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Footlighters is the Hanover High School Theater Program advised by Yuliya Ballou .

We produce three shows a year:

      The fall play is a classical play such as Shakespeare, Moliere or Sophocles. Everyone who auditions for the fall play receives a part, making it a great opportunity for student to get involved even if they've never acted before. Recent plays were Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth.
      The winter play is a modern play which typically has a smaller cast. Last year's production was Radium Girls. This February we presented the North American premiere of a modern Ukrainian play I'm Fine by Nina Zakhozhenko, directed by Amanda Rafuse. Live student band on stage played original songs (lyrics: N.Zakhozhenko, music: Tommy Crawford.) If you missed that production, but are interested in finding out more about it (or maybe interested in staging it at your school or theater, please get in touch with Yuliya Ballou.

      Our spring play is a musical. All students who audition receive a part. Even if you do not think of yourself as a singer or a dancer, we encourage you to audition and come learn with us. Last year's production was The Prom!  This spring we are staging Mean Girls, High School Version.  ( book by Tina Fey, lyrics by Nell Benjamin, and music by Jeff Richmond. It's based on the 2004 Mark Waters film, written by Tina Fey and was inspired by Rosalind Wiseman's 2002 book Queen Bees and Wannabes.) 

MEAN GIRLS, High School Version Poster (pink)

Mean Girls, High School Version, Poster 

Our creative team is amazing: Director: Eric Love, Music Director: Kevin David Thomas, Choreographer: Susan Lamontagne,

Assistant Director: Terry Samwick, Lighting Designer: Sage Weber-Shirk, Sound: John DeGange, Set: Chris Lamontagne.

Tickets 10.00 -15.00 dollars:

Shows: 7pm Thur-Sat, 4pm on Sunday.

Every show has a tech crew. We generally work on the set on weekends. Participating in set builds is a great way to get involved and meet other people on the crew. For the last two weeks of every show, the crew comes to daily rehearsals. All shows have a costuming team, a community engagement team (posters, media presence, ticket sales). We try to train people to do many jobs - lights, spotlights, sound, backstage crew, costuming, hair/makeup - so we can count on you to participate in many ways. We welcome parents' help as well. Theater is a TEAM sport!

Email Yuliya Ballou to find out how you could get involved with HHS Footlighters. We welcome students, staff, and community members to get involved in many different ways.

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