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.

Coffee House Showcases Talent Within MSHS

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...

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.

“13 Past Midnight” Showcases New Talent

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...

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.

MSHS Student Wins Regional Documentary Award

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...

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...

Students Attend Fine Arts Center's

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

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,...

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.

Theater Department: Live Performance

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...

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,

“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...

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

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) 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.

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...

Preparing for the infamous

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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