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Gallery: Cast and crew of Metamorphosis rehearse for Upper School One Acts

Romans’ and Biggs’ characters talk, while shadow puppets directed by sophomore Netta Kaplan play on the screen behind them.
February 1, 2014

Directed by Upper School theater director Eric Severson, Metamorphosis won first place at subsections in the Minnesota State High School League One-Act Play Competition on Feb. 1. All Upper School One...

The Caucasian Chalk Circle comes full circle

Freshman Cole Thompson, junior Halsey Moe (sitting) and senior Charlotte Hughes rehearse a wedding scene from The Caucasion Chalk Circle. “The cast has been absolutely
phenomenal,“ Upper School theater director Eric Severson said.
November 22, 2013

As rehearsals for The Caucasian Chalk Circle come to a close, some things get hectic, while others fall perfectly into place. Time and again the cast performs the same part of the same act, trying to...

Singers and music play vital role in upcoming The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The cast of the Caucasian Chalk Circle rehearses in the Sarah Converse Auditorium.
November 22, 2013

With the fall play The Caucasian Chalk Circle fast approaching, students are working hard to make sure they know all their lines and blocking. But some actors have another part to work on: music. The play...

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...

Hairspray ends theater season in style

Hairspray ends theater season in style
June 3, 2013

Hairspray is more than just another peppy musical. Behind the colorful costumes and energetic dance numbers is a powerful message about racial boundaries that continues to be relevant to this day. Set...

Let’s talk about Hairspray with US Theater director Eric Severson

Let's talk about Hairspray with US Theater director Eric Severson
May 24, 2013

After packed houses the weekend of May 17, Upper School English and Drama teacher Eric Severson sat down to answer a few questions about this successful production. Q:  Why did you choose Hairspray? A: ...

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