Congrats to HWHS Improv Teams – placing 1st and 3rd at the Regional Tournament and qualifying for the National Tournament in Ottawa

HWHS Team Chicken Strips won first place at the regional tournament for the Canadian Improv Games and will be representing Nova Scotia in the National Tournament in Ottawa.
HWHS Team Line Crossers placed third and Jared Taylor won the Spirit Award and a Scholarship to attend Improv U (a summer camp in Ontario)!!!

Thank you to coaches April Cross and Lisa Hackett for their dedication. We are sure they are proud of both teams and overjoyed with their success!!!

Teams members:

CHICKEN STRIPS: Carly Penrose, Aiden Lemire, Sarah Chamblers, Cait Macmullin, Connor McKiggan, Coleman Merry, and Jennifer Scott
Coach: Lisa Hackett
LINE CROSSERS: Evan Matthews, Kathleen Jones, Harrison Souchereau, Jared Taylor, Lilly Kirk, Victor Lamoureux, and Chris Duvar
Coach: April Cross

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HWHS Improv Team to Compete at Canadian Improv Games Regional Tournament – Wed Feb 18th

Halifax West’s Improv Teams will be competing in the Canadian Improv Games Regional Tournament at St. Matthew’s Church on Barrington Street. HWHS Team Line Crosser will be playing Wednesday February 18th and HWHS Team Chicken Strips will be playing Thursday February 19th starting at 7:00pm for a $5 admission. Come out to support our two Improv Teams as they defend their championship.

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Man of La Mancha Opens March 5th – Bella Rose Arts Centre

This year’s Musical Production is Man of La Mancha

About the Musical 

The Broadway award winning musical Man of La Mancha is a remarkable show and one of the great theatre successes of our time. Poet and playwright Miguel de Cervantes is awaiting trial by the Spanish Inquisition when his fellow prisoners seize and try to burn his masterpiece manuscript, Don Quxiote. To save the manuscript, he stages a poignant story of a man whose obsessive Quest to attain an impossible dream takes over his mind. Don Quixote’s dream is Everyman’s dream. His tilting at windmills is Everyman’s Great Adventure. As the footlights disappear, time is telescoped and the Man of La Mancha speaks for mankind. The iconic song “To Dream the Impossible Dream” will remain in your thoughts and in your soul well after you see the show.

Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion

Original production staged by Albert Marre
Originally produced by Albert Selden and Hal James

Opening Night Thursday, March 5, 2015
Total Performances 4

Don Quixote – Evan Matthews
Sancho Panza – Alison Dickson
Aldonza – Kaleigh Lerette

Director – Edmund MacLean
Producer/Stage Manager – April Cross
Musical Director – David Burtt
Set Design and Props – FATE

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A Night of Murder, Mystery and Laughter – Wednesday Jan 21st 7:00 pm

Halifax West High School Drama Department Presents

A Night of Murder, Mystery and Laughter
Bella Rose Arts Centre

This student production is a collaboration of the Drama 11 and Drama 12 students; in which the senior students acted as the production crew and the grade 11’s as actors. This production is their final assessment and process exam. This is an amateur presentation of two royalty-free plays taken from:
Sodaro, Craig. Make it Mystery, Meriwether Publishing Ltd., 2006.

Production Team
Producer … April H Cross
Lighting Technician … Richard Bonner
Lighting Designer … Michael Greenlaw
Costume Designer … Aiden Lemire
Assistant Stage Manager … Mohammed Hazara
Sound Board Operator … Jay Hubbard

Queen of Hearts
William Shakespeare disappeared from his hometown of Stratford when he was eighteen. No one knows why he left his wife and children, though historians have a number of theories. One tells of Will poaching a deer on Sir Thomas Lucy’s land – a serious offence that could have seen Will in jail or executed. How he made his way to London and got started in theatre is also a mystery. This play takes an imaginative look at what might have happened to young William Shakespeare.

Production Team
Director … Allison Jollimore
Stage Manager… Kathleen Jones
Set Designer … Sarah Chalmers
Prop Master … Kathleen Jones

Cast
William Shakespeare … Chris Duvar
Mrs. Dogberry … Carly Taylor
Mr. Dogberry … Brad Nauss
Bess … Celia Gonzalez Morales
Angelo … Liam Mazerolle
Annie Doll … Laura Nelson
Sir Thomas Lucy … Chris Stoodley
Lady Lucy … Tina Khayambashi
Mr. Greene … Anthony Burns
Magistrate … Jared Taylor
Mrs. Burbage … Lilly Kirk

Case of the Dangerfield Diamond

In classic film noir, a tough-talking private eye is hired by a beautiful woman to solve a murder. Often narrating his/her thoughts to the audience, the detective find their way through a shadowy maze of sinister characters, each of whom could have committed the crime. In this noir parody, Nikki Noir has her hands full as she tries to solve a big case that just might put her name on the map.

Production Team
Director … Joel McNair
Stage Manager … Kaleigh Lerette
Set Designer … Kaleigh Lerette
Prop Master … Sarah Chalmers

Cast
Nikki Noir … Jennifer Scott
Dora Dangerfield … Rachel Arab
Daphne Dangerfield … Hannah McDonald
Delia Dangerfield … Lilly Kirk
Donald Dangerfield … Shawn Heard
Clive Clemdiddle … Derik Martinez Pinto
Bob, the butler … Josh Theriault

Our Sincere Thank you to Halifax West High School, Bella Rose Arts Center, Richard Bonner, Ms. April H Cross, Jay Hubbard and Our friends and family.

Admission: Suggested $5 donation at the door

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Canadian Improv Team Games – Thursday January 15th Bella Rose Arts Centre

Canadian Improv Games X Rounds #2 will be held at Halifax West in the Bella Rose Arts Center Wed Jan 14th and Thurs Jan 15th at 7:30pm. Come to support Halifax West’s two Improv Teams as they each play two Improv Events with 11 other high school teams from around Nova Scotia! $5.00 admission at the door.

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