Theater is an amazing community where any talent and interest can be used and displayed across grade levels, curriculum and departments; from art, technology, engineering, production and many more. We preform and serve together for an audience of one.

Michelle Strissel, Director of Theater Arts

Our Vision

Our program exists to bring fame to the name of God by building a community of performers and crew to serve our patrons, sponsors and community, through excellence in theater arts. 

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Encanto - Musical Theater Class

Shows and showcases are located on our Elgin Campus located at 1000 North Randall Road. Shows are open to the public. Click below for ticket sales.

Come and cheer on our 2-6 Grade students as they share all they have learned in theater class this fall. 

Encanto – Musical Theater Class Showcase 

When: Friday , September 23

Time:  7:00-8:00 PM 

Location: HCA Chapel

The showcase is free of charge. Concessions will be available for purchase. Donations are welcome and appreciated. All proceeds go straight to the Theater Arts Department, to help us continue to offer amazing classes and theater opportunity for our students.


Interns Wanted

We are currently accepting interns! Alumni, College and Upper School students are welcome. Join our fun and exciting team! Contact Michelle Strissel today

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Upcoming Fall Play…


 Attention Grades 7-12, auditions are open!

Auditions will be Wednesday, September 7 at 3:30-5:30 PM in the Chapel. All forms must be filled out before students are allowed to audition.

Performances will be November 10-11, 2022

Practices will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3:30-6:30 PM in the Chapel

We can’t wait to see you there


Stage Guild Membership

Harvest Christian Academy has established a bold goal to become the premier student performing arts center in the Elgin area. This includes long-term plans for a modern Performing Arts Center that will house a versatile stage for multiple productions, a state of the art infrastructure to deliver great performances, and a dedicated classroom to train and equip our aspiring young actors and actresses.

We welcome business and community members who have a love for theater and desire to support their local, aspiring actors.  There is a level for all types of supporters.

Review the list of sponsorship levels to choose the best level for your contribution. Your financial support of the HCA Theater Department will have a compelling return on investment.


Harvest Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.