Under the Sea

Under the Sea

The Appleton North Theatre Department’s magnificent run of the Little Mermaid offered an excellent opportunity to showcase what happens under the sea of a live theatre performance. The deep waters there churned with enthusiasm, creativity, talent and an unbelievably generous commitment of time.  That’s where all of the ideas that sprang from the foam of [...]

Spit spot and on with the spectacular show

Spit spot and on with the spectacular show

Appleton North's production of Mary Poppins enjoyed a spectacular run that, despite a dramatic rain delay, was practically perfect in every way. A little drama Friday's night only proved how poised these talented high school students are, how loyal their growing fan base remains, and how gifted their directors continue to be. Here's what happened [...]

One Class Act

One Class Act

Just before 5 a.m. yesterday, Molly and I pulled into her dark, cold high school parking lot, active with working snow plows and assembling theatre kids. Then I watched as the students and their fearless director boarded two yellow school buses for the 175 mile trek to LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Last night, they performed a showcase [...]