Archive for the ‘Theater’ Category

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 […]

Taking on Les Misérables

Taking on Les Misérables

By Breanna Jones “Les Misérables” is the challenging production our theater department will produce for the Spring Musical. From the large number of actors on stage at one time to the Tony award winning score, “Les Mis” is a complex , but well-loved show. The show is set during an uprising in early 19th century France. […]

Bob: A Life in Five Acts

Bob: A Life in Five Acts

By Rachel Bell What does an abandoned child, a White Castle, a pack of wolves,a roulette table,and a pants-stealing mother all have in common? Come see “Bob: A Life in Five Acts” to find out! The student-directed winter show features 12 Mount Vernon High School students. The comical (PG 13) show features “Bob” and follows […]

‘Footloose’ Premieres Tonight

‘Footloose’ Premieres Tonight

The MVHS theater department is putting on the musical “Footloose” this weekend and next in the district auditorium. The show is about a teenager who moves to a small town that doesn’t allow dancing. Ren McCormack, played by junior Bryce Cox, tries to get the town to have a rock ‘n’ roll prom, against the […]

O’Malley Encourages MVFAA to Support Bonding for Facilities

O’Malley Encourages MVFAA to Support Bonding for Facilities

By Jenna Brannaman- Imagine what it would be like to have a football game on a turf field with plenty of parking for the fans. Or a high school theater production in a brand new auditorium that has enough seating.  The bonding for these facilities was discussed at the Mount Vernon Fine Art’s Association’s monthly […]

Students Present ‘33 Variations’ Tonight and Saturday

Students Present ‘33 Variations’ Tonight and Saturday

‘‘The theater department’s spring production is Moises Kaufman’s “33 Variations,” a story about Beethoven’s struggle to finish writing before losing his hearing.  This story happens as we see a modern researcher writing a paper about Beethoven. The show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 11-12 in the district auditorium. Tickets are $8 adults […]

Students Experience Directing

Students Experience Directing

By Trevor Baty The house lights go down. The cast walks out. For senior directors Emma Conroy and Cory Brannaman, this is the moment of truth. Two and a half months of leading rehearsals and giving directions culminates in this moment, the start of their show. Did they do enough? It’s time to find out. […]

Can You Spell F-U-N-N-Y?

Can You Spell F-U-N-N-Y?

Come see “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Feb. 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. in the district auditorium. This musical comedy is directed by seniors Emma Conroy and Cory Brannaman. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students, and are available at the door. The play is about kids competing at a spelling […]

‘Aida’ cast: auditions are worth the risk

‘Aida’ cast: auditions are worth the risk

By Hannah Wieditz Judgment. It’s what many humans are afraid of, yet it is routine for the Mount Vernon High School students who audition for plays and musicals every year. For all theater productions, students must prove their acting abilities in front of the judges to win the part they desire. And musicals require a […]