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Hilton Head Preparatory School to Present Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" from February 19-23, 2020


Hilton Head Preparatory School's new Artistic Director, Patti Maurer, is following up her sold out smash first show "Fall Spectacular" with the iconic Disney production "Beauty and the Beast" at Prep's own Main Street Theatre February 19-23. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's "Beauty and the Beast", an international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. Everyone knows this story and people of all ages love it.

Just like her first show, Maurer will be calling on her vast theatre experience and her industry connections to produce what no one will call a typical high school theatre production. The production value of "Beauty and the Beast" is in the magnificent costumes. Maurer reached out to costume designer, Travis Halsey, in Chicago, who designs and builds costumes of the highest quality. She is thrilled that her students will have the opportunity to wear these Broadway quality costumes. The collection is filled with details beyond what the audience will expect. You will have to see it to believe it. Maurer's connections have also produced a breathtaking set inspired by the Broadway show with a two story West Wing! Again, not your ordinary high school production.

Maurer has also invited actor, voice artist and director David de Vries to Hilton Head Prep to teach a specialized Master Class to the entire cast about working with the underscoring of "Beauty and the Beast". He plans to help these young actors understand the musical template of the show as the subtext of their characters. He will spend the day with the cast explaining his journey with "Beauty and the Beast" being cast in the role of Lumiere in the Canadian production and several National Tours of the show and both Broadway companies.

Mr. de Vries joined the Broadway production of "Beauty and the Beast" in 1996 just as Hilton Head Prep alumna, Meredith Inglesby '93 (who played Babette) was leaving the show for the Broadway production of "The Little Mermaid". Maurer has also invited Inglesby and her husband, Steve Blanchard (who played the Beast), to work with the cast in February just prior to opening the show. Inglesby credits her time at Hilton Head Prep as an inspiration for her success. "I can truly say that I would not be successful in this business without the education and programming I received throughout my youth at Hilton Head Prep. It was a gift and invaluable training in both character and professionalism." Maybe there are some future Broadway stars among this talented young cast of Prep students of all ages.

Performances are at the Hilton Head Preparatory School Main Street Theatre Wednesday, February 19 through Saturday, February 22 at 7:00pm and Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23 at 2pm. For tickets and information, visit www.hhprep.org or call 843-671-2286. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

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Tickets are now on sale so break out your best 80's gear and tease up your hair because we are turning back the clock. Please join us for our 2020 Jubilee and Distinguished Citizen Awards, "Leap Back to the 80's". This event has limited seating so purchase your tickets today!

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We hope that you'll join us and spread the word for Prep's Open House on Friday, February 7th at 9am. Come learn more about all that Prep has to offer from Pre-K (2.5 y/o) - 12th grade. Please contact Angela Britschge via email at abritschge@hhprep.org or directly at 843-671-2286.

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Hilton Head Preparatory School Senior Quarterback, Stone McDonald '20, Officially Signs to Attend and Play Football at Lafayette College

HILTON HEAD IS., SC – Hilton Head Preparatory School Senior, Stone McDonald, signed today to attend and play football with the Lafayette College Leopards. A four year starter on the gridiron, Stone played 31 games as Prep's Quarterback gaining 7,426 all purpose yards and scoring 79 touchdowns in his career. His passing percentage is 63% completing 346 of his 547 passes. As strong on his feet as he is in the air, 21 of his 69 TD's he scored rushing.


Even after only playing seven games in the 2019 season due to a broken nose, Stone gained 2,123 all purpose yards and scored 21 touchdowns. Stone's career accolades are too numerous to list in entirety, but include 2019 Team Captain, 2019 Varsity Top 20 QB's in SC, 2018/2019 SCISA 2A Region Player of the Year, 2019 SCISA North-South All Star Game Selection, High School Sports Report All Area QB and 2019 Intercounty Bowl MVP.


In addition, Stone shines on the basketball court where he was also a 4 year starter and 2019-2020 Team Captain. Stone was a member of Hilton Head Prep's 2018-2019 2A State Championship basketball team.


Stone is an honor student who has taken a full complement of Advanced Placement Courses and has consistently made the Headmasters Honor Roll. He is a graduate of the 2019 Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce Junior Leadership Program and a winner of Prep's Citizenship Award.

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Our All School Grandparents & Special Friends Day (sponsored by TidePointe) will be held on Friday, December 20th for ALL divisions. All families are welcome.

Schedule is as follows:
8:30AM - 9:30AM: JV and Varsity Fall Sports Awards in the Joseph B. Fraser, Jr. Field House
9:00AM - 9:30AM: Grandparent Breakfast in the Dolphin Dining Hall
9:30AM - 10:30AM: Holiday Assembly featuring musical numbers by Prep students in the Middle School Gym
10:30-11:00AM: Campus Tours and Lower School Classroom Visits
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Experience the family vacation of a lifetime with a week at a luxury townhouse in Park City, Utah. This ski in/out vacation home sleeps 14, so bring the kids, the family, and/or friends for an unforgettable visit out west. The home has incredible amenities - a
6-burner Viking stove, 60" flat screen, and a deluxe BBQ grill — and is minutes away from galleries, shows, and the local food scene. Park City offers activities for everyone: snow skiing, mountain biking, hiking, zip lining, fly fishing, and outdoor concerts. You can pack light because this house has everything you'll need for a week of fun and relaxation.

Tickets are 1 for $100 or 6 for $500

Only 250 tickets available. Purchase your tickets via Venmo @hiltonheadprep

or online at

https://www.hhprep.org/invest-in-prep/festival-of-trees-raffle


Winner will be selected on Friday, December 20, 2019.

*Subject to a mutually agreed upon date. Also available during Prep's Spring Break 2020!

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