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Theatre Productions

     Hardaway puts on three shows every year.  One-Act is in the fall, and goes to competition in October or November.  Dinner Theatre is in February, and is the big money maker of the year.  Spring Show is, well, in the spring, and is a full-length play. Under the direction of Ms. Lisa Brinker, Hardaway Drama has a reputation as the best high school drama program in Columbus!

ONE-ACT:
     Auditions for One-Act are usually sometime in early September, and competition is held in late October or early November.  Depending on whether the show is a musical or not, the audition could consist of a prepared song, monologue, dance, and sometimes a short improv (like on "Whose Line is it Anyway?").  One Act is the most stressful of the three shows.  However, it helps you to fully understand the mechanics of theater and how much goes into a show in order to take it to competition.

  • 1995 - The Lottery
  • 1996 - The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • 1997 - Class Action
  • 1998 - Barefoot in the Park
  • 1999 - Give My Regards to Broadway
  • 2000 - Up The Down Staircase
  • 2001 - The Jungle Book
  • Dinner Theatre:
         Auditions for Dinner Theatre are held in late November to early December, and consist of a prepared song, dance, and monologue.  Dinner Theatre is more of a variety show than an actual play.  The customers pay $10, and have a catered meal and a night of entertainment.  Dinner Theatre is also stressful, but only because of all the choreography/lyrics that must be memorized.  If you have any singing, dancing, and/or acting talent, join the show!

  • 1996 - Blame it on Broadway
  • 1997 - Blame it on Stage and Screen - Gil and Gil
  • 1998 - Blame it on Stage and Screen - Men in Black
  • 1999 - Blame it on Stage and Screen - Stars Wars Parody
  • 2000 - Blame is on Stage and Screen - Austin Powers Spoof
  • 2001 - Blame it on Stage and Screen - The Wizard of Rock
  • SPRING SHOW:
         Spring is probably the most laid-back of all the shows we do at HHS.  However, it is still a LOT of work.  Auditions are held usually in mid-March, and could consist of a song, dance, and/or monologue.  It is a full-length play, which usually lasts about 2-2 hours.  It is performed in late May, and is the final show of the year.

  • 1995 - The Wizard of Oz
  • 1996 - Grease
  • 1997 - Flowers for Algernon
  • 1998 - West Side Story
  • 1999 - Godspell
  • 2000 - My Fair Lady
  • 2001 - The Crucible
  • TRADITIONS:
    1.  Shoney's:  After each night of a show, any cast/crew member that wants to usually meets at Shoney's on Macon Road.  Normally in full makeup and/or costume, this is the time when we talk about how the show went, what we can do to improve, and of course, eat and relax after a hard day's work.  The employees know who we are by now, and normally give us the entire back room.
    2.  Naked Time  On closing night, before the show, all the guys strut around in their boxers for good luck.  This tradition was started by Ben Reed and Mitch Montgomery.
    3.  The Cast Party:  After closing night, all cast and crew gets together at a cast/crew member's house to have a great time with great friends, and say our tearful good-bye's.  There is always lots of crying at cast parties, but only at the end.  WARNING:  Strange things happen at these parties, i.e. getting to see a walrus penis bone and going swimming in our underwear in November.  By far the best party you will ever go to.

         In closing, drama is a great way to get involved with something beside athletics, and a great way to develop your talents and make long-lasting friendships that will never fade.  I guarantee that Ms. Brinker will do you no wrong, and you will never regret the day you joined our family.

    WANTA GET INVOLVED?
    Well, here's what you need to know!

    Requirements:
    1. You must be a Hardaway student (duh!).
    2. You must be willing to work very hard.
    3. You must be willing to give up most of your time, i.e. weekday afternoons, an occasional late night, a Saturday here and there.
    4. You must be CRAZY!!

         Okay, so maybe the last one isn't entirely true, but you probably will be crazy by the time opening night comes. Not that that is a bad thing.