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...

Aladdin ready to perform

Aniket Biswal

February 6, 2019

The play Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp will premiere February 7-9, each starting at 7 p.m. in the Dale E. Graham auditorium at CHS. The play is directed by James Peterson, a theater instructor at CHS, and who is taking over the role from Maggie Cassidy, the director of the fall play. The group began reh...

As new semester starts, theater looks forward to spring productions

Aniket Biswal

January 23, 2019

After the winter production, students are now looking ahead to spring productions that will take place in March and April. Students are coming back from winter break, where they may have lost some of their skills. Now, students will begin to practice more and more for their upcoming shows, allowing the...

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...

Fall play right around the corner

Aniket Biswal

November 10, 2018

The fall production, The Sparrow, is about to premiere next week at the high school auditorium. It showcases on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of next week. Right now, the theater group is putting the final touches on their production and they are getting ready to perform at the big stage. Allie Crawford, the...

Theater productions to prepare for opening night of “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Maggie Cassidy, director of “Peter and the Starcatcher” and theatre arts teacher, watches members of the cast practice their scenes to ensure it is ready to piece together with the rest of the production. Cassidy said for the most part, the musical is ready for opening night.

Alanna Wu

February 6, 2018

Theater productions is currently preparing for opening night of “Peter and the Starcatcher.” The cast will perform this production from Feb. 8 to 10, with showings at 7 p.m. and an additional showing at 2 p.m. on Feb. 10. Maggie Cassidy, theatre arts teacher and director of “Peter and the Starcat...

Females of Peter and the StarCatcher: The February production features several females playing male roles, challenging the idea of a male-dominated theater

Junior Sophia Hughes and senior Jason Murray vocally rehearse in an act and scene of “Peter and the Starcatcher.” Hughes will play the male role of Bill Slank.

Kassandra Darnell

January 25, 2018

Gender bending within theater has been a common practice since the ancient times and is mostly associated with roles written by William Shakespeare. Back then, having a typically female role played by a male actor only occurred because it was not seen as acceptable for women to act in any kind of pl...

CHS Theater to perform rendition of ‘Romeo and Juliet’

This picture shows a rehearsal for the winter production,


January 21, 2016

This year, the CHS  winter production will be “Romeo and Juliet” — with modern twists. The CHS theater will use a shortened 90-minute adaptation written by professor of theatre Diane Timmerman at Butler that has abridged the classic play by William Shakespeare but still incorporates the origina...

CHS Theater to rehearse for winter production

The cast of “Romeo and Juliet” plays amoeba tag as a warm-up for their rehearsal. The show runs from Feb. 11 to 13 and tickets can be purchased starting Jan. 13. NYSSA QIAO / PHOTO


January 8, 2016

The CHS Theater is to rehearse for its winter production, “Romeo and Juliet.” The well-known play by William Shakespeare is about two teenagers named Romeo and Juliet who fall in love but are forbidden to be together because they come from rivaling families. The show will run from Feb. 4 to 6...

Final performance of “The Laramie Project” March 7

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March 6, 2014

The final performance of “The Laramie Project” will take place on March 7 at 4 p.m. in the auditorium, according to director Maggie Cassidy. Although there is no ticket price, the group will be accepting donations, which will go towards the Matthew Shepard Foundation. Cassidy said that this documentary-styled...

Similarities to past adaptations, beautiful costumes, dance numbers to be expected in winter production of ‘The Great Gatsby’

THE GREAT REHEARSAL: Seniors Eric Stockholm and Laura Ellsworth act out the first scene of the winter theatre production “The Great Gatsby.” The two play the roles of Tom Buchanan and Daisy Buchanan respectively. ALICE ZHU / PHOTO


January 23, 2014

Since the auditions several months ago, members in the upcoming production of “The Great Gatsby” have been working hard to prepare for the show, which opens on Feb. 13, according to Maggie Cassidy, director of “The Great Gatsby” and performing arts teacher. Cassidy, who selected the cast,...

Theater Production students to perform “Almost, Maine” Feb. 7 through Feb. 9


January 24, 2013

With the first performance date for the winter production, Feb. 7, approaching, “Almost, Maine,” actors and Theater Productions director Maggie Cassidy have been practicing Monday through Thursday every week for two hours per day, according to Cassidy. As director of the play, Cassidy said she...