HCA has produced and performed thirteen consecutively outstanding spring musicals since 2000. Presented in March or April each year, the Drama Department puts on up to four performances over the course of a weekend to accommodate the large audiences. Our 2012 production, High School Musical, drew in an audience of more than one thousand people. Our 2013 performance of Willy Wonka, the Musical brought in a large, enthusiastic crowd as well.
The spring musicals have included everything from an adaptation of a literary classic, Narnia, to a recent pop culture favorite, Disney’s High School Musical. In between, we’ve presented The Music Man, The Princess and the Pea, The Sound of Music, Singing in the Rain, Cinderella, Hello, Dolly!, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Annie, Meet Me in St. Louis, Peter Pan, and Willy Wonka.
Each year, tryouts are held either at the end of the fall semester or the beginning of the spring semester. Effort is made to include every interested student in some aspect of the production, and throughout preparation there is always room for increased involvement. Students with major roles commit to several months of after-school practices. Our most recent productions have comprised a cast and crew of over seventy students, faculty, and volunteers.
Through the spring musical, students cultivate their skills and talents, build relationships with peers who share their passions, and connect with students both older and younger than themselves.
The Drama Department at HCA strives to strike a balance between presenting top-notch, quality productions and maintaining a healthy, growing, learning environment for students.