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Photo Essay: HHS Theatre’s Addams Family Preview

Katie Copeland (Alice Beineke) performs the beginning for her song “Waiting”. This song ended the preview for all the schools. (Broadcaster/Elena Lee)

Paige Dalto, Jenna Reiber, and Natalie Taylor

February 28, 2020

HHS Theatre had it’s Preview Day for all three schools across the district for their 2020 musical, Addams Family. The shows are February 28 and 29 at 7:30pm and March 1 at 1:30pm.

HHS Theatre Announce Cast for Musical The Addams Family

Senior Chris Santiago and junior Morgan King stand side by side during their first rehearsal. The shows will be performed on February 28, 29, and March 1 (Broadcaster/Talon Smith)

Talon Smith and Natalie Taylor

January 7, 2020

The HHS Theatre department released the cast list for The Addams Family, the school’s winter musical, on December 12, 2019. The musical follows the story of Wednesday Addams, the oldest child in the mysterious and exceptionally odd Addams family. 18 year old Wednesday has managed to fall in love with an average...

Beetlejuice The Musical to Leave Winter Garden Theatre

Alex Brightman portraying the role of Beetlejuice. The show has been running since April 2019. (Beetlejuice The Musical/Matthew Murphy)

Natalie Taylor, Layout Manager

December 13, 2019

The upcoming revival of The Music Man is coming to The Winter Garden Theater in New York City, but Beetlejuice will have to find a new home in the meantime. The Tim Burton-inspired musical will play its final performance on June 6, 2020. According to Playbill, a national tour is expected to launch in ...

Koepfer Gets a Kick Out of the Apollos: Myah Koepfer’s Performance in Anything Goes Earns Her an Apollo Awards Nomination

Senior Myah Koepfer stands on the set of Hershey’s musical Anything Goes, playing Reno Sweeney as she sings the musical’s “Anything Goes” number. Her performance earned her a nomination in the Apollo Awards for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical.” (Phil Ayala)

Alina Zang, Reporter

May 30, 2019

It was a “fairy dust moment.” That moment “where all the things we have been working for come together right as we go in to performance week,” said Michelle O’Brien, Hershey’s musical director, about this year’s winter musical Anything Goes.   One of the key parts of the musical’s s...

HHS Theater Production Anything Goes Nominated for “Outstanding Musical”

Patrick Gavazzi (left) and Myah Koepfer (right) performing the song “Friendship” during a dress rehearsal of “Anything Goes” at Hershey High School. Both of the performers are nominated for an Apollo Award. (Phil Ayala)

Natalie Taylor, Layout

May 16, 2019

Hershey High School’s musical, Anything Goes, and various cast members get nominated for Apollo Awards. The Apollo Awards nominations for musicals were released on April 26, 2019 via Facebook. The awards show released nominations for the plays earlier this year on January 31, 2019. The Apollo Award...

Hershey Theatre Announces Four Upcoming Shows

Chris Santiago, Copy Editor

May 13, 2019

The Hershey Theatre recently revealed four new Broadway musicals will perform on their stage in the near future: Once on This Island, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Anastasia, and Waitress. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The first of the shows to be performing will be Charlie and the Ch...

HHS Theatre Casts Musical Anything Goes

Natalie Taylor, Layout

January 9, 2019

The HHS Theatre department released the cast list for Anything Goes, the winter musical for 2019. The list was released on December 9, 2018. HHS had a record-breaking 62 people audition for the musical this year. For the female roles, Myah Koepfer was cast as Reno, a nightclub singer with a l...

HHS Theatre Presents Peter Pan

Slightly (Tori Moss), a lost boy, fearful of the Indians right before performing “Indian Dance.” Practices for the crew and cast began on December 11.(Broadcaster/Jenna Thomas)

Angelina Memmi, Layout

March 5, 2018

Hershey High School theatre brings back the treasured classic Peter Pan for its spring 2018 musical. This musical includes a large cast including Cameron Brown as Peter Pan, Paige Randall as Wendy, Patrick Gavazzi as Captain Hook, and Lexi Corcoran as Tiger Lily. Hook’s Pirates, the Lost Boys, and ...

“Wicked” Welcomes Two New Cast Members

The character of Madame Morrible being played by actress Kathy Fitzgerald. Madame Morrible is one of the major antagonists in the show. (Wicked)

Chris Santiago, Copy Editor

February 8, 2018

“Wicked” will be replacing two of its cast members, Chad Jennings and Rondi Reed, for the characters of Doctor Dillamond and Madame Morrible. The role of Doctor Dillamond will soon be played by Martin Moran, and Isabel Keating will be Madame Morrible. This new pair of actors will begin pe...

HHS Theatre announces 2018 Musical: Peter Pan

Above is a poster for the PeterPan musical that came out 1954. The original book by J.M. Barrie was published first in 1904.  (Photo Courtesy of Stage Agent)

Chris Santiago, Copy Editor

January 25, 2018

Hershey High School’s 2018 musical production will be Peter Pan. Performances will occur on March 1, 2, and 3 and include a matinee show. On December 11, students and advisors of HHS theatre started working on the school musical coming early March in 2018. One of the reasons practice started earl...

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...

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