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Preparing for the Pirate Queen

Drama club students rehearse for their upcoming production of the “Pirate Queen”. The first show date is on March 26 at 7:00pm. “My favorite part of drama is the long-lasting friendships and memories I made,” said junior Jake Montgomery.

Alex Maley, Staffer

February 21, 2020

With the spring musical approaching, the drama cast is hard at work after school for their production of the “Pirate Queen”. The Pottsville Area High School drama department is led by Mrs. María Malek, Mrs. Amy Babcock, and Mrs. Kim Rismiller. The play will be held on March 26, 27, 28, and 29. It...

Pottsville’s Crimson Players are Planning Their Annual Spring Musical

PAHS drama club students find out their parts by looking at a list like this posted outside the little theater. Students shared their roles with others on social media by posting the cast list on Facebook. Freshman Zoe Holden said, “I was so excited to be a part of The Pirate Queen as Queen Elizabeth.”

Madison Wright, Staffer

November 19, 2019

Students stomachs were in knots all day. On November 14th, 2019, in seventh period the cast list for the annual musical was released. This year’s extravaganza is The Pirate Queen.  “No way,” freshman Zoe Holden said as she read the cast list for the first time and saw her name under Queen Eli...

Drama Club Travels to New Hope for a Festival

A photo of the Bucks County Playhouse at night. Photo courtesy of http://www.visitbuckscounty.com/listing/bucks-county-playhouse/1726/

Michael Johnson-Ponce, Editor

April 22, 2019

     On Thursday, April 11, the Drama Club took their annual trip to the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope for a festival and competition. The theater resides in a building that was formerly a grist mill for grains, but the building is now used for musicals and other dramatic productions. The yearl...

Drama Students Travel to DeSales

In front of a statue of Jane Frances de Chantal, sophomores Lily McDonald, Kendra Speak, and Jake Montgomery pose for the camera. The Drama Club, Stage Crew, and Dramatic Literature class went on a field trip to DeSales University to watch a Shakespeare play. “It was nice to see profesional actors so we can learn from them and do better. The show was good and fresh,” Autumn McDonough, senior said.

Michael Johnson-Ponce, Staffer

October 19, 2018

       On October 4, a group of around 30 students in various drama classes as well as members of stage crew went on a field trip to DeSales University. Though the main event of the trip was a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” students were able to participate in workshops tha...

Does name recognition affect Drama Club show attendance?

Members of the Drama Club stretch before rehearsing for their musical. The Drama Club presented How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in March, and according to Mrs. Maria Malek, Drama Club adviser and English teacher, audience numbers are lower in years when the musical does not have high name recognition. “Our audience numbers were not as high as they were in previous years,” Mrs. Malek said.

Mark Disabella, Staffer

June 1, 2018

     You have probably heard the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”  Many people not only judge books by their covers, but also judge musicals and plays by their covers, or titles. In March, the Drama Club presented the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and the audience ...

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