Arts

Theatre

A Place to Shine

A dynamic and diverse group of students, the theatre program at Houston Christian High School encompasses everything from a Comedysportz improv team to mainstage plays and musicals, from technical theatre design to stage management and production. HC Theatreworks offers 40+ student leadership positions. Regardless of where your interests lie, there’s a place here for you!

The Houston Christian theatre program develops young performers through active learning. Students are challenged in all areas of creativity. The Acting theories of Konstantin Stanislavsky, Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, Ion Cojar, Robert Lewis, Lee Strasberg, Freddie Hendricks, Ivana Chubbuck, Viola Spolin, and Sanford Meisner are explored, studied, and used to approach the realization of dramatic texts on the stage. 

Students will have the opportunity to hear from professionals and Houston Christian alumni working in the industry with renowned companies on Broadway. These artists bring potential internships and training to our students from the best theatres in Houston and the nation.

HC Theatreworks challenges students’ creativity and artistic skills through an active production program that melds scholarship with theory while fostering students’ understanding and appreciation of the arts. Houston Christian’s annual production line-up is some of the best Houston has to offer.

Leadership Opportunities
⋅Fall Show (Play) ⋅International Thespian Honor Society
⋅Winter Musical (Musical) ⋅Beginner and Advanced Drama Courses
⋅Spring Show (Showstoppers)
⋅ Technical Theatre Courses
⋅Student Directed One Acts
⋅ Comedy/Tragedy Courses
⋅Night of One Acts Performances
⋅ Sports Broadcasting
⋅ISAS Fine Arts Festival
⋅ HC TV 
⋅ComedySportz High School Team: Varsity and JV ⋅ Musical Theatre Workshops and Intensives

Spring 2023 Musical

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  • Guys and Dolls

    Set in Depression-era Times Square, Guys and Dolls is about a couple of big city gamblers and the women who love them. It tells the overlapping stories of high-roller Sky Masterson, who falls in love with mission worker Sarah Brown, and lovable rapscallion Nathan Detroit, engaged for 14 years to Miss Adelaide, a headliner at the Hot Box Club. Nathan runs a famous floating crap game, and an ongoing plot line involves his quest for a safe place for the game as Adelaide continues her quest to convince him to marry her. Meanwhile, Sarah, mistakenly believing that Sky set up an illegal game at the mission, tries to fight her affection for the charismatic crapshooter.

    Performances:
    Thursday, February 16, 2023, 7 PM
    Friday, February 17, 2023, 7 PM
    Saturday, February 18, 2023, 2 PM
    Saturday, February 18, 2023, 7 PM
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ComedySportz

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  • What is ComedySportz?

    The ComedySportz Houston High School League is currently in 17 Houston area schools.

    "We play improvisation as a team sport, with two teams “competing” for audience laughs. The stage is covered in turf, there’s a referee and the players are in uniform. It’s not comedy about sports; it’s comedy played as a sport. Because everyone knows what a sport is, there is immediated buy-in from the audience. People who have never been to the theatre before walk through the door because they’re not intimidated. Because it’s improvisational, it’s always different, and you will have fans that come to every performance."

    Get Ready For Game Day:
    • Sign up for the High School League on the HSL Portal (link below)
    • Complete all Registration Forms on HSL Portal
    • Save the Fall Match Schedule
    • Gather Uniform: 

      • Black sweatpants
      • Black Converse-style sneakers
      • White Undershirt
      • Submitted T-Shirt Size through HSL Portal for NEW players (three colors of T-Shirt Jerseys = $45 total)
      • Submitted T-Shirt Size to Mrs. Nixson for REPLACEMENT jerseys ($15 each)
    PLAYER REGISTRATION
  • 22-23 Season Line Up & Leadership

    ComedySportz Sponsors: Mr. Linhart, and Ms. Nixson. 

    Varsity Team Captains: Elliot Richardson '23 and Joshua Chin '23
    This is Elliot and Joshua's fourth year on the Varsity team. HC
    ComedySportz competes at a city-wide level and finished the 2019 season as District Runners-Up. This year, Elliot and Josh will help lead HC to reclaim our 2018 title as City Champs!

    Varsity Team Manager: Megan Hyzak '26

    Team Mom: Mrs. Brooke Halverson

    VARSITY ROSTER
    Nate Braquet
    Mia Chieng
    Joshua Chin
    Annabelle Cody
    John Cotten
    Karen Garibay
    William Halverson
    Andrew Knobbe
    McKay Lawless
    Kai Livingstone
    Aubrey Pagano
    Elliot Richardson
    Ian Ritchie
    Anna Senseman

     

Production Archive

Fall Play 2022

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  • Arsenic & Old Lace

  • Arsenic & Old Lace Program

  • Arsenic & Old Lace Cast & Crew

    Varsity
    Mortimer...............................................................Tony Stevens
    Abby.................................................................Layla Borghese
    Martha.............................................................McKay Lawless
    Elaine..................................................................Haley Devlin
    Jonathan...............................................................Kian Ritchie
    Dr. Einstien..............................................................Joshua Chin
    Teddy.................................................................Jackson Herauf
    Of icer Brophy.........................................................Nate Braquet
    Of icer Klien......................................................Cole Montgomery
    Of icer O’Hara...................................................William Halverson
    Lieutenant Rooney...................................................Ramzy Khalifa
    Mr. Gibbs...............................................................Grant Miller
    Mrs. Harper............................................................Susan Allison
    Mrs. Witherspoon...................................................Lauren Townsend

    Junior Varsity
    Mortimer..............................................................Andrew Knobbe
    Abby.....................................................................Avery Elkins
    Martha..................................................................Miriam Read
    Elaine.................................................................Anabelle Cody
    Jonathan............................................................Bauer Burttschell
    Dr. Einstien........................................................Parker Eggleston
    Teddy................................................................Major Tarwater
    Of icer Brophy...........................................................John Cotton
    Of icer Klien............................................................Yianni Rokas
    Of icer O’Hara......................................................Andrew Knobbe
    Lieutenant Rooney.....................................................Thomas Myers
    Mr. Gibbs.............................................................Kai Livingstone
    Mrs. Harper.........................................................Presley Schumate
    Mrs. Witherspoon............................................................DJ Ijaola

Spring 2022 Musical

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  • 2022 Tommy Tune Awards: 6

    Mason Nuno ’23 won Best Featured Performer for his role of Race in Newsies. Dance Director Melissa Tyler and Theatre Director Bobby Linhart, as well as students Anoushka Patel ’23, Renee Anderson ’22 won Best Choreography. Bobby Linhart was also awarded Best Director. Faculty members Brian Minson, Brian Brown and Ken Sink won Best Music Direction. Grant Richter ‘22 was awarded the runner-up Jimmy Award, an extremely high honor. HC Theatre Department was praised for their incredible production by winning Best Musical.
  • 2022 Tommy Tune Nominations: 14

    The 2022 Tommy Tune Awards were released and Houston Christian High School was blessed to received 14 nominations, including Best Show! Click here for a full list of TTA nominations. We are thankful to the TUTS organization and all the other nominated performers and schools. 

    Houston Christian High School received nominations for:
    • Best Lead Role Actor - Grant Ritcher
    • Best Lead Role Actress - Lauren Ortega
    • Best Lead Role Acor - Tony Stevens
    • Best Supporting Actor - Robert Pounds
    • Best Musical
    • Best Featured Role Actor - Mason Nuno
    • Best Ensemble
    • Best Light Design
    • Best Scenic Design
    • Best Costume Design
    • Best Technical Design
    • Best Music Director
    • Best Choreographer
    • Best Director
  • Newsies

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  • Newsies Program

Fall Play 2021

Spring 2021 Musical

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Fall 2020 Show

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Spring 2020 Musical

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  • 2020 Tommy Tune Nominations: 11

    The 2020 Tommy Tune Awards were released and Houston Christian High School was blessed to received 11 nominations, including Best Show! Click here for a full list of TTA nominations. We are thankful to the TUTS organization and all the other nominated performers and schools. 

    Houston Christian High School received nominations for:
    • Best Show
    • Best Supporting Actress - Katherine Lunam
    • Best Supporting Actor - Ashton Deverka
    • Best Featured Performer - Eva Addickes
    • Best Ensemble
    • Best Light design
    • Best Scenic Design
    • Best Stage Crew and Technical Execution
    • Best Choreography
    • Best Music Direction
    • Best Direction
  • Crazy For You

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    Playbill Video

Fall 2019 Show

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Spring 2019 Musical

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  • 2019 Tommy Tune Nominations: 10

    The 2019 Tommy Tune Awards were released and Houston Christian High School received 10 nominations including:
    • Best Show
    • Best Leading Actor
    • Best Supporting Actress
    • Best Featured Performer
    • Best Ensemble
    • Best Stage Crew and Technical Execution
    • Best Orchestra
    • Best Musical Direction
    • Best Choreography
    • Best Direction
  • Mary Poppins

Fall 2018 Show

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Spring 2018 Musical

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  • 2018 Tommy Tune Nominations: 6

    The 2018 Tommy Tune Awards were released and Houston Christian High School received 6 nominations including:
    • Best Show
    • Best Direction
    • Best Leading Actress
    • Best Ensemble
    • Best Light Design
    • Best choreography
  • Legally Blonde

Spring 2017 Musical

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  • 2017 Tommy Tune Nominations: 6

    The 2017 Tommy Tune Awards were released and Houston Christian High School received 6 nominations including:
    • Best Show
    • Best Direction
    • Best Choreography
    • Best Ensemble
    • Best Scenic Design
    • Best Costume Design
  • Curtains

Spring 2015 Musical

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  • 2015 Tommy Tune Nominations: 12

    The 2015 Tommy Tune Awards were released and Houston Christian High School received 12 nominations including:
    • Best Show
    • Best Direction
    • Best Choreography
    • Best Music Direction
    • Best Leading Actress
    • Best Supporting Actor
    • Best Ensemble
    • Best Scenic Design
    • Best Costume Design
    • Best Lighting Design
    • Best Stage Crew and Technical Execution
    • Best Orchestra

  • Pippin

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AWARDS

Click the arrows to scroll through last year's Tommy Tune Awards for Newsies. School history was made with 14 Tommy Tune Nominations and 6 Awards. Congratulations, HC Theatreworks! 

Contact

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    Bobby Linhart 

    Theatre Director
    (713) 580-6091

Konstantin Stanislavski

"A common purpose brings them together and reinforces the unbreakable bond."