Glorifying God through Performing Arts
Come see Little Women the Broadway Musical on July 28th and 29th at the Wealthy Theatre (1130 Wealthy St, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506). Tickets are $8 and available at https://grcmc.org/theatre/node/29248/little-women
HPA has a new sister organization named Unmuted. The purpose of Unmuted is to draw people to actively engage with the Word of God by creatively proclaiming Scripture with theological accuracy and artistic excellence. We hope people of many ages will participate in this ministry. You can find out more about our new sister organization at
2017-2018 MAINSTAGE SHOWS
Seussical, the Musical brings some of our best loved children’s stories to life with creativity in this high energy musical. The story centers around Horton the Elephant who finds himself with a very important job to do. With songs like “Oh, the Thinks you can Think” and “Alone in the Universe”, the Cat in the Hat leads the audience and characters through this enthusiastic and endearing musical reminding us what friendship is all about. Many fun-loving male and female actors ages 13 and up are required for this production, with a few roles for 10-12 year old males.
The curtain opens on the sinister interior of the workhouse with a bare dining table, engaging you in the despair that Oliver! dramatizes. Follow the ever-optimistic Oliver through adversity and triumph as he meets memorable characters such as Artful Dodger, Fagin, Bill Sikes, and Nancy. Based on the Charles Dickens’ tale of Oliver Twist, the musical features a sensational score including ”Food, Glorious Food”, “I'd Do Anything”, “Consider Yourself”, and ”As Long As He Needs Me”. This unforgettable story of a boy seeking a place to call home will be portrayed in HPA’s family-friendly style with actors age 10 and older (although there are limited roles for actors under 13).
The spunky and lovable orphan Annie charms her way into hearts as she dodges the clutches of the orphanage’s cruel mistress, Miss Hannigan. In her quest to find her family, Annie finds love and acceptance in unexpected places. Annie is a beautiful rags to riches story and songs such as “Hard Knock Life”, “Easy Street”, and “NYC” follow the journey of indefatigable characters as they rise above challenges. Many strong individuals are needed for a plethora of specific acting, singing, or dancing roles. This iconic show is open to actors 13 and older, and also has a few parts for females ages 8-12.
Annie rehearses and performs at Comstock Community Auditorium.
2017-2018 HPA Kids!
Disney's Cinderella Kids: Between her wicked stepmother and two jealous stepsisters, it appears Cinderella stands no chance of attending the royal ball. With the help of her Fairy Godmother and many forest friends, she meets a handsome prince. This beloved fairy tale reminds us to never lose the hope that dreams can come true. Your heart will sing along with treasured melodies including “Bippity Boppity Boo” and “A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes.”
Disney's The Lion King KIDS: The African Savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Mufasa, and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again. Through Simba’s adventures and newfound friendships, he is reminded of his calling to be King. This vibrant and exciting tale of love and redemption awakens your heart with musical numbers such as “I Can’t Wait to Be King” and “Hakuna Matata.”