Encore is the parent group that supports HPHS Theatre! Every parent of an HPHS Theatre student is automatically a member of Encore.


    Your annual donations to Encore support special programming for HPHS theater students.  Monies are used to fund or subsidize special activities and programs including:

    • Production rehearsal meals for cast and crew

    • Student workshops and classes led by guest artists

    • Original performances

    • Equipment needs

    • Company celebrations after STUNTS and the annual musical

    • Awards and gifts to be presented at the Theatre Banquet

    • Summer theatrical programs

    • Theatre-related field trips, including local field trips, an annual trip to the Illinois High School Theatre Festival, and scheduled trips to New York

    Donations should be brought to the Fine Arts Office (E-100a) or to the Theatre Office (E-100).


    Please email Encore co-chairs to indicate your interest in assisting with one or more of the following committees:

    • Production Concession Sales. Parent volunteers set up, run and clean up a sale of concessions before each show and during intermission. You are required to be there 30 minutes prior to curtain.  

    • Rehearsal Meals.  Production weeks require long rehearsals and we fuel our students for the challenge.  Members of this committee will order food from a local eatery, pick up or arrange delivery, set up and serve the meal, and assist with clean up.  Meals are often served on Monday and Tuesday of production weeks, right after school.  Obligations on such days last approximately an hour.

    • Company celebrations.   Following the last performances of STUNTS and the musical, all production members gather in the cafeteria to celebrate.  Parent volunteers arrange for food and drink for the students, set up the meal and clean up afterwards. 

    • Theatre Banquet.  Our end of the year celebration is a special time for all involved.  In particular, it is time to honor the senior class.  The committee helps with table decorations, set up, selected gifts and other related duties.


    Please contact the Encore Co-Chairs Lilah Shapiro (lilahs1972@gmail.com) or Rebecca Nathanson (rnathanson1@hotmail.com) to donate money, volunteer for a parent committee, or with questions.


    Families that are interested in purchasing a yard sign should download and complete the form below.

    Yard Sign Order Form