Coffee House Showcases Talent Within MSHS

Alison Lanning (12) enjoys her last time on stage for Manitou Springs High School. She is looking forward to going to college and starting fresh.

Allie Robbins, Senoir Reporter

March 15, 2018

The Coffee House is an annual event hosted by the Mustang Thespian Society that not only displays and showcases talented members but also depicts the dedication and hard work the student put in to their performance. The show kicked off with Nathan Plush (12) performing "Hurt" by Johnny Cash. It wa...

“13 Past Midnight” Showcases New Talent

JC Aurand (9) has worked before with Wendy Harms in other productions at the middle school, including last year's play, where she played the lead role.

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2017

The Fall Play this year was a comedic murder mystery called "13 Past Midnight", and with a cast made almost entirely of underclassmen, it became a learning opportunity for many. Two years ago, the theater department lost 14 seniors that were an active part of the plays and musicals. To make u...

MSHS Student Wins Regional Documentary Award

Téa Santos (11) is the winner of the Best Documentary Award from the PPAC and was nominated for the Young Filmmaker Award, along with one of their friends from the YDA: Josh Sun.

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2017

For the past three years, Manitou Springs High School students, and now alumni, have attended the prestigious summer documentary camp, the Youth Documentary Academy (YDA), to create their own documentaries over the summer. Tea Santos' (11) documentary "Surviving" has not only been nominated for numerou...

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...

Students Attend Fine Arts Center’s “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Students Attend Fine Arts Center's

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Reporter

April 6, 2016

This week, many of our students were able to attend "Peter and the Starcatcher," a local performance at the Fine Arts Center. A total of 148 students attended the play, including students from band, drama, dance, english 3 and 4 and the block 4 program. Caleb Hall (11) attended the program, and thought...

Theater Department: Live Performance

Harry Houdini, played by Bennett Cross (12), performs the metamorphosis magic trick. Cross won a honorable mention for best actor in a lead role at the one act competition.

February 12, 2016

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. ...

“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...

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...

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...

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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