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COVID-19 induces revisions for audial subjects

Visual representations of the new systems in place: (top to bottom) band members playing through mask holes; choir singers singing six feet apart; a Staples Players radio show.
October 10, 2020

Half of the students in every class operate on a several-second delay. Noses and mouths inside a building are a rare sight. Hallway traffic moves exclusively in one direction.  The hybrid/distance learning...

Staples Players adapts to a new type of mask

Just as all other teams and clubs, Players must implement changes to their curriculum this fall.
September 30, 2020

After a lengthy period of time spent trapped at home, the start of a new school year meant the chance for Staples students to return to a new type of normalcy. Many were thrilled with the reopening of...

Players postpones ‘Seussical’ due to coronavirus threat


Owen Keveaney ’20, Colin Konstanty ’22, Tomaso Scotti ’20 and Ben Zack ’21 rehearse a scene together in the Black Box Theater. Performances were previously scheduled to take place on March 13 through March 21.
March 11, 2020

Staples Players’ spring show, “Seussical,” has been postponed in response to growing public fear surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19.  Productions were initially slated to take place on March...

Staples production of “Mamma Mia” displays professionalism and devotion of Staples Players

Staples Players performed “Mamma Mia” on Saturday, Nov. 16th and finished the show on an exciting note by surprising the audience with two more songs after their bow.
December 3, 2019

As soon as Erin Lynch ’20 walked on stage with a radiant smile and began singing “Honey Honey,” I knew I was in for a treat.  Staples Players did an excellent job of translating the emotion and...

Staples Players find a balance between their own techniques and those of Broadway in “Mamma Mia”

Maisy Boosin ʼ21, who plays Lisa, is always eager to talk about the upcoming Staples High School Play. The players practice their shows everyday in the black box theatre inside Staples High School for hours on end.
November 21, 2019

The hit show “Mamma Mia” is in it’s last week of performances this week, and it has been received enthusiastically by audiences   The Players have put forth many hours of hard work and dedication...

Staples Players’ passion helps them thrive through “Tech Week” and “Hell Week”

Players enjoy each others company as they practice a scene before rehearsals. (Left to right Camille Foise ’21, Jamie Mann ’21, Erin Lynch ’20, AnnaMaria Fernandez ’20).
October 31, 2019

Many Staples athletes might complain about their vigorous schedule: 7:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.-- School 2:30p.m.-5:00 p.m.-- Sports 6:00 -- Shower 7:30 p.m.-- Dinner 8:30 p.m.- 1 a.m. -- Homework. Some...

Staples Players’ production of “Our Town” came to our town

June 11, 2019

Most productions put on by  Staples Players are presented from the main stage with many varieties of lights and intricate set detailing, but for the next performance the play characteristics will include...

Staples Players showcases “The Trojan Women” as first studio production of year

Leading actors Lulu Dalzell ’21 (playing Hecuba) and Emily Desser ’21 (playing Andromache) cry out in anguish over the loss of a child. “The Trojan Women” highlights to tragedy of the Troy women left behind after the Greeks have demolish their city.
March 19, 2019

Whether it’s the childhood fables about the devious surprise attack of the Trojan Horse or tales from the heroic Odyssey, most people have heard the Greek side of the Trojan War. But few have encountered...

[April 2017] “Urine” luck: Staples Players’ production exceeds expectations

[April 2017] “Urine” luck: Staples Players’ production exceeds expectations
April 21, 2017

By: Katelyn DeAgro '17 As the lights dimmed and the narrating voice of Officer Lockstock came booming through the speakers, the outside world melted away and the fictional world of Urinetown, a captivating...

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