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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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!