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

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

Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer

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 might ask: where are students supposed to fit in both a social life and sleep into this schedule?...

Staples Players rehearse for the play of Mamma Mia

Staples Players rehearse for the play of Mamma Mia

Betti Kobak '22 and Shira Zeiberg '22

October 16, 2019

Staples Players’ production of “Our Town” came to our town

Staples Players’ production of “Our Town” came to our town

Ella Bloomingdale '20, Assistant Business Manager

June 11, 2019

Most productions put on by  Staples Players are presented from the main stage with many varieties of lights and intricate set detailing, but for the next performance the play characteristics will include neither of these. Staples Players will be putting on a presentation of “Our Town” in the Bl...

Staples Players showcases “The Trojan Women” as first studio production of year

Staples Players showcases “The Trojan Women” as first studio production of year

Serena Ye ’20

March 19, 2019

Whether it’s the childhood fables about the devious surprise attack of the Trojan Horse or tales from the heroic Odyssey, most people have heard the Greek side of the Trojan War. But few have encountered the story about the tragic aftermath of the bloody battles of Troy. Travelling back to ancient...

[April 2017] “Urine” luck: Staples Players’ production exceeds expectations

[April 2017] “Urine” luck: Staples Players’ production exceeds expectations

April 21, 2017

By: Katelyn DeAgro '17 As the lights dimmed and the narrating voice of Officer Lockstock came booming through the speakers, the outside world melted away and the fictional world of Urinetown, a captivating one filled with corrupt business and a colluding government, unfolded. “Urinetown” premiered...

The Final Bow

The Final Bow

March 22, 2017

By Channing Smith '17   ...

Staples alum secures “The Voice” victory

Staples alum secures “The Voice” victory

Kaila Finn, Staff Writer

May 29, 2016

After months of support and anticipation from the community, Staples graduate Alisan Porter took to “The Voice” stage on Tuesday, May 25 to claim her trophy. In describing the winning moment, Staples Players actor and Porter fan, James O’Brien ’17 said, “When I saw that Alisan won, I just ...

More than a Play: Staples Players Prepares to put on “The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later”

More than a Play: Staples Players Prepares to put on “The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later”

Channing Smith, Creative Chief

May 18, 2016

When Andy Paris set out to write “The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later,” he expected a 10 minute epilogue to tack alongside his original play. What he got, was so much more. That’s what Paris explained to the cast and crew of the Staples Players production of “The Laramie Project: 10 Years...

Child star turns Staples Graduate turns The Voice contender?

Child star turns Staples Graduate turns The Voice contender?

Katelyn DeAgro, Staff Writer

April 4, 2016

The world found out something that the Staples High School community already knew when Alisan Porter ’99 auditioned for season 10 of “The Voice”. Porter can sing, and she can sing well. Porter became a contestant after a riveting performance of “Blue Bayou” written by Roy Orbison and Joe Me...

Giving a big round of applause for Vig

Giving a big round of applause for Vig

Maialie Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer

December 3, 2015

Vig Namasivayam ’16 is a name familiar to the Staples community. Along with being the president of Top Hat Tutors -- a student run tutoring agency at Staples -- and the President of the National Honor Society, Vig happens to also be the President and assistant director of Staples Players. “I rea...

True to Staples Players “Tradition,” Fiddler is another outstanding production

True to Staples Players  “Tradition,” Fiddler is another outstanding production

Hannah Bjorkman, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015

If you have never seen a Staples Players production, “Fiddler on the Roof” is not to be missed. “Fiddler on the Roof” is a musical based on the story of Tevye, a Jewish father holding on to the old world Jewish religious and cultural traditions in their small little village of Anatevka, Russia. It is set in 1905 on the eve of the Russian Re...

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