Visiting HTA

How do I get a season brochure?
Call 253-833-9111 ext: 2400 to request a brochure.
Where do I pick up my Will Call tickets?
Will Call tickets may be picked up at the Box Office located inside the Performing Arts Building one hour before show time. Please bring identification when picking up your tickets. Tickets ordered via telephone two weeks prior to the date of show will be mailed to the address given at the time of the order.
Do you have a waiting list for sold out shows?
No, we don’t maintain a waiting list because all sales are final, with no refunds or exchanges on tickets once they are purchased. Will Call tickets are prepaid and will be held at the door for their purchasers.
May I bring the kids?
All shows are recommended for children 5 and older. Infants and babes in arms are never appropriate at a live theatre. As a parent you are the only person qualified to determine what is appropriate for your child. Heavier Than Air strives to provide a distraction-free environment in which patrons can enjoy quality theatrical experiences. Due to intimate theatre setting and in an effort to provide a positive experience for all ticket buyers, the theatre does have the right to request restless or noisy children be removed to the lobby.
When do the doors open at the theatre?
Doors open one hour before show time with seating 1/2 hour before show time. Shows do start on time. Is seating reserved? All seating is festival seating, and there is no standing room area or sitting in the aisles.
What if I arrive late?
Our theatre maintains the standard NO LATE SEATING policy. When possible, every effort is made to accommodate our guests.
What about parking?
Free parking is available at all locations. Click here to view a map of the campus and location of handicapped parking. To avoid any problem, you should allow ample time to park, walk to the theatre, and use the facilities prior to the start of the show. There is no food in the theatre. Late arrivals are seated at the discretion of the house manager.
What kind of handicapped access is there?
There is handicapped parking at all sites and a drop-off point at the main entrance to the theatre.
What if it snows?
Please call 253-833-9111 for updated information. If the college is closed, performances will be canceled and information as to future cancellations or additional shows will be recorded on extension 4966.
Can I take pictures?
Our license agreement to produce shows prohibits the duplication of videos by multiple people. Photographs, with or without flash, and cameras or cell phone cameras of any type, are prohibited during all performances. In addition, please do not take photos indoors with the props and set.

I'm in a show, what next?

Auditions are relatively informal as we provide the actors with song, dialogue, etc. there is no need to prepare anything in advance.
Keep in mind that all ages audition for our season shows so casting is age appropriate. Roles often require a certain level of experience and the final casting decisions are at the discretion of the director.
Attendance is extremely important. Because time and space are critical, a missed rehearsal could result in being worked out of a scene.
Rehearsals are every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until approximately 9:30 p.m.
Children MUST be walked to and from the Performing Arts Building. For safety and responsibility reasons, early dismissal requires permission of the director. Dress rehearsal week takes place Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening just prior to opening night. It is imperative that everyone attend the final dress rehearsals.
Each cast member is responsible for their own costume per the costumer’s instructions. Please check with the costumer early for costume requirements and guidance. All costumes must be approved by the costumer prior to dress rehearsal week. While efforts are made to limit expense, season shows cannot offer the individual flexibility of summer camp costuming.
» All cast members participate in every performance unless notified otherwise.
» Plan to arrive one hour prior to show time (call) or per the director’s instructions. All cast members must enter through the green room door on the north side of the building, and only cast members will be allowed backstage and in the green room.
» Children should plan to arrive in costume with make-up as directed. Dressing rooms are reserved for ages 18 and older, but younger actors may access the practice rooms for changes if necessary.
» Everyone should bring water and a light snack that is “costume friendly”.
Watch for steady communication via email and /or information packets as details become available and timely. To that end, please be sure your contact information is on file and updated with the theatre office.
How Can I Help?
» Every family is asked to contribute cookies for concession sales, as the concession profits help fund our cast potluck. We will distribute a list to notify you of preferred dates for your cookie donation.
» All cast members participate with show publicity. We provide posters, bookmarks, post cards and ticket order forms to assist your publicity efforts. Become a “friend” to HTA on FaceBook and help spread the word!
» Adults are invited to help with set construction and painting. Dates will be announced.
» Everyone is encouraged to participate with clean up immediately following the final performance. We are responsible for leaving the building as we found it.