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Students prepare for spring musical Les Misérables

Upper School Theater Director Eric Severson and choreographer Karis Sloss oversee Les Misérables rehearsals. “Those big rehearsals are a challenge. But it’s rewarding and it always pulls together in the end,
April 26, 2016
The Upper School spring musical Les Misérables began rehearsing before spring break. Students have been practicing choreography, singing, and acting with the guidance of US Theater Director Eric Severson. Performance dates are on May 20-21 at 7:00 p.m. and May 22 at 4:00 p.m. in the Huss Center.

Seniors step off stage to direct their own One Act Plays

Senior directors Jack Romans (left) and Maggie Vlietstra (right, standing) bond with cast members during a rehearsal in the Driscoll Family Commons. Leading up to the performance, Romans said,
February 27, 2016
The St. Paul Academy and Summit School Winter One Acts were preformed on Jan. 29 in the Huss Auditorium. Senior directors provide some insight into the process and their One Acts.

Color away stress with an adult coloring book

Sophomore Izzy Denny  colors in a page of her book Secret Gardens.
February 14, 2016
Coloring allows students to disconnect and relax.

To be or not to be? The US one-acts explore the human condition, eggs, modern relationships, and more

Sophomore Jonah Harrison, junior Mary Grant, and senior Tessa Rauch, respectively cackle as they play the three witches from the one-act
January 31, 2016
The Upper School one-acts, on Jan. 29 amazed and amused the audience with eye-catching visuals and quirky humor.

The Laramie Project offers numbing truth

Maggie Vlietstra as Aaron Kreifels, the man who found Matthew Shepard.
December 7, 2015
The Laramie Project was performed at the Huss Center for Performing Arts on Nov. 20 and Nov 21.

The Laramie Project cast begins rehearsing

The Laramie Project will be the first Upper School play on the Huss Center stage.
November 4, 2015
The cast of The Laramie Project began rehearsing in the Huss Center for the Nov. performances on Oct. 24.

HerSpace’s mural encourages body positivity

Sophomore Lauren Datta sticks a post-it-note on the HerSpace’s body mural. “There’s something about writing [what you love about your body] down, and actually committing it to paper that makes it seem a little more real,” HerSpace co-president Maggie Vlietstra said.
October 18, 2015
HerSpace uses mural to promote body positivity on National Love Your Body Day.

Film Club looking for movie lovers

December 11, 2014

This piece is part of a series of opinion columns written by Student Interest Groups at SPA.  Opinions expressed are those of the group or writer, and not of The Rubicon staff.  Inquiries should be...

Physical comedy coach works with Fall Play cast

PHYSICAL COMEDY COACH STEVE EPP demonstrates how to do a controlled, comedic fall.  “[Epp is] doing a series of exercises with the cast, thinking about isolating different parts of their bodies…[teaching them] how to be completely in control of [their] bodies while making it look like they’re not in control,” US Theater Director Eric Severson said.
November 3, 2014

Although dramatic scenes with epic sword fights and star-crossed lovers invoke heart-throbbing emotions, the only type of theater capable of invoking both happiness and sadness, tears and bouts of endless...

Students Mix and Match at Sadie’s

Students dance at the Sadie's Mix and Match.
May 10, 2014

The Sadie's Mix and Match was on May 10 from 8-10:30 PM.   Like the Rubicon on Facebook for more pictures and breaking news.

Gallery: Casts and crews prepare for One Act performances

From left, freshman Isabelle Bukovsan, junior Sonja Mischke, and sophomore Maren Findlay warm up before rehearsing Molière's Two Precious Maidens Ridiculed, directed by seniors Kaia Findlay and Helen Derechin.
February 7, 2014

Keep up with all news related to the Winter One Acts by reading stories tagged with "one acts," found here.

Cast of fall play continue rehearsing for The Caucasian Chalk Circle

From left to right, freshman Henry Ziemer, senior Emily Ross, sophomore Anna Biggs, sophomore Maggie Vlietstra and Upper School theater director Eric Severson work on blocking for the fall play. “The play requires a very large cast… Some actors are cast in multiple roles,” Severson said.
October 23, 2013

“The biggest part is not to get too nervous,” senior Charlotte Hughes said of auditioning for an Upper School production. “The director wants you to be "the one" that can do the part perfectly, and...

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