For the 2018-2019 school year, HLS Drama Troupe Director, Teresa Boling will be working with the students to produce two performances, Anne of Green Gables and My Fair Lady.
This November, Highlands Latin School’s Drama Troupe presents ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, an enduring classic that reveals the world of an orphan girl, Anne Shirley (HLS junior, Whitney Leonard), after she finds a home. Set in the early 1900s in Prince Edward Island, Canada, this play will include many of Anne’s famous adventures, from her first encounter with her foster parents, Matthew (HLS sophomore, Judah Murdoch) and Marilla Cuthbert (HLS junior, Audrey Dick), to her graduation from Queen’s Academy. There are tragedies and triumphs along Anne’s journey from adolescence to adulthood. She makes many mistakes, always promising to never make the same mistake twice. Anne‘s vivid imagination gives her hope and joy in the midst of her trials. She is loyal and hard-working, but also short-tempered and in need of some “strong religious training,” according to Marilla. Whether you are an old friend of Anne, or you are meeting her for the first time, this performance will reveal why she is one of literature’s most unforgettable characters. The play will have a total of 26 HLS students on stage with an additional 20 students helping behind the scenes.
Mark your calendars to attend Highlands Latin School’s production of Anne of Green Gables!
DATES and TIMES:
• Friday, November 9th at 7:00PM
• Saturday, November 10th at 7:00PM
• Sunday, November 11th at 2:00PM
• Spalding University’s Theater, in the University Center
• 824 South Fourth Street, Louisville, 40203.
Spalding University’s theater seats 800. Invite your neighbors and friends! The show lasts approximately 2 ½ hours. Tickets will go on sale soon for $8.00 each.
Next spring, Highlands Latin School’s Drama Troupe will present MY FAIR LADY, a 1964 award winning musical that is considered one of the greatest musicals of all time. Written by Lerner and Loewe, it is the tale of an uncouth cockney flower girl who is transformed into a cultured member of high society. Based on the 1913 stage play, Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw, this play is set in the early 1900s in London, England. Eliza Doolittle (played by both HLS senior, Danielle Fuller and HLS sophomore, Meg Booker) is doomed to live her life in the lower rungs of Edwardian society until Professor Henry Higgins (HLS junior, Josiah Gomez), an arrogant phonetics professor, wagers with Colonel Pickering (HLS junior, Chapman Adkins) that he can transform her into a proper lady. Eliza’s father, Alfred Doolittle (HLS sophomore, Judah Murdoch) is an interesting character who spends his time at local “establishments” with his cronies singing amusing songs like “With a Little Bit of Luck,” and “Get Me to the Church on Time.” My Fair Lady features a wonderfully enchanting musical score including the songs, “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “I Could Have Danced All Night.” A live orchestra will accompany all performances. Upbeat songs and lively dancing make this show captivating from the start. There will be 35 HLS students on stage and 20 or more behind the scenes.
Mark your calendars to attend Highlands Latin School’s production of My Fair Lady!
DATES and TIMES:
• Friday, March 22nd at 7:00PM
• Saturday, March 23rd at 7:00 PM
• Sunday, March 24th at 2:00PM
• Holy Trinity Clifton Center Theater
• 2117 Payne Street, Louisville, 40206
My Fair Lady will last approximately 3 hours. Tickets will be $8.00 each. Get the word out to family, friends and neighbors.