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Behind the scenes of Romeo and Juliet

Behind the scenes of Romeo and Juliet

Kaitlin Krause, Palatine High School

October 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theater

A sword flies over his head as he ducks to the floor and slices his own weapon, a short knife, onto his opponent’s thigh. The man standing over him drops his second weapon to hold his hurt leg, leaving his side open to a quick and fatal stab from the man below. After a few seconds of shock, the wounded...

‘Shrek the Musical’ captivates young audience

‘Shrek the Musical’ captivates young audience

Harsimran Makkad

May 21, 2015


Filed under Theater

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” The opening lines enchant the audience as lights dim and the story begins. On April 15 and 16, second and third graders from the elementary schools in the district came to preview “Shrek the Musical” before the first performance...

Faces are canvasses for Tibbetts’ artistic expression

Faces are canvasses for Tibbetts’ artistic expression

Gita Raman

April 15, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Theater

With the swish of a brush, some touches of blush, and a stroke of eyeliner, a face is magically transformed into a stunning work of art. At St. Paul Academy and Summit School, junior Miriam Tibbetts explores art by using faces as her canvas for self-expression. She works as one of the key makeup artists...

No stage? No problem

No stage? No problem

Maayan Waldman

March 26, 2015


Filed under Theater

Traditional theaters, it seems, are too mainstream for Shalhevet Drama. In lieu of renting out a theater space as it did last fall for Biloxi Blues, the department will present its annual student-written One-Acts inside a private home in Beverly Hills. The rooms of the home will be the stage. Scene...

Physical comedy coach works with fall play cast

Physical comedy coach works with fall play cast

Noor Qureishy

March 16, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Theater

Although dramatic scenes with epic sword fights and star-crossed lovers invoke heart-throbbing emotions, the only type of theater capable of invoking both happiness and sadness, tears and bouts of endless laughter, is comedy. This year, the Upper School fall play One Man, Two Guvnors focuses on the a...

More than just a sweet little southern girl

More than just a sweet little southern girl

Tori Swart, Sycamore High School

February 11, 2015


Filed under Theater

Amidst the disguises, forgery and police chases in the winter musical Catch Me If You Can, lies a love story. Frank Abagnale, played by senior Paul Philips, falls for the only “normal” nurse within the hospital, Brenda Strong. Strong is played by junior Amara Clough. We asked Clough about he...

Iowa school play benefits Ferguson student actors

Iowa school play benefits Ferguson student actors

Sophia Schlesinger and Ellis Fontana

December 2, 2014


Filed under News, School News, Showcase, Theater

The cast is gone, the set has been stripped, the lights taken down and the curtain tucked away. However, the legacy of "The Diviners" endures beyond the confines of Opstad Auditorium. Miles away in Ferguson, Mo., drama students are being given the opportunity to attend Missouri’s state festival, thank...

Theatre students plan short film for state contest

Theatre students plan short film for state contest

Erienne Terpak, Plano Senior HS, Plano, Texas

October 7, 2014


Filed under Theater

A boy slides in and out of the crowds, struggling to balance the different personas he possesses, the identities only he knows about. From friends to family to teachers to strangers, he has a mask for every one of them. Seniors Jason Head and Maggie Harvey are making this vision a reality with a team...