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The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

Choreographers Ian Rubin and Aliya Primich lead dance rehearsal in the chorus room with the cast members playing the main children in Matlida in preparation for the performances this November.

Behind the Scenes of the WCHS Fall Musicial: “Matilda”

By Ananya Pandit, Assistant Features Editor October 20, 2022

Soft chatter from the cast members of “Matilda” floats throughout the chorus room, harmonizing with gentle hums from Olga, the portable air conditioner in the corner. Chilly and charged, the room’s...

Based on the popular board game, the WCHS rendition of Cluewill be performed through Zoom. The play is a murder mystery with six suspects, as displayed in the flyer.

WCHS drama puts on a virtual production of “Clue”

By Ava Freeman, Online Editor in Chief December 1, 2020

Ever wonder what it would be like to solve a murder mystery? Do you have a fascination with crime or detective work? If your answers to these questions are “yes” then WCHS’ upcoming production of ...

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

The shoe fits: “Cinderella” exceeds expectations

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....

CHS likes it in As You Like It

CHS likes it in As You Like It

By Garret Birnbaum, Staff Writer June 8, 2018

CHS’s advanced theater class put on a modern reenactment of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” May 21 and 22 with the help of drama teacher Naomi Ratz. “As You Like It” is about a women Rosalind...

Junior Nick Schaap, Senior Alex Scott and members of the cast of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” rehearse a scene.

CHS Fall Theater Production to Open Soon

By Nora Holland, Contest Manager November 1, 2016

It’s that time of year again: the air is getting cooler, the leaves are changing and the fall musical is approaching once again. This year’s fall musical, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the...

Art Speak! Brings Broadway Actors to CHS

Art Speak! Brings Broadway Actors to CHS

By Jake Herman, Public Relations Editor November 1, 2016

Lights, camera, action! ArtSpeak! is coming to the CHS auditorium Nov.17. The event, which is organized and led by students enrolled in the CHS Advanced Acting and Directing class, is completely free and...

Drama department puts on Legally Blonde

Drama department puts on ‘Legally Blonde’

This spring, the CHS drama department will put on Legally Blonde as its annual musical instead of Blast which usually takes place in the spring but was held in Dec. The musical is based off of the...

Unique combination of styles bring Chronicle to life

Unique combination of styles bring ‘Chronicle’ to life

By By: Angad Kanwal, Arts Production Editor February 23, 2012

The new sci-fi drama Chronicle provides viewers with a fresh take on the “found footage” genre, leaving them satisfied with the change of pace. Blending the over-the-shoulder, personal camera style...

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...

HBO’s ‘Treme’ portrays struggling New Orleans

By Vasant Joseph Staff Writer May 6, 2010

The Mona Lisa of television series came and passed, yet hardly anyone even captured a glimpse of it. I am, of course, referring to The Wire, the critically acclaimed though commercially unsuccessful HBO...

Play acting class to direct January One Act Play Festival

By Julie Kracov, Contest Manager January 5, 2010

CHS’ play-acting class will present the One Act Play Festival Jan. 8-10, which features 23 different short plays directed by the 21 students in the class and is performed by over 100 students from the...

‘Chicago’ controversy leads to new play selection policy

After much controversy surrounding the production of the fall musical Chicago, the administration aims to have a new plan in place for the selection of the spring play. According to Principal Joan Benz,...

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