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‘Rent’ works to inspire, inform

'Rent' works to inspire, inform

By David Andrews, Monarch HS, Louisville, Colo.

March 14, 2014

This spring, the theater department will be tackling "Rent," which follows the lives and struggles of a group of aspiring artists and friends in their Bohemian neighborhood in Manhattan, known as Alphabet City, during the tumultuous 1980s. Brian du Fresne, Monarch teacher, and artistic director for the...

‘Urinetown’ spices up theater

The cast of

By Ira Zuckerman, Ballard HS, Seattle

March 5, 2014

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...