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HHS to celebrate 90 years of senior plays

With the possibility that Hendersonville High School will stage the traditional senior play at the historic HHS auditorium for the last time in the spring of 2020, the school in February is celebrating almost 100 years of music, dance and drama on the stage.

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An educational, cultural and community icon since it opened in 1926, the Erle Stillwell-desifgned auditorium has hosted countless performances, nurtured tens of thousands of students, and fostered traditions that run generations deep.
The most cherished tradition in the performing arts is the Hendersonville High School Senior Play. Staged by the graduating class, the theatrical productions have become a hallmark of the school.

Around the time Henderson County breaks ground on an entirely new school campus that will leave the historic core building behind, HHS will celebrate the beloved tradition in the beloved hall with drapes and seats in rich Big Red.

IMG 8383If These Walls Could Sing: A Hendersonville High School Senior Play Homecoming is a benefit performance featuring stars from senior plays past, bringing together past performers in a memorable event at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18.
A curated event, the performance will feature 15 musical acts including powerful ballads, charming duets and full production numbers that will have HHS alumni and the public remembering, laughing, singing alone and celebrating almost 90 years of entertainment.
Featured performances include musical hits from South Pacific, Grease, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Beauty and the Beast and many more.

Tickets, which are $5, will be available at the main office of Hendersonville High School (828-697-4802) starting Jan. 2. Seating is limited. All proceeds will go toward scholarships for HHS students.