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Iowa school play benefits Ferguson student actors

The cast of the Diviners accepts a standing ovation at curtain call.

By Sophia Schlesinger and Ellis Fontana

December 2, 2014

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

The cast of

By Erienne Terpak, Plano Senior HS, Plano, Texas

October 7, 2014

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

By Elizabeth Tarangelo, San Dieguito Academy, Encinitas, Calif.

March 7, 2014

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

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...

Godspell shines as ‘Light of JC’

Brady Fritz, as Jesus, prays in the Garden of Gethsemane, while his followers sleep. Jesus asks God if there is any other way to accomplish his purpose without sacrificing his life but accepts his fate.

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

February 19, 2014

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...