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What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Musical

What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Musical

Abi Beebe, Guest Correspondent
February 7, 2017
Filed under Performing Arts

How to Audition for the Sound of Plaid 1. Sign up outside the Theater Lab 2. Pick up an audition sheet and fill it out. Putting down an accurate schedule is important! 3. Find a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue, comedy or light drama and memorize/work it. 4. Look at the following YouTube videos of ...

New Tech Theatre Class to be Offered Second Semester

New Tech Theatre Class to be Offered Second Semester

Becca Heiniger, Audio/Visual Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Wendy Harms is starting a Tech Theatre class next semester. It will take place during fourth block. Overall, the class will teach the basics of putting on a performance, and students will learn to appreciate all that goes on behind the scenes of a theatre performance. The class will help support the...

“Radium is Dangerous”: Emotional Fall One Act Beautifully Executed

“Radium is Dangerous”: Emotional Fall One Act Beautifully Executed

Thomas Hudson, Reporter
November 15, 2016
Filed under Performing Arts, Showcase

"Radium is dangerous," Dr. Von Sochoky, played by Jacob Hammers (10) stated in this year's performance of "Radium Girls" by D.W. Gregory. Set in the 1920's following the Great War, "Radium Girls" focuses on the story of Grace Fryer, played by Maggie Anderson (9). Working for the US Radium Corpora...

“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...

Auditions for Spring Musical, “The Music Man,” Approaching

Auditions for Spring Musical, “The Music Man,” Approaching

Mia Elliott, Drama Club Correspondant
January 31, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

After the splendid success that was West Side Story, last year's spring musical, anticipation for this year's promising production of The Music Man is growing. As the early February auditions roll around, here's what any ambitious cast member-candidate needs to know. The Monologue Audition Mon...

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...

Review: Servant of Two Masters Finishes Production

Review: Servant of Two Masters Finishes Production

Sita Ahlen and Bella Galardo
November 13, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Clapping and laughing boomed throughout the theater during the majority of the play. Then, after months of practicing, the fall play was finally finished on Sunday, November 8. In a dialogue-heavy drama where very few scenes had more than a couple seconds of silence, actors, especially Morgan Baker (12)...

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...

“Ten stories. Ten students. Ten emerging filmmakers.”

“Ten stories. Ten students. Ten emerging filmmakers.”

Tyler Jungbauer, Writer
May 15, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Mía Elliot (11), Marley Kaiser (10), and Scott Larwood (9) all sat around one of the lacquered wooden tables in the Manitou Springs High School Media Center, discussing film and their experiences with it, as a reporter from this newspaper sat by and listened. All three of them have been selected for...

A Manitou Sided Story

A Manitou Sided Story

William Dillinder, Writer
April 23, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

This year marks many firsts in Manitou's arts department: a first for a full symphony program, a first for multiple new directors, a first for part time drama directors, and a first for a musical encompassing all of the arts programs that the school has to offer. In the biggest production that...

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