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The cast of WCHS's fall musical,

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

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....

Will Roland stars as a highs chool student in

“Be More Chill” appeals to WCHS students

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...

“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...

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

CHS theater puts on techni-colorful 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...

“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...

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.

‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Builds Upon Greatness

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...

Junior Sam Nasar recently released his EP

Junior Releases Original 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...

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

CHS Students Have Their Eyes on ‘Hamilton’

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...

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...

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...

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