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The beginning screen for Clue: Stay-At-Home Version, available on the streaming service Broadway on Demand.

WCHS virtual “Clue” production creatively reinvents theater in quarantine

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor January 25, 2021

Figuring out how to put on a play during a pandemic was a mystery, but the WCHS Theater Department solved it in an original and innovative way. The prerecorded play entitled, “Clue: Stay-At-Home Version,”...

Heather Kirschner plays Cinderella in the winter musical production of Cinderella. The cast put on five performances of the show.

Student Art Spotlight: Heather Kirschner

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor December 17, 2018

You may recognize her from her most recent role as the beloved Disney princess Cinderella in the WCHS fall musical or have seen her perform last spring in Blast, but it is no surprise that junior Heather...

CHS students rehearse Remington Steele’s scene that he wrote himself, a comedy about a bumbling detective.

“One Acts” Plays Promote Student Creativity

By Becky Wolfson, Online Arts Editor June 5, 2017

Picture a fantastic theater production complete with detailed costumes, spot-on makeup and beautiful lighting. What would you say if you learned that the entire show was produced and directed completely...

Members of the cast and crew perform in a scene that proves to be both hilarious and confusing.

‘A Funny Thing’ Fulfills Its Name

By Maya Rosenberg, Opinions Editor November 14, 2016

WCHS’ Theater Department’s fall musical, A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to the Forum, is a comedy full of talented leads and complex humor. The play takes place in Ancient Rome, and is centered...

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...

Must-see upcoming theater productions take the stage

Must-see upcoming theater productions take the stage

By Arielle Gordon, Arts Editor December 23, 2015

The winter play You Can’t Take it With You will be performed Feb 19, 20, 26 and 27. You Can’t Take it With You is a comedy about two families whose son and daughter get engaged and all of the crazy...

The How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying cast performs on stage during a dress rehearsal. The show opened Nov. 13.

CHS Theater Shows How to Succeed in Musicals

By Sofia Williamson, Production Editor November 30, 2015

CHS’ production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying opened Friday, Nov. 13. With a large crowd of parents, students and staff attending, CHS’ performance of this classic ‘60s...

Ratz will direct How to Succeed in Business to debut Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Theater department under new management as Ratz takes the stage

By Sara Heimlich, Social Media Editor September 30, 2015

Naomi Ratz, former English teacher and current Yearbook advisor, has big plans and high expectations for the theater department as she takes over as theater director this year. Ratz has graduate degrees...

‘Almost, Maine’ makes CHS theater debut

By Sofia Williamson, Staff Writer February 24, 2015

Glory, a hiker from out of town, gets lost on her way to see the Northern Lights and suddenly appears with a tent in a stranger’s backyard, wondering where she is. The stranger, introduced as East, explains...

Students question if curtain will rise on future shows

By Emily Birnbaum, Editor-in-Chief September 25, 2013

Following the departures of technical director Scott Selman and choral director Carlos Barillo last year and theater director Lynda Scionti in mid-September, students are left wondering: What will become...

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