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Real People Productions, collaborative input from students and written by Bret Carter, Hyland teacher, (some were written with his father, Ron Carter), and music originally composed/scored specifically for HCS plays by Mark Phillips from Dr. Obvious.

LIST OF HYLAND PLAYS

1997      Green Eggs and Hamlet
1998      Dead Lawyers
1999      Chick Flick
2000    You Dirty Rat
2001     Sodbuster
2002    Bird Brains
2003    The Stupendous Voyage to the Dreaded Strange Mango Thing (a.k.a. Strange Mango)
2004    The Dark Backward
2005     Heebie Jeebies
2006    Year of the Rat
2007    Humongous Among Us
These were great plays too, but information is lacking.  Alumni, Parents, or Friends of Hyland, if you have a great image and/or written descriptions from the playbill of these productions, please email us so we can feature that information here. If you have earlier plays and what years they wer performed, please contact us as well. Thank you.

2008 Meanwhile Back at the Ranch

*Thank you to Mark Phillips and Dr. Obvious Studios for cd graphics and descriptions listed on this site, and of course, amazing original scores for Hyland Christian School. Used by permission.
2009   Long Live Tendonitis
2010    Mr. Nosey
2011     Torpedo Serenade
These were great plays too, but information is lacking.  Alumni, Parents, or Friends of Hyland, if you have a great image and/or written descriptions from the playbill of these productions, please email so that we can feature information here.
 

 

2012 The Pinocchio Project

*Thank you to Mark Phillips and Dr. Obvious Studios for cd graphics and descriptions listed on this site, and of course, amazing original scores for Hyland Christian School. Used by permission.

2013 Finders Keepers

*Thank you to Mark Phillips and Dr. Obvious Studios for cd graphics and descriptions listed on this site, and of course, amazing original scores for Hyland Christian School. Used by permission.

2014 The Last Mission of Cassini 7

*Thank you to Mark Phillips and Dr. Obvious Studios for cd graphics and descriptions listed on this site, and of course, amazing original scores for Hyland Christian School. Used by permission.

2015 Ice Cream and Bullets

*Thank you to Mark Phillips and Dr. Obvious Studios for cd graphics and descriptions listed on this site, and of course, amazing original scores for Hyland Christian School. Used by permission.

2016 The Princess and the Fool

*Thank you to Mark Phillips and Dr. Obvious Studios for cd graphics and descriptions listed on this site, and of course, amazing original scores for Hyland Christian School. Used by permission.

2017 World Dominace for Beginners

*Thank you to Mark Phillips and Dr. Obvious Studios for cd graphics and descriptions listed on this site, and of course, amazing original scores for Hyland Christian School. Used by permission.

2018 Beatnik Blues

*Thank you to Mark Phillips and Dr. Obvious Studios for cd graphics and descriptions listed on this site, and of course, amazing original scores for Hyland Christian School. Used by permission.

2019 A Real Humdinger

*Thank you to Mark Phillips and Dr. Obvious Studios for cd graphics, descriptions, and of course, amazing original scores for Hyland Christian School. Used by permission.

2020 Whimsy Town

Whimsy Town Director's Notes
Steampunk is a relatively new genre of fiction in which the story addresses the question, "What if the future happened sooner?"
 
A steampunk story generally takes place in Victorian England--when mankind's fascination with science and progress was thriving during the 1800's. However, in this case, technology has found a foothold at a much faster rate. This results in a story told in the 19th Century, but with a Victorian spin on 21st Century technology. It is a collision of two very vibrant worlds. I like how one writer put it. "It's like bringing a flamethrower to a tea party."
 
As you can imagine, all of this has presented strange challenges for the cast. Nevertheless, they went far beyond my expectations. They memorized difficult Victorian slang with British accents. They invested in a story built on an alternative reality. They mastered the art of prim and proper pandemonium. And they did all of it with the kindness and the camaraderie that I have always admired in all of them.
 
This is a group of talented young men and women, but what really makes them shine is their ability to combine their talents. The secret of their success is their integrity and friendship.
 
There are many, many people who deserve my thanks, several of which were listed in the program. But I want to thank my wife in particular--not only for her support in this whimsical part of my job, but also for help in developing the story.
 
Thank you Sarah, Ippi, Nancy, and Judy. Everyday I'm so grateful you invited a cad like me to the tea party.
Bret
 
The original music from "Whimsy Town" is available for download on iTunes.com, AmazonMP3.com, and more.  Just search your favorite music source for "Doctor Obvious" and "Whimsy Town."
 
To order your video recording of "Whimsy Town," see Hannah Gutierrez/Sandra Gutierrez or visit their website on your phone, tablet, or computer: http://shop.fulframe.tv 
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SENIOR PLAYS

2011     Stuck in the Muddle
2012    Honor Among Thieves
2013    Splitsville
These were great plays too, but information is lacking.  Alumni, Parents, or Friends of Hyland, if you have a great image and/or written descriptions from the playbill of these productions, please email us so that we can feature information here.

2014 “She = MC2”

*Thank you to Mark Phillips and Dr. Obvious Studios for cd graphics and descriptions listed on this site, and of course, amazing original scores for Hyland Christian School. Used by permission.

2015 Apocalypse Meow

*CD Graphics and text from Dr. Obvious. Used by permission.

2016 Bravo Avenue

*CD Graphics and text from Dr. Obvious. Used by permission.

2017 Delinquents

Classmates...Friends, Or Not?   Cellmates...Friends, Or Not?

2018 Zig Zag