Presenting our 2018-2019 Season
"HART Warming Hits"
Coming out of a season that delivered on the wildly funny and entertaining "Laugh Along With HART" theme, we decided to challenge ourselves to deliver a lineup that would continue to the next level of value for our patrons, our partners, our artists, and our community.
And we did it. In fact we knocked it out of the park!
The 2018/2019 Season of 'HART Warming Hits" is an eclectic mixture of new works and Broadway hits that will warm your heart, tickle your funny bone and remind us all of the joy and meaning of family and friends.
Starting in July 2018 with the world premiere of the winner of our Page to Stage VI playwright showcase, Shelf Life by William Ferguson, and finishing in June 2019 with the hilarious Sondheim musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Hillsboro Artists' Regional Theatre has packed the season with powerhouse productions.
As to classics, how about Neil Simon's Comedy, the hilarious Barefoot in the Park in September, followed in November by Disney's the Lion King Jr., with another opportunity to experience the regional playwrights showcased in October's Page to Stage VII!
And back by popular demand, one of our favorite offerings, Chris Byrne and Sarah fuller's incredible Holly Jolly Family Christmas Show just in time for the Holidays! Another presentation back by popular demand is the moving and heartwarming, command performance of Love Letters by A. R. Gurney to celebrate Valentine's day.
In February, come see Henrik Ibsen's timeless classic, A Doll's House, followed in March by the timeless classic, Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesselring, that provides a hilariously different perspective of family, friends, and murder most foul.
Also in March 2019, we are thrilled to offer our annual fundraiser with performances from an array of incredibly talented artists in HART full of Stars IV.
All of us at HART Theatre are indescribably thankful for your patronage, partnership and support, and know that without your generosity and heart for theatre, there would be no HART Theatre.
Aaron Morrow and Sarah Ominski
Artistic Directors, Hillsboro Artists' Regional Theatre (HART)
Shelf Life - Page to Stage VI SelectionJuly 13th - July 29th, 2018
When a popular author is murdered during an event at the Shelf Life Bookstore, sibling co-owners Adam and Cora Vance team up with local reporter Maggie Gloss to find the killer before news of the murder gets out and their ailing store is closed forever.
Written by William Ferguson
Directed by William Crawford
Barefoot in the ParkSeptember 7th - September 23rd, 2018
By Neil Simon
Directed by Aaron Morrow
Disney's The Lion King Jr.November 2nd - November 11th, 2018
The African savannah comes to life with Simba and Nala, Pumbaa and Timon, Mufasa and Scar, and more unforgettable characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age story. This vibrant tale has captivated worldwide audiences. With Sir Elton John's music, dazzling costumes, and extraordinary talent, this is a show not to be missed.
Directed by Donald Cleland
Choreographer - Amy Nelson
Music Director - Kathleen Lacock
Holly Jolly Family Christmas ShowNovember 30 - December 16, 2018
The 1960s and 70s were a golden era for classic Christmas specials and variety shows. This holiday season, HART will be serving up a helping of Christmas cheer decked out with singing, dancing and some very special guest appearances. Come join us as we relive some classic memories with this Holly Jolly Family Christmas.
Fun for the whole family!
By Chris Byrne and Sarah Fuller
Directed by Chris Byrne and Sandy Libonati
A Doll's HouseFebruary 8 - February 24, 2019
A stark and unforgiving look behind the façade of an ideal marriage: Nora and Torvald Helmer are living their dream life, happily married with children and security. When Nora risks her reputation to save her husband’s life, the consequences test the limits of their love.
By Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Tanner Morton
HART Full of Stars IVMarch 2nd, 2019
Directed by April Felder
Emceed by Aaron Morrow
Arsenic and Old LaceMarch 15th - March 31st, 2019
By Joseph Kesselring
Directed by Sarah Ominski
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumMay 24th - June 16th, 2019
Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251–183 BC), specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus, and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The plot displays many classic elements of farce, including puns, the slamming of doors, cases of mistaken identity (frequently involving characters disguising themselves as one another), and satirical comments on social class. The title derives from a line often used by vaudeville comedians to begin a story: "A funny thing happened on the way to the theater".
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Directed by Aaron Morrow