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WHMS Awarded as Broadway School of Excellence

Dec 21, 2016, 9:00 AM

The Wayne Highlands Middle School proudly presented the musical production "School House Rock Live, Jr" with music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall,…

WHMS to Stage School House Rock Live!

Nov 18, 2016, 8:00 AM

Wayne Highlands Middle School will present “School House Rock Live!” one weekend only: Friday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for the production…

Damascus to present Elf Jr. this weekend

Nov 4, 2016, 5:00 PM

The Damascus School students have been hard at work since the beginning of the school year to present Elf Jr. this Friday and Saturday. Buddy the Elf's story began when, as a baby, he crawled into…

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Honesdale Performing Arts Center 2019-2020 Season

Disney's Frozen Jr

Wayne Highlands Middle School proudly presents Disney's Frozen, Jr November 22-23, 2019

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Honesdale High School proudly presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame February 21-23, 2020

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Study Boosts Children’s Academic Performance

The recent university research explored the educational and social benefits of taking school groups to watch live theatre performances. ​

How Studying Drama Can Benefit Students

As drama educators, we obviously believe that the arts should be a crucial part of a student’s academic experience. Do a quick web search of “why study the arts?”

Here’s How To Work Backstage On Broadway

So, being center stage in the spotlight during the eleven o’clock number isn’t your thing. Instead, your calling is creating the art the actors onstage can then live in for a few…

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…

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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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Dear Evan Hansen to Become Feature Film

Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen is set to become a feature film, according to Deadline. Tony winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul sold the…

Mallory Bechtel Sing 'Requiem'

Watch Dear Evan Hansen Star Mallory Bechtel Sing Haunting Solo Version of 'Requiem' . The recent high school graduate plays Zoe Murphy in the Broadway…

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