Loran G. Skinner Auditorium
Pendleton Players and  Technical Theatre

The Loran G. Skinner Auditorium, Pendleton Players,  and Technical Theatre areas are under the direction of  Jacqueline Brown. Mrs. Brown coordinates all scheduling and usage of the Auditorium areas, and serves as the Director of the Pendleton Players, Tech Crew, and all areas of the Theatre program. Mrs. Brown earned both a Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Theatre and Speech Communication from Ball State University. She has had continuing education from a number of places including the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), Disney Institute, and the Broadway Theatre Teachers Workshops in New York City.

The Department offers classes in all facets of  theatre with a varied curriculum  to accommodate both the performer and the technical students. A recording studio was added, as well as video lab for the students to also explore Entertainment technology on an Independent Study basis. Performance classes also have the opportunity to participate in offsite workshops in New York City and at Walt Disney World. Both of these conducted by renowned Theatre professionals.

The Thespian Troupe is the honor society of theatre and is comprised of students who have earned points through participation on stage and behind the scenes to join. This is an internationally recognized organization devoted to excellence in theatre.  The school has held this charter since 1998. 

To contact Mrs. Brown by email jbrown@smcsc.com (Please be sure to indicate purpose in your subject line so the email is not blocked.)

The Band area is under the direction of Mr. Chris Taylor The Band area is comprised of Marching Band, Concert Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Guard Unit. They have a full complement of staff to strengthen the skills of students in all areas of Music performance including Color Guard. They have a parent support group called the South Madison Community School Band Boosters. The Band has performed at a number of prestigious events and parades.  For further information regarding the band program and staff check out their website at www.phhsband.com or you can reach Mr. Taylor at  ctaylor@smcsc.com.


Choir Department

The Choir Department will be under the direction of a Mrs. Erin Sprouse in the fall. The Choir is comprised of several performing choirs which include: Pendletones, New Edition, Starlight Serenade, and Vocal Fusion. The choirs presents three concerts each year and are supported by the Choral Association. The choir program is looking forward to another year of competitive show choir, as well as another year of making wonderful music.  

Community Theatre

The Pendleton Community Players present summer, community productions, which has been partially funded through a grant from the South Madison Community Foundation. It is open to anyone in the community interested in participating in summer theatre. Watch this website in May for show announcement and audition information.

Pendleton Players Director of Music

For Pendleton Players and Pendleton Community Players productions, Mr. Jim McGee serves as the Director of Music. He assists with the vocalists as well as instrumentalists. Community musicians who are interested in volunteering for the Pit Orchestras should contact Mr. McGee at lgsauditorium@aol.com.

These are Auditorium Events only.  
You should check individual Performing Arts areas for rehearsal schedules, 
competition events, performances in other venues and all other related events.

This page was last updated: January 14, 2017
​January 19th- Competition Showcase ~ Pendletones

January 31 ~ Recital Night Band
6:30 p.m.

February 10 & 11 ~ Madison County Jazz Festival

February 28 ~ 2017-2018 Choir Dance Auditions

March 16 ~ Competition Showcase (Choir)
7:00 p.m.

April 1 ~ Work Day Pendleton Players/SPOTS
10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

April 6 ~ Elementary Theatre Visit

April 7 & 8 ~ Disney's Mary Poppins
7:00 p.m.

April 9 ~ Disney's Mary Poppins
1:30 p.m.

April 13 ~ Competition Showcase
7:00 p.m.

April 17 ~ Band Master Class

April 19 ~ Band Preview Concert
6:30 p.m.

April 22 ~ ISSMA Competition

April 27 & 28 ~ East Elementary Spring Musical

May 3 ~ PHHS Top 10% Awards
7:00 p.m.

May 4 ~  19th Annual Thespy Awards (Pendleton Players)

May 12 & 13 ~ Singsation 2017 (Choral Department)

May 17 ~ Senior Awards
7:00 p.m.

May 23 ~ Choir Awards
6:30 p.m.

May 25 ~ Spring Band Concert
7:00 p.m.

May 30 ~ Band Awards
6:30 p.m.

June 4 ~ Commencement Simulcast

The Pendleton Heights High School Performing Arts Department is dedicated to bringing the arts to our students and the community through classes and performances. The Department includes the Auditorium and Technical Theatre areas, BandChoral, and Pendleton Players. For more information regarding any of the areas of the Performing Arts Department, click on the appropriate button at the left.
Performing Arts Department
Pendleton Heights High School
One Arabian Drive
Pendleton, IN  46064
(765)-778-2161 extension 6088
Online Tickets for Mary Popplns will be available beginning March 1st.  Due to the popularity of this show, we recommend buying tickets early. Tickets that are still available on show nights can be purchased at the door beginning one hour before showtime.

Cast Listing will be posted hopefully by January 20th. Call Backs if needed will be January 18th. If you don't get a callback that just means we don't need to see you again.