The High School Project

The Next Generation of Canadian Theatre

The only theatre program of its kind in North America, The High School Project (HSP) began in 1998 with West Side Story. Since then, the Grand Theatre has produced 33 High School Projects. The program celebrated its 20th anniversary with the best-selling Les Miserables: School Edition in 2016, which was followed by the hit production of Evita last year.

The Grand Theatre is proud to announce that it has procured the rights to produce the groundbreaking new musical PROM QUEEN, premiering as the 2018 High School Project.This new, Canadian, award-winning production, originally developed through Sheridan College's Canadian Music Theatre Project (Come From Away) brings an authentic voice to a remarkable story.

The HSP offers an exceptional opportunity for students to receive education and training in the working environment of a professional theatre. High school students from London and area are mentored by professional artists and coaches in all departments (acting, stage management, props, wardrobe, scenic art, sound, lighting, orchestra, and photography) culminating in a production on the Grand's Spriet Stage. The initiative provides leadership, creative, and communication skills that serve these students on and off stage - in every area of their lives.



Evita - September 19 to 30, 2017
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Program Sponsors

Thames Valley District School Board

With special thanks to rTraction and all of those individuals, organizations and companies across Canada who made donations in support of Prom Queen and the High School Project, including:

Lerners LLP
Tourism London


Prom Queen: The Musical

September 18 - 29, 2018
Spriet Stage

Title Sponsor

For a list of past High School Project productions, click here.

HSP AUDITIONS — Spring 2018

Audition & Interview Notice
The High School Project 2018
Prom Queen: The Musical

The Grand Theatre invites all students who will be attending secondary school in the 2018-2019 school year from London and area to book an audition or backstage interview.

Performer Auditions: Evenings of May 14-16th. Prepare one Broadway song (3 mins max.)
Backstage Interviews (stage management, photography, wardrobe, props, scenic art, sound):
May 30th - June 1st. Prepare a resume and example of past work.
Orchestra Auditions: June 14th. Prepare a selection from the show (provided) and a song of their choice.

Start Dates:
Stage Management, Wardrobe, Scenic Art, Photography - July 30th 2018;
Performers – August 6th 2018
Props – August 7th 2018
Sound – September 9th 2018
Performances: September 18-30th 2018

Notes: You must read the script prior to your audition/interview. The script is available upon request.
Students who participate in Prom Queen: The Musical may be required to miss 6 afternoons and 3 mornings of school.

To book an audition/interview, please send:

  1. resume describing any performance experience and/or training you may have.
  2. one photo (can be a selfie)

Send to: Meghan O’Hara, mohara [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Deadline: April 11th 2018.
You will receive your audition /interview time & date by May 1st 2018.

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