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2022 - 2023 SEASON

JUNE 13th, 2023

The Gezellig term encompasses the heart of Dutch culture, as the Dutch tend to love all things gezellig. You’re welcome to try and pronounce it: heh-SELL-ick.

According to Wikipedia, “A perfect example of untranslatability is seen in the Dutch language through the word gezellig, which does not have an English equivalent. Literally, it means cozy, quaint, or nice, but can also connote time spent with loved ones, seeing a friend after a long absence, or general togetherness.” Old-fashioned shops and boutiques are gezellig; modern warehouses are not.


Our annual show named Gezellig is a collection of short plays and individual performances. It is entirely run by students and is presented by the LWHS Drama Boosters. All proceeds go to support our theatre program.

Image by Hunter Haley


We just announced our 2022-2023
​theatre season! 
the ​latest information on our shows.


Ready to take a walk down memory lane?
CLICK HERE to look back through our past shows, and even see a few familiar faces!


Every successful production starts with you! CLICK HERE to find out how you can support LWHS Theatre.

We are thrilled you are here! Lake Washington High School Theatre has played an important role in the school and in the community since 1922. Our commitment is to TEACH all that theatre education has to offer. Performing is fun, but all-around education is our goal. Our shows are a culmination of everything students have learned. Ralph Waldo Emerson said “It's not the Destination, It's the Journey”. That is Theatre in High school in a nutshell.

On this website you will find information about upcoming shows, links to purchasing tickets, our history, our mission, support opportunities, and any other theatre related events and information. If you have comments, questions, or need more information. CONTACT US..

We pride ourselves in providing an all-encompassing educational experience in drama. Students learn much about acting and the world skills that derive from that. They also get hands-on with the technical side of theater, all while having fun, making or renewing friendships, and do so in a safe and inclusive environment. View the LWHS Theatre Boosters Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement HERE.

Despite Covid-19, we have found ways for our students to audition, rehearse, and perform shows. Theatre has been around since the Sixth Century BC, and has gone through many, many changes and we are weathering these changes.


We consider the skills that students learn as part of participation in an educational theatre program a critical life skill.  Please support us; the students and our theatre program. Stay tuned and visit here once in a while to get the latest information on what we are doing.

If you want to get actively involved and make a difference, we have an outstanding Theatre Booster organization which we hope you will join. They are very active in support of LW Theatre and they have a blast doing it. Whether you want to support your student, be a community volunteer and help out, or want to financial support us, come and join us.


5th Ave ​Awards 2022 (Chicago)

Nomination Best Actor in a Leading Role
(Nina Romano as Velma)

Honorable Mention Best Actor in a Leading Role
(Carter Chorlton as Roxie)

​Nomination Outstanding Orchestra

Nomination Outstanding Work by
Students in Costuming

LWHS Drama Departmental Honors

2022 Outstanding Educator (Morgan Heetbrink,
Teacher English/Drama/Theatre Club Advisor)

Seattle Stage Awards 2022 (Chicago)

Overall Best/Judges Fan Favorite Winner


Overall Best Highest Honor Production Winner


Social Media Presence

Prop Design Nomination

Lighting Design Nomination

Music Direction Nomination

Orchestra Nomination

Hair & Makeup Design Nomination

Choreography Nomination

Costume Design Nomination

Direction Nomination


Performing by an Actress in a Leading Role 2nd Place
(Nina Romano as Velma )​


Performance by an Actress in a Featured Ensemble Role Nomination
(Nicole Haberl as The Gun)​


Performance by an Actor in a Featured Ensemble Role Nomination
(Wren King as Mary Sunshine )

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