If you’re interested in the performing arts, acting, or singing, or you’d like to see what it’s like to be part of a theatre production, we invite you to participate in the Theatre program at Hill-Murray.

Middle school and high school students are encouraged to audition for productions or join the crew. We put on more shows than any other high school in the Twin Cities, and we have a reputation in the greater community as one of the finest programs in the state. More than 200 students are involved each year in the theatre program, onstage and behind the scenes.

We invite you to join us for our current production and experience Hill-Murray Theatre for yourself!

Hill-Murray is pleased to offer a number of theatre classes in Middle School and High School. Take dramatics classes, theatre, acting or stagecraft classes to strengthen your poise, performance and presentation skills.


With so many talented students, Hill-Murray Theatre is able to stage several productions each year, including but not limited to a fall play, Christmas production, spring play, one-act shows and middle school productions.

Middle school students can audition for both middle school and high school productions. With several high school shows each year, it’s possible for high school students to participate in Theatre once a sports season concludes or before another cocurricular activity begins.

Current productions


November 1 & 2 @ 7:00pm

Free Admission.

"Let our talented Middle School students entertain you with all the classics originally performed by the greats like Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Nat King Cole, and more!"


December 5, 6, 7, 13, & 14 @ 7:00pm

December 8 & 15 @ 2:00pm

Admission: $10 ADULT - $5 STUDENT

Free Senior Citizen Preview on Thursday, Dec. 5th at 7pm

Based on the classic film, this joyous musical features thrilling dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy and a parade of hit Irving Berlin songs, including Blue Skies, Easter Parade, Steppin' Out With My Baby, Heat Wave, White Christmas, Be Careful, It's My Heart, Cheek to Cheek, Shaking the Blues Away and many more!

This local amateur premier production is sure to delight audiences of all ages!


January 23, 2020 | 3:00-10:00pm | MSHSL One Act Play Prelims | Location TBD

January 30, 2020 | 3:00-10:00pm | MSHSL One Act Play Section Finals | Location TBD

February 7, 2020 | All Day | MSHSL One Act Play State Festival | St. Catherine University

February 27, 28, 29 @ 7:00pm & March 1 @ 2:00pm | Middle School Play | Hill-Murray

Late April / Early May | Spring Musical

Tech / Crew

If you’d like to help build sets or serve on the crew behind-the-scenes, our Tech Director welcomes middle school and high school students to join the crew for one or more productions. Serving on the crew provides great theatre experience and gives you good insight on what it takes to put on a show, from start to finish.

Workshops & Events

Hill-Murray Theatre directors and staff are always looking for innovative ways to enhance the theatre program. As working actors themselves, they have strong ties to the Twin Cities theatre community and are able to invite noted actors and casting agents in for acting, auditioning or tech workshops throughout the year.

Theatre Gallery

Check out photos of some of our recent productions and picture yourself onstage or working with the crew! For even more pictures, follow us on Flickr and Facebook!

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