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Drama students theatrically celebrate Halloween at Dramapalooza

Drama students theatrically celebrate Halloween at Dramapalooza

by Renata Farrell and Kaycee Morris

November 1, 2017


Filed under News

On Friday the 13th of October, a spooky first annual FCPS Drama-Palooza workshop took place at Frederick Community College. Students who participated in any drama class at Linganore had the opportunity to attend. The first of its kind in the county, staff at FCC taught different lessons to theatre students. This included lear...

Students eagerly await The Giver’s first meeting of the year: Photo of the Day 9/23/17

Students eagerly await The Giver’s first meeting of the year: Photo of the Day 9/23/17

by Greyston Harding, Reporter

September 24, 2017


Filed under Photo of the Day

The cast and crew of The Giver held their first meeting on Friday, September 22nd. During the meeting, drama teacher Mrs. Angela Smithhisler introduced The Giver to all of the eager students. The show dates have also been announced to be from November 16th through the 19th. Rozmia Fattah, the ...

While the dresses change with the decades, prom never goes out of style

While the dresses change with the decades, prom never goes out of style

by Lourdes Jack, Reporter

May 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2017

As the famous rhyme goes, April showers brings May flowers.  For the month of May, ‘tis the season not only for flowers, but also for the social event of the year, prom. Now  it's the time when girls can't find the perfect dress, until they try on the dresses available in the whole store, and guys ha...

Advanced Theater Production tackles mental health at showcase: Photo of the Day 5/10/2017

Advanced Theater Production tackles mental health at showcase: Photo of the Day 5/10/2017

by Garrett Wiehler, Editor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Photo of the Day

Since the beginning of this semester the Advanced Theater Production (ATP) class has been working on their annual showcase. This year the class performed four vignettes, all dealing with different perspectives on mental illness. "Originally, I had the idea to do something about adolescence," said...

Talking tech with the Addams Family

Talking tech with the Addams Family

by Garrett Wiehler, Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

While the singers, dancers and actors have been working hard to put the story of the Addams Family together for the 12 weeks 40 technical team members have been working hard on making the show look good. From makeup and costumes to lighting and sound, the tech department has been working behind the ...

Learning and leading in the Addams Family

Learning and leading in the Addams Family

by Garrett Wiehler, Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

On April 6th the theater department will be putting on the acclaimed musical,  Addams Family. In charge of a cast of 25  actors has been Mrs. Angela Smithhisler, Mr. Damon Norko and student-director Samantha Buntman. Buntman has been involved in the theater department for three years. This is h...

Tango and more: Dancing with the Addams Family

by Garrett Wiehler, Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Spring 2017

On April 6th the theater department will be putting on the acclaimed musical,  Addams Family. For the past two months a cast of over 25 actors and actresses have been rehearsing after school. The musical has many moving parts including singing and acting, but it is the dancing that provides a vis...

Dance class choreographs Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”: Photo of the Day 3/27/17

Dance class choreographs Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”: Photo of the Day 3/27/17

by Lourdes Jack, Reporter

March 27, 2017


Filed under Photo of the Day, Showcase

Sweeping the nation by dance storm, Ed Sheeran's new song "Shape of You" has become the new national dance complication.  From professional studios to high school dance classes, dancers everywhere are coming up with new groovy moves to go along with the song. Linganore's dance class is no excepti...

A look inside the Adamms Family: Show will open April 7

A look inside the Adamms Family: Show will open April 7

by Garrett Wiehler, Editor

March 27, 2017


Filed under News, Spring 2017, Uncategorized

On April 6th the theater department will be putting on The Addams Family. One of the most popular high school productions, for the past two months a cast of over 25 actors and actresses have been rehearsing after school.  The Addams Family will open on April 6th at 7:00 PM. See Lucas, Wednesday ...

Dance class shimmies and shakes through a new semester: Photo of the Day 2/3/17

Dance class shimmies and shakes through a new semester: Photo of the Day 2/3/17

by Beau Cameron, Managing Editor

February 3, 2017


Filed under Photo of the Day

For the intermediate and advanced dance classes, Mrs. Angela Smithhisler posed a challenge inspired by So You Think You Can Dance?: "I gave them a mystery iPod with a mystery song on it," said Smithhisler. "They had to choreograph at least two minutes in any style or get extra credit for doing the enti...

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