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Hill Country Community Theatre scholarship winner

Applause for Hill Country Community Theatre scholarship recipient Charles McLean

The Hill Country Community Theatre has awarded the $1,000 Phyl Holbert Scholarship to Charles McLean for his outstanding contributions to the Cottonwood Shores nonprofit arts venue. In addition to performing on the local stage in “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Rabbit Hole,” and in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” McLean has volunteered his time and was the stage […]

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Hill Country Community Theatre seeking donations for arts education

Donations to HCCT fund help provide arts education to kids

Hill Country Community Theatre staff and volunteers believe in the power of theater and the importance of providing arts education to children. However, they need your help to do so. (more…)

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Hill Country Community Theatre Executive Director Mike Rademaekers (left) surprises Christine Ashbaugh with the $1,000 Phyl Holbert Scholarship before the opening curtain July 21 of the theater’s current production, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘State Fair.’ Courtesy photo

Hill Country Community Theatre awards young actress, 2018 graduate $1,000 scholarship

COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Hill Country Community Theatre awarded the Phyl Holbert Scholarship to 2018 Marble Falls High School graduate Christine Ashbaugh for her outstanding contributions to the theater. (more…)

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Hill Country Community Theatre Executive Director Mike Rademaekers (left) and theater board President Linda DiFede (right) thank the Martin Foundation, represented by Larson Lloyd, Charlie Keiser, Frank Reilly, and Robert Klaeger (not pictured), for the foundation’s generous donation of $10,000. Courtesy photo

Nonprofit Hill Country Community Theatre receives Martin Foundation donation

COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Hill Country Community Theatre recently received $10,000 from the Martin Foundation. Foundation trustees Charlie Keiser, Robert Klaeger, and Larson Lloyd donated the money to the nonprofit theater, whose mission is to present and promote quality theater and related programs that entertain, educate, and encourage community support of performance arts. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay Police Department, theater receive infrastructure grants

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Two community entities will receive grant funding Jan. 11 toward upgrades and improvements of infrastructure, according to a statement by the Lower Colorado River Authority. (more…)

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Hill Country Community Theatre celebrates 30th with Broadway

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — After three decades of bringing great live theater to the Highland Lakes, the Hill Country Community Theatre is celebrating with a Broadway Revue. The Hill Country Community Theatre Players will kick off the event at 3 p.m. June 7. They’ll perform Broadway songs that have been produced at HCCT […]

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"The Mousetrap" Cast from Hill Country Community Theatre

“The Mousetrap” Cast from Hill Country Community Theatre

Things got down right mysterious when we visited with the cast of “The Mousetrap” at the Hill Country Community Theatre! (more…)

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Hill Country Community Theatre holding ‘Seussical’ auditions

COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Hill Country Community Theatre is holding open auditions for its production of “Seussical.” Auditions are 7 p.m. April 27-28 at at the theater, 4003 FM 2147 West. The show will run July 16-26 and be directed by Wendy Ferrell. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap"
WHEN: April 23-May with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays
ADMISSION: $20 for adults and $10 for children and students with ID
FOR TICKETS: Call (830) 798-8944 or go to www.thehcct.org

Murder mystery ‘Mousetrap’ keeps audiences guessing until the end

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — The thrill of a mystery is trying to figure out “whodunnit” before the heroic sleuth. But when Agatha Christie is the brains behind the story, you might walk out of the theater saying, “I never saw that coming.” (more…)

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Hill Country Community Theatre giving ‘Regards to Broadway’

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Hill Country Community Theatre is giving its “Regards to Broadway” through a musical fundraiser March 26. The show is 6:30 p.m. at the theater, 4003 FM 2147 West. (more…)

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The cast for the Hill Country Community Theatre musical comedy ‘Zombies from the Beyond’ includes Adam Brust (back, left), David Duvall and Holden Fox; and Jennifer Brust (front, left) and Alexandria Randolph. The production runs through March 1 with performances 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2:15 p.m. Sunday. Call the box office at (830) 798-8944 or go to www.thehcct.org for tickets. Courtesy photo

LOCALS LOVE US: Hill Country Community Theatre gets an ovation

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — The thing about winning a Locals Love Us award, according to Mike Rademaekers, is exactly that: the locals. (more…)

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Interview with Hill Country Community Theatre's "Zombies from the Beyond!"

Interview with Hill Country Community Theatre’s “Zombies from the Beyond!”

It was a pleasure being “Invaded” by Mike Rademaekers, Director of the Hill Country Community Theatre and cast member Patrick Lescarbeau, who plays ‘Rick’ in Hill Country Community Theatre’s upcoming production of “Zombies from the Beyond!” (more…)

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‘Zombies from the Beyond’ is a musical sci-fi blast from Cold War era

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE COTTONWOOD SHORES — Zombies are descending upon the Highland Lakes — from outer space. The Hill Country Community Theatre musical comedy “Zombies from the Beyond” lands on stage Feb. 19 with a nostalgic blast from the 1950s. (more…)

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'A Christmas Carol' opening night at Hill Country Community Theatre

‘A Christmas Carol’ opening night at Hill Country Community Theatre

We had so much fun visiting with Patrick Lescarbeau — aka-Ebenezer Scrooge — about the opening of “A Christmas Carol” at the Hill Country Community Theatre tonight! Tickets are going fast, and can be purchased by clicking on the link HERE, or calling the box office at 830-798-8944. (more…)

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Community theater casting for ‘Zombies from the Beyond’ musical

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — In one of its out of this world productions — it’s set in Milwaukee — the Hill Country Community Theatre is holding open auditions 7 p.m. Dec. 8-9 for the upcoming production of “Zombies from the Beyond.” (more…)

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The cast for the Hill Country Community Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” includes Kellan Koch (left), Martha Good, Gus Henry, Glen Bird, Patrick Lescarbeau, Grace Ann Todd, Ocean Fillingim and Cindy Callihan. The adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic runs Dec. 4-14 at the theater, 4003 FM 2147 in Cottonwood Shores. Courtesy photo

Same story but different telling in local theater’s ‘Christmas Carol’

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — Charles Dickens’ story “A Christmas Carol” is brought to life every holiday season on theater stages across the country. And why not? Both the book and the play give a great lesson about Christmas. But we all know it, so why do it again? (more…)

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Hill Country Community Theatre needs to fill director’s chairs

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — With the upcoming Hill Country Community Theatre consisting of a mix of musicals and plays, executive director Mike Rademaekers is looking for some people interested in sitting in the director’s chair. (more…)

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Hill Country Community Theatre looking for best ‘bah-humbugger’

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — “Bah-humbug,” says the old man dressed in black and with a face scrunched so much his wrinkles create wrinkles. Without even a clue, other than those words, there’s a good — well great —chance you know exactly who mutters them. (more…)

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‘Hallelujah Girls’ production full of life and laughs

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — When something works, you try to stick with it as long as you can. For the Hill Country Community Theatre, it means going back to a team of playwrights known for creating fun, frolicking characters with witty and insightful dialogue. (more…)

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Curtain rises for ‘Hello, Dolly!’ at Cottonwood Shores theater

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — With the opening of “Hello, Dolly!” coming up July 17, the Hill Country Community Theatre actors and volunteers are putting the final touches on the romping musical. The event kicks off with a big opening night and runs through July 27. (more…)

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Hill Country Community Theatre’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’ perfect match for musical lovers

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — Sometimes, when you take a job, you just have to jump right in — as the new executive director of the Hill Country Community Theatre is discovering. Mike Rademaekers took the helm of the theater July 1, right in the midst of the crew rehearsing and preparing for […]

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L.A. actor takes lead role at Cottonwood Shores theater

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — When asked what brought him from Los Angeles to the Highland Lakes, Mike Rademaekers went literal about the transition. “My car,” he said with a laugh. “It’s a Prius.” (more…)

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Save the drama for Hill Country Community Theatre summer camp June 9-20

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Hill Country Community Theatre is looking for a cast of characters for its upcoming Hill Country Junior Players Summer Drama Camp — and no experience is necessary. “The camp is for kids to come out and expose them to the theater,” said Maris Lynne Long, president […]

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HCCT’s ‘Drop Dead!’ will bring audiences to life with laughter

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — What happens when a group of washed-up actors try to revive their careers in a play by director Victor Le Pewe? Well, it could be their final act as the rehearsals start and the body count climbs. Welcome to “Drop Dead! (more…)

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Mandi Whittlesey directs Lee Wilson (left), Jana Diamond, Becky Barton, David Sweigart and Tana Morris during rehearsals for the upcoming Hill Country Community Theatre production 'All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten.' The show runs Feb. 13-23 with performances 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2:15 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $20 for adults and $9 for students ages 16 and younger. Group rates also are available. Tickets can be purchased at www.thehcct.org. The theater is located at 4003 FM 2147 West in Cottonwood Shores. Courtesy photo

Local cast puts on ‘All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten’

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — Just how do you take a bestselling book called “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” and turn it into a stage play? Well, that’s exactly what the actors and crew at Hill Country Community Theatre will do starting Feb. 13 and running through […]

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Hill Country Community Theatre brings ‘Curious Savage’ to stage

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — Comedy, it is said, is the most difficult form of entertainment to pull off. But the cast and crew of the Hill Country Community Theatre production “The Curious Savage” are definitely on the right track. “Rehearsals have been incredibly fun,” director Mary Ann Fletcher said. “We’re always […]

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