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The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

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The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

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...

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...

It is a case of bad dental hygiene, Dr. Flinn (Deven Gates) explains to Grace (Maggie Anderson).

“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...

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 Manitous theatre department since middle school, and played a significant role in this years fall play, A Servant of Two Masters.

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

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 Dance at the Gym scene from last years spring musical, West Side Story.

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...

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 years fall production of A Servant of Two Masters.

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

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,...

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

Review: Servant of Two Masters Finishes Production

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...

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

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

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...

Ten stories. Ten students. Ten emerging filmmakers.

“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...

Preparing for the infamous Rumble Riff rallies his Jet Boys.

A Manitou Sided Story

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...

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