Lights, Camera, New Sound System…
The cast of Holmdel's upcoming Indian Hill play, “The Princess Who Had No Name,” isn't going to have to yell this Friday, in order to be heard in the back of the auditorium. Through the fundraising efforts of the parent organized Holmdel Creative Arts Association (HCAA) the cast will have a new sound system, just in time for their December 14th event.
You may be familiar with Holmdel's HCAA from their popular “got talent” tee shirts, but the organization is a lot more than that. HCAA president Amy Stark explains “HCAA, is the parent support group for the arts in the Holmdel School System. We support fine arts, graphic arts, television and film production and theater, by purchasing much needed arts equipment for students in all four schools. We also grant scholarships to graduating seniors in the above disciplines.”
Stark goes on to note “We are delighted this year to have purchased a sound system for Indian Hill School. While HCAA will continue to support all four schools, we felt that is a high impact, visible gift that will reach all students in Indian Hill School”. In regard to the old system, Stark explains “The old system was really past its "sell by" date. Essentially it was analog, whereas today everything is digital. Now we will be able to hear and enjoy our talented students this year and for years to come!”
Robin Watts, English teacher and director of this year’s play is excited about the new system; "We are truly grateful to the HCAA for purchasing the new sound system. The audio quality at Indian Hill will surely be improved for this week's show and all future performances." In order to best leverage the eight person microphone system, Watts has decided to add an intermission, so the lapel microphones can be best utilized amongst the thirty five student cast.
So come by and see and hear (in digital), for yourself our talented students perform their play “The Princess Who Had No Name”, this Friday at 7pm at The Indian Hill School. And while you are there, don’t forget to purchase a “got talent” tee and stop by the HCAA table to learn about an exciting membership promotion. Cast pictures are also available for sale.