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  • January

    Save the Date for The Hockaday Upper School Musical: Once Upon a Mattress

    If you thought you knew the story of "The Princess and The Pea," you may be in for a walloping surprise. Did you know for instance, that Princess Winnifred swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it was not the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. ONCE UPON A MATTRESS is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.

    The performance dates of the upcoming musical are Friday, February 8 at 7pm, Saturday, February 9 at 7pm and Sunday, February 10 at 2pm in The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family Theater. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning January 24.

    Please be advised some of the humor in this show is of a mature nature, and therefore we recommend appropriate audience age of 10 years old and above.
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  • ISAS 2019

    This year the ISAS ARTS Festival is being hosted by St. Stephen’s School in Austin, Texas. The dates are April 11-13, 2019.
      
    In order to ensure the safety of all students and the quality of the experience, the ISAS steering committee is instituting a cap on the number of students attending from each school. The Hockaday Fine Arts Department has rotated the four Upper School disciplines which participate in the festival since 2012 in accordance to these guidelines. This rotation system allows each of the Hockaday Fine Arts disciplines to maximize the number of students they can bring. Rotating the four art forms on a four-year cycle means that each student, depending on her art form, has the possibility of participating in up to three festivals during her high school career. Theater, Dance, Orchestra, and Choir will attend the 2019 St. Stephen’s School festival. The Visual Arts discipline will not attend the festival. 
     
    Students should NOT schedule anything during the weekend of the festival, including the SAT and ACT. Alternate testing dates are available for both exams. If your student has testing accommodations they should contact Mrs. Cave, who is aware of this issue. Any conflicts with the ISAS weekend should be addressed as soon as possible. For safety and security purposes, students must travel to and from the festival with the group and remain for its entirety
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