Archive for the ‘Theater’ Category

Rood’s Got Talent

Rood’s Got Talent

By Maggie Dale One could say that freshman Jasper Rood was born to act. His mom was from Iowa and his dad from Wisconsin, but they met in New York City, where they had each moved to pursue acting in the late ‘90s. His parents started dating when they were cast opposite each other in […]

Behind the Stage of the Fall Play

Behind the Stage of the Fall Play

‘Piece of My Heart’ to be performed Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 By Cameron Ling What goes on stage can be just as exciting as behind the stage. The Director for tech this year’s play, Steve Andresen who taught art here last year. Mr. Andresen plans for how the stage is set up, and how […]

Benesh Performs a Balancing Act of Fine Arts

Benesh Performs a Balancing Act of Fine Arts

By Cameryn Klotzbach Hard work and talent flows throughout the students of Mount Vernon High School, whether it’s sports, academics, or fine arts. Martin Benesh, a junior, does a balancing act with band, orchestra, marching band, both jazz choirs, MVHS Theatre, Community Theatre, Odyssey Theatre for the Young of Art, Speech, and he occasionally takes part […]

A Star in the Making: Jaeger Shines in the Fine Arts

A Star in the Making: Jaeger Shines in the Fine Arts

By Brittney Darrow You step out onto the stage into the spotlight. Your eyes aren’t adjusting and as you try to look out into the crowd you only see darkness. You get to your spot on stage and you can see the many patient faces staring back at you from the crowd. You feel comfortable […]

The Production of The Drowsy Chaperone

By Jake Panos For the 2017 spring musical,  Mount Vernon High School has chosen to perform the world famous musical known as The Drowsy Chaperone; which is written by Bob Martin and Don McKellar.  The show is about a huge musical theatre fan,  known only as the Man in the Chair,  and his favorite record […]

No Stranger to the Stage

No Stranger to the Stage

By Ben McGuire This fall the Mount Vernon Theatre Department will stage the production “Rabbit Hole” by David Lindsay-Abaire. ‘Rabbit Hole’ is a story of a couple whose four-year-old son dies after being hit by a car. Although the topic is somber, the show is a light-hearted drama depicting the couple grieving with the loss […]

The Show of a Lifetime

The Show of a Lifetime

By Rachel Bell  The clock struck ten. The stage was as bright as the high noon sun, but outside it was miserably cold and dark. Exhaustion had hit. Not one bright eye shone on the stage. They were half asleep–their feet dragging behind them, acting as a broom, sweeping up the dust and splinters as […]

Les Miserables for Dummies

Les Miserables for Dummies

Photo story by Rachel Bell and Sam White, Photos by Breanna Jones For those of you who want to know the basic plot of Les Mis before you go see it, here are photos from the Mount Vernon production taken at dress rehearsal April 15 along with captions explaining the plot. SPOILER ALERT! Nothing important […]

The Ides Of May

The Ides Of May

Watch the Drama Interpretation of Literature class’ student-written play “The Ides of May,” a combined parody of both MVHS faculty and Julius Caesar below.  

Les Mis Opens This Weekend

Les Mis Opens This Weekend

By Breanna Jones As the date of the performance grows closer, the cast and crew are working harder than ever to perfect Les Mis. Meeting nearly every night for several hours, the cast and crew run through scenes multiple times and sing the songs constantly “This is definitely the biggest show we’ve done,” director Tom […]