We are such stuff as dreams are made on… (The Tempest, IV, i)

The Annual HSPVA Theatre Gala will be held on Saturday, April 2 at the Ensemble Theatre Performance Center. It’s a fun night of fundraising for the HSPVA  Theatre Department. Purchase your tickets immeidiately as this is always a sell-out event! Only 250 tickets have been released for purchase, so get yours TODAY!
The annual Thespian Festival at the University of Nebraska in June showcases high school performances on four stages, a wealth of learning opportunities for students and educators in workshops and master classes, a student leadership program, auditions for college admission and Thespian scholarships, the Thespian Playworks student playwriting program, and much more.
The HSPVA  Ruth Denney Theatre Guild is comprised of parents, guardians, friends, and relatives of HSPVA Theatre students. We work closely with the Theatre Department faculty to seek out opportunities to make a profound and lifelong difference in the lives of each of our theatre students.
Information IconHSPVA Theatre Parents – need some help? The Parents and Programs Page has links to our New HSPVA Theatre Parents Information Page and much more.

HSPVA Theatre Department Productions and Events 2015-2016

Singing in the Rain 2All School Musical October 7-10 Denney Theatre
One of the most beloved movie musicals of all time, Singin’ in the Rain is faithfully adapted for the stage including some of the best comedy routines, dance numbers and love ballads ever written.

Rocky HorrorFall Main Stage Musical November 12-14 Black Box
A humorous musical tribute to science fiction and horror B movies, The Rocky Horror Show follows the adventures of innocents Brad and Janet as they meet transvestite alien Frank ‘n Furter and a household of strange Transylvanians on a dark and stormy night.
GHAA Icon 2Greater Houston Area Auditions November 22
The Greater Houston Area Auditions for 100 college-bound senior theatre majors from across the metropolitan area auditioning for 40-50 colleges will be held Sunday, November 22 at HSPVA.
Red Studio 100Red Studio December 2-4 Black Box
Student-conceived theatre works in one act from the Red & Grey Studio program showcase the talents of our Level 3 and 4 theatre students.
Square Workshop LogoHSPVA Middle School Theatre Workshop December 5
The Annual HSPVA Middle School Theatre Workshop will be held Saturday December 5. This workshop is open to Middle Schoolers in grades 6-8 and includes an audition preparation session for 8th graders.
Auditions 100Level 3 Theatre Showcases February 2-5 Black Box
Junior Showcases, featuring individual performances by each Level 3 student in front of a panel of theatre professionals in preparation for college auditions.
Aint MisbehavinBlack History Production February 18-21 Denney Theatre
Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of the inimitable Fats Waller and the Golden Age of Swing as the cast sings and jives through songs that played from uptown clubs and Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood. Buy Tickets ⇒
Gala 100HSPVA Theatre Gala April 2 Ensemble Theatre
The Annual HSPVA Theatre Gala will be held Saturday, April 2 at the Ensemble Theatre Performance Center.
Grey Studio 100Grey Studio April 26-28 Black Box
Student-conceived theatre works in one act from the Red & Grey Studio Program showcase the talents of our Level 3 and 4 theatre students.  Buy Tickets ⇒
Skin of our Teeth April 29-May 1
This Pulitzer Prize winning play by Thornton Wilder is a three-part allegory about the life of mankind, centering on the Antrobus family of the fictional town of Excelsior, New Jersey. The epic comedy-drama is noted as among the most heterodox of classic American comedies — it broke nearly every established theatrical convention. Buy Tickets ⇒
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Level 1 & 2 Showcases May 4-6 Black Box
Level 1 & 2 Showcases feature HSPVA Theatre Department underclassmen in several one-act productions.

Seniors 100Senior Recitals May 11-13 Black Box
Senior Recitals showcase the individual and collective talents of our graduating students and are the culmination of four years of training at HSPVA.
Thespian 100Thespian Inductions May 13 Commons
The Thespian Induction Ceremony and Senior Celebration recognizes HSPVA Theatre students who have qualified to become a member of International Thespian Society Troupe 1761. The elected officers for the coming year are also announced and the Senior Celebration follows the ceremony.