Hero School

Hero School

AUG 4—27, 2017

Directed by Emmanuelle Delpech
Written by Jeremy Gable

Artistic Sponsors: Angela Mullen & Lisa Yanak

An exciting, interactive show for kids and their grownups that lets YOU make decisions and be an active participant in the story!

Join us this summer when we transform Theatre Horizon into a school for superheroes. Heroes-in-training will sharpen their super skills while going on an adventure that travels through multiple rooms in the theater. But when the school is menaced by the villainous Polonium Malograve, the students must put their skills to the test and work together to save the day.

Best enjoyed by children ages 4 to 8 and their grownups, but heroes of all ages are welcome. Children age 1 and under are free.

Run time: 40 minutes

Snacks for sale! Come early for activities and crafts!

Featuring: Aram Agahzarian, Fred Brown, Taysha Canales, Hank Curry, Ben Grinberg, Johanna Kasimow, Grace Martin, Brett Ashley Robinson, Michaela Shuchman.

Editing by Rebecca May Flowers, videography by Crystalline Studios, and music by Bensound.

Hero School

Production Team

Emmanuelle Delpech

Jeremy Gable

Stage Manager
Chelsea Sanz

Set Design
Colin McIlvaine

Lighting esign
Alyssandra Docherty

Sound Design
Pax Ressler

Sound Consultant
Dan Perelstein

Props Design
Scott McMaster

Costume Design
Jillian Keys

Aram Agahzarian

Aram Agahzarian

Fred Brown

Fred Brown

Taysha Canales

Taysha Canales

Ben Grinberg

Ben Grinberg

Johanna Kasimow

Johanna Kasimow

Brett Ashley Robinson

Brett Ashley Robinson

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

In the News

"Relaxed Theater Performances for Kids with Sensory Sensitivity - Coming to Philly"

by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer | Newsworks | 8/28/17
...the theater community has become increasingly aware and proactive about creating "sensory-friendly" or "relaxed" performances of shows for families like mine...
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"'Hero School' Saves the Day"

by Mark Cofta | Broad Street Review | 8/7/17
Hero School is carefully crafted for fun and gentle learning, with a positive moral that's organic to the story and not contrived or overstated. Hero School includes everyone and doesn't condescend, and that's a great lesson...
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"HERO SCHOOL: An Interactive Show for Little Superheroes"

by Cait Sumner | Mommy Poppins | 8/7/17
Hero School was a truly unique show and a very exciting experience... the kids travel through different rooms throughout the theatre with Captain Felix and his friends trying to find the bad guy, Polonium Malograve. They... are encouraged to talk, touch, participate, and share ideas during the adventure...
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"HERO SCHOOL: A Fully Interactive Children’s Theater Performance"

Macaroni Kid | 8/7/17
Since its inception, Theatre Horizon has produced critically-acclaimed productions that fulfill its mission of connecting audiences and students with professional theatre artists through relevant and compelling theatre, and has been the recipient of multiple Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre...
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"Hero School For Kids"

by Rosemary Connors | NBC10 | 8/3/17
NBC10’s Rosemary Connors learns how “Hero School” is giving kids an interactive experience.
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"Mark Cofta’s theater picks: A remount, a premiere, and little heroes"

by Mark Cofta | Broad Street Review | 8/2/17
Philadelphia playwright Jeremy Gable's new play... casts the audience as superheroes in training who must thwart a mysterious villain. We're encouraged to arrive early for activities and crafts...
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"Kids become superheroes in new interactive show"

by Sinead Cummings | Philly Voice | 7/18/17
The theater will be transformed into a training camp for little heroes. The heroes-in-training will be active participants in the story and will get to go on an adventure through multiple rooms...
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"It's a Bird! It's a Plane! No, it's Theatre Horizon's HERO SCHOOL!"

by BWW News Desk | Broadway World | 6/3/17
Theatre Horizon... is battling those mid-summer humdrums with a brand new theatrical production that puts kids right in the center of the action...
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Relaxed Performances

Saturday, Aug 19, 4pm
Friday, Aug 25, 7:30pm

What is a relaxed performance?

Relaxed performances are specially adjusted sensory-friendly shows, designed to create a theatre experience that is welcoming, judgment-free, and inclusive of children and families with a wide range of sensory, learning, and communication differences, including, but not limited to individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as young children and anyone who might benefit from this relaxed environment.

Performance Adjustments Include:

  • House lights will remain on at a low level in the theater during the performance;
  • Lower sound levels, especially for startling or loud sounds; (or refocusing of those moments)
  • A reduction of startling and/or strobe lighting;
  • Freedom to talk, vocalize and leave seats during the performance as needed;
  • Space available throughout the theater for standing and movement and;
  • Limited crowds and visitors through the theatre lobby during the day and timing of the performance.

We invite you to bring noise-cancelling headphones, fidget and stress sensory toys, and/or anything else you may need to ensure maximum comfort and safety.

Hero School Opening Weekend Celebration Sponsor

The opening weekend celebration was held after the 4:00 PM performance on August 5th.


2017/18 Season Sponsors

Horizon $5,000


Vista $3,000

Vista Sponsors

Scene $1,000

Scene Sponsors
Hero School