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Urinetown: This Year’s HHS Musical

Echo Rogers, Reporter

December 12, 2016

Out of the woods they’ve come and into Urinetown. Wait, what? This year, directors Michelle O’Brien and Lisa Balanda decided Urinetown would be Hershey High School’s 2017 spring musical. The two both wanted the musical to be different than what they have done in the past, and while the title i...

HHS Theater Takes Home Four Apollo Awards, Outstanding Musical

Cast members of the HHS spring musical perform on stage. The entire cast of Into the Woods was nominated for Outstanding Musical.  (Broadcaster/ Zozan Kucukaydin)

June 1, 2016

By: Natalie Norman-Kehe and Julia Michaelson For those involved with the theater program at Hershey High School, Sunday, May 22 was a night to remember. The Hershey Theatre hosted the 8th Annual Apollo Awards on May 22, 2016. Hershey High School began the night with eight nominations as well as an honorable mention for Outstanding Play.  At the end o...

Apollo Awards Recognizes Outstanding High School Performers

Junior, Brenna Beck, performs in her role as Cinderella in Hershey High School’s production of Into the Woods last March. Beck was nominated for an Apollo Award for her performance of this role. (Broadcaster/ submitted Mark Balanda)

May 13, 2016

By: Marisa Balanda High school actors usually do not perform with the intent of winning awards. However, one local program acknowledges outstanding high school performers in the Central Pennsylvania area. The Hershey Theatre Apollo Awards were established in 2008 and occur each May. This non-profit organiza...

Into the Woods Musical Review

March 14, 2016

By: Lydia Gould What do you get when you cross a damsel in distress with a frazzled baker and even with a wicked witch? You get a fun, entertaining, and spirited musical production guaranteed to put a smile on your face. This year, the HHS theater department production was Into The Woods: a mu...

HHS Presents Winter Musical: Into the Woods

March 7, 2016

By: Jenny Kim On Thursday, March 3, Hershey High School presented the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods. An ensemble production with a large cast and music provided by the HHS pit orchestra, Into the Woods was directed by HHS teachers Michelle O’Brien and Lisa Balanda. The musical is a mix ...

A New Direction for the HHS Musical

Little Red Riding Hood, Julia Rippon, and the wolf, Patrick Gavazzi, practice their song “Hello, Little Girl” on February 22, 2016. Gavazzi also plays as Cinderella’s Prince. Photo by: Cara McErlean

March 3, 2016

By: Echo Rogers Hershey High School is taking a dark turn “into the woods.” This year’s musical for HHS is Into the Woods, and it’s nothing like they’ve done in the past. This musical is darker, more difficult, and longer. With a change of management on top of it all, the cast has had a ...

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