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For many productions including Staples Players’,  the tech crew only gets one bow on the closing night of the show. This is the tech crew of “The Prom” getting their bow on closing night.

‘The Prom’ withdrawal hits the Staples’ Player community: What happens to Players when the show ends?

Catie Campagnino '26, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

The successful Staples Players’ production, “The Prom”, officially came to an end on Nov.18 after running for two consecutive weekends. With a show that took months of rehearsal including many late...

Staples Players’ production of “The Prom” this November tells the story of a lesbian couple not being allowed to attend their school’s prom and the Broadway actors who try and help them.

Players’ ‘The Prom’ demonstrates acceptance through fun-filled production

Alexandra Gaines '25, Creative Director November 20, 2023

“The Prom” is an outlier in contrast to Staples Players’ recent productions. Having drawn huge crowds every night for classic musicals like “Grease” and “Guys & Dolls,” “The Prom”...

The graduating seniors pose for a picture backstage. Their parts include Caterpillar, Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and the White Rabbit.

Dance production, ‘Alice In Wonderland’ enchants audience into Wonderland

Liora Perkins ’25, Web Opinions Editor June 8, 2023

Westport's Academy of Dance celebrated a milestone with its highly anticipated 9th annual production of "Alice In Wonderland.” The show captivated audiences at Bedford Middle School on May 21. The production...

The 22 one-act plays utilize casts of two to four Staples Players, telling short 10-minute stories to the Black Box theater audience from April 22-23.

One-Acts gives seniors exclusive directing opportunity

Alex Gaines '25, Creative Director May 1, 2023

There have now been 24 shows put on by Staples Players this year. Two of them might be recognizable - “Guys and Dolls” in November and “Twelfth Night” in March - but the other 22, all of which...

Reese McGarvey ’30 played Annie in the KHS production of ‘Annie.’ Amy Laurino, the KHS Chorus Director, borrowed the materials from Bedford Middle School. Laurino has been a music teacher in Westport for 18 years, teaching vocal music at Coleytown Middle School, then moving to KHS, where she has been working for seven years.

Reese McGarvey ’30 stars in KHS production of ‘Annie’

Demi Sasson '25, Paper Opinions Editor April 26, 2023

*Disclaimer: The writer attended the second cast’s show* House lights dim and stage lights shine as the curtains open, revealing fourth and fifth graders at Kings Highway Elementary School’s production...

Picture contributed by Jordyn Goldshore ’23 --- upperclassmen one act directors gathered to chose their cast and play.

Staples Players work on their one acts amidst ‘Twelfth Night’

Julia Leitner ’23, Assistant Business Manager March 28, 2023

Staples Players’ rehearsals for their annual one act plays have begun. One acts is a festival that Staples Players hold every year as a final assignment for their Theatre and Directing course. The short...

The 2022 Annual Tony Awards will be hosted by Ariana DeBose on June 12. They will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Tony Awards are awards for excellence in Broadway theater.

Bridgeport actress LaChanze nominated for Tony Award

Karlie Saed ’23, Photostory Editor June 1, 2022

Rhonda LaChanze Sapp, professionally known as LaChanze in the theater industry, is an American actress, dancer and singer, who was born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut. LaChanze was nominated for...

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).

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

Chloe Murray '22, Public Relations Director 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 takes on One Acts

Staples Players takes on “One Acts”

Lili Romann '19, Breaking News Editor April 6, 2019

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October 9, 2017

By Anna Rhoads '19

[Sept. 2016 Arts] Staples students pursue acting excellence

October 11, 2016

By Brendan Massoud '17 Web Sports Editor The college process can be stressful -- discussion of applications, essays and interviews buzzes through Staples High School every fall with an anxiety enough...

Hamilton’s casting call provokes calls of reverse discrimination

Hamilton’s casting call provokes calls of reverse discrimination

Lulu Stracher, Staff Writer April 27, 2016

“Hamilton” has received enthusiastic praise from virtually every person who has seen the now sold out musical on Broadway. However, this praise has turned into criticism from theater groups and Staples...

This year’s Oscars proved to be just surprising enough to shake things up.

All ups and downs at the Oscars

Zachary McCarthy, Web News Editor March 5, 2016

Did you spend your precious Sunday evening catching Hollywood patting itself on the back for three hours? Darn right you did! In all seriousness though, whether you tuned in for the posh pageantry or not,...

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