HHS On Broadway at Hillsboro


Production features graduates and current students

By Jeff Gilliland - [email protected]



Cast members from a former HHS On Broadway production are pictured on the cafetorium stage.

Cast members from a former HHS On Broadway production are pictured on the cafetorium stage.


Submitted photo

Some of the treats that will be available for the audience are shown in this picture.


Submitted photo

Hillsboro High School graduates and current students will combine forces Saturday, Feb. 19 for the drama department’s annual HHS On Broadway production.

The show features both current students and HHS graduates singing a variety of Broadway tunes, while the audience enjoys all kinds of sweet treats as well as coffee, tea and lemonade. Tickets can be purchased online for $8 for students, $12 for adults, and $15 at the door. The link to purchase tickets is: https://www.onthestage.tickets/show/hillsboro-high-school-performing-arts/h-h-s-on-broadway-40741.

The treats are included with the price of admission.

The show will be held in the school cafetorium rather than the new auditorium.

“This was a really hard decision. The new auditorium is a beautiful work of art; however, Laura Jacky and I felt that it would be better served in the cafetorium,” said Jenna Horick, who helps put the event together. “We would like this to be more of a dinner theatre ambiance, complete with tablecloths, tea lights and decorations. Patrons can enjoy their desserts and drinks while watching the show. There is absolutely no food or drinks permitted in the new theatre. We are very lucky to have a flexible space to perform and enjoy food and drinks. We are looking forward to showcasing ‘Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka’ in the new auditorium.”

Some of the Broadway classics that will be performed include “Be Our Guest” from “Beauty and the Beast”, “There are Worse Things I could Do” from “Grease”, “Stupid with Love” from “Mean Girls”, “Little Girls” from “Annie” and “When he Sees Me” from “Waitress.”

Alumni returning for the event include Emmy Newman, Simon Gabel, Gideon Pickering-Polstra, Emma Horick, Zeb Pickering-Polstra, Macy Leatherwood and Quinn Pickering-Polstra.

Proceeds from HHS On Broadway will be used for the spring musical production of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka”.

Horick said there is something special about hearing a live musical performance.

”HHS On Broadway is a chance to showcase the talents of our students and alumni,” she said. “It is a great opportunity to be with friends and family and help support HHS theatre. Also, they will get a sneak peak of the whole cast singing a number from the upcoming musical.”

Reach Jeff Gilliland at 937-402-2522.

Cast members from a former HHS On Broadway production are pictured on the cafetorium stage.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2022/02/web1_Drama-pic-1.jpegCast members from a former HHS On Broadway production are pictured on the cafetorium stage. Submitted photo

Some of the treats that will be available for the audience are shown in this picture.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2022/02/web1_Drama-pic-2.jpgSome of the treats that will be available for the audience are shown in this picture. Submitted photo
Production features graduates and current students

By Jeff Gilliland

[email protected]