Hutchison's award-winning fine arts program presents a variety of theater, dance, and musical productions and programs each year.
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The Children's Literature Association named Charlotte's Web "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years," and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will give us all a well-deserved evening of enchantment.
Our middle school play will run Friday, May 14 at 6:00 pm and Saturday, May 15 at 2:00 pm on the Hutchison Farm.
Audience members should bring a picnic blanket or bag chair to sit outside for the play. In case of rain, the play will be moved to the Wiener Theater.
Beehive, The ’60s Musical, is a celebration of the powerful female voices of the 1960s. This musical review will transport audiences with timeless hits such as “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and “You Don’t Own Me.” The story is told through the lens of women as they sing their way through 40 of the most iconic songs of this incredible decade. Featuring the music of Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and Janis Joplin, this toe-tapping, non-stop musical will have audiences dancing in their seats!
Hutchison's spring musical, Beehive, The ’60s Musical, will open in the Wiener Theater on Saturday, April 10 at 7:00 pm, and run Sunday, April 11 at 2:00 pm, and end with the final show on Monday, April 12, at 7:00 pm.
The Internet is Distract—OH LOOK A KITTEN!
Get ready for a laugh! Don't miss this wacky comedy produced and livestreamed by our middle school theatre program.
Micah only has forty-five minutes to finish her paper on The Great Gatsby. She just needs to check a few facts on the internet first. Unfortunately, the web is a nefariously wacky place where boxing cats, Russian spies, and competitive streaming services threaten to take over Micah's schoolwork, or worse. Will she finish her paper and escape with her life before the school bell rings? A high-octane comedy that explores the rabbit hole of distraction we all go down every time we go online.
Hutchison's middle school virtual play, The Internet is Distract—OH LOOK A KITTENby Ian McWethy, will be available to be streamed for 24 hours as a virtual theatre experience on Friday, November 20, Saturday, November 21, and Saturday, November 28. Individual tickets are $10 and family passes are $30.
Protest: One Ticket, Two Plays
Hutchison's middle school theatre program has teamed up with Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School to present Protest: One Ticket, Two Plays in a free virtual theatre experience via Zoom on Friday, October 2, and Saturday, October 3, at 7:00 pm.
Hutchison’s one-act play entitled, Lifting as We Climb, focuses on historic events and documents plus creative writing and movement by middle school students around the women's suffrage movement for the right to vote. Grace-St. Luke's one-act play, Testament 2020, focuses on historic speeches and reflective writing about freedom and the civil rights movement.