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Emily Carlisle November 18, 2020

Hi guys! My name is Emily Carlisle and welcome to “Of Stage and Screen.” Through this blog, I will be discussing anything under the sun when it comes to entertainment. Although all aspects of the entertainment...

Senior Lydia Rusin listens to advice from a consultant on how to match her makeup to the time period of “Annie” while an adult volunteer helps her put up her hair. Rusin said she decided to join the cast because there were not going to be cuts to the cast list.

Carmel Apprentice Theatre to show production of “Annie,” “Annie Warbucks”­ back-to-back

Emily Carlisle November 15, 2019

The Carmel Apprentice Theatre (CAT) draws together theater veterans coming to play a role of a lifetime, with apprentices curious to perform for the first time in their life. Fearless artists and shy apprentices...

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.

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

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...

Kyle Barker, associate director of choirs, plays the piano during a rehearsal. Barker said he hopes that this musical will target a different audience.

Bring It On!: Spring musical targets high school audience, makes adaptations from original version

Grace Xu March 22, 2019

For this year’s spring musical, CHS will take the contemporary route by putting on the show “Bring It On.” The show centers around Campbell, who is the cheerleading captain of an affluent...

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Veronica Teeter February 11, 2019


Practically Perfect in Every Way: Mary Poppins Returns Review by Emily Carlisle

Practically Perfect in Every Way: Mary Poppins Returns Review by Emily Carlisle

Emily Carlisle January 13, 2019

Director Rob Mar’s “Mary Poppins Returns” is the sequel to the 1964 Disney classic, “Mary Poppins.” In this movie, viewers revisit a grown up Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw)...

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.

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

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...

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.

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

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...

Jack McDougall, technical crew member and junior, glues a pipe to the prop organ. The organ is the Phantoms instrument of choice in the musical.

Secrets of the Phantom: CHS tech crew works to bring spring musical to life

Emily Worrell, Entertainment Reporter April 20, 2017

More than eight months ago—on Aug. 12, 2016, to be exact—the CHS Spring Musical Twitter account officially announced that this year’s spring musical would be “The Phantom of the Opera.” The...

CHS students explain ‘Hamilton’s  sudden popularity as it comes to a closer location

CHS students explain ‘Hamilton’s sudden popularity as it comes to a closer location

Hannah Glazier, Entertainment reporter September 16, 2016
“I definitely recommend the musical, even if you're not into musical theatre. I feel so much more connected to the history because I have seen a really cool interpretation,” Reese said. “Give it a listen because it's a really powerful show and it'll change your life.”
Students weigh advantages,  disadvantages of modern spring musical

Students weigh advantages, disadvantages of modern spring musical

entertainment April 21, 2016

On sept. 4, 2015, the Spring Musical for CHS was announced to be “Bring It On,” a modern musical created in 2012. However, on Feb. 18, 2016, a change in musicals was announced: CHS would still be performing...

The logo for Mary Poppins is shown here. The show runs until Jan. 2, and is definitely worth going to see. SUBMITTED PHOTO / CIVICTHEATRE.ORG

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

blogs 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...

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