The Hoover Drama Department’s mission is to enrich, educate, and inspire our students through the applications of Theatre.
Fall Play: The One Act Play That Goes Wrong
Description: The Hoover drama department is presenting the play, “he One Act Play That Goes Wrong” by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields. This comedic play within a play follows the Polytechnic Drama Society as they attempt to produce a murder mystery. While they try to perform this production, everything goes terribly wrong.
Details: The performances are November 3rd at 7PM, 4th at 2PM and 7PM, and 5th at 2PM in the Hoover Auditorium. Doors open 30 minutes before the house opens and tickets are sold at the door. Student tickets are $5 and adult tickets are $8.
The Iowa High School Speech Competition is a competition where Hoover students create, rehearse, and perform their medium of theatre for feedback and guidance to continue to perfect their craft. Students have opportunities to compete at the district, state, and all-state level. Below is information on this season, competitions, and meetings.
Nov. 13th: IHSSA informational meeting at 4 PM in room 1180
Nov. 16th and 17th: IHSSA Auditions (Musical Theatre, Mime, One-Act)
Nov. 20th: First rehearsal/ cast lists posted. All required to attend from 4-5:30 in room 1180
Nov. 21st- Jan. 9th: IHSSA Rehearsal (schedules TBA)
Jan. 10th and 11th: IHSSA Tech Rehearsals for Showcase
Jan 11th: IHSSA Showcase at 6PM. Free admission.
Jan. 20th: IHSSA Large Group District Competition (all day, times TBA)
Feb. 3rd: IHSSA Large Group State Competition (All day, times and location TBA)
Feb. 17th: IHSSA All-State Competition at ISU (all day festival)
Feb. 24th: IHSSA Individual District Competition (all day, times and location TBA)
March 9th: IHSSA Individual State Competition (all day, location and times TBA)
March 25th: All State Individual Competition at UNI (all day, times TBA)
Spring Production: The Lightning Thief Musical
Description: The Lightning Thief was written by Joe Tracz with Music & Lyrics by Rob Rokicki.
Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.
As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly-discovered powers he can’t control, a destiny he doesn’t want, and a mythology textbook’s worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus’s master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the thief. He must travel to the Underworld and back; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and come to terms with the father who abandoned him.
Auditions for this play are November 16th and 17th from 4:30-6PM. There will be an information meeting on November 13th from 4- 5:30 in room 1180. There will also be audition workshops November 14th and 15th. Times TBA.
April 26th at 7PM, April 27th at 2 and 7 PM, and April 28th at 2PM. Tickets will be sold at the door. Ticket for students are $5 and adults are $10.
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