Performing Arts News

Music Education Receives National Recognition

May 17, 2017, 9:00 AM

Wayne Highlands School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Wayne Highlands…

OnStage 2017-2018

2017-2018 Season Tickets

Honesdale Performing Arts Center 2017-2018 Season

Once Upon A Mattress

Damascus School proudly presents Once Upon A Mattress November 3-4. 2017

Guys and Dolls

Wayne Highlands Middle School proudly presents Guys and Dolls November 17-18, 2017

The Addams Family

Honesdale High School proudly presents The Addams Family - A New Musical February 16-18, 2018

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

Preston Area School proudly presents Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr May 4-5, 2018

Student Rush Tickets

Student Rush Tickets

Director's Blog

Every Actor Should be Involved Backstage At Least Once

It is often said that “actors without stagehands are naked people standing in the dark trying to emote on a stage.” This couldn’t be a truer statement. But yet, many actors are…

17 Twitter Terms Actors Must Know

I thought I’d break down some Twitter vocabulary (because it intimidates people). Even if you’re a pro tweeter, I strongly suggest reading this. I’ve included some advanced tips in…

Bringing Light From The Shadows: The Job Of A Lighting Designer

We just finished another amazing theatrical production and spent over 50 hours rigging, designing, and programming the lights for our Broadway musical production of Disney's The…

10 Life Lessons Theatre Taught Me

Education is key to the development of the world, and the diversity of various educational specializations is key to such development. However, the arts often times get overlooked…

November 23: Thespis of Icaria Becomes the World’s First Actor

November 23 marks the traditional date when the first ever human being to take the stage and portray someone else other than himself took place. This person, according to various…

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Why Advertise with HPAC? Honesdale Performing Arts Center continues to be a proud part of the booming cultural economy of Honesdale and Wayne County. Audiences and critics raved about our 2016…

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Disney's The Little Mermaid

Honesdale High School proudly presents Disney's The Little Mermaid February 17-19, 2017

School House Rock Live

Wayne Highlands Middle School will present “School House Rock Live!” Friday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 19, 7:00 p.m.

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In His Own Words

Howard Sherman speaks with The Prince of Broadway Himself, Hal Prince. It is impossible to overstate how important Harold S. Prince was to musical…

William Shakespeare born

According to tradition, the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564. It is impossible to…

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