2014-2015 Season

No Exit
by Jean-Paul Sartre; Adapted from the French by Paul Bowles; Directed by Rachael Murray
A YOUR THEATRE PRODUCTION FEATURING A CAST OF PROFESSIONAL ACTORS
In this new take on the classic existential work, No Exit gives us a painfully vivid look at the interactions of an unfaithful husband, a lesbian postal clerk, and a high-class murderer locked in a room forever.  Welcome to hell.
October 30 - November 9 |  View Program

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
A Musical by Rupert Holmes
A STUDENTS' THEATRE PRODUCTION 
A raucous, immersive, and mysterious musical comedy set in London's Music Hall Royale. Who killed Edwin Drood? YOU decide! The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the only Broadway musical around where the ending differs every performance. Don't miss YOUR chance to finish the story that Dickens didn't!
November 21 - 23 |  View Program

Owls
CREATED ENTIRELY BY HOME SCHOOL STUDENTS
Lovingly adapted from the popular novel and movie Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, this moving story follows Roy Everhart as he moves from Montana to Florida. New in town, he discovers a mysterious shoeless boy with big goals - should Roy help him out?
December 12 - 13  |  View Program



Other Desert Cities
by John Robin Baitz; Directed by Ryan Gunning
A YOUR THEATRE PRODUCTION FEATURING A CAST OF PROFESSIONAL ACTORS
It's Christmas and a family is reunited after six long years.  When it’s announced that one family member is writing a memoir, some deep wounds are opened that are not easily healed.  Comedic and emotional, Other Desert Cities brings to life the story of a dysfunctional family – one that could easily pass for our own.
February 6 - 15 |  View Program

The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
A STUDENTS' THEATRE PRODUCTION
Otherwise known as A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, The Importance of Being Earnest is a hilarious farce complete with disguise, social agendas, and satire of the Victorian era.  Guaranteed to keep you laughing throughout, this classic play challenges us to view our relationships from a completely different perspective!
March 20 - 22 | View Program

August: Osage County
by Tracy Letts; Directed by Kevin Kearney
A STUDENTS' THEATRE PRODUCTION | PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY ACTIVE MINDS CHAPTER
Centered around an emotionally tattered woman battling cancer, August: Osage County explores a variety of emotional and mental illnesses that threaten to tear a family apart. When Voilet's husband is found drowned and her family gathers for his funeral, the resulting events are heartbreaking.  Presented in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University Chapter of the national Active Minds organization, Highwood's production aims both to educate and to raise awareness about mental illness among our actors, audience, and community. August: Osage County is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.
March 27 - 29 |  View Program

Much Ado About Nothing
CREATED ENTIRELY BY HOME SCHOOL STUDENTS
Students recreate this classic Shakespeare comedy in a welcoming, supportive environment where each student's ideas are valued.  Students will enjoy acting, singing, stage combat, and watching their hard work come to life onstage in this hilarious piece about honor, shame, and love.
April 24 - 25  |  View Program

Company
Book by George Furth; Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Directed by Kevin Kearney
A YOUR THEATRE PRODUCTION | FEATURING A CAST OF STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONAL COACHING STAFF
Bobby is turning 35, popular, and still single.  Who is he waiting for?  Company takes us on a bumpy ride through the marriages, troubles, and lives of some of Bobby's dearest friends.  This brilliant Sondheim musical will whiz you straight through a comedic, moving look at humanity.  You're probably already wondering who will be at Bobby's side when he finally blows out his birthday candles.  Company is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.
May 22 - 24 |  View Program

Only Human: Finding Unity Through Diversity
Developed by The Highwood Theatre
2ND ANNUAL OPEN SOURCE THEATRE PROJECT
Based on our season theme, The Human Network, this year's Open Source Theatre Project will explore that idea that regardless of race, religion, social status, sexual orientation, or gender, we are all equally human and equally significant.  Each performance features a variety of different artists - so join us for multiple shows!
July 10 - 19 | View Program

Nice Work If You Can Get It
MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE
A small group of students will spend three weeks rehearsing and perfecting this upbeat, toe-tapping production.  Read more about the program and sign up today for the Summer Musical Theatre Intensive!
July 24 - 25 | View Program




Monty Python's SPAMALOT
A STUDENTS' THEATRE PRODUCTION
Following up on last summer's smash-hit Legally Blonde, you know our talented musical theatre students will have even more in store this summer!
July 30 - August 2 |  View Program