HENDERSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL OPENS ALL-NEW AUDITORIUM WITH SENIOR PLAY – OKLAHOMA – ON THE TOM E. ORR STAGE.
With little to no publicity to the general public, Hendersonville High School’s brand new auditorium opens TONIGHT – THURSDAY AT 7:30 PM and continues through Saturday night, with a bonus performance at 2:30 PM on Saturday….featuring the SENIOR CLASS PRODUCTION , “OKLAHOMA”…one of the most popular musicals of all time. Tickets are available at the school office or at the door, starting at $10 for general admission. Reserved seating is also available in the beautifully renovated auditorium.
The production takes place in the completely renovated high school auditorium, which is part of the $60 million renovation that began two years ago at HHS.
Much time and effort went into getting the new auditorium named after longtime English and drama teacher the late Tom E. Orr, but due to a number of “political” efforts backstage by school officials and school board organizers The Tom E. Orr Auditorium promotion was left with just the stage that bears his name…and that stage will come LIVE TONIGHT with the ‘one of the most famous musicals of all time…and…on the newly named, but not yet dedicated THOMAS E. ORR STAGE.
Nevertheless, the “show continues” from tonight and will host the brand new auditorium. It’s unclear if an “official naming dedication” will take place before the show as school officials have no say even on the general performance of the senior class during the presentation of the famous musical.” OKLAHAMA”.
Presenting a play dates back many years, in fact to the 1920s when HHS was established, with many of them – over the years – under the direction of Tom Orr.