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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.

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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.

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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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Welcome Home

Welcome Home

Gianna Kolner, Crown Staff

September 26, 2016


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

This year Marian was fortunate enough to welcome back a familiar face to the Marian family! Mrs. Connell, an english teacher and the new fall play director, was eager to start working at Marian again this fall. I was given the opportunity to be able to learn more  about Marian in the past and better...

News from the Marian Theater!

News from the Marian Theater!

Tori Roberts, Crown Editor

September 9, 2016


Filed under Clubs/Organizations, News, School, Theatre

The Marian Theater recently announced this year’s fall play, Honeymoon at Graveside Manor, and the production season is already on a roll!

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A “Tribute” to Luke Dowell

A “Tribute” to Luke Dowell

Alex Benn, Crown Staff

May 27, 2016


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

The Variety Show, on May 20th, was a great way to end the school year! Senior Luke Dowell had been involved in seven school productions, and this was his second Variety Show. This time around Dowell had the opportunity to share the director title with Mr. S. Lalor and Connor Greig (12).

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