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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 cast of “Guys and Dolls” bow on the Nov. 12 evening performance. The show runs for about 3 hours including a 15 minute intermission.

‘Guys and Dolls’ amazes with classic Broadway

Alex Gaines ’25, Paper Arts Editor November 28, 2022

This year’s production of “Guys and Dolls” was completely unlike the many other times the Players have done the show - before the Nov. 12 evening performance of ‘Guys and Dolls’ began, director...

Staples Players’ production of Guys and Dolls will run from Nov. 11-19. The show features classic Broadway songs such as “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat” and “A Bushel and a Peck.”

Players prepare for “Guys and Dolls”

Alex Gaines ’25, Arts Editor October 17, 2022

This isn’t the first time that Staples Players has put on the 1950s classic musical “Guys and Dolls.” It was most recently done in 2009. Before that: 2000, which marked theater teacher David Roth’s...

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, Creative Director 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, Broadcast Director 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

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,...

“Tick, Tick...Boom” is a film adaptation of an autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, played by Andrew Garfield, which follows his life as an aspiring composer in “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial debut.

Andrew Garfield, Lin-Manuel Miranda craft a captivating homage to ‘Rent’ creator, theater in “Tick, Tick…Boom”

Caroline Coffey '22, Staff Writer November 23, 2021

The bright lights of a Broadway marquee are a true spectacle to behold, and any aspiring performer or theater composer fixates their gaze between the top and bottom rows of lights, hoping one day their...

‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special’ excites fans, puts them in holiday spirit

‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special’ excites fans, puts them in holiday spirit

Margot Richlin ’23, Staff Writer December 21, 2020

When the first season of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” hit Disney+ in November 2019, it was all the rage. But many fans were disappointed to learn that they would have to wait over...

Paul inspires Players students with visit

Paul inspires Players students with visit

March 27, 2018

By Daniel Harizman ’19 As Staples Players students congregated in the auditorium on Friday, Mar. 9, student chatter pervaded the room, and students prepared for the upcoming act: this time, not one...

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Hot Off the Press: Broadway Hit ‘Newsies!’ Selects Staples High School as Testing Ground for National High School Rollout

May 22, 2017

By Charlie Colasurdo '18 Over 100 members of Staples Players gathered on May 12, in the Staples auditorium for an annual theater tradition: the announcement of their fall production. Unbeknownst to...

‘Cinderella’ twirls onto the Coleytown Middle School stage

‘Cinderella’ twirls onto the Coleytown Middle School stage

April 17, 2017

By Megan Doyle ’18 Organizing upwards of 60 kids to perform and make extensive sets for a musical may seem like a difficult feat, but Coleytown Middle School students have proved that, as they sing...

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