photo from the spring 2023 Hesston College Theatre production of The Apple Tree

poster - A Christmas CarolComing soon: A Christmas Carol
Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.
Hesston Mennonite Church

A Christmas Carol has been one of the world’s most beloved holiday stories for over a hundred years. This new adaptation combines Dickens’ words with open staging, a fresh exciting script and beautiful music by our Bel Canto Singers and Global Voices choirs. Cast members will form a living cyclorama, panoramic view, before which all scenes are acted. Our talented cast consists of students, staff and community members. I am thrilled to bring this classic Yuletide tale to the Hesston College community.

2023-24 Performing Arts calendar of events

2023-24 Hesston College theatre season: Steel Magnolias, A Christmas Carol, Little Shop of Horrors, Pen to Paper to Performance, Theatre Showcase
Hesston College Theatre past productions
Hesston College Theatre student experiences
Hesston College Theatre scholarships
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Broadway in the Black Box Theatre Camp

Hesston College is a great place to get involved in theatre. Our smaller size ensures one-on-one attention and a genuine relationship formed with the students. We care about you as a person. Also, there are many more opportunities for you as a freshman and sophomore that might not be available at a four year school.

If you are interested in theatre as a major, Hesston is the perfect place to begin your education because of the experience you’ll receive here. Freshmen and sophomores get all the roles! Students have ample opportunities to perform on stage or help behind the scenes at Hesston College. The theatre department produces four shows each school year in addition to several other performance venues that arise including chapels, worship services, special college functions, and miscellaneous community events. Students with special interests (i.e. improv, dance, mime, church drama) are encouraged and supported in their endeavors.

Many students who participate in our theatre program are not theatre majors. Some enjoyed participating in high school and want to continue on in college. Some have never participated before but have always wanted to try it. Others consider it to be their niche and audition for every show. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned pro, we have room for you in our program and will prepare you for whatever comes next.

At Hesston College, we believe that

  • Creativity and talent should be nurtured by positive and driven faculty and staff who recognize the potential in every individual.
  • Students should be given hands-on, professional experiences with individual instruction.
  • Theatre is not contained on the stage but can be utilized in every profession and classroom.
  • Theatre is a gift and that the talents and skills of each of us were given by God so that we might use them to better understand and appreciate God’s creation.

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