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

HHS Fall Play: Blithe Spirit

Congratulations to the Hamden High School Mainstage Ensemble on their fantastic performances of their fall play, "Blithe Spirit" by Noel Coward! 

HMS Fall Theatre Workshop Showcase

Congratulations to all of our students on a fantastic show! Thank you to everyone who came to support our HMS theatre program. Stay tuned for photos and announcements of upcoming HMS theatre performances!

Past Theatre Productions

The Yellow Wallpaper

Congratulations to all of our Hamden High School Mainstage Ensemble students, and especially student director Riley Arenberg, on an amazing spring play, and thank you to everyone who came to see the show! 

Aladdin Jr

Congratulations to the HMS students and directors on an incredible spring musical! It was a wonderful show and the students' talent and hard work was clear!

Legally Blonde

Congratulations to the HHS Mainstage Ensemble on the amazing work in Legally Blonde! And thank you to everyone who came to see the shows, we had wonderful audiences at each performance. 

Pride and Prejudice

Congratulations to the HHS Mainstage Ensemble on their Fall Play, Pride and Prejudice! Students did an outstanding job and we are so grateful to the wonderful audiences who came to see the show and support our program. Thank you!

Alibis: HMS fall play

Congratulations to the middle school students on their amazing performance of their fall play, Alibis! It was witty, gripping, and entertaining! Thank you to everyone who came to support the students and our middle school theatre program. We are so grateful for your support!