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A gaggle of insects (Left to right Cameron Mann ’24, Josy Pitaro ’24, Finley Chevrier ’24, Samantha Edwards ’24, Matthew Bukzin ’24)  facing James (Beck Fipp ’27) during rehearsal.

James and the Giant Peach makes its debut at Staples

Elsa D'Elia '25, Staff Writer March 7, 2024

Almost every member of the Staples community should be familiar with the feeling of waiting in anticipation in the dim auditorium, playbook in hand, waiting for the start of another notorious Staples Players...

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”...

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...

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...

The seniors’ final production in Players will be “Descendants,” which will open on April 1.

Players’ seniors reflect on past four years in program, lifelong bonds made

Karina Murray ’22, Features editor March 29, 2022

As the class of 2022 begins their final quarter as Wreckers, the hallways buzz with excitement: graduation, prom and internships loom on the horizon. But for senior members of Players, one event takes...

Players practice in booths in the black box theater to maintain social distancing. Pictured are Chloe Manna ’22 and Sebastian Gikas ’23.

Players Zoom, video-chat for upcoming radio productions

Julia Herlyn ’23, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2020

After weeks of tireless work, rehearsals and excitement, the Staples Players’ production of Seussical was cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, over seven months later, the Players are...

Raia Badurina ’23 moved to Westport in April during the pandemic. Despite the challenges she has faced as a new student during COVID-19, Badurina continues to think positively about her situation.

New student adjusts to Staples during COVID-19 pandemic

Julia Herlyn '23, Staff Writer October 8, 2020

Raia Badurina ’23 did not picture her first day back in school to be littered by one-way hallways, plastic dividers at lunch and a sea of mask-wearing, unfamiliar students. In fact, she did not expect...

The National Basketball Association seeks approval for return to sports without fans in the crowd.

Students express desire for continuation of sports

Carson Kranz ’21 May 22, 2020

The NBA was affected by coronavirus the most with almost 50 cases around the league, and their season has been postponed for two months now. There are many factors that go into the possible continuation...

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