HPA's 2014-2015 Season

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Director: Brad Garnaat          Assistant Director: Jean Ermatinger
Caledonia High School Fine Arts Center, 9050 Kraft Ave SE, Caledonia, MI 49316

The Music Man brings trouble to River City as con man Harold Hill convinces the people of their need for a boys band. Townsfolk are eating out of the palm of his hand until love catches him off guard and he learns the value of something more important than money. The show requires a large cast ages 12 and up; there are also very limited roles for children ages 9 - 11.

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Director: Dan DuPraw          Assistant Director: CJ Pletcher        Dramaturg: Brad Garnaat
Comstock Community Auditorium, 2107 N. 26th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
 
This contemporary setting of A Little Princess captures the eerie mysteriousness of The Secret Garden and the endearing hope of Annie. When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, Sara Crewe goes to live at a boarding school. She soon clashes with the severe head mistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to crush Sara’s sense of self-worth and creativity. Sara’s belief that “every girl is a princess” is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action. This show will need a cast of approximately 30, and actors will need a desire to be challenged.  The roles are predominately for non-singers, although some singers are needed as well.  The cast needs an outstanding dancer, a few actors who are willing to master visual story-telling through non-speaking roles, at least 5 males and 3 females to take on demanding adult roles, as well as substantial roles for younger girls. Boys ages 12 and up and girls ages 11 and up are encouraged to audition.


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Director: Brad Garnaat          Assistant Director: Elizabeth Stuart
Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 378 State St, Charlotte, MI 48813
  
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice channel a world of musical styles - from calypso to western to the charleston and back to broadway as they retell the biblical story of Joseph, his brothers, and (of course) the coat of many colors. This humorous and explosive show emerges into vibrant life through unforgettable musical numbers including Those Canaan Days, Go, Go, Go Joseph, and Close Every Door.  Joseph will feature a large cast of energetic actors 11 and older.

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Director: Brad Garnaat         Assistant Director: CJ Pletcher
Comstock Community Auditorium, 2107 N. 26th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
 
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, a captivating musical rendition of a traditional French fairy tale, is set in a small village and follows a young girl in her quest to discover a world of which she’s only read and dreamt. As the story unfolds, dreams come to life and she is faced with the realities of choices and their consequences. The show brings enchanting characters, familiar melodies, and exciting choreography to the stage. This production offers a variety of roles and a large chorus of males 12 and older, and females 13 and older.

HPA Kids Presents
Aristocats-web.pngLansing Performances:  November 15, 3pm & 6pm
Kalamazoo Performances:  November 22, 3pm & 6pm
Grand Rapids Performances:  March 21, 3pm & 6pm 

In Disney’s The Aristocats Kids, Madame's jealous butler
cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them; but, the Alley cats come to the rescue! This feline tale is a fast-paced adventure with memorable characters and jazzy songs.

Parable-WEB.pngGrand Rapids Performances: November 21, 6pm & 8pm
Lansing Performances:  March 14, 3pm & 6pm 

Kalamazoo Performances:  March 24, 6pm & 8pm

Once Upon A Parable captures the truth and humor of the parables with their double meanings and surprise endings.  Parable has lots of opportunity for individual lines and solos, and combines great songs with witty scenes to share God’s truth!