The Observer

The shoe fits: “Cinderella” exceeds expectations

Senior Michael Votaw reels the audience in with his struggle over his identity as the prince in the opening scene.

By Bryan Fletcher, Production Manager

December 21, 2018

This year, the WCHS drama department has put on the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s version of the classic “Cinderella,” and it has already proved to be one of their most spectacular productions to date. Between the talented cast of actors, beautiful stage sets and entertaining performances, this show...

CHS Community Needs to Shine More Light on Theater

Freshman Ethan Finke uses tech power tools to cut a piece of wood that will help finish the set design.

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

February 29, 2016

It’s the night of the big show. As the actors bow to a deafening applause, tech crew stands stage left, watching. I may have only joined tech crew this year, but I’ve wanted to join since I was a freshman. I thought I understood the amount of work that the tech crew put into each production,...

Student Art Spotlight:Ethan Miller

Sophomore Ethan Miller was nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for his work in The Turn of the Screw. He has been acting since he was 6 years old and has performed in many professional theater productions.

By Maya Rosenberg, Social Media & PR Editor

February 25, 2016

It’s not every day that a professional actor is nominated for the prestigious Helen Hayes Award, and it certainly is not every day that a high school sophomore is recognized for this award. Sophomore Ethan Miller has had his talent validated with his nomination for the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding...

CHS Performing Arts Puts on Quality Shows

Student dress rehearsal for You Can’t Take It With You. Tickets can be purchased online at

By Arielle Gordon, Arts Editor

February 25, 2016

‘You Can’t Take It With You’ The winter play You Can’t Take it With You was performed Feb. 19 and 20 and will continue this weekend, Feb 26. and 27. Despite facing many challenges including six snow days and scheduling rehearsals to accommodate students who are in the play and Blast, the s...

Student Awards

By By Jenna Cantor Observations Editor

May 28, 2010

Congratulations to senior Josh Simon for submitting the ten-minute play he wrote, Skin Tight, to Centerstage’s 2010 Young Playwrights Festival and being awarded Honorable Mention. Josh wrote the play for his theatre class and then decided to submit the play to the festival. He was given Honorable Mention...

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