dramas as well as contemporary and period pieces. 

All performances take place in our state-of-the-art 557 seat Fine Arts center, Celebration Hall.

Upcoming Performance

Monologues

This fall, the scheduled Hillcrest Academy production will take new direction due to current limitations on traditional performances. Three students selected monologues to prepare and perform in the three standard genres: dramatic, classic and comedic. After memorization and direction, Meredith Blossom, Ivana Ebersole, and Sarah Miller were recorded in audition format on the Celebration Hall stage.

Meredith Blossom

– Midsummer Night’s Dream
– DNA
– The Birds

Ivana Ebersole

– The Treachery of Images
– WYWH

Sarah Miller

– Kitchen Sink Drama


While you’re watching the Monologues, as an added bonus check out 2 songs that our Chorale sang and recorded. 

Homeward Bound
Requiem

Past Performances

Beauty and the Beast

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The performances of the musical Beauty and the Beast were held on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, 2019. The musical was directed by Michael Swartzendruber and Mike Wagner.

Peter Pan & Wendy

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Peter Pan and Wendy was performed on May 4-5, 2019 and was directed by Michael Swartzendruber. 

2018 Children’s Drama

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The 2018 Children’s Drama was performed on April 28-29, 2018. The dramas featured fresh tellings of the old stories of Hansel and Gretel, 3 Little Wolves (and the big bad pig) and Mushkil Gusha.

Anne of Green Gables

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The performances of the musical Anne of Green Gables were held on November 4-5, 2017 and directed by Michael Swartzendruber and Alisa Kandel.

2017 Children’s Drama

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The spring children’s drama under the direction of Donna Swartzendruber, Amy Drayfahl, Lorene Bender and Laurie Miller was held on April 29-30, 2017The three productions were Jack and the Three Sillies, The Pretender Hen, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Between these plays were fun-loving performances of Dancing, Gymnastics, Stomp, and Synchronized Swimming. 

Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner

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Performances were held November 5-6, 2016 for Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner by Pat Cook and directed by Megan Miller (’06) and Allison Yoder (’09).