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 [...]

An ovation for the set designer, our much-loved Mr. Hartman

Sometimes, to experience a theatrical production's true level of happy passion and sleep-deprived perfectionism, you have to look behind the scenes. Witness a drama mama's midnight sewing session, or a Diet-Mountain-Dew-fueled director's back-of-the-house pace. See the hand-painted backdrop or the hand-lettered stage floor. We've been lucky participants in the Appleton North Theatre Program for more [...]