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Help Desk: Drama department flexes acting muscles with virtual play

Rehearsals don't look the same, but the passion for theater has never been stronger.
November 5, 2020

“Unless you’re a booth techie, don’t touch your mic pack!”  “You should never be in the catwalks messing with lighting unless you have been given specific permission.” “You have to...

Lancer Spotlight: The many faces of Ricky G

Ricky Guariglia works on the filming set for the Lancer Weekly Announcements.
October 2, 2020

Poll of the Week:  Who recognizes Ricky G?  (a) Of course!  (b) Is that the guy? . . . (c) Never heard of him. The answer is A. On the Lancer Media announcements in the past three years, students...

Actors feel like “Kings Of New York” at Newsies callbacks: Photo of the day 12/10/19

Senior David Kominars sings for his callback.
December 11, 2019

On December 9, callbacks were held for drama’s spring musical Newsies! The competition was fierce, with over 30 students called back for various lead roles, the largest callback it has been in years.  After...

Extra! Extra! Newsies auditions in full swing: Photo of the Day 12/8/19

Thays Sena, Natalie Rhodes, Lydia Knotts, Natalie Roth, and Cara Bond finish strong on their dance audition.
December 9, 2019

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!  Auditions for the spring musical, Newsies, have just wrapped up. Forty-eight potential cast members came together to show off the best of their acting, singing, and...

Drama rubs elbows with fame at Library of Congress: Photo of the Day 4/3/19

Jeff Daniels and Dakin Matthews perform a scene between Atticus Finch and Judge Taylor.
April 3, 2019

“The most effective vessel to spread information is through a story,” said director of the Broadway production To Kill A Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin.  Unlike most who must see this famous director on...

Auditions for Beauty and the Beast bring out more than 50 potential villagers: Photo of the Day 12/12/2018

Students practice for their auditions in D101.
December 12, 2018

On December 11, the drama department started their spring season with the beginning of auditions for the upcoming musical Beauty and the Beast. After weeks of preparation, students began the three-day...

A local competition would improve theater performances

Members of the 2018 cast of
November 23, 2018

Commercial theater groups have always had ways of comparing their success to others. There are the Oscars, the Helen Hayes Awards, the Golden Globe Awards. The list of accolades for theater is long. What...

Almost, Maine: How the drama department chose the perfect fall play

The cover of the 2018 fall play, Almost, Maine.
September 20, 2018

A sign-up sheet is posted in the halls of D101, and the thespians know that it’s time. Soon after the notice comes auditions, callbacks, tech meetings and rehearsals. The fall season of theater has begun,...

Dear Class of 2022: Welcome! Here’s what you need to know

Graphic courtesy of Nicole Muller
May 23, 2018

Dear Class of 2022, You’ve completed your education through middle school, and you are about to embark on one of the biggest journeys of your life. You probably have thousands of questions running...

Class of 2018: With 23 days to go, these drama department seniors are excited for graduation

Drama department seniors gather around a variety of shoes featured in the spring musical, to celebrate 23 days until graduation.
April 20, 2018

With 23 days until the senior graduation, these drama department Footloose cast members are reflecting upon their years involved in the department and remembering all of the friendships that they've made...

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