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Choreographer Caitlin Roberts sets a group number, “I Just Can’t Wait to be King,” with the cast of “The Lion King Jr.”

Middle School Actors Prepare for their Big Show

Andi Jacobs, Paper Arts Editor February 8, 2024

Everyone knows about Staples Players. It is Westport’s beloved high school acting troupe, filled with Broadway-bound singers, dancers and actors. But where do these students come from? Where did they...

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...

This year, Staples Players will perform “The Prom” as their annual fall musical. “The Prom” is about a team of Broadway actors who embark on a small town to help a teenage girl forbidden from taking her girlfriend to her school dance.

From summer to spotlight: Staples Players undergo rigorous audition process

Mia Bomback ’25, Features Editor October 10, 2023

If you’ve ever seen the Staples Players in action, you’ll know that among the many talents they possess, they are skilled at making their performances appear effortless. In reality, “effortless”...

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...

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...

Ben Roland ‘19, a familiar face at the Variety Show, performs for the in front of the student-packed audience.

Variety show displays Staples students’ talent

Remi Levitt '21, Staff Writer May 15, 2019

From juggling acts to full student rock bands, the Staples variety show is home to a plethora of interesting performances. On Monday, April 8, Staples students had the opportunity to try out to be a part...

Behind the scenes of a Staples Players production

Behind the scenes of a Staples Players production

October 31, 2018

By Julia Kasabian '21

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...

Colorful script of Romeo and Juliet turns grey at Westport Country Playhouse

Colorful script of Romeo and Juliet turns grey at Westport Country Playhouse

November 27, 2017

By Melanie Lust '19 On Friday, Nov. 10, when the curtain on the Westport Country Playhouse stage rose to reveal silhouettes of dueling figures in front of a pale yellow glow, the audience's excitement...

Staples Players’ production of Newsies thrives in opening weekend

Staples Players’ production of Newsies thrives in opening weekend

November 15, 2017

By: Daniel Harizman ’19 and Layla Wofsy ’19

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