ISW is delighted to announce that Huzzah, our student-led theater production company, has been awarded a grant by the Marion Park Lewis Foundation underwriting the 2017-18 season.

Huzzah’s 2017-18 season begins with James and the Giant Peach, Jr., which will be directed by Andrew Burrill and music directed by Dr. Chris Romich.  Auditions are Friday, August 18 from 6 to 8 PM and Saturday, August 19 from 10 AM to Noon at the Youth Development Center. Production dates are November 2, 3, and 4 with shows at 7 PM and a matinee at 1 PM on Saturday, November 4.

According to Ming McDonald, President of Huzzah, “Huzzah is thrilled to have this generous grant from Marion Park Lewis. We serve students from all over the area—all connected by a love of theater. As an art form, theater is alive and well!”

Huzzah, one of the only high school student-led production companies in the country, was founded in the spring of 2016. Members of Huzzah’s Board come from area schools and homeschools throughout the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Huzzah members choose ISW’s shows, sit on the casting board, student direct (with an adult director), student music direct (with an adult music director), run all the technical aspects of the show, and run the house.