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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...

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 Sophomore Becomes Involved in Local Musical Theatre

Sophomore Jordan Lewis sings at a HHS concert on October 29, 2018. She sang the song “The Music That Makes Me Dance” written by Bob Merrill and Jule Styne. (Photo provided by Jordan Lewis)

Abigail Lee, Reporter

December 17, 2018

Although she is only in high school, this student has big plans for the future. Sophomore Jordan Lewis is involved in a multitude of performing ventures both in school and throughout the community. Starting from a young age, she took an interest into singing, dancing, and musical theatre. Recently,...

Finding Neverland Comes to Hershey Theatre

Chris Santiago, Copy Editor

September 28, 2018

The Broadway musical Finding Neverland, directed by Diane Paulus, is coming to the Hershey Theatre from October 2-7, 2018. The story follows J.M Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, who is playwright experiencing writer’s block, until he meets four young brothers and their widowed mother. Inspired...

Editorial: School Theaters Have to Make Cuts

Chris Santiago, Copy Editor

April 20, 2018

As it is done commonly with sports teams, school theater programs must make cuts when it comes to the cast of a musical or play. Allowing someone to be a part of a group or team just because they auditioned may have a negative impact on this person’s mindset in the future. Those who audition prepare ...

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...

HHS Senior Paxton Zeis chooses Temple University for her theater future

HHS Senior Paxton Zeis chooses Temple University for her theater future

May 17, 2016

By Lydia Gould For most, theatre is a hobby; for Paxton Zeis, it’s her biggest passion. Zeis, a senior at Hershey High School, has been participating in the theatre productions since her sophomore year. Now, Zeis is preparing to take the next step towards her future. She has recently made the de...

HHS Spring Play Leaves Audience With Laughs

The show cast acts in the production of The Blind Date on April 28, 2016. The show consisted of many hilarious actors and actresses with numerous quirks to each of them.

May 6, 2016

By: Jenny Kim Hershey High School presented their last production of the 2016 school year on Thursday, April 28, and Friday, April 29. The production showcased two comedies: The Blind Date, written by Forrest Musselman, and The Banana Nut Split, written by Wade Bradford. The two plays brought m...

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...

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