- School Musicals
Photo Gallery, Story: Union to present ‘Wizard of Oz’
Too nice. Too tall. Too funny.Actors in Union High’s musical production of “The Wizard of Oz” transformed and fine-tuned their personalities in preparation for tonight’s opening performance. The task presented challenges for director Diana M. Borowski’s cast.
Photos, Video, Story: Lincoln High to present ‘Wizard of Oz’
Ellwood City Lincoln High School will take you “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with its annual “spring musical in the fall.” The production of “The Wizard of Oz” runs tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday for a total of four performances in the high school auditorium.
Photo Gallery, Preview, Cast List: Portersville Christian School presents ‘Bye, Bye Birdie’
Ed Sullivan plays a part in “Bye, Bye Birdie,” but the television icon doesn’t have a role with today’s teens. Educating the cast of Portersville Christian School’s musical about the “old school references” in “Birdie,” was just one of director Ryan Ingram’s challenges this year.
Photo Gallery, Cast List, Story: Mohawk presents ‘Phantom of the Opera’
Mohawk High’s director and student actors always challenge themsevles when choosing a spring musical. They have never taken the easy road, or picked a simple musical, as past performances of “Ragtime” and “Les Miserables” would indicate. And this year is no exception.
Mohawk Schools: One of county’s most ambitious musical directors calling it a career.
On Sunday, the final curtain will descend on Mohawk High School’s performance of “Phantom of the Opera.” And with it will end the the stage career of one of Lawrence County’s premier high school drama directors.
Photo Gallery, Story, Cast List: Neshannock presents ‘How to Succeed in Business’
If you didn’t already know, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” won a Pulitzer Prize for drama. Just ask director Mike Cavalier and he’ll tell you — at regular intervals. In fact, he mentions it so frequently, the cast is prepared for that, and many other quirks and quips that motivate.
Photo Gallery, Story, Cast List: Shenango presents ‘Anything Goes’
Paul Angelucci had a dilemma. “I had so many talented kids who could play the leads in our musical this year, it was a bit of challenge to fit everyone in to the right role,” Angelucci said. “But I think we got it right.”
Photo Gallery, Story, Cast List: Laurel presents ‘Guys and Dolls’
No alterations required. When Jake Blank and Mikaylah Jewell hit the high notes of “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” it’s a perfect fit. Blank’s rich, deep tones and Jewell’s pure soprano are an ideal match and make for goosebump-inducing moments.
Photos, Story, Cast List: Wilmington to present ‘The Pajama Game’
When it came time for Brenda Hickman to select Wilmington High’s spring musical, her choice was an easy one. “When I did musical theater in college, I was cast in the ‘Pajama Game’ and just loved it everything about it — the story, the soundtrack, the costumes, all of it,” she said. “I felt pretty certain that the kids would enjoy it as much as I did.”
Photo Gallery, Story: ‘Wedding Singer’ resurrects ’80s at Union
The ’80s are back! Bad pop music, crazy gelled hair, zippered red leather jackets with one glove, leg warmers and shoulder pads — everything you thought was gone forever is once more becoming popular. Nowhere will that trend be more on display than this weekend at Union High School, as students present their annual spring musical, “The Wedding Singer.”
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