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My Thoughts on the 2012-2013 Theatre Season

By Mara Shapiro

September 3, 2012

Now that our much needed summer break is over, it is time to get back into the swing of school and all the wonderful activities we offer. Clearly, we have a fantastic theatre department. I have seen many, many productions, including...

Niles West Theatre Schedule 2012-2013

By Mara Shapiro

June 12, 2012

Niles West Theatre has announced its 2012-2013 season. The productions that theatre will be showcasing are "The Laramie Project," "The Musical Adventures of Freddie the Frog," "The Importance of Being Earnest," "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," and the annual Director's Studio show. Junior ...

Theatre to Present On the Spot: An Improv Experience

By Mara Shapiro

May 23, 2012

Niles West Theatre will be presenting their annual On the Spot improv show  Thursday, May 24 at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. The improv show allows students to be presented with random topics and use their quick thin...

Theatre to Perform “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

By Mara Shapiro

May 21, 2012

Theatre's Advanced Theatre Studio class will be peforming their annual Portraits production, this year's being "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," Tuesday, May 22 at 4 and 7:30 p.m.  in the Black Box Theatre. "The Perks of Bein...

Lights, Camera, “Chicago!”: An Inside Look at Niles West Theatre’s “Chicago”

By Mara Shapiro

May 3, 2012

[media id=198] Those who frequent Niles West Theatre productions know what the Black Box looks like when a performance is being held: lights, various props such as tables and chairs, and tons of different sets. However, Friday, A...

“The Taming of the Shrew” is a Hit

By Mara Shapiro

March 6, 2012

Before the play even starts there is a feel of Italy in the Black Box Theatre. A running fountain that reminds me of the ones in Old Orchard is set in the middle of the stage and a butler smiles politely as the audience files in. The viewing is in the...