Posts Tagged ‘theater’

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 […]

Odyssey Theatre Produces ‘Oliver!’

Odyssey Theatre Produces ‘Oliver!’

Video produced by Clara Conroy, Josh Jordan, and Madelyn Steen Odyssey is a play performed by kids. Odyssey is directed by Karla Steffens-Moran. This performance is called Oliver. It is about an orphan named Oliver, who is played by Dallas Olberding and Lydia Benesh. We thank everyone involved with Odyssey for letting us film and […]

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.  

Student Play Features Star-Studded Cast

Student Play Features Star-Studded Cast

The Dramatic Interpretation of Literature class performs a play they wrote themselves for students. The class is taught by Tawnua Tenley. This presentation was on Oct. 21, 2014.

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 […]

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 […]