Hedgehog & Feather Theatre Company announces it's closing. After 10 wonderful years of shows, Summer Theatre Camps, one-day workshops, and after-school classes, we’ve decided it’s time to close the company. In the tradition of great television shows and long running theatrical productions we want to end on a high note and could not be happier with our final production, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Those of us who have made Hedgehog & Feather happen are all starting new chapters in our lives. New jobs. New directions. Adventure awaits! We can’t begin to thank all of you for your love and support. We would especially like to thank all the children (some now young adults) whom we have gotten to work with over those 10 years. You gave US so much joy! You showed the world: “Never underestimate what a child can do!” You were amazing!
Who always knows the best thing to say on an occasion such as this? Dr. Seuss, of course! So we leave you with this:
“Don’t cry because it’s over…..smile because it happened.”
9/29/15 - CAST!
The cast of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is ready to start rehearsals! Visit the show page HERE for complete information.
8/27/15 - AUDITIONS! We will have our auditions for "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th from 6:30-9:30PM. More information can be found HERE.
6/30/15 - CAMP IS FULL! Send us an email if you want to be on our mailing list for camp next year!
6/6/15 - It's a Scientific Summer!!! We're gearing up for our super fun Summer Theatre Camp 2015. All new scripts with fun scientific themes - science fiction, outerspace, meteorology, zoology and more! It'll be out of this world! Space available in our Middle School Camp weeks.
2/8/15 THANK YOU! to everyone who came to see our "Strega Nona." It was a smashing success on many levels and we appreciate the support and love for quality children's theater!
2/4/15 - TICKETS! "Strega Nona" tickets are selling quickly. Be sure to get yours soon! HERE
1/9/15 - ANNE OF GREEN GABLES UPDATE Due to extra special circumstances, Hedgehog & Feather Theatre Co. have decided to bring "Anne Of Green Gables" to the stage in the Spring of 2016!
11/23/14 - STREGA NONA CAST! Full information for our upcoming production of the beloved children's book "Strega Nona" is now available HERE
10/30/14 - AUDITION INFORMATION: for our upcoming production of the beloved children's book "Strega Nona" is now available HERE!
9/23/14 - SEATING INFORMATION:
When purchasing your tickets from Brown Paper Tickets, please note that sections A, C, E and G have the opportunity to participate in the second feature, "The Blob," and 'run out' of the auditorium screaming along with the actors...or remain inside and face the consequences of the Blob attack! There will be two, simultaneous endings of "The Blob," one for the 'run out' audience and one for the remaining inside the auditorium audience. If you are interested in doing the 'run out' please note you must purchase your seats in sections A, C, E or G.
9/15/14 - Family F
8/26/14 - CDF3: We have an AMAZING cast for our "Creature Double Feature III" You can see all the talent by visiting the show page HERE
8/3/14 - AUDITIONS: Audition information for our "Creature Double Feature III is now available by visiting the show page HERE
7/19/14 - Our Summer Theatre Camp would like to cordially invite you to our "Seussification of Summer" showcase of our mini-shows! Yes! Little snippits of the world of Dr. Seuss. Curious? Visit HERE for the full schedule!
5/31/14 - LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! The Hedgehog & Feather Theatre Co.'s 2014/2015 Season! "Creature Double Feature III : The Creature - The Blob," "Strega Nona," and "Anne Of Green Gables."
5/14/14 - Thank you to EVERYONE who came to see our "Fantastic Mr. Fox" It was such a wonderful show and we so glad to see so many happy, smiling, laughing and cheering faces. Be on the lookout soon for upcoming news on our 2014/2015 Season!
3/31/14 - TICKETS are now ON SALE! Better to get yours soon because seating is RESERVED and this wonderful children's show will sell out! There may be some door tickets available for each performance, but you are strongly advised to purchase your tickets today so that you and your little ones don't have to do the 'standing room only' thing!
2/13/14 - Alas and alack, oh my gosh, what a bummer!
The rosters are full for the Seussical Summer!
Send an email to get on a list for the waiting.
Be first in the know for fun in creating...
A play in the summer for family and friends
And a week of great fun that you hope never ends!
With apologies to Theodor Geisel! Summer Theatre Camp is sold out for 2014!
2/12/14 - All camp sessions are either sold out or nearly full - please send an email before registering to check availability. Get on our list NOW for next summer so you don't miss out! email@example.com.
2/6/14 - July 21-25 week of Summer Theatre Camp is now full - morning and afternoon. There's still some availability in the August 4 and 11 weeks for children entering 1st through 3rd grade in the the fall.
2/3/14 - Punxsutawney Phil's prediction must be making folks think about summer and Summer Theatre Camp at Hedgehog & Feather. All sessions for 4th-6th graders and Middle School are now sold out. Sessions for 1st-3rd graders are filling so don't delay!
1/30/14 - The afternoon session (grades entering 4-6) of the August 4-8 week of Summer Theatre camp is now SOLD OUT. To place your name on a wait list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1/29/14 - The afternoon session (grades entering 4-6) of the July 21-25 week of Summer Theatre camp is now SOLD OUT. To place your name on a wait list please email email@example.com.
1/24/14 - Middle School Week of Summer Theatre Camp is SOLD OUT! To place your name on a wait list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1/22/14 - Registration has begun for Summer Theatre Camp 2014 - THE SUESSIFICATION OF SUMMER!
Click HERE to get all the information.
12/31/13 2013 was another wonderful year for Hedgehog & Feather Theatre Co.!
Starting off the Spring with the glorious "The Secret Garden - Spring Version" which was a roaring success and a favorite with the audiences.
Our Summer was filled with smiling faces and energetic excitement as our Theatre Camp continued our tradition of showing young performers the thrills of acting, set making, costumes, and putting various shows!
Our Fall grew spooky once again with "Creature Double Feature II : The Mummy - The Wolfman" where the audiences screamed and clapped as those two monsters that jump out to get you were performed.
Finally, our Winter began with the Holiday family treat "Amahl and the Night Visitors" once again. Warming up hearts and minds towards a joyous Season.
Thank you to all of the extremely talented folks who helped us in each endeavor H&F created for 2013. We wish you all a very Happy New Year and hope to see you join us either on the stage, behind the scenes, in our camp, or in the audiences for 2014.
12/3/13 We're putting the finishing touches on our last show of the year! "Amahl and the Night Visitors" is a one-act opera for the whole family. A heartwarming holiday classic that has delighted audiences since it first aired on television in 1951. A company of 30 adults, teens and children actor/singers and musicians bring it to life live on stage! Two performances only - Friday and Saturday December 6 and 7 at 7:30 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Westfield. Donation taken at the door.
11/12/13 FEED THE CAMEL!
Each year the children's eyes light up when they see the live camel at the "Amahl and the Night Visitors." Please help us 'feed the camel' with a donation for his travel and care. Any donations received above and beyond the camel's needs will be donated to the Red Cross for Hurricane Haiyan Relief. Click HERE to donate.
10/18/13 - TICKETS: there are a few tickets still available online and there WILL be tickets at the door. Online ticket sales end at 1:30PM each performance day so get yours now to make sure you have seats!
9/25/13 - Our wonderful cast of 28 young people is assembled and working hard in rehearsals for Creature Double Feature II - a Halloween event for the whole family! Check out our Facebook page for photos of the whole cast.
9/8/13 - Auditions today at 2pm! Creature Double Feature II auditions today at the Parish Center of Holy Trinity Church, Westfield (corner of First and Westfield Avenues). Enter throught the glass doors on Westfield Avenue. Need more information? Click on the show button to the right! Casting kids in grades 5-9.
8/14/13 - AUDITION INFORMATION for "Creature Double Feature II : The Mummy - The Wolfman" is now available! Visit the page for the show HERE for full information!
8/8/13 - 13/14 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT!
Hedgehog & Feather present their 13-14 Season!
Just in time again for Halloween will come "Creature Double Feature II : The Mummy - The Wolfman." A show of young actors performing the spooky classics for all audiences! You'll thrill when the bandaged 3000 year old Egyptian mummy shuffles across the stage to wreak vengeance upon his victims who defiled an ancient tomb in Egypt! You'll chill when a ferocious furry beast-man pounces across the audience to get his victim who dared to walk alone in the forest at night! Audition information for actors grades 5 through 9 will follow soon!
Then this winter will bring the third annual production of "Amahl And The Night Visitors," which has been enchanting and inspiring audiences for decades with this classic one-act opera about a poor crippled boy who meets the Three Wise Men as they travel across many lands to follow the Star of Bethlehem. A glorious Holiday favorite for the whole family.
In the spring Hedgehog & Feather will bring to life another popular children's literary classic. This time around will be the hilarious and quirky work of Roald Dahl, "Fantastic Mr. Fox," about a sly father fox who must provide for his family and his animal friends - all who live in an area of three devilishly disgusting farmers, Boggis, Bunce, and Bean, who have vowed to stop the fox thief and put an end to all wild animal life in the region! This show is not a musical and will be cast with both adult and youth actors as the characters require. An extremely family friendly treat
7/12/13 - We're rolling out our first mini-play productions today. Our little guys are performing a silly sheep sister story Another Sister at 11:15 am at St. Paul's Parish Hall. Our middle school group is performing The Emperor's New Clothes at 3:15.
6/25/13 - Summer Theatre Camp is about to begin! This is our 8th great summer of showing kids the amazing world of theatre. Over the course of four, fabulous, fun-filled weeks in July our campers will present no less than 6 mini-plays. Along the way they will learn what it takes to "put on a show". Camp is sold out this year! Again! Send us an email from the "Contact" button and we'll make sure you are in the loop for next summer.
5/11/13 - A wonderful magical opening night last night! Tickets are sold out online for both today and tonight. There is limited availability at the door so come early to get a seat! Or standing room!
5/10/13: Opening Night of The Secret Garden-Spring Version!
Ticket update for tonight, May 10, 7:30pm. All online ticketing for tonight's performance of The Secret Garden is sold out. There will be a very limited numbers of seats available at the door. No guarantees. After those seats are gone we will have very limited standing room spaces available for $10. Again no guarantees. Some online tickets still available for tomorrow's 2pm matinee. Saturday Evening is sold out online as well.
Performance is at Westminster Hall of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield - corner East Broad Street and Mountain Avenue.
Pictures of some of the cast of The Secret Garden have been added to the page for the show. Please visit it to see the wonderful photographic work of Susan Cook Photography of Westfield! https://www.facebook.com/SusanCookPhotography
4/16/13 Summer Theatre Camp for 2013 is sold out! Please email us if you would like to be placed on the waiting list or to make sure you are one of the first to know about camp next year. email@example.com
3/26/13 - Thanks to the generosity of H & F audiences for "Amahl and the Night Visitors" last December, a donation in the amount of $205 was sent today to the Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund. Many thanks to our generous patrons!
3/19/13 TICKETS! are now available for "The Secret Garden." This performance space is a limited seating venue, Westminster Hall, Westfield, and while tickets may or may not be available at the door, advance purchase tickets are highly recommended. Don't miss your chance to see the wonder of how an English garden grows! Three performances, May 10th 7:30PM, May 11th 2PM and 7:30PM Mother's Day Weekend.
3/2/13 Auditions for "The Secret Garden - Spring Version" are tomorrow! 1-3 pm or 6-8pm. Plan to attend one two hour session. Location: The Parish Center of Holy Trinity Church (corner of First Street and Westfield Ave.) Enter on WESTFIELD AVENUE through the glass doors to the left of the church building). Visit the "Secret Garden" page for all the info.
2/21/13 Visit the Hedgehog & Feather Facebook Page to pick up some pointers for auditions!
2/1/13 Our next production will be "The Secret Garden," a musical based upon the classic children's story by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Full details coming soon!
1/2/13 What a fantastic year we had at Hedgehog & Feather Theatre Co. and so many people to thank! Started the year off with our fun fundraiser at Crossroads - HE SANG, SHE SANG. The Spring brought rehearsals for our June production - HOW I BECAME A PIRATE. Our first ever fall production - CREATURE DOUBLE FEATURE - FRANKENSTEIN:DRACULA was a scary big hit. Hot on the heels of that our second annual AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS in December. Whew! Stay tuned for another big year!
11/13/12 Rehearsals are underway for "Amahl and the Night Visitors," a wonderful Holiday offering to be performed at Holy Trinity RC Church, First Street and Westfield Ave, December 15 and 16 7:30. This is our second year to bring this to the community. It's perfect for all ages and is a great introduction to the world of opera. It's running time is 1 hour. The cast is made up of singers of all ages from all over Union County and beyond!
10/20/2012 Last Night's opening night of CREATURE DOUBLE FEATURE was a rousing success! Tickets are available online for credit card purchasers for a limited time today - until about 2pm - at Brown Paper Tickets. No worries - tickets available at the door (cash and checks at door please!) Click on Creature Double Feature to your right for all the spooky details.
6/11/2012 THANK YOU to everyone who came to see "How I Became A Pirate" and made it a wonderful success. Your patronage, support, and enjoyment mean the world to us. Visit our Facebook page (link above) and tell us how you liked the show and your thoughts!