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“Curious” about the spring play?

“Curious” about the spring play?

Maggie Hicks, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019


Filed under News

Like you, I don’t know what the spring play, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,”  is about. Here are the things I do know: The main character, Christopher (played by Senior Hansin Arvind), is an autistic boy who is 15 years, 3 months, and 2 days old. Something happens in h...

“Chicago” hits the stage

“Chicago” hits the stage

Rachel Doornbosch

November 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Gallery

Take a look at the best shots from this year's fall musical, Chicago. Don't miss it on November 15, 16, 17 at 7:30 p.m in the GM auditorium.

Fall musical auditions begin September 17

Fall musical auditions begin September 17

Editorial Board

September 10, 2018


Filed under News

This year's fall musical is the popular, gangster-era piece "Chicago." The show is one of Broadway's longest-running ever featuring show-stopping song and dance.

“Spamalot” proves singing success

“Spamalot” proves singing success

Grace Tarpgaard

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Hilarious musical numbers, ridiculous slapstick choreography, and an absolutely silly storyline about the very serious King Arthur and his quest for the Holy Grail had audiences laughing in their seats for three nights during George Mason’s production of “Spamalot” last week. The show, which r...

Open the curtains for Alec Reusch

Open the curtains for Alec Reusch

Chiara Tartaglino

April 24, 2017


Filed under Features

The chill of the freshly fallen snow seeped in through the double doors of the theater wing as I sat across from George Mason High School’s very own Mr. Mason - Alec Reusch. We sat within eyesight of the stage, where the Mason student body, staff, and countless other family and friends have watc...

Lunch time!

Lunch time!

Erin Dean, Managing Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under News

GM’s Northrip authors and directs spring play “Middle school is hard,” said theater teacher and director of this year’s play, Lunch!, Mr. Shawn Northrip. Unlike plays in George Mason’s past, Lunch! has a special tie to the GM community. Besides its relatability to every student’s middle school lunch experience, the playwrig...

‘Urinetown’ is unquestionable success

‘Urinetown’ is unquestionable success

Julianna Markus

November 22, 2016


Filed under News

It’s Friday night, and there’s a sort of buzz to the air of the Mason auditorium as the audience sits in expectant wait for the second night of this year’s Fall musical: “Urinetown.” The theater seats are packed, the warm chatter of friends and family filling the space. The ensuing play wil...

Urinetown is here!

Urinetown is here!

Annie Parnell

November 9, 2016


Filed under News

It’s been running through the halls ever since the first call for auditions came out: This year’s GMHS musical is all about pee. But let’s get our minds out of the gutter: “Urinetown” is three-time Tony-award winning musical written by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman. Performances of ...

Mason Theatre wins second place at the VHSL Theatre Competition

Mason Theatre wins second place at the VHSL Theatre Competition

Colter Adams, Politics & Opinion Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under News

A George Mason High School (GMHS) theatre ensemble of 10 students, and two primary actors, with direction from the GMHS theatre teacher, Shawn Northrip, received 2nd Place at the local VHSL Theatre competition and will be progressing on to the Regional VHSL Competition.   They performed the play ...

‘Spelling Bee’ set to open Thursday

‘Spelling Bee’ set to open Thursday

Megan Hayes

November 18, 2015


Filed under News

GMHS Fall Musical to feature audience participation     Family pressures? Perfectionism? Living up to expectations? Do these phrases sound familiar to you? Well, they do to Logainne SchwartzandGrubenierre, Marcy Park, and Olive Ostrovsky too. No, these aren’t girls in your fifth period class. They’re contestants in “The 25th Annual Putnam ...

Behind the scenes and on the stage: A look at “The Bourgeois Gentleman”

Behind the scenes and on the stage: A look at “The Bourgeois Gentleman”

Eliza Bonilla

May 7, 2015


Filed under Features, Gallery

[dropcap size=big]R[/dropcap]ecently, I attended a school play at a neighboring high school. While it wasn??t bad, sitting in the audience I immediately and subconsciously found myself comparing it to the GMHS show I had seen just the week before. The main thing that I walked away with after seeing the...

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