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Next Stop, Broadway

By Maddy Campbell, Staff Writer

January 6, 2017

SDA’s theatre program and band students are getting creepy and kooky as they prepare to put on this year’s musical, “The Addams Family.” The show about this famously ghoulish family will be presented on at 7 p.m. Jan. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28 in the theater. The show begins with Wednesday...

“October Sky” Review

By Mallika Seshadri, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 21, 2016

It’s rare to have a spark of inspiration fly across the night sky like it does for Homer Hickam (Kyle Selig), the main character in the musical “October Sky.” This musical, which is playing at the Old Globe Theatre, tells the true story of a once-unmotivated teenage boy growing up in the small...

“Boy Meets Girl” Coming Soon to SDA’s PAC

By Maddy Campbell, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016

The theatre department is in a rush to put on “Boy Meets Girl,” their first play of the year, which opens Sept. 29 and continues through the weekend. According to student directors Savannah Casey and Shea Fairbanks-Galaudet, both seniors, the show is a love story between a boy and a girl, told...

“Water by the Spoonful”

By Linden Amundsen, Staff Writer

May 1, 2014

I’ve seen my share of plays. School plays, professional plays, community theater performances – I’ve seen them all. Plays have always intrigued me, mostly because I find it impressive that the actors have to memorize all their lines prior to be watched, and recite them with perfect timing and...

Steel Magnolias Review

Steel Magnolias Review

By Joseph Swit, Staff Writer

March 13, 2014

Keeping audiences entertained and amused throughout a production is hard enough nowadays in any theatre, but doing so while exploring the sensitive issues of illness and familial bonds requires walking a tricky theatrical tightrope. That’s what makes “Steel Magnolias” standout even more. The play...

“The Winter’s Tale,” a Shakespeare B-side

Winter's Tale

By Elizabeth Tarangelo, Staff Writer

February 27, 2014

*UPDATE*  This story was featured on the Best of Student Newspapers Online. Read it here! If you find yourself debating on whether to go see the new movie “Winter’s Tale” at Edwards San Marcos or the timeless play “The Winter’s Tale” at The Old Globe, the latter is undeniably the bette...

Intrepid Shakespeare: Macbeth


By Joseph Swit, Staff Writer

February 21, 2014

According to an age-old superstition the name of Shakespeare’s tragedy “Macbeth” is believed to be cursed. Actors often avoid saying the title, instead using “The Scottish Play.”  Urban legends aside, the Intrepid Shakespeare Company showed no such fear as they put on a fabulous production...

Old Globe’s “Bethany” Depicts Desperation


By Elise Echeverria, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014

  The Old Globe’s production of “Bethany” instantly immerses the audience in a scene that might not typically be brought to mind when thinking of theater: A business woman and a homeless man crossing paths in the empty home they have broken into. The play holds the audience in suspense,...

The Ash Girl


By Gabby Catalano, Arts Editor

January 13, 2014

The third period Drama Production class delivered a sinister twist to the “Cinderella” fairytale in the play “The Ash Girl” by Timberlake Wertenbaker last week. The play follows the traditional story while adding dark humor, eccentric costumes, modern-day sound effects, and a Tim Burton-style. ...

You Can’t Take it With You

You Can't Take it With You

By Dylan Hendrcikson, Staff Writer

November 19, 2013

Even if one may not have a father who makes fireworks in the basement or have a dancer sister who has spent 8 years trying to accomplish a pirouette, having to cope with family strange-ness is still something everyone has to deal with. In the recent production of the play, “You Can’t Take it with...