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Our Fall Play
An entirely new play inspired by Mark Twain's 1896 sequel to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Not only was this loose adaptation written especially for the Hannon Theatre Company, it was conceived for a modern audience and a diverse cast. Funny and moving, the trouble the fifteen-year olds get into in the summer or 1850 leads to a dramatic epiphany which will shape the rest of their lives.
opens may 2, 2024
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.
An eclectic group of mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. And only one speller leaves a champion! At least the losers get a juice box.
A riotous ride, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.
*adapted from Music Theatre International webpage
Performance Rights from MTI are pending.
our mission statement
On its expansive stage, the Hannon Theatre Company welcomes young artists from all over Los Angeles to collaborate on productions renowned for their professionalism and innovation. In its seats, audience members witness creativity they rank with the best theatre companies in Southern California. But first and foremost, in its rehearsal halls and technical shops, our members grow personally, academically, and spiritually due to a shared sense of mission. Our students and teachers commit themselves to working together, bringing theatre to life which resonates with meaning and purpose.
our equity and inclusion statement
Whereas HTC’s philosophies have been published for years in our in-house handbook given to prospective members and their parents, we are moved to share it on our website’s landing page for full transparency. We do so in an effort to keep us accountable and to provide inspiration through proclaiming our commitment to grow stronger and do better.
The Hannon Theatre Company believes whole-heartedly in a fully-inclusive casting and membership policy. HTC’s producers, directors, and casting committee cast productions in such a manner that a performer's racial or ethnic background does not limit the roles they can be assigned nor do such matters diminish the learning opportunities available to them. We espouse a color-conscious policy in which we recognize the beautiful complexity and intersectionality of student identities. In our selected literature, we choose to celebrate diversity without making any member’s personal identifiers a plot point in our stories. Our paramount objective is to honor every student’s cultural, racial, and gender identity through work which celebrates God’s unconditional love and creative spirit.
Drafted by HTC directors in consultation with LHS Office of Equity and Inclusion