Category Archives: High School Theatre

First Look: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Upper Darby High School

Upper Darby High School is preparing to kick off its 2015-16 theatre season with a classic! William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is arguably one of his most beloved works. The story follows the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens. However, when four Athenian lovers, a group of amateur actors and some fairies are involved, there is

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Connecticut High School Permanently Shuts Down All Plans for Production of RENT

Less than 100 miles from where from the theatre world was changed forever, students are being denied an opportunity to produce a piece of theatre that changed the world. RENT exploded onto the stage in 1996 bringing to life the topics of drug use, HIV and homosexuality in a way never before seen. The musical, which would go on to

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Letter from Principal to Trumbull High Students, Parents and Community Regarding RENT Decision

Below you will find a letter from Marc W. Guarino who is the principal at Trumbull High School in Connecticut. Recently, Mr. Guarino decided to cancel his high school’s scheduled production of RENT: School Edition after stating he believed the production had controversial material and subject matter. While you can find all of Luner on Theatre’s coverage on this on our

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Connecticut High School Administration Cancel’s Production of RENT

No Day But Today. While many school districts across the country work to minimize or eliminate their arts programs all together due to a lack of funding, it seems the districts not affected by such problems have decided to create their own. If you’re not sure exactly what I’m talking about, I’m sadly talking about the new trend of high

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Connecticut High School Production of Sweeney Todd Under Fire

It’s becoming all too often we are finding high school theatre productions in the headlines for something someone finds offensive. From the word “whore” in Legally Blonde the Musical the hip shaking music of All Shook Up, high school theatre productions are becoming an easy target for parents offended or displeased with a particular show choice. However, this time things

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Upper Darby High School Announces Cast for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Go, Go Joe! Go, Go, Joe! Upper Darby High School may be on Winter break but their upcoming spring musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, is getting into full swing for the upcoming semester! But before they can do any of that, the most important thing we need is the cast list which has now been announced for the

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