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Inside Mason’s states-winning VHSL Theater performance

theater team and director on a stage

Sequoia Wyckoff, Features Editor

December 13, 2019

The George Mason VHSL theater team took first place at States at Monticello High School on December 3. Junior CC Meade and senior Ciara Curtin won Best Actor awards. But the team's process started long before December 3 - it took months of hard work and dedication to develop their performance of Rus...

Theater team makes Mason history at Regionals

three students pose with trophy

Sequoia Wyckoff, Features Editor

November 21, 2019

If you had gone into the theater room during any Mustang block for the past two months, you would have seen Mason’s VHSL theater team -  junior CC Meade, senior Ciara Curtin, and senior Johnny Goodwin - hard at work. On November 16, the VHSL team won first place at the regional competition at ...

Eight sneak peeks of “A Chorus Line”

Rose Tombul stands in front of line of students

Eva Williams, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2019

"A Chorus Line" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, Friday, November 22, and Saturday, November 23 in the George Mason High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students, or $10 general admission. Learn more about the show here, and check out these sneak peeks from their November 20 rehearsal. ...

School Girls; or the African Mean Girls Play brings the Mean Girls of Ghana to D.C.

Playbill for the play.

Alex Schwartz, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Hitting the Round House Theater at the start of September, School Girls; or the African Mean Girls Play, is a hit in the realm of off-broadway performances. Set in central Ghana during 1986, School Girls is full of high school drama, with cliques, gossip, and of course: mean girls.  Paula is the ...

“Curious” about the spring play?

Ensemble of the play

Maggie Hicks, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019

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

A students holds a fake gun while the crowd looks shocked.

Rachel Doornbosch

November 15, 2018

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

Students in the play

Editorial Board

September 10, 2018

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

Charlie Boland and DeDe Colbert sing during a rehearsal of

Grace Tarpgaard

November 27, 2017

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

Alec dressed up as theater teacher Mr. Northrip on Northrip Day

Chiara Tartaglino

April 24, 2017

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!

The band from Lunch performs

Erin Dean, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2017

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

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!

A group performing Urinetown.

Annie Parnell

November 9, 2016

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 ...

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