Once again, 2017 has been a remarkably busy year for the Hart Theatre Company.
Following on from a wonderful performance of Franz Kafka’s The Trial by our Middle School students and the Senior School’s presentation of Urinetown earlier in the year, the Middle School musical HONK! and the Senior School Play ‘Love and Information’ played to packed out audiences.
Those who saw HONK! were impressed by the ‘children’s book’ look of the show’s sets and prop elements. From the inventive costumes to the simple elegance of the lighting design, every detail of the show was a delight and told the story of difference and acceptance with heart. With an orchestra of student players, HONK! spotlighted not only the exceptional quality of our young singers and actors but highlighted the musical prowess of our young musicians as well.
Directly following HONK! the Senior School took their show Love and Information on the road to the Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale. Audiences were treated to a thought-provoking production performed with focus, enthusiasm and courage. The ensemble cast worked as a seamless unit supporting the work in a manner that belied their years. Students within the cast and crew were afforded the opportunity of working in a professional theatre and delivered to those fortunate enough to have seen the play, a professional standard that showcased the remarkable talent within our student body.
The final production of the 2017 season is the year 5/6 musical, The Little Mermaid. The cast and crew are well into the rehearsal process for this show and tickets will be on sale early in term 4.
We are unbelievably proud of where the Hart Theatre Company has taken our students over the past six years and we look forward to what lies ahead. It promises to be just as remarkable as what we have already achieved. Looking back to the company’s first season where the trajectory started its arc, it is clear we are headed for the stars!