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Theater Department

The LuHi Theatre Department is committed to performing high quality, professional theatre for the whole family to enjoy. Our goal is to give students a well rounded theatre education with one goal in mind: do it all for God’s glory.

We always welcome new students to join our productions. Whether you love to act, sing, dance, build or work with electronics, there’s a place for you. Previous experience is not required. Join a creative team with a long standing tradition of bringing new and exciting productions to audiences. Like our Facebook page for up to date information about the latest productions and happening of the LuHi Theater Department!

LuHi Theater Department Upcoming Events:

2017-2018 Production Schedule

Productions

Theatre Showcase Gala - War of the Worlds, The Panic Broadcast by Joe Landry

This year’s Theatre Gala Event will be the live radio play War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast. Synopsis: An alien invasion throws humanity into chaos in the classic sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds--but all it took to cause real-life panic in the streets was Orson Welles's 1938 radio adaptation, which listeners took for news. Now, ten years later, the WBFR radio ensemble recreates the colorful events surrounding the infamous evening, including the full original broadcast. Complete with vintage commercials and live sound effects, this radio-play-within-a-radio-play is a thrilling homage to the form's golden age and timely reminder of what fear can do to a society.

During this unique theatre event the audience will be treated to an array of appetizers, desserts and drinks while watching a live radio play set in the 1940’s. See what home entertainment was like before the age of TV.

The purpose of this event is to raise money for us to continue to perform great theatre for the LuHi and Parker communities by helping to pay production costs, enable our students to attend valuable educational theatre conferences and compete in theatre and college scholarship competitions.

Fiddler on the Roof

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

Antigone Now by Melissa Cooper

In the midst of a bombed-out city still feeling the aftershocks of war, the rebellious and intense Antigone defies her uncle to bury her disgraced brother. This contemporary response to the myth of Antigone brings powerful, modern prose to an ancient and universal story.

As part of the LuHi Theatre Department, students are given the opportunity to learn all aspects of putting together production.

  • Acting focus: students work on character development, script analysis, improvisation, and application to performances.
  • Technical focus: students learn the art of lighting, sound, set design, stage construction, make-up, and costumes.
  • Stage fighting: students master stage combat skills so they can safely “fight” on stage.

We also attend the Thespian Conference (ThesCon), specifically for high school theater students, in downtown Denver each year. Learn more here.

LuHi has performed a variety of shows throughout its 57 year history. Productions include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, The King and I, Seussical the Musical, Godspell, You’re a good man Charlie Brown, Death and Deceit on the Nile, and Almost Main.

Crossplay

Crossplay is a ministry theatre troupe which performs Christ-centered skits, songs and videos for chapels at LHS as well as at our Association grade schools. Crossplay also performs for various church and community groups throughout the year. They are directed by Jillian Lietzau and Denise Noffze.

Crossplay's mission is to spread God’s Word and minister to the community through theatre and song. They are led by these verses: “Go into all the world and proclaim the Gospel to the whole creation” – Mark 16:15 and “Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:13

International Thespian Society

LuHi is a proud member of the International Thespian Society (ITS). ITS is the world’s largest honor society for theatre students. The LuHi theater department attends the regional ITS conference every December in downtown Denver. This opportunity allows students to participate in a variety of workshops taught by theatre professionals and college professors (acting, dance, make-up costume design, playwriting, lighting, etc), visit with college reps, audition for scholarships and see performances by other area high schools.

Past Productions

Recent productions include musicals such as, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Godspell, interactive dinner theater productions such as, Death & Deceit on the Nile and Noir Suspicions, Treasure Island, The King and I, and the romantic comedy, Almost Maine.

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