HHS Theatre Company to host 6th Annual Haunted Theatre | Entertainment

The Hollister High School Theatre Department invitations the neighborhood to be a part of them subsequent weekend for a terror-ifically enjoyable time at their 6th Annual Haunted Theatre. 

The annual HHS Tiger Theatre Company Fundraiser will happen on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22, from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Admission into the Haunted Theatre is $5 per particular person.

Hollister High School Theatre Department Director Kyle Bradley shared internet hosting this spooky fundraiser has turn out to be kind of a convention for the theatre division. 

“We’re actually excited to current it once more. It’s a possibility for the scholars in our division and the leaders in our division to current a very pupil led occasion. They put collectively the concepts they usually solid fellow friends and college students in it and we current our greatest try at a legit haunted home within the college,” Bradley mentioned. “We use the commons and the hallways and particularly the theatre and all of the totally different nooks and crannies now we have. We arrange totally different vibes in every area with regardless of the theme is of that yr. This yr our theme is historical past’s horrors, so that they’re selecting totally different occasions in instances in historical past to current one thing spooky to hopefully scare some individuals as they arrive via.”

Preparation for this yr’s occasion started roughly two months in the past after they began brainstorming in regards to the theme for the yr.

“Once we determine on our concepts, I permit my theatre firm officers to host auditions. We open that up to anyone in center college and highschool that is likely to be concerned about being part of it,” Bradley mentioned. “After auditions we get collectively and begin to meet in particular teams the place individuals have been assigned within the haunted home particularly. Once our concepts get nearer to turning into actuality, now we have a few costume rehearsals the week of and have a Friday and Saturday night time occasion that we placed on for the general public.”

Bradley reminisced on the theme for the 2022 Haunted Theatre and the way it led to this yr’s concept.    

“Last yr we did motion pictures. We targeted on totally different motion pictures that might be twisted and turned in a darkish path. That was a enjoyable alternative for them to take issues like Jumanji and Pirates of the Caribbean. There was a creepy Wizard of Oz that they tried to do and that was an fascinating take I believe on that,” Bradley mentioned. “This yr they’re excited to current some totally different eras and instances in historical past. I believe that ought to be fascinating for the parents that come via to be scared and revel in that a part of it and perhaps get just a little little bit of a historical past lesson of the best way in some way.”

Bradley defined the inspiration for a haunted theatre fundraiser got here from a mixture of locations.

“We had heard of another faculties and totally different departments like an Ag division at one other college had hosted a haunted theatre they usually discovered it was a extremely good fundraiser for them. I had been part of one in faculty and it actually turned out to be an incredible alternative to increase some funds for our division,” Bradley mentioned. “It turned out individuals had been actually excited to come and be part of it. I believe in October and within the spooky season individuals like to go to haunted homes. It was one thing that introduced in a big portion of the general public and it was an incredible alternative to increase some funds.”

With the monies raised throughout the occasion, Bradley shared they’re ready to do extra as a theatre firm all through your complete college yr.

“This yr, similar to final yr we’re going to do three principal stage productions. We’re going to do a fall play, a winter play after which a spring musical. Just the rights for all these exhibits we’re doing proves to be a number of funding that we did, then costuming all these college students and lighting and sound and simply every thing that it requires to placed on a manufacturing can actually add up. Just having a giant fundraiser like this firstly of the yr actually helps us get right through the yr and have the opportunity to do every thing that we would like to do.”

In order to pull off this large-scale fundraiser, Bradley mentioned they’ve obtained a complete of 45 college students taking part in all elements of the occasion.

“We have college students who run our entrance of the home and verify teams in and run concessions and browse off our guidelines and laws that we count on,” Bradley mentioned. “Then now we have a bunch of scholars who’re contained in the occasion which might be in loopy costumes and make-up and leaping out and scaring you alongside the best way.”

As younger actors, Bradley shared how this occasion offers them the possibility to stretch themselves and expertise new challenges.

“I believe they actually benefit from the likelihood to categorical themselves creatively in that approach. We have so many college students who come out and public sale for it, that don’t essentially need to be part of a musical or a play, however they need to be theatrical they usually discover that is their outlet for that,” Bradley mentioned. “It’s simply turn out to be an occasion that pulls a number of college students in, which might be concerned about expressing creativity via make-up and costumes and characters which might be out of what the norm can be.” 


The Haunted Theatre is being held contained in the Hollister High School, which is positioned at 2112 St. Highway BB in Hollister. Admission is $5 per particular person, money solely, on the door. Groups might be restricted to 5 individuals and group check in will start at 8:30 p.m.

For extra data go to the HHS Haunted Theatre 2022 occasion web page on Facebook. 


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