Information for Students & Parents

Dear Students and Parents,

Welcome to the District 158 Extracurricular Theatre Program!

Our goal is to create and maintain a quality extracurricular theatre program that provides an outlet for students to discover and showcase their individual talents and find success, as well as provide opportunities for those who are passionate about the performing arts and want to get involved. Whether on stage, offstage, or behind the scenes, experienced or new to the theatre program, we have a place for ALL students!

By participating in the D158 Extracurricular Theatre Program, students learn many skills that can transfer into nearly every job market; life skills such as time management, group dynamics, public speaking and work ethics geared toward project completion; skills that students will use for the rest of their lives.

However, just as in all extracurricular activities, success comes through continued hard work and dedication. Simply put, there is a substantial time commitment that is expected from cast and crew members. Students will be investing a lot of time and energy into the program. Just as sports teams must dedicate long hours to win championships, we, too, must practice long hours to produce quality shows.

Two types of production opportunities are available for HHS students:

Mainstage productions are those that are performed in the District 158 Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Huntley High School and include the All School Play and the All School Musical. Auditions for mainstage productions or to work as a Tech Crew member on these shows (set, lighting, sound, costumes, and more) are open to ALL high school students.

Spotlight productions are those that are produced on a smaller scale and are geared toward smaller groups, are held in the Centennial Blackbox Theater at Huntley High School. These productions include, but are not limited to HHS Thespian Show, the One-Act Plays Festival, an Improv Show, Contest Theatre and Group Interpretation. 

Although the Thespian Show is considered a main stage production and all high school students are eligible to work as a Tech Crew member, auditions are limited to those who are currently inducted members of Huntley High School’s Thespian Troupe 6147.

Students do not have to be enrolled in theatre or chorus classes, or a member of the Fine Arts Academy to audition for or work as a Tech Crew member for mainstage productions or spotlight productions. Please watch the PAC website for audition dates, cast list postings, cast and crew information, and other announcements.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

We look forward to a great theatre season!

Mrs. Lorie Woods
Director of PAC / BlackBox Theater
(847) 659-6107


COMING SOON… HHS Extracurricular Theatre Program Handbook!



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