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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...

The Director’s Studio Screams Success

By Mara Shapiro

January 26, 2011

You know a play is successful when you are constantly hearing gasps and laughter from an audience.  This not only happened for one of the intriguing plays that I had the pleasure of seeing, but instead happened for all seven of the student-directed plays in Niles West Theatre’s The Direc...

Niles West Theatre’s “The Jungle Book” Amazes the Audience

By Mara Shapiro

December 13, 2010

Picture this: lots of little kids staring intently at the stage in the Robert L. Johnson Auditorium, happy parents smiling, wowed students fascinated by the work their fellow thespians are doing, and a stage with lots of color, music, animal heads, and bongos. This was what Niles West’s The Jungle Book looked like. Niles West’s version of the beloved Disney classic...

Niles West Theatre Puts on “The Jungle Book”

By Mara Shapiro

November 30, 2010

Starting Thursday, Dec. 2 through Saturday, Dec. 4, Niles West Theatre will be putting on the play The Jungle Book in the Robert L. Johnson Auditorium. The play is a new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic story. It is ab...