FREE SENIOR CITIZEN PREVIEW ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 2ND, 2014 AT 7PM.
The Curious Savage is one of America's most beloved and enduring comedies, delighting audiences for sixty years with a timeless tale of generosity, healing, and love. When wealthy widow Ethel Savage decides to give away her family fortune to unconventional causes, her greedy stepchildren have her committed to bring her to her senses. At the home, Mrs. Savage encounters a lovable band of social misfits who provide an intriguing contrast to the greed and values of the outside world. When Mrs. Savage's fortune in bonds disappears, comedy ensues.
Hill-Murray Theatre enjoys a well-chronicled reputation in the greater community as one of the finest programs in the state. It is known for its professionalism, excellence, and outstanding programming. Any student wishing to participate in a theatre experience is welcomed. Over 200 students are involved each year in the theatre program, onstage and behind the scenes. Students interested in developing their talent or just becoming involved in an exciting activity will find a home in Hill-Murray theatre!
The Theatre Season at Hill-Murray consists of five productions. The Christmas show is usually a mixture of parents and students. The One-Act play produced in January is for the Minnesota State High School League sponsored contest. Hill-Murray's One-Act play has often won the Section championship and advanced to a starred rating at the state level. A special summer workshop for students who wish to sharpen their skills is conducted by outside professionals each summer.
Over the course of the coming school year nearly one out of every five students will participate in some way in a Theatre-related production. One of the school's top priorities to them, as they profit from this valuable experience, is that they maintain their academic performance. One comment often heard from parents is that students' grades actually improve while they are in shows because of the emphasis placed on time management and academics. The Theatre Department believes that if they can work closely and communicate in a timely fashion with teachers, parents, and students, there is time and energy available for both the academic and the co-curricular experiences at Hill-Murray, including an excellent experience in Theatre.