2020-2021 Productions

Performances: October 10th and 11th, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    • Performances will be streamed - Information about accessing the performances will be posted as we get closer to the performance dates.


By John Cariani

LOVE/SICK is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, LOVE/SICK is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone.

Audition Information

    • August 20th and 21st, 2020 – 3:15-6:00 PM – Studio Theatre

Rehearsals begin Monday, August 24th

    • Rehearsals are daily after school from 3:15-5:30 PM.


Information will be made available about the plot as the board writes the script.


  • Materials posted on the callboard on Monday, September 14th.

  • Audition submissions will be due on Tuesday, September 22nd.

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, October 13th.

      • Rehearsals are daily after school from 3:15-6:00 PM.

Performances: December 4th and 5th at 7:00 PM.

  • Performances will be streamed. A link to get tickets will be posted on Tuesday, November 24th.

The Best Medicine; Stories of Love and Laughter

This event will be a collection of published comic and love scenes curated by Mr. Shallenbarger and Mr. Solotke. The evening will also include additional aesthetic materials including poetry, songs, and other pieces that enhance the overall theme.

Audition materials posted on December 16th

Audition submissions due January 7th

Rehearsals begin January 11th

    • Rehearsals are daily after school from 3:30-5:00 PM.

Performances: February 26th and 27th, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Streamed

Musical Update

HPHS Theatre is proud to announce our spring musical:

The Drowsy Chaperone

The show will be streamed combining footage from selected in-person, staged production numbers (which will be filmed) and scenes/musical numbers recorded on Zoom.

As well, the experience will include some small group, in-person vocal rehearsals.

(Note: In-person rehearsals/filming is NOT required. Any cast member who prefers staying remote will be able to participate.)

Audition materials will be posted on theatrehphs.org prior to the audition submission deadline.


o March 5th – Video Audition submissions due

o March 6th or 7th - Cast list posted

o March 8th - Rehearsals begin (Monday through Friday, after school; some Saturday rehearsals may be added as needed.)

o Weeks of March 29th and April 5th - Remote rehearsals (2 week shut down following spring break)

o Week of April 12th - Rehearsals can resume onsite in choir room or Studio Theatre

o April 30th - All filming/recording completed

o May 20th and 21st - Show streamed to the public

Questions? Please contact sshallenbarger@dist113.org.


An evening of short plays written, directed, designed, performed, and operated entirely by students. Information about writing submissions will be posted in February.

Auditions: Sunday, April 11th, 2021, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM – Studio Theatre

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, April 27th.

    • Rehearsals are daily after school from 3:15-5:00 PM.

Performances: May 14th-15th, 2021

      • May 14th at 4:00 and 7:00 PM, May 15th at 12:00 and 5:00 PM – Studio Theatre

Playback Theatre

Playback Theatre is an original form of improvisational theatre in which audience members tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot by an ensemble of actors. HPHS is one of only two high schools in the country with a Playback Theatre ensemble!