The Crown

Lights, Camera, Kunz

Lights, Camera, Kunz

Emma Baader, Crown Writer

May 17, 2018


Filed under A & E, Clubs/Organizations, Showcase, Spotlights, Spotlights, Theatre

Waiting under the dark curtain, she is soon called onto the stage. She then takes one deep breath in, and the directors call the ambitious, cheerful actress to her mark. Kaylyn Kunz (12) has been apart of all the Marian Theater productions for the past four years. From the spotlight to behind th...

Last Curtain Call

Last Curtain Call

Mae Novakoski, Crown Writer

May 17, 2018


Filed under A & E, Clubs/Organizations, Showcase, Spotlights, Spotlights, Theatre

Chances are most people have been to a play or musical and left the production thinking about the intense music, flamboyant costumes, or gifted performers. Most of the experience is based on what is seen and heard. While watching a performance, the focus is typically the actors, but there is so much be...

The Royal Court Formally Invites You to the Ball

The Royal Court Formally Invites You to the Ball

Olivia Arza, Crown Writer and Photographer

March 2, 2018


Filed under A & E, Clubs/Organizations, Showcase, Theatre

  The castle is beaming with lights while waiting for the guests to arrive. Prince Charming is waiting for all of the women in the town, hoping to pick his future wife. The red carpet is rolled out down the front steps of the castle. All of the ladies in the town are putting on the most beau...

Ready for Curtain Call

Ready for Curtain Call

Amy Herff, Crown Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Clubs/Organizations, News, School, Showcase, Theatre

Countless musicals and performances have crossed the stage of Marian Central including Beauty and the Beast, The Pajama Game, and The Miracle Worker. With performing comes practice. The young actors and actresses, accompanied by Mrs. Connell, Miss Gallagher, and Mr. S. Lalor, made the trip to Ill...

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Addison Fortin, Crown Writer and Photographer

November 21, 2017


Filed under A & E, Clubs/Organizations, News, School, Showcase, Theatre

The staff, actors, and actresses of this play are anxiously waiting to show the student body the final product that they have worked weeks for. The Cast and Crew for this year's Fall Play decided that they want to try something new, something that hasn’t been performed ta Marian for many years...

Drama Queen (Literally)

Drama Queen (Literally)

Olivia Suarez, Crown Staff

June 1, 2017


Filed under Clubs/Organizations, Spotlights, Student Life, Theatre

As a senior, Rebecca Corn has been in 11 productions in total and 8 of them have been at Marian.  Right now she is thinking about minoring at college for theater. I asked her what got her interested into theater in the first place and she said “ I'm not particularly athletic so this was a way to get...

The Musical Man

The Musical Man

Laura Knapp, Crown Staff

May 24, 2017


Filed under A & E, Clubs/Organizations, Showcase, Spotlights, Theatre

The fine arts are alive and well here at Marian. Over the past few years, the theater department has put on amazing productions, from whimsical musicals like Once Upon a Mattress, to classic Shakespearean comedies like Twelfth Night. Although these productions are very different, they had one thing in common: Victor Pannke.

The Star Behind the Scenes

The Star Behind the Scenes

Meredith Bryan, Crown Staff

May 24, 2017


Filed under A & E, Clubs/Organizations, Spotlights, Theatre

When watching a theater production, it is easy to see how hard the actors and actresses worked to memorize lines, get into character, and deliver their lines, but to truly see how much work goes into a show, you have to look behind the scenes. A good performance requires stage crew, directors, set d...

Keep up the Good Work, Charlie Brown!

Keep up the Good Work, Charlie Brown!

Tori Roberts, Crown Editor

March 21, 2017


Filed under Clubs/Organizations, Showcase, Slideshow, Theatre

The production season for this year's spring "Black Box" musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is off to a great start! The cast and crew are currently in their third week of rehearsals, and the show is starting to come together quite nicely. Blocking for all scenes has been completed, so the cast...

Laughter at Graveside Manor

Laughter at Graveside Manor

Marissa Tarzian, Crown Staff

November 8, 2016


Filed under A & E, Student Life, Theatre

This year’s wonderful fall play was Honeymoon at Graveside Manor. The show is full of laughter and it kept the audience on its toes with lots of  ghosts and mischief. The play follows a group of characters on a wild adventure though Graveside Manor.  Tyler Thorncraft (played by Viktor Wilson-Miller,10) and Ma...

The Props Master and The Costume Queen

The Props Master and The Costume Queen

Stefanie Henkel, Crown Staff

October 17, 2016


Filed under A & E, Clubs/Organizations, Showcase, Theatre

Plays and theatre productions require many different parts to work. Of course you have the very well known actors and actresses you see on stage, but what happens behind the curtains? How did that couch move 5 feet in the matter of seconds as the lights dim and then brighten again? Who painted that enormous backdrop? These questions and more will be answered when you look behind the scenes.

Behind the Curtain: A Murder-Mystery at Marian

Behind the Curtain: A Murder-Mystery at Marian

Barbara Yerkes, Crown Editor

October 3, 2016


Filed under Clubs/Organizations, Theatre

"Behind the Curtain" is a new series about Marian theatre highlighting the different aspects and work that go into the productions, and give updates of the rehearsal process.

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