Theater department to get ready for Studio One Acts

Jack Sullivan, Reagan Nagel, Ella Owens and Theo Curtis rehearse for the Studio One Acts for this upcoming week. They star in the play called Regina Flector Wins the Science Fair directed by senior Muriel Mota Schaffer. Nagel plays Regina, Sullivan plays Bradley, Owens plays Tiffany and Curtis plays Sam.

Kruti Subbannavar

September 20, 2020

The Theater Department is gearing up for its first performance in Studio Theater Acts to be held on Sept. 24, 25 and 26 respectively. These acts will be held in the CHS Studio Theater and will take place at 7 p.m. According to the Jim Peterson, head of the theater department, the shows will look different t...

With growing presence in media, stand-up comedy becomes more mainstream

Junior Austin Audia performs during a ComedySportz match after school. Members often incorporate unique styles of humor to win ComedySportz

Emily Carlisle

January 23, 2020

Although the date is undecided, theatre students will soon host a Stand-Up Comedy Night. The lineup is not set for the show yet; however, it will feature a few different students. Sarah Warf, ComedySportz member and sophomore, plans to participate in the Stand-Up Comedy Night. Warf said teenagers t...

Running the Show: Studio One Acts student directors elaborate on creative liberties while producing show

(RIGHT) Delaney Kibler, Studio One Acts student director and senior, reads through a script during rehearsal after school. Kibler said her role as a director is to cast actors, create props and costumes and to design the set 
for each one-act show.

Bianca Templeton

September 20, 2019

*Note: the HiLite apologizes for a mistake in the print issue: all of the one-act plays will be performed each night, not a different one each night. Students involved in Studio One Acts are in the process of rehearsing four separate one-act plays to perform on Oct. 5, 6 and 7. Students will perfor...

To All the Directors They’ve Snubbed Before: Lack of female Oscar nominees for best director highlights implications of discrimination for female students pursuing film careers

Maria Saam, CHTV Director and senior, adjusts the camera angle during the morning SRT show. Saam is one of the main directors and in charge of stage setting, lighting and audio 
cuts during 
the show.

Jessica Konrad

April 19, 2019

"Wonder woman.” “Lady Bird.” “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” Beyond the massive success of each of these films, there is another factor that unites them all. Each one features a female director. From the reception of each of these films, viewers can see that women have made tremendous ...

ComedySportz prepare for final home games

Members of ComedySportz act out comedy scenes to entertain the crowd in the Studio Theater on March 18. This group practiced their acts since September, and still have two more games to perform at.

Aniket Biswal

April 18, 2019

The ComedySportz team is preparing for their final performances at home basketball games for the school year. The dates for these games are April 25 to 26 at 7 p.m. for each game and each ticket costs $5. ComedySportz is a pregame show in which students perform comedy acts to entertain the crowd. Previ...

I Don’t Get It!: In honor of National Humor Month in April, people express ideas regarding generational differences in humor

I Don't Get It!: In honor of National Humor Month in April, people express ideas regarding generational differences in humor

Karen Zhang

March 22, 2019

As Kyle Fleckenstein, ComedySportz member and junior, stands on stage during a ComedySportz match, he draws inspiration for his jokes from popular and well-known events occurring in society. For example, Fleckenstein said he plans to reference “memes,” which are virally transmitted cultural symbols or s...

After winter performance, theater group moves on to ComedySportz

Aniket Biswal

March 1, 2019

On February 7 to 9, the theater group had conducted a winter performance called “Aladdin”. Jim Peterson, the director of the play, said that he felt proud of his team and group of what they did for that play, especially with some time lost from snow days. Now, the next items on the list is ComedySp...

A Whole New World: “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp” play on Feb. 7-9 will connect classic tale with children’s theater

A Whole New World: “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp” play on  Feb. 7-9 will connect classic tale with children’s theater

Grace Xu

January 24, 2019

On Feb. 7, 8 and 9, CHS students will perform “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp.” However, unlike the many Disney renditions CHS has done in the past—including “The Little Mermaid” last  spring—this play is based off of its original tale One Thousand and One Arabian Nights.  While original fairy tales are infamous for being much gorier and darke...

Go With the Flow: With ComedySportz competition season beginning, members, sponsor reflect on lessons, benefits of comedy

Piper Dafforn, Comedy Sportz team captain and senior, and Comedy Sportz member and senior Austin Roberts make silly faces during an improv game. Both Dafforn and Roberts said Comedy Sportz has benefitted them in many ways.

Marvin Fan

January 24, 2019

Every week, Piper Dafforn, team captain of ComedySportz and senior, and other ComedySportz members can be found practicing improvisation in preparation for upcoming competitions. In these competitions, the team members compete with other high schools using audience suggestions and improvisation ...

Across the Screen: CHS students, IB film teacher share thoughts about spreading culture by remaking TV shows from foreign countries

Get Cultured: Junior Hannah Liu (far right, second row) performs a traditional dance. Liu said reproducing shows is a good way to give exposure to the original show.

Richa Louis

December 13, 2018

Premiering on Jan. 2, Fox will air a celebrity-singing-competition-guessing game called “The Masked Singer” based on Korea’s “King of Mask Singer,” which debuted in 2015. Many students at CHS, like junior Sarah Hao, have seen the Korean version of the upcoming show and the trailer for Fox’s and ...

The Dark Side: Fall play “The Sparrow” to incorporate darker themes, more serious aspects than past plays

SETTING THE SCENE (RIGHT): Senior Mady Phillips acts out one of her scenes in the play. This year’s play will be a more dramatic one compared to previous plays and will hopefully appeal to the audiences’ emotions.

Livvie Hurley

November 16, 2018

Most people are familiar with the quirky, comedic plays that students put on seasonally, but according to actor and junior Luke Vreeman, this year’s fall play, “The Sparrow,” which opened yesterday in the Studio Theater and continues through Saturday, surrounds a darker storyline. Vreeman s...

Rising Stars to host banquet on May 3

Rising Stars members, dressed up in a variety of costumes, introduce themselves both by name and by character. As the year comes to a close, it is evident to see the close bonds that have been formed.

Bryce Cheng

May 1, 2018

The Rising Stars Club plans to have its annual end of the year banquet on May 3 at the Market District at 6 p.m. According to sponsor Jim Peterson, the purpose of this banquet is to celebrate everyone being apart of the club and anything the club accomplished this year. “We typically give away vari...