Parent Information

  • Please attend the parent informational meeting on December 2nd at 7pm. Zoom link to follow.
  • Please be sure to fill out the parent form prior to auditions on December 6th. Click HERE for the electronic form.
  • Use this website as a resource for schedule and updates.
  • HPS has a long standing tradition of providing a high quality theater experience for our kids here at HPS but it takes parental involvement as well. Parents will be asked to volunteer with some aspect of the production; costumes, set construction, set painting, promotion, programs, box office or helping at rehearsals and performances. We cannot make this play happen without everyone’s help and there are many ways to help! Please sign up to volunteer.
  • Add the HPS Google Calendar to your Google Calendar by clicking HERE.
  • Code of Conduct form will be due by December 12th. Click HERE to review and confirm your consent AND your child’s consent consent. *Make sure your child reads this and signs the form.
  • The fee to participate in this year’s production will be $200, which will include a full costume (excluding plain unembellished black or white shoes depending on your role which need to be provided by the actor).   This fee is non refundable.
  • Drama Club fees are due by December 12th (Casting Day). Click HERE to see your payment options. (Do not pay until your child has been cast)
  • If your family is struggling please know we care about you.  Please do not have your child disappear due to finances.  Reach out to Sandy or to any of our producers, Julie Terrell, or Maria Roques.  We are asking any family that would like to sponsor another student’s registration to please let Sandy know  at and if you need financial assistance please let us know. We will do our best to make it work. Dr. Maria Roques is also a bi-lingual pediatrician who is happy to translate or answer any health questions related to our production.


Dear Parents of High School Musical,

Allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Sandy Apps and I am so excited to be directing Disney’s, High School Musical! I have lived in the valley for 30 years with my husband Jeff (financial advisor by day/lead singer of “Rewind” by night) and my three kids, Christian (a graduate of CU Boulder & PT aid at Howard Head), Nick (a senior and decathlete at Western Colorado University in Gunnison), and Libby (a senior at Battle Mountain High School). My day job, which I love, is being a full time real estate broker for the last 30 years.  Currently I am a broker at Engel & Volkers in Vail and Beaver Creek.  As a parent of three HPS alumni, I began my love for HPS theater ten years ago when my daughter Libby had her first role as a fork in Beauty and the Beast which culminated her HPS career as Ursula in Little Mermaid (so fun!)  As a former high school theater and band geek, I casually dipped my toe in and began volunteering here and there in Libby’s productions.Then the theater bug bit me hard! I am not much of a skier or outdoor athlete and I had flexibility with my day job so  I began doing the costumes, props and sets which eventually led me to producing 6 HPS productions. (While many of you are out on a powder day, I get my kicks sewing furry costumes. Weird Huh?!)  I have had the most fun working with the kids here at HPS and getting to express my creativity along the way.   Over the last ten years I have also had the privilege to observe 5 great directors and the gifts they each brought to the table at HPS.  With the encouragement of the PTA Drama Club members, my husband, my kids and my sister in law, I realized that HPS theater was not quite something I was willing to move on from. I realized I had found “my thing” in the Vail Valley.  I learned that this little theater program is my passion and that I was ready to take my turn at directing. And what an amazing adventure I took with the kids three years ago directing my first production, The Lion King Jr.  The show was a huge smash and I had the time of my life working with the kids and bringing the show to life.  I took the journey again and directed Shrek Jr. in 2019 which was amazing!!!  In 2020, even with Covid throwing every obstacle our way,  we rallied and pulled off the most incredible show, Getting to Know “The Sound of Music” which we performed outdoors at the end of May at the world renowned Ford Amphitheater.  We were even able to ditch the masks as the mask mandate lifted the day of the show!!!!  It was an experience myself and the kids will never forget. Can we talk about the green room!?!  I will miss that green room! We are not out of the woods yet with Covid,  but I am so optimistic with vaccines and masking during rehearsals we will once again perform indoors. So it is with great joy that I begin this journey with you and your kids once more.  I appreciate your faith and commitment to this program, your willingness to volunteer, your optimism, your creativity, your flexibility and every other personal attribute that will make this year a possibility.  The bottom line is that it is all about the kids, and they are so worth the journey.  Here is to an amazing season!



Sandy Apps (970) 390-0100 or