The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

On March 20, the theatre program performed their UIL One Act play Frankenstein. “I could barely believe what I heard after [it was] announced that we were advancing,” freshman Zack Williams said. “It was crazy. Being one of the only freshmen in the show and also [being] a lead definitely put pressure on my shoulders. I knew that the only thing I could do was my best, but that was until I started to think what if my best was not enough? I was feeling like I could never amount to being what [everyone else] thought I was. Although, after hearing that announcement, I realized that maybe I have something going for me after all.”

Photo courtesy of Cayden Bartolo

A Scary Good Play

Caroline Howard, Reporter May 1, 2024

The crowd erupts into applause as the curtains come to a close at the front of the stage. Heavily breathing due to a physically-taxing end scene, the cast sighs with relief as they realize all of their...

Microphone in hand, sophomore Grayson Levee records his voice for his next song. Levee has put together seven different orchestral covers, his longest longest piece is a “Star Wars” tribute titled “The Force” lasting 7 minutes and 15 seconds. “During the school week, I don’t compose very much due to homework and other after school activities, but I would say I spend two to three hours each weekend working on composing mainly orchestral pieces, although sometimes I enjoy simplicity, so I write a piano piece,” Levee said.

Shooting for Superstar Status

Cason Johnson, Reporter October 25, 2023

Silence fills the PAC, followed by anticipation. The first few notes echo behind closed curtains, steadily getting faster and faster. The curtains slowly open revealing the master behind the melody, sophomore...

Pointing Fingers, junior Kira Griffin and senior Brady Allen argue on who the real killer is in the theatre departments production of A Games Afoot. Their annual dinner show was held on Nov 11 and 13 and invited audience members to enjoy a dinner and a show filled with mystery and murder. The show was good we sold out both nights, Allen said. It was weird process just because we had so much going on in the month of November and some people were very new to the process but as the upperclassmen kind of guided a few people we were able to get back on track and the show turned out really well.

Dinner, a Show… and a Murder

Isa Morgan, Reporter December 1, 2022

Even between balancing a haunted house, competitions and preparations for a spring musical, students still made time for two nights of mystery and murder. Alongside their normal stage performances, the...

 Sporting their Bobcat pride, seniors Emma Frith and Lauren Dane show off their future school, Texas State University. The duo are known to work backstage in tech during theatre productions, with Dane mainly manning costume design and occasionally lights, and Frith in the stage manager position. “Im super sad that this is my last year working with Emma because it’s what brought us together,” Dane said. “But I’m so excited to go to college with her and see everything she does as she continues with theatre. I really love the friendship Emma and I have and I want to keep it through college.”

Double Trouble

Isa Morgan, Reporter May 20, 2022

It's everyone’s dream to work with their best friends, and for seniors Lauren Dane and Emma Frith, that’s what they’ve been doing for the past three years; working backstage in tech during theatre...

Singing on the PAC stage, junior Brady Allen performs the song ‘God, I Hate Shakespeare’ from Something Rotten. In addition to ‘Something Rotten’ the theatre program has put on ‘Carrie’, a haunted house and the ‘Cabaret’. “We’ve done a lot of preparing since the Summer, rehearsals have been going really well,” Allen said. “I go out with the main cast a lot to do more prepping or just to hang out and build chemistry. Mainly we’re just trying to have fun with it, not take it too seriously but still put on a good show.”

What’s That Smell?

Madison Shields, Reporter January 27, 2022

Tap dancing eggs, kick lines in red tutus and numerous live singing numbers were all featured in the theater department’s musical ‘Something Rotten’. Outfits from the renaissance were worn, girls...

Working hard, seniors Bella Birdsley, Annika Johnson, Lucy Walter, and sophomores Courtney McDanald, Aidan Cox and James Bailey practice their music for Carrie the Musical at an after-school rehearsal. With only a few weeks left until opening day, cast members are working endlessly to bring Carrie to the stage. “I’m a little bit nervous, just because it’s been like a year and a half since I’ve done a musical production,” senior and lead in the show, Lucy Walter said. “But I think everyone is really excited to finally get to perform and it’ll be surreal when we get back on the stage.”

Pig Blood, Levitation and High School Drama

Isa Morgan, Reporter September 29, 2021

Blood will rain down on the stage in October as theatre debuts "Carrie the Musical." This show will be one of many to come for the theatre department and will be student-led for the most part. Opening...

I could have really believed that the actors were in an insane asylum, they were crawling around, being screamed at by the “doctors” and “tour guides,” and some even went so far as to actually cry, which they executed with amazing talent.

Theatre Haunted House Review

Lacie Perry, Reporter October 30, 2019

On Friday, Oct.25, I had the opportunity to walk through this year's theatre haunted house, the department's biggest fundraiser event. The theme this year was “Black Water Center for the Criminally Insane.”  When...

Tucker In Tech

Katie Smith and Claire Mallet September 11, 2019

Over the years, the CPHS theatre program has put on countless shows. Every year, actors and tech students work hard to make their visions come to life, and this year, there’s a new face in the theatre...

Members of Thespian Troupe 6289 attended the 2018 Texas Thespians Festival at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine. We also went ice skating as a troupe on Friday afternoon.

Review: 2018 Texas Thespians Festival

Justin Ballou, Reporter November 28, 2018

Each year, theatre programs from around Texas attend the Texas Thespians Festival. This year's festival, which included different workshops, classes, shows and competitions, took place in Grapevine, TX...

Sitting in her new desk, the new theatre teacher, Alisa Mirabella, relaxes in her office before starting class. Mirabella came here from Running Brushy Middle School and said she was pleasantly surprised with the transition from middle school to high school. “Everybody has been so welcoming and so helpful,” Mirabella said. “I’m shocked. I actually thought moving to high school would be hard for me, but it’s just been awesome.”

Welcome, Mrs. Mirabella!

Kieren Garner, Reporter November 5, 2018

Every year brings new musicals, plays and one-act shows from the theatre department. However, this year has brought a new theatre director. Alisa Mirabella has been teaching theatre for 22 years and...

Im just really grateful I have theatre in my life because theres so much more to it then just the productions you see, Madi Fujawa said. Theatre is an art form that so much unrecognized credit and talent go into in order to entertain a crowd.

Madi Fujawa Wins State in Theatre Marketing

Jordy Peterson, Reporter May 5, 2017

On April 15, Madi Fujawa was awarded first place in UIL State for Theatre Marketing. In the competition, participants follow a basic set of guidelines to create a mock marketing product for a theatre production....

Austin’s hot summer theatre

Amanda Weston May 19, 2011

     There are numerous things to do around Austin to stay occupied over the summer, including visits to the active theatre scene. Several major musicals and plays are being performed around the Austin...

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