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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...

“The Winter’s Tale,” a Shakespeare B-side

“The Winter’s Tale,” a Shakespeare B-side

Elizabeth Tarangelo, San Dieguito Academy, Encinitas, Calif.

March 7, 2014


Filed under Theater

If you find yourself debating on whether to go see the new movie “Winter’s Tale” at Edwards San Marcos or the timeless play “The Winter’s Tale” at The Old Globe, the latter is undeniably the better choice. Something of a Shakespeare B-side, “The Winter’s Tale” is one of the last pl...

‘Urinetown’ spices up theater

‘Urinetown’ spices up theater

Ira Zuckerman, Ballard HS, Seattle

March 5, 2014


Filed under Theater

Each year, at the turn of winter to spring, a special aura emanates out from the black box and through the freshman hallway. It constitutes the after-school atmosphere, seeping out like incense through the sounds of choral songs and the vibrations of choreographed dance. Last year, the theater produced...

Godspell shines as ‘Light of JC’

Godspell shines as ‘Light of JC’

Madison Meyer, John Carroll School, Bel Air, Md.

February 19, 2014


Filed under Theater

The lights bathe the stage in red as Judas ties Jesus to the blackboard. The disciples and the company kneel, praying as Jesus’s last few notes seem to pierce the air. The moment is solemn, with heavy guitar and rock music echoing as Jesus dies. JC’s fall musical “Godspell” is filled with...