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Stick to the original

Stick to the original

June 6, 2017

By Kate Lewis '18 Hairspray was one of my favorite musicals growing up. I saw it when I was seven and for two hours I was entranced. So last year when NBC announced the premiere of “Hairspray Live,” I was intrigued. I waited anxiously for the air date in December, but when the day finally came,...

Some find their spotlight outside Staples

Some find their spotlight outside Staples

Claudia Chen, Staff Writer

January 10, 2015

Fairfield College Preparatory School’s theater was pitch black. In the darkness, the audience members’ eyes sparkled with anticipation. Then, a spotlight flashed onto the stage or, more specifically, onto Hallie Lavin ’17. She belted out a solo, as she finished her final performance of “The...

Look beyond Wicked

Look beyond Wicked

Claire Dinshaw, Sports Editor

November 22, 2014

It’s a familiar sight on Facebook. Lush red velvet seats poke out from behind the thin white pages of a Playbill. A hand with newly painted nails grabs onto the side of the program, just below big block letters announcing the title of that night’s feature presentation. That’s right. It’s...

Fall show “Hello Dolly!” means goodbye haircuts

Fall show “Hello Dolly!” means goodbye haircuts

Zoe Brown, Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2014

Nineteenth century long locks and excessive facial hair are making a comeback for students involved in Staples Players’ production of "Hello, Dolly” this fall. To fully capture the essence of the early 19th century characters, the cast–boys and girls–had to grow out their hair for the show. For...

Staples Players greet “Hello, Dolly!” with a warm welcome

Staples Players greet “Hello, Dolly!” with a warm welcome

Rachel Treisman, Web Features Editor

September 19, 2014

While most students are still adjusting to their new classes and soaking up the last rays of sunny weather, members of Staples Players are belting out audition pieces and picking up complicated dance steps in preparation for the upcoming fall production of “Hello, Dolly!” The Tony Award-winning...

Pit Orchestra Puts the Music in Musicals

Pit Orchestra Puts the Music in Musicals

November 12, 2010

Rachel Guetta'13 Opinions Editor Staples Players is an award-winning organization that is “comprised of student actors and technical crews working together towards a common goal of learning the craft of theatre and providing quality productions to the Westport community,” according to the Players...

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