AAHS Drama Club

This is the official website of the Altoona Area High School Drama Club (aka The Performing Arts Club).
Be sure to keep checking back for news, show announcements, audition information, and any other info on the drama club's activities.
Check us out on Instagram @aahsdrama, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/aahsdrama/
Tickets for our shows are now available ONLINE!!! Go to https://altoonaasd.booktix.com and buy yours today!
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Newsies on all their wins at the Isaac Awards!!!
In total, AAHS students earned $12,000 in scholarships, in addition to $500 donated to our drama program by Ann and Bill Benzel! 
Congrats to: 
William Secriskey- Best Supporting Actor in a Male Role as Crutchie and Winner of the Juniata College $4000 Isaacs Scholarship
Siara Helsel- Winner of the Achievement in Choreography Award
Grace Kennedy- Winner of the MVP Award
Danielle Mueller- Winner of the Achievement in Design Award
Parker Cook and Jacey Kutz- Winners of the PSU Altoona $2500 Isaacs Scholarship
Ryan Longstreth- Best Leading Actor in a Male Role as Jack Kelly
ALL the Newsies cast and crew for winning Best Dance Number (“King of New York”), Runner Up Best Musical Number (“Seize the Day”), and BEST PRODUCTION!!!
November 11-12, 2022
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April 13-15, 2023
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Interested in making a donation or being a corporate sponsor?
Shows are expensive, and though we keep checking, money still isn't growing on the trees outside the auditorium. The drama club would appreciate any donation that members of the community can provide. Ads are available for purchase in the spring musical program at the following rate: $25 for 1/4 page, $50 for 1/2 and $100 for a full page. If you are interested in making a more sizable donation, corporate sponsors and "private benefactors" will be featured in both programs for the year, thanked personally at the start of every show and offered complimentary tickets to all performances. Please contact Mr. Cossitor at the above email address or read the corporate sponsor letter for more information. Correspondence can be sent to: 

Altoona Area High School
Attn: Ben Cossitor
1404 6th Ave.
Altoona, PA 16602

Checks need to be made payable to AAHS.

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Important Forms
All forms should be turned in to Mr. Cossitor in B107.
Mr. Ben Cossitor - Director
[email protected]
Mrs. Michele Dugan - Asst. Director
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Mrs. Kelly Sipes - Music Director
Mrs. Kelly Detwiler - Pit Orchestra Director
Mr. Dave Borst - Set Construction
Mr. Steve Smith - Set Design
Mrs. Karen Hamel - Costume Design
Ms. Jenelle Lockard - Prop Design
Ms. Melinda Fellabaum - Prop Design