Category Archives: News & Events

Crazy Old Man – making the News happen!

Have you seen it yet? A nice little article on – check it out here! The article was even mentioned in the Daily Community Theatre News. For details on our playwright, check out the article in the Washington County Summer Arts Guide. And the first show hasn’t even happened yet! 

Come be a part of the excitement – Crazy Old Man is opening Friday, July 11, 2014. An all original work by Darrell Baker, Tina Arth, & Carl Coughlan the production of which is being funded by the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council, it can truly be said to be a local success story. We can’t wait to see it shine!

In the meantime, meet a couple of our cast members!



Crazy Old Man & HART in the Hillsboro Parade on July 4!

Where were you on Friday morning? If you’re like thousands of other Hillsboro residents, you were at the annual 4th of July parade! So were we – and just in case you missed us, here are a couple of photos to refresh your memory. Come out to see the grand premiere of Crazy Old Man this Friday evening, July 11th!


The kids from Crazy Old Man had a crazy good time!


Crazy Musings from the director

COMPR2edThe rehearsals are well underway for this original work; every step is into new ground, and we are all aware of what’s at stake.  The dialogue scenes are staged, actors are strong on their lines, and now we begin adding the songs, the group numbers and crowd scenes. Soon the set will go up, the costumes will begin to appear, and before you know it, we’ll have a show!


2014-2015 Season announced!

Fools by Neil Simon
directed by Stephen Kelsey
September 5-21, 2014

Page to Stage III: a Playwrights’ Showcase
October 18, 2014

Pieces of the HART: A Night of Original One-Acts
Written & directed by members of HART
October 24 – November 9, 2014

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
directed by Ray Hale
November 28 – December 21, 2014

Spoon River Anthology
directed by Paul Roder & Tyson Redifer
February 13 – March 1, 2015

Hot L Baltimore by Lanford Wilson
directed by Patrick Brassell
March 20-April 5, 2015

Spamalot by Monty Python
directed by Tony Bump
May 29 – June 21, 2015

TBA – show selected from Page to Stage entries
July – August 2015

Tickets for individual shows are available online effective August 15!

HART announces a brand new YouTube channel!

And you are invited to check it out! Go to YouTube and search for HART Theatre. Be sure to leave a comment, subscribe, and Like our channel! Share it on Facebook! Tweet about it to your friends! We’ll be adding more video clips as they become available, so be sure to subscribe to our channel and you won’t miss a single one!

Or, if you prefer, click one of the links in this post to go straight to our page and see clips from our Page to Stage 2013 event. Check out Addiction, a powerful short monologue by Anthony Finocchiaro, read by Tori Watson-Haley. You can watch a scene from our upcoming show, Crazy Old Man, with the incredibly moving song performed by Kira Krueger. Want to see more? Buy your tickets to the show now!

Thanks for your support and enthusiasm as we explore the possibilities in some additional social media platforms. Of course we still want to see you at the theatre.  We couldn’t do it without all of you!

Faith Bible Christian School comes to HART!


Appearing on our stage for the first time, Faith Bible Christian School’s drama group will present three performances of a Dark and Stormy Knight by Christopher Burruto. Performed and directed by students, this show is open to friends, families, and the public. Join in to celebrate their hard work and creativity on May 16th at 7 PM or May 17th at 11 AM and 7 PM.

Tickets are available online now (click on the image below to go directly to the ticketing page) and at the door before each performance.  Be sure to get your tickets now before they’re all gone!

Dark and stormy night _web

Young Princess Elenora is bored to tears by castle life. When it comes to acting like a princess, she’d much prefer to fight with the noble knights of the kingdom. One problem, knights are always men. The other problem is that she is the only heir to the throne. When the royal rebel throws yet another tantrum and is sent to her room, knights-in-training Ogilvy and Dennis are put in charge of guarding her chamber door. When Lord Spencer, the king’s evil brother, tries to kidnap the princess so that he can become king, the stage is set for a thrilling adventure.

 Add to this, the mysterious Dark Knight, a wizard named Sam, and his assistant Iggy, who couldn’t be more enjoyable, and you have a fun-filled, wacky and anachronistic play!


HART Laughs at ART – Thank you all for your support!

HART Laughs at Art

HART Laughs at Art

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for coming out to support HART and enjoy the evening with us! Each of you contributed to HART just by attending. Special thanks to our amazing volunteers, without whom we wouldn’t exist – after all, we are an all-volunteer community theatre. You are awesome, and it is always a pleasure working with you.

In addition to all of the volunteers who helped create this event, we’d like to express an extra special thanks to the donors to our auction items this year – local businesses and generous patrons. Whether large or small, your contributions are greatly appreciated!


A&P Appliance & Kitchen Tools Arcade Book Exchange Architexte
The Artful Garden Howard Nolte Hillsboro Hops
Jacobsen’s Books Let’s Play LESTA
Manaia Coffee House & Grill Northwoods Knives Of Earth & Air
Le Haie’s Jackets Primrose & Tumbleweeds Washington Bike Coalition
Whole Foods Market Class Cuts Printing Solutions
Watson-Haley Family Marlys Carter Paul & Karen Roder
Batya Podos Paul Johnson Ray Hale
Laurence & Caitlin Cox Ilana Watson Rian Turner
Round’em Up Estate Auctions
Silent Auction - International Baskets

Silent Auction – International Baskets