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Musical ‘Once On This Island’ Comes to Hershey Theatre

Talon Smith, Head Editorial Editor

December 4, 2019

The musical Once On This Island will be coming to the Hershey Theatre from December 3rd to the 8th. In 2018, this show won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The story is set on a tropical island and follows a peasant girl named Ti Moune. Guided by the island’s gods, she sets out to reunite with the man ...

Katie Copeland Recounts Her Time in Anything Goes

Katie Copeland, sophomore, has been participating in theater from a very young age. Her next production will be James and the Giant Peach Jr. in Mannheim.

Sophia DeDonatis, Reporter

May 16, 2019

When sophomore Katie Copeland auditioned for Hershey High School’s 2019 winter musical, Anything Goes, she never expected to be the only person given a lead role who wasn’t a senior. However, hailed by Myah Koepfer during senior speeches on the day of the show’s last performance as “the sophomo...

‘Jagged Little Pill’ Musical to Come to Broadway this Fall

Chris Santiago, Copy Editor

March 25, 2019

Inspired by the album from Alanis Morissette, the musical Jagged Little Pill will be hitting Broadway this upcoming fall. The musical tells the story of a multiracial family in the suburbs who endure multiple challenging moments in their lives. It debuted at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge la...

Spamalot Coming to Hershey Theatre

Pictured above is a photo of Spamalot performing a number for their show. Spamalot was written by actor, singer, song writer, and playwright Eric Idle. (Spamalot on Tour)

Chris Santiago, Copy editor

January 8, 2019

Spamalot the musical will be at the Hershey Theatre from January 29 through February 3, 2019. Spamalot is a comedy about King Arthur and his knights setting out on the journey to get the Holy Grail. Along the way, Arthur and his knights encounter a group of Frenchmen, killer rabbits, and a line of ...

Five Popular Musicals on Broadway Right Now

Five Popular Musicals on Broadway Right Now

Chris Santiago, Copy Editor

October 30, 2018

Broadway, the home to many famous plays and musicals, has many shows currently playing that might make casual theatre goers plan a trip to New York. Here are five of the very best shows for avid theatergoers and those headed to the Big Apple for the first time.   Mean Girls   https://www.insta...

“Be More Chill” Becomes an Off-Broadway Musical

Will Roland smiles during rehearsal for “The Black Suites,” another musical by Joe Iconis. “I really like when unexpected yet relatable things happen on stage. I like to play characters that make you laugh…” Roland said on his website. (Will Roland)

Chris Santiago, Copy Editor

May 9, 2018

“Be More Chill,” a musical that first opened at Two River Theatre, will now be making an appearance at Signature Theatre Company off-broadway in New York. The musical previously opened at Two River Theatre in New Jersey in the summer of 2015. “Be More Chill” is about a high schooler named ...

Editorial: Overtures Need to Make a Return to Theatre

Chris Santiago, Copy Editor

March 14, 2018

Nowadays, many musicals do not include overtures, or in other words, orchestral pieces usually played before the showing of a musical or opera. During an overture, there is usually nothing, or little to nothing going on on stage. Simply put, overtures are that special part of a performance that make you ap...

Broadway Making Strong Connections with Younger Audience

Ben Platt (far left) as Evan Hansen during a performance of the show. The musical opened on Broadway in December of 2016 and is still being performed by the original cast. (Photo courtesy of Dear Evan Hansen)

Christopher Santiago, Copy Editor

November 8, 2017

Broadway is making a comeback, and the audience going to see these shows might not be what some expect.   As of recently, Broadway has seen an increase in the amount of youth attending shows. The musicals Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton are some of the productions introducing a younger audience to the world of t...

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