The Little Theater That Could

A Theater Arts Newsletter - Fall, 2018

The Importance of Theater Arts Education

"Arts education is an essential part of both creative and personal development, giving young people an opportunity to know themselves on a deeper level and celebrate the limitless possibility of their uniqueness. Whether or not they end up pursuing a career in the arts, it is the foundation for a more integrated acceptance of self, and a springboard for a wide range of educational and professional opportunities as they mature." - Zachary Quinto

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We are Hewlett Theater

Video by Sophie Abitbol, class of 2018.

Did you know?

Three of the five courses in the Theater Sequence at Hewlett High School are now offered for college credit?

Arts Below Sunrise

Members of the executive board of Thespian Society performed at Arts Below Sunrise and were honored to win the Grand Prize from the Endowment Fund.
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Improv Olympics!

Improv Olympics is a HIT!

A successful Improv Olympics was held on October 18th in the Little Theater, sponsored by the Thespian Society. The evening was comprised of entirely unrehearsed scenes based on audience suggestions and devised theater. Thank you for a lively and memorable evening!

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Adelphi University Day of the Arts Conference

On Friday, October 5th, students in the Advanced Theater class attended a conference at Adelphi University's Garden City campus. Broadway actor, Will Roland (Dear Evan Hansen, Be More Chill), performed songs and was the key note speaker.

Students took workshops with Theater professionals in improvisation, comedy, stage make-up, prop design, set design, stage combat, dance and audition techniques in theater and musical theater.

Hewlett Theater students with Broadway and Television actor, Will Roland (pictured below).
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Alumni Give Back

Sebastian Chacon

Theater Classes Welcome back Sebastian Chacon!

Television and Theater actor, Sebastian Chacon, class of 2011, visited Theater classes on October 30th. Mr. Chacon, a graduate of NYU, has done extensive television/film work since graduation as well as working on stage at the Public Theater in NYC. He’s been seen on Narcos, Elementary, Madame Secretary, Gotham, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Mr. Robot, to name a few. Mr. Chacon was a former member of our Theater program and numerous play productions at the high school.

Ariela Rossberg

The intermediate and advanced classes welcomed back children's book author and creative entrepreneur, Ariela Rossberg, class of 2006. Ms. Rossberg has created a business, Find Your Muse, that helps young minds to embrace creative thinking.

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Class Feature: Advanced Theater

Theater 3/4 & 5/6 are now accredited through Adelphi university!

Upcoming: Our annual Broadway Field trip will be on November 28th!

Theater students will be taking a professional workshop in stage combat and seeing The Play That Goes Wrong!

Thespian Honor Society 2018-19

An honor society for Theater students.
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Auditions for the Hewlett Theater Company productions: Pride & Prejudice and Clue, on Stage!

Monday, Dec. 3rd 2018 at 3pm

Little Theater, George W. Hewlett High School

Callbacks by invitation on December 4th & 5th.

If interested, please attend an important informational meeting on Tuesday, November 27th at 3pm in the Little Theater!

Permission slips and eligibility forms are required.

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