Senior Madison Diehl casted as the White Witch in winter play

Senior Madison Diehl casted as the White Witch in winter play

Tessa Collinson

January 23, 2020

How did you feel when you got this role? I can’t even say how thrilled I was. I’m not generally a mean-spirited person, so it’s been so much learning how to be mean because I get to yell at people. It’s a really fun experience. I’m so happy I get to be (the Witch) because it’s my final show as I’m ...

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

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.

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 will perform alongside each other to create great theatre, great community, and great fun—the...

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...

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 ...

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...

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) as they struggle with “The Great Slump” or The Great Depression. Once again, Mary Poppins (Emily...

CHS students prepare ‘Girls Like That’ production

CHS students prepare 'Girls Like That' production


August 11, 2015

Competing for the first time, this school year’s play, “Girls Like That”, is a drama focusing on the issue of cyberbullying. According to actress and junior Sarah Biette, the play written by Evan Placey, focuses on cyberbullying among a group of private school girls. The play consists of seven...

The World’s a Stage: Fall production features new set-up and style

Senior Duncan Moran,  who portrays Jack Archer, points at senior Jack Coleman, who portrays Gloss. In this scene, the character Jack is deciding if he should kill Gloss.


November 14, 2014

Through tomorrow, CHS Theatre will perform this year’s fall production “The Beaux’ Stratagem.” According to senior Aaron Jacobs, who portrays Tom Aimwell, with changes in the stage set-up and a unique genre,  “The Beaux’ Stratagem” will be a very interesting play to see. The fall prod...

Coming to a Theater Near you: Studio one acts to run from Sept. 25 to 27

STUDIO FUN: In the Studio Theater, director and senior Kinsey Erickson directs rehearsal for the upcoming Studio One Acts.  The acts will include four one-act, comedic plays.


September 23, 2014

Sept. 25 to 27, the cast and crew members of the Studio One Acts plan to host a series of short plays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Studio Theater. According to Kinsey Erickson, student director and senior, the performances provide opportunities for anyone who has an interest in theatre and comedy to ...

‘Zombie Prom’ starts Feb. 9

DEADLY DANCE MOVES: Laura Ellsworth, or Toffee in “Zombie Prom” and sophomore, freshman Kristen Barnes and senior Lauren “Lo” Odom rehearse after school on Jan. 4. Ellsworth said she enjoys her character, because she can be “over-the-top.” MIKAELA GEORGE / PHOTO


January 27, 2012

Ah, February. Black History Month, love and….zombies? Opening night for the play “Zombie Prom” is on Feb. 9 and continues until Feb. 11 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. Tickets are already on sale for $10. Tickets can be bought online at ccs.tix.com or at the school bookstore. Show times for “Zombie Prom” are Feb. 9 at 7:30 p....