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Rising Stars Presents: Mary Poppins JR

Some of the cast posed in the lobby after a successful opening night on March 5 before completing two more shows that weekend. (Photo By: Peyton Stenander).

Peyton Stenander, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

After months of hard work, North Forsyth’s Rising Stars class performed their show Mary Poppins JR from March 5-7. The show follows two children (Jane and Michael) who get a new and mysterious nanny (Mary Poppins). Over the course of the play, they face challenges and experience endless possibilit...

North Forsyth’s Advanced Drama Performed Dearly Departed

The photo depicts Ray-Bud and Lucille talking about the upcoming funeral.
Photo By: Imogene Ragan

Imogene Ragan, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

Dearly Departed was performed by the Advanced Drama class at the Performing Arts Center on Dec. 23, 24, and 25 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. The show is set in the backwoods of South, starring a typical Southern family.  In the play, an old man passed away which caused more family problems than there...

The Making of North Forsyth’s One Act Plays, “A Piece of My Heart” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

 “A Midsummer Night's Dream” and “A Piece of My Heart” were showcased October 18 and October 19 in the PAC. The “Piece of My Heart” cast practiced hard for the plays, having dress rehearsals this past week.

Melody Scott, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

  With the curtains drawn back and the beaming faces on stage, the NFHS drama department showcased their two first shows of the year on Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19: “A Piece of My Heart” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” They performed “A Piece of My Heart” and “A Mids...

“Brigadoon” Brings Down the Stage

Anna Goellner, Literary Magazine Editor

April 30, 2019

Triple Threat, the highest level of North’s theater  program, put on the renowned musical “Brigadoon” from April 11 through April 13. After months of hard work and preparation, the students hit center stage to bring the mystical land of Brigadoon to life. The students of Triple Threat neve...

“Pajama Game” Proves to be Yet Another Success for NFHS Theatre Department

Abby Marks, Features Editor

February 21, 2019

North Forsyth’s theatre kids always seem to show a whole other level of talent when it comes to putting on productions, most recently being “The Pajama Game.” From tech to choreography to vocals, this play was definitely one to remember. “The Pajama Game” is based off of Richard Bisse...

NFHS Theater season 2015-2016

The Advanced Musical Theater class prepares for the Region One Act competition. Junior, Brody Grant, stars as Victor Frankenstein and leads the cast into the reincarnation of man.

Megan Hoffman, Staff Writer

November 2, 2015

North Forsyth High School’s Drama Department’s season for this upcoming year is even more exciting than the past few years. The Advanced Musical Theater class is going to kick off the year with the musical “Frankenstein” in January, based off of Mary Shelley’s story written in 1818. This show...

Troupe 5368 Takes on Thescon

(From left to right) Sophomore Ryan Vander Linde, senior Shirley Arnold, junior Abi Stocksdale, and senior Savanna Grant control two skeleton props in a comic scene of the one act production of “The Passage” as performed on the CSU Mainstage February 6th at Thescon. Due to a dedicated cast and crew, “The Passage” was a great success.

Hannah Manikowski, Editorials Editor

March 9, 2015

Drama students of NFHS Thespian Troupe #5368 were highly visible and recognized at this year’s State Thespian Conference, held February 5-7 at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA.  For one weekend a year, this conference provides over 4,000 high school drama students from across Georgia with...

Popular Broadway Beats

These Broadway hits will make you want to get up dance or bust out singing. They are great representatives of the play they are performed in.

Amanda Lewsader, Staff Writer

February 12, 2015

When we think of Broadway, people often imagine performances and plays. While Broadway has a lot to do with entertainment, music has a large role with that. Without some of the moving ballads or powerful bravado, these stories that are told on stage would not be nearly as interesting. The songs that...

Catch Me if You Can is “Live in Living Color!”

: Pictured above, choreographer Jamie Summerour adds the final touches to the number “Goodbye”. While Frank belts his big solo, the ensemble gestures to him silently as a ghostly remembrance of the events of the show.

Hannah Manikowski, EditorialsEditor

December 2, 2014

The dates for North Forsyth theatre department’s first full-length musical of the year are quickly approaching. December 4th through 6th, Catch Me if You Can will appear “live in living color” on the NFHS stage, and, as a member of Troupe 5368, I can promise this is not a show to skip. Catc...

Drama Department Places Second in One Act

Sophomore Brody Grant and Jaice Haney proudly carry their award certificates. The two have performed in many plays, and were glad to receive the well-deserved recognition. [Photo used with permission by Mary Hayes Ernst]

Ben Bramblett, Staff Writer

November 7, 2014

North Forsyth’s drama department fought to win the 2nd place overall One Act trophy on October 18, 2014. The team preformed The Passage, placed highly thanks to their hard work and dedication to the program. The play consisted of 30 people, not including parents and staff that supported the performi...

The Little Mermaid: Sea It Before It Washes Away

Natalie Williamson (Ursula), Savanna Grant (Ariel), Natalie Andric (Flotsam), Breanna Hayworth (Jetsam).

David John Torrento, Guest Writer

November 15, 2013

The opening performance of the show was magical as the NFHS Raider Drama Cast Members, outfittedin a colorful array of costumes, took to the stage of the School’s Performing Arts Center to the delight of an appreciated audience full of adults and children. The costumes of the mermaids and various sea...

The Little Mermaid

Drama student painting part of the set.

Noelle Walker, Staff Writer

November 15, 2013

North Forsyth’s Drama Department has been working diligently on a play production of The Little Mermaid. The play will be held in North Forsyth’s Performing Arts Center on November 13th, 14th, and 15th at 6pm, and November 16th at 2:30pm and 6pm. All tickets are $5.00 on November 15th and tickets for ...

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