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2014-2015 Show Schedule
APA mainstage shows are presented at the Huntington Beach Union High School District Auditorium and Bell Tower (unless otherwise noted), on the HBHS campus at 1905 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA.south of Yorktown and north of Adams. Parking off HBHS Way in back of the school or at City Hall in Public Parking stalls. ALL SHOWS AT 7:30 pm except Matinees at 2:00 pm (Sounds of the Season will begin at 7:00 pm). Most shows have reserved seating, Most shows are $22 Adults, $16 seniors 65+ and students. The APA STUDIO THEATER is located behind the Auditorium in the X building at HBHS.
- The APA office is located on the HBHS campus in the M building, just north and across the alley from the auditorium.
- The Huntington Beach Union High School District Auditorium is located on the H.B.H.S. campus on Main Street, across from the APA office.
Dec 11th & 12th @ 7pm Sharp!
HO! HO! HO! Plan to spend a little time away from the modern-day holiday grind as the APA Instrumental Music Department present their annual celebration of winter cheer! The Musical Theatre Department and the Surf City Singers will be there too, playing and singing all your perennial favorites and other special surprises. If you've never been to one of these, you don't know what you're missing... so swing by Grandmother's house and come start a new Family tradition with your pals at APA.
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There will be a Toys for Tots Drive. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy and help make the holidays brighter for a deserving child.
Jan 9th-11th, 16th-18th
The Secret Garden reimagines the enchanting classic of children's literature in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman. This Musical revels in theatrical imagination and achieves the irresistible appeal that moves audiences to standing ovations! "Elegant, entrancing...The best American musical of the Broadway season." –Time
Jan 30th & Jan 31st (Fri @ 7:30pm Sat @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm)
Exhilarating talent. Inspiring creativity. Thrilling versatility. The APA Dance Department boasts a program like no other. With six performing ensembles of different dance genres, APA's main stage dance concert Fusion is sure to live up to its name. Come support the diverse art of dance and the young artists of APA at their finest as Tap Ensemble, Modern Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Ballet Ensemble, Dance Team, and the award-winning Repertory Ensemble each take the stage and present a fusion of dance like no one else can.
A Romantic Comedy by John Cariani, directed by Alexis Karol
On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.
Feb 13th @ 7:30pm Feb 14th @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Now in it's third year, MMET is proud to present Playlist. The Pop music majors have created a show devoted to new music, featuring current and trending artists as well as a showcase for their own original compositions. The music is enhanced by original short films by the APA Media Team. This is an entirely student produced show that speaks directly to their generation while upholding the same high entertainment standards you have come to expect from APA.
Open to any students, faculty, or staff of the HBUHSD.
Application due January 9th at 3pm. Turn in to your school’s activities office.
Applications can be found at: www.hbapa.org/talentshow
Auditions Saturday, January 17 (all day)
The big show is March 5th at 6:30pm in the HBUHSD Historic Auditiorium
For more information: 714.563.2514 x4025
MMET's APA Media Team and the APA Student council are proud to sponsor the 5th annual Surf City Student Film Festival! The screening event will showcase a number of short films made by and starring students from all over the Huntington Beach Union High School District. You’ll see comedy, action, drama, suspense and any other kind of movie you can think of, all wrapped up in a fun family show. ALL Huntington Beach Union High School District students are eligible to enter! Films are due January 20th. Submission information HERE.
Mar 20th-22nd, Mar 27th-29th (Fri & Sat @ 7:30pm, Sun @ 2:00pm)
A tragedy of passion and beauty MISS SAIGON is one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. Nominated for an incredible number of Olivier, Tony, and Drama Desk Awards, MISS SAIGON is based on Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance between an American GI and a Vietnamese bar girl in 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War.
Apr 23rd-26th (Thurs, Fri, Sat @ 7:30pm Sun @ 2:00pm)
A drama by Halsted Welles, directed by Robert Rotenberry
In a Puritan settlement in Boston in the mid 1600’s, inside the jail is one Hester Prynne, an adulteress who's just about to be released from prison so that she can be paraded through town, displaying the scarlet "A" that she's been forced to wear as evidence of her adultery. The townspeople are outraged and it is supposed to be a mark of shame, but since Hester is a master at needlework, she makes her “A” beautiful. She has a baby daughter, Pearl, but her husband has been away for two full years. Hester has committed an inexcusable crime and has compounded it and confounded her prosecutors by refusing to name her partner in sin. The man who allows her to protect him suffers more from pangs of conscience than he would have from public humiliation. The dramatic climax shows us once again the timeless truth that compassion and understanding are forever more powerful than vengeance and cruelty.
May 7th-9th (Thurs, Fri @ 7:30pm Sat 2:00pm & 7:30pm)
What was it like playing in the LA Clubs during the late 70's / early 80's? Well, you'd be sharing the same small stages with bands you knew and loved. You'd be lugging heavy gear up and down staircases, packing the van in smelly alleyways, and rocking crowds of teenagers with strange haircuts and stranger fashion. New Wave, New Romantic, Punk, Rock, you name it. Named after the infamous chinatown rock club, this year's Retrofest will give insights into the times, the music, and the people of an interesting era.
May 15th @ 7:30pm
Entertain your brain and get a little culture if you dare... at Fanfare! The APA Instrumental Music Department celebrates all things Spring with a cornucopia of exciting selections that are guaranteed to lift your spirits. You'll hear the APA Chamber Orchestra, Select Wind Ensemble, the winners of the APA Concerto Competition and chamber ensembles of woodwind, brass, string, percussion and keyboard instruments. This is an evening of great classical and contemporary music performed by outstanding emerging artists!
May 29th-May 30th (Fri @7:30pm Sat @ 2:00pm & 7;30pm)
"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion," said modern dance pioneer, Martha Graham. Appreciate the passion, physicality, and artistry that is APA Dance at Synergy, the final dance concert of the year. The APA Dance Ensembles' culminating performance showcases choreography by APA dance faculty, esteemed guest choreographers, and collaborative student-choreographed works. Synergy is guaranteed to be a night of crowd-pleasing entertainment and a celebration of APA's passionate and dedicated dancers.