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Band Blows it out of the Water

Band Blows it out of the Water

James Baker, Becca Heiniger, and Zach McGee
March 5, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts

  The MSHS jazz and symphonic band performed at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2. Both bands worked hard all the way from their last concert in December till Wednesday night. Everyone performed extremely well, particularly all the soloists including Agnes Navaratne, Mason Aurand, Kellen Rei...

Middle School Theater – Live Spring Performance

Middle School Theater – Live Spring Performance

Mia Elliott, reporter
March 3, 2016
Filed under Performing Arts

  Check out the middle school play. Here is the full live version of the Manitou Middle School Theater Department's winter program. We are using our Google Drive account to host the video. There may be some difficulty with full screen capability. WATCH WITH THE LINK. Also, check out the feature on Abby Beebe, the high school freshman who worked as stage manager: http:/...

Theater Department: Live Performance

Theater Department: Live Performance

February 12, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts

Here is the full live version of the Theater Department award-winning performance. We are using our Google Drive account to host the video. There may be some difficulty with full screen capability. WATCH WITH THE LINK For the full story and background, read the story here. ...

Review: Annual One Acts Join Coffee House to Showcase Talent

Review: Annual One Acts Join Coffee House to Showcase Talent

Bryce Vanderveer, Reporter
February 10, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts, Reviews, Showcase

Theater is among the largest clubs in the Manitou School District, sporting multiple first place awards for their one act performances. The group has entertained the district for years with their many other annual plays. This, of course, does come at some cost. That is where the Coffee House progr...

“The Last Illusion,” Earns Manitou Theatre First Place in Competition

“The Last Illusion,” Earns Manitou Theatre First Place in Competition

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief
February 6, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Performing Arts, Showcase

Anticipation was high in the Mitchell High School Auditorium on the evening of February 5. Students from eleven neighboring high schools were gathered around the stage, waiting for the winners of the annual One-Act Competition to be announced. “We’re going to try something and we don’t...

Preview: “The Last Illusion” pays Homage to Houdini through Magic and Drama

Preview: “The Last Illusion” pays Homage to Houdini through Magic and Drama

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief
January 25, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts, Showcase

The theatre department is hard at work preparing for their annual winter performance, the one-act play. The cast of twenty-one students spent rehearsal on Wednesday, January 21 practicing magic tricks, trying on costumes and climbing inside of a wooden crate. The play is “The Last Illusion” by B...

“Love is Beginning”: Dance Students Perform in Annual Winter Recital

“Love is Beginning”: Dance Students Perform in Annual Winter Recital

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor
January 10, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts, Showcase

On the eve of Thursday, January seventh, all signs were pointing to a three-day weekend for MSHS students and teachers. Though many had their fingers crossed, one group of students who may not have been so thrilled at the idea were Ms. Berry’s first semester dance class, who had been working sin...

Talented Band Students Play in Honor Band Concert

Talented Band Students Play in Honor Band Concert

Sita Ahlen, Senior Reporter
November 12, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts, Showcase

The annual Tri Peaks League Honor Bands Concert was held on Tuesday, November 10th. Auditions were held on October 7th. The day after auditions, students who tried out awaited the news. Six made it in. Those who participated in the event spent roughly 15 hours practicing, roughly 8 hours the first...

Fall Play Preview: Servant of Two Masters Expected to be a Hit

Fall Play Preview: Servant of Two Masters Expected to be a Hit

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief
October 30, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts, Showcase

“I don’t know what to do here,” shouts Hayley Hamblin (12). “Wendy wanted us to go for a kiss… and I don’t want to kiss him.” Blunt, but Thomas Hudson’s (12) feelings weren’t going to be hurt. Hamblin was more concerned with stage direction than the kiss. Hamblin and Hudson p...

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