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

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

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

Thomas Hudson, Reporter

November 15, 2016

"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

Matt Rivera (11) hoists the first place trophy above his head as the rest of the cast begins to cheer and reach toward it. Rivera has been heavily involved in Manitou's theatre department since middle school, and played a significant role in this year's fall play,

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2016

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

Mia Elliott, Drama Club Correspondant

January 31, 2016

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

Harry (Bennett Cross, 12) tries to convince Paul (Matt Rivera, 11) to build him a submersion tank. Paul refuses, saying that he would not want to build something that would kill Harry, who is a dear friend of his. Cross and Rivera have both been in Manitou theatre productions since middle school, and have shared the stage many times, including in this year's fall production of

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2016

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

Matt Rivera (11) and Luke Ganger (12) fight on-stage about the marriage between their children.

Sita Ahlen and Bella Galardo

November 13, 2015

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

Matt Rivera (11) and Luke Ganger (12) look on as the lovers, Clarice and Silvio, share a loving moment. Ganger plays Clarice's father, who is terrified of having illegitimate grandchildren, is constantly pulling the lovers apart and planning a simple, quick wedding.

Lily Reavis, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2015

“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.”

Tyler Jungbauer, Writer

May 15, 2015

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

Preparing for the infamous

William Dillinder, Writer

April 23, 2015

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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