Student reviewer says Clayton High School successfully conveyed the play’s core theme, producing a goosebump-worthy rendition of "Metamorphoses."
Friday, November 9, 2012
By Mia Kweskin of Parkway Central High A pool of still water sits silently…within an instant the still water erupts in violent waves, no sooner it returns to a state of pure calmness. Such an ever-changing body of water symbolically reflects the transformative nature of mankind. Clayton High School took on the themes of change and love in their production of Metamorphoses. Based on the myths of Ovid, Mary Zimmerman’s "Metamorphoses" opened on Broadway Feb. 21, 2002. Zimmerman won the 2002 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play. The central pool of water symbolizing change serves to connect a series of vignettes. Each vignette centers on one or two figures of Greek mythology including King Midas, Alcyone and Ceyx, and Erysichthon. In …
Notre Dame High School journalist reviews Marquette High School's production of "Hairspray."
Monday, March 14, 2011
by Carolina deLegarreta of Notre Dame High School In the midst of troubling times, it’s a wonderful reminder that people of any shape and size can shine. Marquette High School’s production of Hairspray highlighted this belief with golden voices that made the '60s feel very welcoming indeed. The beloved story of Hairspray debuted as a film in 1988, directed by John Waters. The film was received positively and later adapted as a Tony Award winning Broadway musical in 2002, with songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Perhaps the most well-known version is the 2007 film, with a star-studded cast including Michelle Pfeiffer, Queen Latifah, and John Travolta. The plot follows Tracy Turnblad, a …