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The Last Curtain Call

The Last Curtain Call

Conor Drafz, Crown Writer

May 16, 2019


Filed under A & E, Showcase, Theatre

As a community, the Marian Central Theatre Department gives students the opportunity to stage productions in a supportive and familial environment. Jordan Kaufmann (12), Head of Running Crew and Set construction for almost all of Marian’s productions during his four years, has been active in the t...

Students in the Spotlight

Students in the Spotlight

Carly Hoover, Crown Writer and Photographer

March 18, 2019


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

Ever wanted to experience the magic of theater, but don’t have the time to make a commitment to the school musical, black box, or spring play? Intro to Theater and Theater 2 offer the opportunity for students to participate and learn more about theater and what happens on and off the stage. Twice a y...

Red, White, and Who!

Red, White, and Who!

Carly Hoover and Anna Podborny

February 13, 2019


Filed under A & E, News, School, Showcase, Theatre

It all begins with a hat. Just a red and white striped top hat, sitting center stage. For the nostalgic reader, this hat brings up images of talking cats, egg-watching elephants, and strange tiny orange men shouting, “I speak for the trees!” There’s no doubt that most people grew up reading the...

Music Behind The Musical

Music Behind The Musical

Ava Palminteri, Crown Writer and Photographer

February 13, 2019


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

The acting and singing part of the musical is clearly represented when performed live, but the true backbone of the show is the band playing in the background. Each year, students apart of the school band come together to form the pit band used for the musical. The music behind the musical is thanks to...

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...

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