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Court is now in session: “Legally Blonde” debuts at WCHS

The cast of WCHS's fall musical,

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor

December 3, 2019

Ever since Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) infamously taught the world how to do the “bend and snap,” the 2001 film “Legally Blonde” has become a household movie, beloved by many WCHS students. Its witty humor, infamous lines such as “What? Like it’s hard?” in reference to getting into Ha...

“Be More Chill” appeals to WCHS students

Will Roland stars as a highs chool student in

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor in Chief

April 8, 2019

A Broadway musical review seems a far off discussion for a piece in a Potomac high school’s newspaper. A science fiction comedy makes for an even less likely candidate. However, the new musical “Be More Chill” presents an ever relevant and relatable perspective on the modern high school expe...

“Beetlejuice” musical adaptation impresses with humor

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

November 20, 2018

In recent years, popular TV shows and movies have gotten their very own Broadway musical adaptation and are usually well-received. It comes as no surprise that fans were ecstatic when it was announced that the cult classic film “Beetlejuice” was getting its own adaptation in the form of “Beetlejuice: ...

CHS theater puts on techni-colorful musical

Senior Ethan J. Miller starred as the title character in the musical

By Sofia Williamson, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2017

The CHS performance of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” took place Nov. 10, 11, 12, 17 and 18 in the Gertrude G. Bish Auditorium. The play tells the story of Jacob's son, Joseph, as told in the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament. Joseph is one of eleven brothers. However, Joseph...

“Fetch” will never happen, but the musical will

“Fetch” will never happen, but the musical will

By Julia Lescht, Online Opinions Editor

October 24, 2017

If this wasn’t the most totally fetch news to surface the Earth since the film’s release almost 13 years ago, then Wednesdays would be famous for wearing whatever dang color everybody wants. But no; on Wednesdays, we wear pink. Comedian and writer Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls,” famous for its...

‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Builds Upon Greatness

The Hamilton Mixtape was released Dec. 2. It features remixes of popular songs from Hamilton as well as original tunes. Cast members from the musical and other popular artists all recorded songs for the album.

By Drew Ingall, Social Media Editor

January 9, 2017

“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda “is not throwing away his shot.” In fact, he’s taking one more. And the best part of this one is that it’s exposing his revolutionary music to those who might never be able to, or have interest in, seeing his show. “The Hamilton Mixtape” is a collaboration...

Junior Releases Original EP

Junior Sam Nasar recently released his EP

By Sarah O'Brien and Thomas Atkinson, Arts Editor and News Editor

September 22, 2016

On Sept. 15, junior Sam Nasar released his first Extended Preview (EP), “Self Signed.” Ever since Nasar’s mother introduced him to musical theater, he has always had a passion for the arts. Nasar has been in Showstoppers and Blast for the past three years as well as in the school musical for...

CHS Students Have Their Eyes on ‘Hamilton’

Hamilton is currently playing at the Richard Rogers Theatre on Broadway. It is coming to the Kennedy Center for the 2017-2018 season.

By Dani Miller, Production Editor

May 26, 2016

Prepare to learn about our founding fathers as you never have before. Based off the novel Hamilton by Ron Chernow, composer and lead actor Lin Manuel Miranda’s Broadway play Hamilton humorously and poetically delves into the life of America’s often forgotten founding father, Alexander Hamilton....

Award of Excellence in Musical Composition Winner

By Justin Rheingold News Editor

March 2, 2011

Congratulations to freshman Grace Hendricks for receiving the Award of Excellence in Musical Composition and to freshman Omid Barr for receiving an Honorable Mention. Both students composed and recorded original musical pieces.

Seniors win musical excellence award

By Luke Frentsos Sports Photo Editor

May 28, 2010

Congratulations to seniors Steven Riguax, Shelby Sykes and Josh Simon for winning the Superintendent’s Award for Musical Excellence. They were nominated by their drama director and teacher Jessica Speck for their extreme dedication, hard work and talent. They have all been in the drama and music department...

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