Carrying the Banner: Civic Theatre’s new adaptation of “Newsies” production provides opportunities, lessons of character

FIGHT CLUB: Michael Geary (right), a freshman playing Elmer in “Newsies,” practices fight choreography. He said this is his first time in a show with adults.

Emily Carlisle

April 19, 2019

"The woild is yer erster.” This line from the Disney-hit musical “Newsies” is exactly what Civic Theatre lives by this season. “Newsies” is based off a true story of struggle and triumph over oppression and control, and it shows that the underdogs can prevail if they work hard enough and do ...

Carmel hosts inaugural MLK Day event

Two actresses from the KJI Institute for the Arts perform a monologue at the inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration event. They took on the roles of Violet Gregg Liuzzo (on the left) and Sarah Evans (on the right), two activists of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Natalie Khamis

February 22, 2019

On Jan. 21, the City of Carmel hosted its inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration event at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre. Check out some photos of this event taken by HiLite staff member Natalie Khamis!    

It’s A Hard Knock Life: Freshmen cast in “Annie” discuss struggles of managing school work, rehearsals

Freshman Emily Chrzanowski, second from the right, rehearses a number from the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre’s production of “Annie” as an orphan. As a freshman, Chrzanowski has to manage her first year of high school with hours of rehearsal each week.

Da-Hyun Hong, Reporter

October 26, 2017

Shows such as “Godspell,” “Hello, Dolly” and “Phantom of the Opera” are only a few of the past shows put on at this school, but theater students also gravitate toward productions outside of school; that includes the current production of “Annie” at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, whic...

PREVIEW: Summer Teen Theatre Productions

PREVIEW: Summer Teen Theatre Productions


April 13, 2016

With the end of the school year fast approaching, many students are wondering what to do with their summers. While there’s always the option of laying in bed the whole time, watching Netflix, why not try doing something you love? If theatre is what you’re passionate about, try auditioning for one ...

MOVIE REVIEW: Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre’s “Grease” movie sing along is fun, unique event

MOVIE REVIEW: Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre’s “Grease” movie sing along is fun, unique event


February 24, 2016

From Thursday, Feb. 18 to Saturday, Feb. 20, the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre (Civic) ran their “Grease” movie sing along event. Packed with fun opportunities to dance, sing, win prizes and more, this event was a great way to add to Civic’s mainstage productions, which feature only live theater...

‘Mary Poppins’ at Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre is ‘Practically Perfect’

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December 16, 2015

Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre opened their winter show, “Mary Poppins,” on Friday, Dec. 11. This show, directed and choreographed by Anne Nicole Beck, was an absolute triumph for the theatre. This is a wonderful holiday show for children and adults alike. “Mary Poppins,” based on the 1964 m...

‘The Game’s Afoot’ at Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre falls below expectations

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November 4, 2015

Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre is showing the play “The Game’s Afoot,” directed by Michael J. Lasley, from now until Nov. 7. Despite some parts of the show that were well done, the overall production failed to impress as much as past shows have. “The Game’s Afoot” is a Sherlock Holmes inspired m...