The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

Mean girls heavily revolves around the Burn Book, centered in the middle, which the Plastics use to insult the junior class. Regina (Reneé Rapp), who is also centered, is holding the burn book, suggesting a lot of the drama revolves around her.

From stage to screen: “Mean Girls” makes its fetch return

By Ryan Shenker, Assistant Sports Editor April 25, 2024

“This isn’t your mother’s ‘Mean Girls.’” Those words from the trailer for the new “Mean Girls” movie, based on the Broadway production of the 2004 classic, were very accurate. However,...

The WCHS Mama Mia cast is all smiles when rehearsing their last number, Mama Mia, before they take their final bows.

Behind the scenes of WCHS’ fall musical: “Mama Mia!”

By Catherine Chan, Assistant Online Editor November 13, 2023

Mamma Mia! Here we go again! After weeks of long and intense rehearsals, the WCHS Mamma Mia cast is ready to showcase their take on yet another well-known musical. They understand that the “winner takes...

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...

The cast of WCHSs fall musical, Legally Blonde, is working hard at their roles during an after school practice. This group of students are practicing for a scene in the show with jump ropes as props.

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 on Broadway.

“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: The Musical, The Musical, The Musical, directed by Alex Timbers, is currently showing at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. before it goes to broadway next March. The show is humorous despite having minor plot issues and is a must-see for those looking for an entertaining show with many laughs.

“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 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

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 Self Signed, which features original songs.

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...

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