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Viola Lives Matter: Students lose passion for extracurricular activities, result of pressures of maintaining this school’s reputation

Viola Lives Matter: Students lose passion for extracurricular activities, result of pressures of maintaining this school’s reputation

Natalie Khamis

April 19, 2019

After almost six years of playing the viola, performing in over 20 concerts, and countless hours of practicing, I can confidently say orchestra holds a special place in my heart. From receiving my very first piece of sheet music to performing a whole symphony, that place in my heart grew and my love for ...

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...

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...

On the Edge of Tradition: CHS’ first fall musical aims to set new tradition

On the Edge of Tradition: CHS’ first fall musical aims to set new tradition

Ashwin Prasad

September 21, 2018

Tonight, the performing arts department will embark on a new tradition with its first, of what it hopes to be annual, fall musical: “Edges.” This musical is a song cycle composed by American songwriting duo Pasek & Paul, and its central message is about growth and self-discovery. Director Samuel...

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

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

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...

A Different Kind of Artist: Q&A with junior Charlotte Seidensticker, stage and special effects makeup artist

A Different Kind of Artist: Q&A with junior  Charlotte Seidensticker,  stage and special effects  makeup artist

Hannah Glazier, Entertainment Reporter

February 23, 2017

How did you get into makeup? It kind of started that I was just watching makeup youtube videos and thought, “Oh this is cool. I'm going to see if my mom can get me makeup at the drugstore and I try that.” Freshman year I joined makeup crew for the fall play and it ended up being fun and I enj...

CHS theater to target children’s story towards larger, older audience

CHS theater to target children’s story towards larger, older audience

Sam Shi, Reporter

January 27, 2017

This year’s winter production, “Charlotte’s Web,” will run from Feb. 9 to 11. This play has not been produced by CHS since 1994. Jim Peterson, director of theater and film, said he chose this child-friendly production because it added variety to CHS’s plays. “Even though our students ...

Students to participate in young adult cast musical productions during the summer

Students to participate in young adult cast musical productions during the summer

entertainment

May 19, 2016

As the end of the school year approaches, many students look for activities to keep them busy in the summer. While many find summer jobs or vacation spots, junior Seth VanNatter has different plans. He said this summer he will play the character Carlos in “Legally Blonde” at the Booth Tarkington...

CHS Theater to perform spring musical

CHS Theater to perform spring musical

Beats

May 10, 2016

The CHS Theater will perform its spring musical “Godspell” from May 12 to 15. According to director John Burlace, the show is a series of songs and moralistic stories taken from familiar Biblical references. Sophomore Eric Bembenek plays the role of Judas in the musical and said, as one of the d...

“Fences” at IRT showcases phenomenal actors, strong message

“Fences” at IRT showcases phenomenal actors, strong message

blogs

March 23, 2016

The Indiana Repertory Theater (IRT) is widely known as one of the most prestigious theaters in all of Indiana. Knowing this, I came into their theater to watch the show “Fences” expecting to be amazed. I was not disappointed. In fact, I was blown away by the pure talent and emotional range of the acto...

CHS theater to rehearse for spring musical

CHS theater to rehearse for spring musical

Beats

March 23, 2016

The CHS theater recently began rehearsals for the spring musical “Godspell.” Director John Burlace said the show is a series of songs and moralistic stories taken from familiar Biblical references. Sophomore Eric Bembenek plays Judas in the musical. According to Bembenek, Judas is one of the disciples...