Dramas/Musicals

Dramas/Musicals website:
https://sites.google.com/site/hempsteadspeechandtheater/.

Fall Play:  The Tempest   November 8,9,10   Tickets are sold at the door for $5, activity passes are accepted.  Doors open at 6:30pm, Show begins at 7:00pm. The show runs approximately 2 hours.

Shakespeare’s final play; a dramatic comedy about the struggle between power and compassion.  The overthrown duchess  of Milan, Prospera, is finally able to seek revenge on her enemies. Those that had plotted against her find themselves on a magical island. The shipwrecked party finds themselves separated on the island as the undergo tests and tribulations under the spell of Prospera’s spirits.  (Appropriate for all audiences)

24 Hr Play: December 15th,   Tickets are sold at the door for $3.  Doors open at 6:30pm, Show begins at 7:00pm. The show runs approximately 1 hour.

This is a one-night student-written production. The show runs approximately 1- 1 ½  hours. The play is written and rehearsed in a 24 hour time period. Student performers arrive Friday evening at 7pm to write, cast, construct and rehearse. At 7pm the next day we perform our pieces.

Musical: Chicago–  March 14-17 (Th-Sat doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:00; Sunday is a 2:00 matinee). Tickets are pre-sold online as well as at the door. Tickets go on sale online on Friday, March 1st http://hempsteadmusic.seatyourself.biz The show runs approximately 2 1/2 hrs.

Set in the 1920s Jazz Age, the musical is based on a play by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about actual criminals and crimes she reported on. The story is a satire  on  corruption  in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the “celebrity criminal”. Nightclub sensation Velma  murders her philandering husband, and Chicago’s slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn, is set to defend her. But when Roxie Hart also winds up in prison, Billy takes on her case as well — turning her into a media circus of headlines. Neither woman will be outdone in their fight against each other and the public for fame and celebrity. (Appropriate for most audiences; there are a instances of strong language and innuendo.) 

 
Brighton Beach Memoirs:  May 2,3,4   Tickets are sold at the door for $5, activity passes are accepted.  Doors open at 6:30pm, Show begins at 7:00pm. (There will be a matinee at 1:00 on the 4th)  The show runs approximately 2 hours.

The story of Brighton Beach Memoirs follows a 15-year-old boy named Eugene Jerome as he grows up in 1937 Brooklyn. Eugene learns about girls, family, relationships, and the impending war. Eugene makes many witty observations about life and the need for family throughout the play, as he interacts with his passionate, quirky Polish-Jewish relatives.  (Appropriate for most audiences; there are a few instances of strong language and innuendo.)

Everyone is welcome to Hempstead shows, but we ask that children are old enough to sit through a performance in their own paid seat. Senior Citizens wishing to obtain a district pass for free admission must contact the DCSD Forum for details, please check to make sure these passes apply to all shows. We appreciate all of your support and hope to see you at these fantastic events!