Computer Graphics students create posters for spring musical Newsies: Photo of the Day 02/06/20


Dana Kullgren

Rachel Stonestreet looks over Newsies logos to use in her poster.

by Dana Kullgren, Editor

The first image of any drama production is the promotional poster.  For many, the reason they want to see the play is because the promotional images are interesting.  In the musical, the newsies are on strike and refuse to sell their newspapers, but in Computer Graphics, the students are doing just the opposite.

On February 4, students from the Computer Graphics 2 and 3 courses began designing posters for Newsies, Linganore’s spring musical.

The Computer Graphics 2 and 3 classes, as well as all photography classes, are now combined into one classroom. Students from different levels and courses work side by side on assignments and independent projects. After technical difficulties involving students being locked out of the Adobe software, students were finally able to begin working in earnest this Tuesday.

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Patricia Hatley works on her informational poster for Newsies.

Senior Patricia Hatley is one such student working on these posters and a member of Linganore’s drama department. “The plot of Newsies takes place in 1899 and incorporates old-fashioned terminology and imagery, so for my poster, I wanted to capture this and bring it to life,” said Hatley. She will play several parts, including Nunzio (Pulitzer’s barber), a photographer, and a police officer in the upcoming production.

Junior Rachel Stonestreet is also designing a poster for the show. On the subject of the inspiration for her poster, Stonestreet said, “I believe that the musical is very energetic, so I want to create a poster that’s exciting, too.”

Several students are designing posters for the class, but one or two posters will be chosen by the drama department to officially endorse the spring musical.

Linganore’s drama department will perform Newsies from April 23 to April 26.