HHM Performing Arts Presents

Radium Girls


HHM Performing Arts Theatre Arts Presents Radium Girls.
In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. Written with warmth and humor, and called a “powerful” and “engrossing” drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.

Featuring: Jazmin Castro as Grace with Erik Mostad, Julia Matthews, Brooklyn Walsh, Sharissa Gosse, Sophie Newman, Kate Healey, Molly MacEachern, Rebecca Winger, Chris Saunders, Riley Locke, Noah Facey, Emmett Cass, Molly Adey, Kaitlyn Simms Elizabeth Yetman, Connor Fagan, Adaora Awolesi, Helena Panting

Direction: John Rao with Elizabeth Yetman

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HHM Performing Arts Program Presents

Villainous: Villains of Musical Theatre and more!

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The HHM Performing Arts Cabaret Company is joined by members of the Mainstage and Spotlight Theatre companies exploring some of the greatest villains in Musical Theatre and more! See and hear some of the greatest songs and scenes with new and classic villains from some of your favourite musicals!

Featuring Choreography by Pamela Pittman with special solo choreography by Sienna Goulart and Maggie Aubrey-Bassler.

With solo and scene performances featuring: Connor Fagan, Julia Drover Crane, Eliza Somers, Elizabeth Yetman, Emmett Cass, Matthew McCarthy, Kate Healey, Maria Bennett, Lauren Patten, Finley Cavanagh, Ava Fowler, Lauren Clancy, Sienna Goulart, Leah Butland, Lilly Pope, Lucy Evans, Maggie Aubrey-Bassler, Lucinda Mills, Leila McCrate, Mia Billard,
Sophie Newman, Jazmin Castro,  Juliette Lefrancois-Belanger, Solamiia Siivuk, Sophie Whalen, Kanto Ratsimandresy, Adaora Awolesi, Aylin Cayman, Sharissa Gosse, Kaitlyn Simms,  Olivia McGillivray, Noah Facey, Erik Mostad, Rachel Selby, and Safi Hussien.
A fun evening for the whole family!

Choreography by Pamela PittmanDirector: John RaoAssistant Director: Cameron Johnston
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Mainstage Company Presents!

Miracle on 34th Street!

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By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.


HHM Performing Arts Presents!

HHM Performing Arts Presents Clue: HSE

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Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth – the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!

Featuring our 2021-2022 Mainstage Company members Erik Mostad, Adora Awolesi, Julia Drover Crane, Noah Facey, Riley Locke, Eliza Somers, Elizabeth Yetman, Akeel Williams, Sophie Whelan, with Julia Caines, Jazmin Castro, Aylin Caman, Lauren Clancy, Emmajane Donnan, Sharissa Gosse, Faith O’Neill, Kaitlyn Simms, Madeline Salter, Rachel Selby, costumes by Alison Helmer, and direction by John Rao.

Join us for our first public play since December 2019 for a night of murder and mystery!

Clue: On Stage (High School Edition)

Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn

Written by Sandy Rustin

Additional Material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price

Based on the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture

Based on the Hasbro board game CLUE

Original Music by Michael Holland

By special arrangement with The Araca Group, Work Light Productions, and Michael Barra/Lively McCabe Entertainment.




HHM Performing Arts Presents:

All Together Now!

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HHM Performing Arts Announces an Upcoming Production of


Music Theatre International’s


All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre


November 12 – 13, 2021


A fantastic selection of songs are featured in this brand new musical revue from shows including Rent, Les Misérables, Into the Woods, Matilda, Hairspray, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Once on This Island, Little Shop of Horrors, Mamma Mia! and many more!


St. John’s, NL (October 12, 2021) – HHM Performing Arts annual Cabaret has become a mainstay of the program to introduce students to a taste of theatre production at Holy Heart. This year the Cabaret Company will be joining theatrical organizations around the globe by producing their own local production of Music Theatre International’s All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre. Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) created this revue for theatres across the globe to use as a local event performed over the same weekend of November 12, 2021.  HHM Performing Arts performances are scheduled for November 12-13, 2021.


All Together Now! features songs from MTI’s beloved catalogue of musicals including Annie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Come From Away, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Godspell, Guys and Dolls, Hairspray, Into the Woods, Les Misérables, Little Shop of Horrors, Mamma Mia!, Matilda, My Fair Lady, Once on This Island, Rent, Waitress and many more!


Join this exciting new cast of HHM Performing Arts students in the Cabaret Company for their first Mainstage production at Holy Heart Theatre.

*Physical distancing built into the seating plan.*


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Peter Pan

HHM Performing Arts Presents Peter Pan


March 24, 2020

HHM Performing Arts Production of Peter Pan is Cancelled

Holy Heart High School’s Performing Arts production of Peter Pan was originally scheduled for March 27th -28th and was rescheduled to May 28th-29th. Due to the ongoing school suspension, it is now clear that no matter how the remainder of the school year unfolds, we will not be able to continue. It is with heavy hearts that we must cancel this production. The teachers, student cast, crew, and professional technical team were working diligently in preparing our journey into Peter Pan’s fantastical world of Neverland.

While we do live by the old adage, “the show must go on,” this highly unusual situation does not allow us to continue. The HHM Performing Arts Program will, in future, return with exciting opportunities for our students and performances for our community on the Holy Heart Theatre stage.

We will continue to share memories of previous productions and workshops on our website, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook page for our students and community to experience, knowing we will return to make new memories in the future.

Patrons may contact the Holy Heart Box office to receive refunds for tickets purchased for the production by calling 579-4424.


A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol


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Presented by: HHM Performing Arts

Show Dates: November 29th and 30th

A Christmas Carol

This timeless Charles Dickens classic comes to life on the Holy Heart stage November 29th & 30th. Scrooge despises Christmas and the generosity and kindness that come with it! He is cruel to his employee Bob Cratchit and an encounter with his nephew hardens his heart even more. A visit from his old business partner Jacob Marley on Christmas eve brings grave warnings to Scrooge should he continue on his selfish path.

Charles Dickens Christmas tale reminds us that kindness, charity, and generosity is everyone’s business not just at Christmas, but throughout the year. Join us November 29th and 30th as HHM Performing Arts students present their first production of the 2019-2020 year brought to life under the artistic direction of John Rao with vivid performances, special effects, and music to warm your heart.

School Matinee November 29th at 9:30am. Supervising teachers free following the NLESD guidelines.

Book your school by calling the theatre directly 579-4424.

Produced with permission from the Dramatists Play Service Inc.


Short Plays and mini Jukebox Musicals written by  HHM Performing Arts students.
Solos by HHM Musical Theatre students from some of your favourite shows.
June 1st 2019 @ 6pm
Holy Heart Theatre
****Limited seating****

Holy Heart 60th Anniversary!

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We have spent the year reflecting on our history and we are inviting you to join us as we honour the past, take joy in the present, and look forward to the future.
Featuring the many talents of our students, alumni guests, and a few surprises!

Performances by:
HHM Chamber Choir
Bella Cantante
HHM Jazz Band
HHM String Orchestra
HHM Performing Arts
HHM Alumnae Choir
Ronalda Hutton MacDonald
Justin Nurse
Shelley Neville
and many more!

Ballroom choreography by Pamela Pittman
Ballet By Martin Vallée
Direction by John Rao
Produced by Jamie Parsons and John Rao

This 90 minute show is set to delight all ages.

Profits will support our local community food sharing association and our HHM Courtyard development fund.



Holy Heart High School’s

Production of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID

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Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker

and written & directed by John Musker and Ron Clements

Originally Produced by  Disney Theatrical Productions

Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.
Join us for this magical enchanting tale.
Creative team:
Choreographer: Harriett David
Vocal Direction: Robert Colbourne
Music Direction: Rob Lee
Direction: John Rao
School Matinee April 5th, 2019 at 9:30 am
Opening Night April 5th, 2019 at 6pm
April 6th
Public Matinee 12pm
Public Evening Show 6pm
To book your school for the matinee on April 5th contact the box office directly:


A Christmas Story

December 7th & 8th
December 7th at 7:30PM
December 8th at 2pm & 7:30 pm
“You’ll shoot your eye out!”
By Philip Grecian. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.
Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!”
Join us for this celebrated holiday classic featuring Holy Heart High School’s rising stars December 7th & 8th before Scut Farkus finds you!
Direction: John Rao
Featuring Lauren Shepherd, Sophia Ryan, Cameron Johnston, Noah Davis-Abraham and many more HHM Performing Arts Students!
“A Christmas Story is still…one of the more enchanting ways to be transported to a world beyond our own. Yet it also serves to remind us how lucky we are to live a culturally rich life…and Philip Grecian’s thoughtful stage adaptation preserves the old…references.” – Plain Dealer
“Classics bloom quickly in modern times…you don’t have to have grown up with 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his ache for an air rifle under the tree to think of A Christmas Story as a Christmas must. And [this] version is just as kindly and just as cockeyed as A Christmas Story is meant to be.” – Orlando Sentinel
“Grecian’s script retains Shepherd’s wry, tongue-in-cheek humor.” – Orange County Register
Produced by Special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company Woodstock, Illinois


Once Upon a Dream…A Villain’s Lament

Oct 25, 2018

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Presented by: Holy Heart of Mary Performing Arts Program

The heroes always have their time in the spotlight, but for this year’s Performing Arts Cabaret we’ll give the devil his

due just in time for Halloween.

Scenes, songs, and dance numbers in homage to classic plays, musicals, and popular culture.

The only place where the “Time Warp” will meet “Night on Bald Mountain,” where Frankenfurter shares the stage with Dracula.

Bring a friend, bring two, as we gather around the cauldron, and bear witness to the villain’s lament.

Intimate setting. Audience is seated on stage with the performers. Limited seating.