LHHS Theatre is a Student Centered and Production driven Theatre Department producing 3-4 shows per academic year!
Each year, LHHS Theatre produces a children’s show for student of the Lake Highlands feeder schools. This is a wonderful opportunity for the youngsters to be introduced to the high school theatre program and ignite their desire to be part of the program when they reach LHHS. It also gives our high school students a chance to be role models and to interact with these young thespian recruits.
The fall show is an opportunity to explore a wide variety of theatrical shows geared toward general audiences.
Our annual musical is a big part of the LHHS Theatre tradition. We begin auditions, rehearsals and workdays in October and the musical typically takes place during late January. We draw talented students from all the corners of the school including band, choir, dance, cosmetology, the football team…. and anywhere else we can recruit them!
The spring show is another opportunity for our students to explore a variety of theatrical shows which are geared toward general audiences.
One Act Play
U.I.L.* One Act Play is the Theatre Department’s contribution to the academic competition. During the spring semester, the department produces a show that must adhere to prescribed guidelines and rules. It is a fun yet challenging experience that tests creativity, talent and mindset. LHHS has a strong tradition of advancing several rounds deep in competition and we are excited about future opportunities to get to State!
*UIL stands for University Interscholastic League Theatre. It is a competition that was founded in 1927 and is the largest high school play production contest or play festival in the world. More than 14,000 Texas high school students in more than 1,000 plays participate in 300 plus contests, which take place from the beginning of March through the three-day, 40-production State Meet.
The LHHS Theatre Department offers fun and challenging course work for your Fine Arts Credit!
Theatre Arts I-IV — Challenging course work that is fun and encourages students to grow as artists and learners. It’s a good opportunity to explore and development your theatrical yearnings. And, even if you find it’s not to your liking, the skills you gain in class will help you in lots of other areas like public speaking, sales, etc.
Theatre Production I-IV — A project driven course focused on the fundamentals of production and performances.
Technical Theatre I-IV — aka Tech, these classes are instrumental in the production process. In fact, the show would not go on without these talented students! Tech students get valuable hands-on experience in lighting, scenic construction, painting, prop building and other production areas.