Hospital Heights, an original teen musical created and performed by Humboldt teens, shows at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 18 and on Friday and Saturday, June 19, 20 and 26, 27.
The Arcata Playhouse's teen program, Apprentice Entertainment, is bringing Hospital Heights to the stage . The production was devised completely by the teenagers in the program from Arcata High School and Northcoast Performing Arts Academy. The story is a psychological journey of a young girl named Jenny, as she descends into the depths of the human psyche, from which she ultimately ascends as a transformed young woman. Influenced by Dante's Inferno, the play visits a variety of patients in a hospital through Jenny's eye. Live music, production numbers and quirky characters enhance and keep the story moving. Think Dante's Inferno meets General Hospital meets Wizard of Oz.
Directed by Laura Muñoz, Dell' Arte faculty member and choreographer, the ensemble cast includes Taya Ross, Elizabeth Sloan Rouse, Amelia David, Trinity Morton and AJ Murphy. Musical Director Rich Macey, who is a Humboldt State music student and an original member the Playhouse teen program, writes music and conducts a three piece band with piano, clarinet and bass.
Opening night performance Thursday, June 18 is free to teenagers! Tickets at the door or reserve at 822-1575. Thanks to our sponsors Tomas Jewelry and the National Endowment for the Arts.