Niles West News

“Xanadu” Shines

By Mara Shapiro

November 9, 2011

[singlepic id=2787 w=320 h=240 float=left]Guys in dresses and short-shorts, girls with ridiculously poofy hair, lots of singing, and roller skates? This is how Niles West Theatre's production of "Xanadu" appeared to the packed...

Inside Look at Niles West Theatre’s “Xanadu”

By Mara Shapiro

November 3, 2011

[media id=133] Flashing blue-colored lights seem to pop up from simple clicks of a keyboard from stage manager Aria Caldwell and assistant director Jason Magel, as the actors from Niles West Theatre's "Xanadu" finish their song...

“You Make A Difference” Breakfast Awards Faculty and Staff

By Athena E. Hilentzaris

November 2, 2011

"You Make A Difference" for faculty and staff was held this morning at 7:30, honoring all the members that made a difference in the school with the usual breakfast. "You Make A Difference" is an award that honors the faculty and staff members who have had a pos...

The House of Blue Leaves is a Success

By Mara Shapiro

October 12, 2011

A zookeeper, a mentally ill wife, an insane son, a culinary mistress, and three nuns? Put this together and you get Niles West Theatre's wonderful rendition of The House of Blue Leaves. The play begins in 1965 with local Qu...

Niles West Theatre to Present The House of Blue Leaves

By Mara Shapiro

September 21, 2011

Niles West Theatre will be putting on its first play of the season, The House of Blue Leaves, Thursday, Sept. 22 through Saturday, Sept. 25 in the Black Box Theatre. The setting is Queens in 1965 on the day Pope Paul VI visits New York City. A local zookeeper named Artie Shaughnessy, played by senior Quinn Lawson-Hall, dreams of b...

Niles West Theatre to Put on Improv Show

By Mara Shapiro

May 26, 2011

Niles West Theatre is scheduled to put on their annual Improv Show Friday, May 27, in the Black Box Theatre at 4 and  7: 30 p.m. "It's something that we do every year. It's a nice way to end our season," Theatre Director ...

The King and I: Great, Fantastic, Wonderful, Et Cetera, Et Cetera, Et Cetera

By Mara Shapiro

May 7, 2011

A petulant king, 67 and counting children, many wives, a determined schoolteacher, wonderful scenery, and beautiful music. What is this you may ask? Well, it's Niles West's version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved musical, The King and I. The musical opened up with a song by the b...

Niles West Theatre to Put On The King and I

By Mara Shapiro

May 2, 2011

Starting Thursday, May 5 through Saturday, May 7, Niles West Theatre will be putting on the musical The King and I in the Robert L. Johnson Auditorium. The musical is based off of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical version of the beloved story of a woman who be...

Niles West Theatre to put on Portraits: One Night Only

By Mara Shapiro

April 13, 2011

Thursday, April 14 Niles West Theatre's Advanced Theatre Studio Class is set to put on Portraits: One Night Only in the Black Box Theatre at 7:30 p.m.. Theatre director Andrew Sinclair says that every year the Advanced Theatre Studio Class puts on a Portraits show. This year's ...

Air Guitar High is a Smash Hit

By Mara Shapiro

March 7, 2011

Loud rock music, glowsticks, and kids dressed like the actors from Dazed and Confused? That’s what Niles West Theatre’s Air Guitar High looked like. The play was about two high school kids, Lindy, played by junior Quinn Lawson-H...

Niles West Theatre to Put on a Rockin’ New Show

By Mara Shapiro

February 22, 2011

Starting Thursday Feb. 24 through Saturday Feb. 26, Niles West Theatre will be putting on the play Air Guitar High in the Black Box Theatre. The play is about two high school kids, Cable, played by senior Leah Hummel, and Lind...