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Staples Players’ production of Disney’s “Descendants” runs from April 1-3 and 8-9. The lighthearted musical tells the story of the teenage children of classic Disney villains being faced with threats from their parents, forcing them to explore the world of “good” Disney characters.

‘Descendants’ enchants with extreme talent, Disney magic

Alex Gaines '25, Arts Editor April 27, 2022

I’m never surprised by the excellence of Staples Players shows. With such a talented cast and crew, I believe every production I see will be astounding.  I have to admit, though, I was a bit concerned...

The premiere of “Descendants: the Musical” took place on Friday, April 1. This show, an adaptation of the Disney movie series by the same name, is a mix of all three “Descendants movies and received several standing ovations from the audience throughout the performance. The show is set for more performances on April 3, 8 and 9 with a double cast.

A wicked opening night: ‘Descendants’ cast and crew celebrate triumph, raw reactions

Anna Diorio ’23, Paper Arts Editor April 5, 2022

Rapturous cheers flooded the offstage wings of the Staples auditorium after the cast and crew of “Descendants” took the first of their final bows on opening night. Minutes after the curtains closed,...

The Staples Players advertise their upcoming performances on April 1, 2, 3, 8 and 9 outside of the auditorium. You can find tickets on staplesplayers.com.

Staples Players dance with ‘Descendants’

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Paper Sports Editor March 30, 2022

The Staples Players are planning to entertain once again, this time with their production of “Descendants: The Musical.” “Descendants: The Musical” is a 2015 Disney Original that follows the lives...

Staples Players put on performances of Grease on Nov. 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 7:30 pm and Nov. 14 and 20 at 3:00 pm.

Staples Players amaze once again with production of ‘Grease’

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Paper Sports Editor November 24, 2021

The much anticipated production of “Grease” by the Staples Players did not fall short of its expectations. The Players came out on Nov. 20 with a performance that blended together professionalism,...

Behind the scenes at the Staples Players new production, “Words Words Words… And Music.”

Staples Players performing live after pandemic

Nick Lolis '24, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

This pandemic has caused us to miss out on our favorite events and activities. Sports games have been missed, TV shows and movies have been cancelled and stores have closed. However, plays are coming back....

Players’ Dracula cast don red and black costumes for the show as well as coordinating masks.

Players’ Radio Show: Dracula compares contemporary fears to supernatural ones

Tallula Stvan '21 April 5, 2021

https://soundcloud.com/tallula-stvan/dracula-podcast-3

Staples Players will be putting on a radio performance of “A Christmas Carol” on Dec. 13. It will be one of several radio shows that have been put on since COVID-19 made on-stage performances inadmissible.

Staples Players begins the holiday season with ‘A Christmas Carol’

Mimi Casey ’22, Paper Opinions Editor December 11, 2020

Staples Players will put on a radio performance of “A Christmas Carol” on Dec. 13 at 6:00 p.m.  “[The radio show is] definitely a really different experience because we’re not all together...

Due to COVID-19 and the absence of the traditional fall show, Staples Players hosts outdoor dance classes to keep their dance skills sharp and have some fun.

Staples Players dance on the courts

Lucy Dockter '23, Paper Arts Editor October 27, 2020

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.

COVID-19 induces revisions for audial subjects

Kristina Chaney ’23, Staff Writer 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...

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

Staples Players adapts to a new type of mask

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...


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.

Players postpones ‘Seussical’ due to coronavirus threat

Siri Kanter '20, Associate Managing Editor 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 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.

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

Maria Krug '22, Staff Writer 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...

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.

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

Izzy Sareen '22, Staff Writer 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...

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