Theatre

Our AMAZING theatre teacher:

 

MARYDELL MERRILL - HHS
 

Bringing excellent theatre education to the students of Hamden Public Schools!

About theatre in Hamden....Our theatre department has been well known throughout the state and region for many years.  Beginning with great teachers and directors like Joseph Juliano and Julian Schlusberg, the department has always worked to provide students the opportunity to explore the worlds of acting and technical theatre, through classes and after-school productions.  The theatre department believes that educational theatre should be a training ground for students.  A focus on creativity, communication, empathy, safety and professionalism helps prepare students for things to come later in life, whether in theatre or other careers.  The Hamden High Mainstage Ensemble and Hamden Middle School Center Stage provide students the opportunity to put their learning into practice with a play and musical each year. 
Hamlet and Ophelia

OUR TOWN

our town poster

Tickets are on sale now for the HHS fall play, "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder, presented by the HHS Mainstage Ensemble! Performances November 11-13 at 7pm. Purchase your tickets online at HamdenMainstage.SeatYourself.Biz - you don't want to miss this show!

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS!

Email digital photos of people and businesses from our town of Hamden to mmerrill@hamden.org for use in a display for our upcoming theatre production of "Our Town"! 

We are seeking digital photos of people and businesses from our town of Hamden for display in our lobby. After the play is over the posters will be moved to the library.

 
Hamden Mainstage Ensemble proudly presents

ANTIGONE

The Hamden Mainstage Ensemble presented Antigone last fall....to no audience!  We rehearsed and performed using social distancing and wearing masks.  Unfortunately, we were not able to invite any audience to attend.  FORTUNATELY, we were able to film the production and we are proud to present it to you here!

 

Click below to watch The Mainstage Ensemble production of ANTIGONE!

As we were not able to perform the musical last year after preparing it fully, we lost a great deal of our savings. If you would like to give a donation to help us to restore our ability to produce full scale productions next year, please do so by clicking this link:

DONATE TO HAMDEN MAINSTAGE ENSEMBLE

HHS Theatre Productions

Hamden High's sold-out production of Chicago!