The Gleaner

Students get a chance to shine at the Cabaret

Students get a chance to shine at the Cabaret

Ava Hoelscher, Reporter

March 7, 2019

The Wahlert Theatre Department has a reputation in the community for creating and performing beautiful productions. Behind the scenes, however, the department struggles to raise sufficient funds to help students participate in activities like Thespian Festival every fall. Although the event is a great e...

Leigh Pursues Musical Theater Dream

Eric Leigh, '18, poses in the Big Apple while auditioning for Musical Theater programs.

Maeve Breslin, Editor

May 1, 2018

While most seniors spend a lot of their time stressing about where to go to college, Eric Leigh, ‘18, took his college decision process one step further by auditioning for Musical Theater BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) programs across the country. Leigh’s audition process started months ago at t...

Behind the Curtain: The crew of Legally Blonde

Behind the Curtain: The crew of Legally Blonde

Marcus Wahlert, Reporter

April 20, 2018

By now, you’ve probably heard about this year’s spring musical, Legally Blonde. If you’ve been to a musical or play before, you can probably appreciate the work that the actors and musicians put in to create a quality show, with dozens of hours practicing singing, choreography, line delivery, and...

Making a Musical

Making a Musical

Noah Burns, Author

March 31, 2017

The Iowa Thespian Festival allows students from all over the nation a chance to perform and compete with other very talented theater and music students. Students compete at state Thespian Festivals in order to qualify for the International Thespian Festival where, if chosen, they will perform in front of t...

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