HSPVA Thespian Banquet

The Annual HSPVA Thespian Banquet and Induction Ceremony, hosted by the HSPVA Theatre Guild and International Thespian Society Troupe 1761, will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014:

  • 5:00pm Induction Ceremony for new Thespian Society members
  • 6:00pm Banquet
  • 7:00pm Senior Retrospective

Tickets for the Banquet are $20 and can be purchased online by clicking here: Thespian Banquet Tickets

List of Important Dates

For those of you that like lists, here is a list of many of the major HSPVA Theatre Department and Theatre Guild Events for 2013-2014:

  • September 23 6pm Theatre College Night
  • October 1 6:15pm Guild Meeting
  • October 18 YoungArts Deadline
  • October 22 7pm NACAC Performing Arts College Fair
  • October 28 6pm Magnet Open House
  • November 5 6:15pm Guild Meeting
  • November 15 7p Avenue Q
  • November 16 2pm Avenue Q
  • November 16 7pm Avenue Q
  • November 20 6pm Avenue Q
  • November 21 6pm Avenue Q
  • November 22 7pm Aveneue Q
  • November 23 2pm Avenue Q
  • November 23 7pm Avenue Q
  • November 24 Greater Houston Area Auditions
  • December 3 6:15pm Guild Meeting
  • December 11 6pm Red Studio Series
  • December 12 6pm Red Studio Series
  • December 13 6pm Red Studio Series
  • December 14 2pm Red Studio Series
  • December 14 9am Middle School Theatre Workshop
  • January 7 6:15pm Guild Meeting
  • January 11 1pm Magnet Auditions
  • Jaunary 18 8am Magnet Auditions
  • January 22 7pm Drowsy Chaperone
  • January 23 7pm Drowsy Chaperone
  • January 24 7pm Drowsy Chaperone
  • January 25 2pm Drowsy Chaperone
  • January 25 7pm Drowsy Chaperone
  • February 1 8am Magnet Auditions
  • February 3 6:15pm Guild Meeting
  • February 8 8am Magnet Auditions
  • February 20 7pm DREAMGIRLS
  • February 21 7pm DREAMGIRLS
  • February 22 7pm DREAMGIRLS
  • February 25 5pm Level III Showcases
  • February 26 5pm Level III Showcases
  • February 27 5pm Level III Showcases
  • February 28 5pm Level III Showcases
  • March 3 6:15pm Guild Meeting
  • April 1 6:15pm Guild Meeting
  • April 5 6pm Theatre Guild Gala
  • April 9  6pm An Ideal Husband
  • April 10 6pm An Ideal Husband
  • April 11 7pm An Ideal Husband
  • April 12 2pm An Ideal Husband
  • April 12 7pm An Ideal Husband
  • April 22 6pm Level I & II Showcases
  • April 23 6pm Level I & II Showcases
  • April 24 6pm Level I & II Showcases
  • April 25 6pm Level I & II Showcases
  • April 25 8pm HSVPA Senior Prom
  • April 30 6pm Grey Studio
  • May 1 6pm Grey Studio
  • May 2 6pm Grey Studio
  • May 3 2pm Grey Studio
  • May 7 6:15pm Guild Meeting
  • May 15 6pm Senior Theatre Recital
  • May 16 6pm Senior Theatre Recital
  • May 17 2pm Senior Theatre Recital
  • May 17 5pm Thespian Induction and Banquet

Welcome Back!

Welcome back for another year of HSPVA Theatre!  The Theatre Guild is getting ready to support another great season of productions, events, and trips.

The first Theatre Guild meeting of the year will be  Wednesday, August 28 at 6:15 pm in the Theatre Classroom next to the Department offices (sometimes we end up moving – if we are not there, check the Rehearsal Room across the hall and the Black Box).  At our first meeting we will collect membership forms, elect officers, approve the budget, discuss the calendar, get our committees organized, and several other agenda items.  As always, a Theatre Guild meeting is great place to get all your Theatre Department questions answered.

Our Meet and Greet Party will be Monday, September 2 (Labor Day) from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the home of David and Dena Linda:

5135 Glenmeadow Houston, Texas 77096

Please bring an appetizer or a dessert to the party.  Dress is casual.

Here is a Google Map Link to the Linda’s home.

You can submit your Theatre Guild membership at our first meeting, at the Meet and Greet, or by dropping your form by the department office.  The Theatre Guild Membership Form can be downloaded from the Join the Guild  page located under Guild Info or click here.  If you have any questions about membership, contact our membership coordinator:

Katie Kian – kkian@sbcglobal.net

Dallas College Audition Workshop


Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards in partnership with Texas State University is holding the 1st Annual College Audition Workshop at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas on Aug. 17-18.

At this forum, aspiring young high school performers and their parents will have opportunity in one location to meet theater faculty from seven top Texas in-state universities, hear presentations about their programs, participate in a mock dance call and present their audition material and receive valuable feedback and direction from university faculty members. Students will also be able to attend a talk given by Mary Anna Dennard, nationally renowned college audition coach and author of I GOT IN! The Ultimate College Audition Guide For Acting & Musical Theatre.

The following schools are participating:

  • Abilene Christian University
  • Baylor University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • University of Texas at Austin

Student participation is on two levels:

$65 Level

  • All college program presentations
  • Mary Anna Dennard presentation, (including free copy of her book, I GOT IN! The Ultimate College Audition Guide For Acting & Musical Theatre)
  • Audit mock dance & vocal/monologue auditions

$125 Level

  • All college program presentations
  • Mary Anna Dennard presentation (including free copy of her book, I GOT IN! The Ultimate College Audition Guide For Acting & Musical Theatre)
  • Participation in mock dance & vocal/monologue auditions including feedback and direction from university faculty upon acceptance – applicants must submit audition video.

For more information and to register, click here.

Space is limited; participation fees are non-refundable. Attendance fee will be charged at time of application. Students wanting to participate in mock audition must submit audition video on line; balance for mock audition participation will be charged upon acceptance.

Parents may attend presentations and auditions free of charge as space allows – you must RSVP to attend (see email below).

For more information email: collegeworkshopinfo@dallassummermusicals.org

HSPVA to Host Greater Houston Area Auditions in 2013

The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) will once again host the Greater Houston Area Auditions on November 24, 2013.  The Greater Houston Area Auditions auditions provide an opportunity for high school theatre students from the Houston area who intend to major in theatre to audition for college admissions and scholarships.  In 2012, more than 27 colleges, universities, and academies attended the auditions including:  Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia College Chicago, CalArts, CAP21, KD College, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Oklahoma City University School of Theatre, Oklahoma University Helmerich School of Drama, Oklahoma University Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre, Penn State University, Pepperdine University A, , Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts, Sante Fe University of Art and Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts, Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, The University of the Arts, University of Evansville, University of Houston, University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theatre, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Wyoming, Viterbo University, Wake Forest University, and Webster University.

Registration for the auditions will open in September.  For more information, click on the link below:

Greater Area Houston Auditions 2013

2013 HSPVA Theatre Guild Gala Info

HSPVA Theatre Guild 2013 Gala BannerThe Annual HSPVA Theatre Guild Gala will be held on Saturday April 13, 2013 from 6:30pm – 10:00pm at The Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003.  This wonderful, exciting, and heart-warming event brings together the entire extended HSPVA Theatre Family in a fun night of food, frolic, and fundraising. All your sisters and your cousins and your aunts are invited, along with younger siblings, grandparents, neighbors, and friends too!

Invitations will be sent to each HSPVA Theatre Department family.

For more Gala information, click here.