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THE GRAND MUSICAL THEATRE EXPERIENCE returned to Herndon High School in July 2012 with a production of Oliver! 

The production was great fun and a tremendous success.  Watch this space for news about a 2013 event.

Have questions? Contact Zoë Dillard at (703) 810-2341 or

Summer Theatre

Launched in 2009, Herndon High School's The Grand Summer Theatre is inspired by the magic of that reveal. Its charter: stage a fabulous production of a popular high school musical with just a few weeks to pull it all together!

Cast members audition in May and rehearsals begin in July. The camp day typically runs Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., and includes sessions in acting, dance/movement and singing.

We aim for a careful balance of artistic excellence, discipline, comradery and fun. The Grand attracts students from schools across the area, ranging from rising 7thgraders to recent high school graduates.

We value process as much as the product. We want the students to learn and apply their skills and talents to create an entertaining show. Equally important are the relationships they develop and their artistic journeys.

Our lead teachers are well-trained professionals. They hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree; several hold graduate degrees.

A camp fee of $300 pays for all camp training, two comp tickets to any camp performance and a show T-shirt.

For more information, contact Herndon Theatre Director, Ms. Zoë Dillard via email or at 703.810.2341.

The Grand owes a debt of inspiration to Westfield High School Theatre Boosters’ Summer Stage,
​established by Lori Knickerbocker and Yvonne Henry.

2012 Summer Season News

Herndon's The Grand Summer Theatre Program​

Past Productions

Summer 2012 - Oliver!

Click here and here to re-live Oliver! in performance and rehearsal.

Summer 2010 - Footloose

Click here for tons of pictures from rehearsals and the shows.

Summer 2009 - Grease

Click here for pictures from The Grand's first production.