December 16, 2014 by Thomas Silverstein ·
Senior Bryan Wright was promoted to the stage manager of TJ Theatre. Read more
October 7, 2012 by Clayton Bridges ·
The Book of Mormon hits theatres hard to be unbeaten for decades.
March 20, 2012 by Cody Anderson ·
TJ’s Drama Department brought us to a place of love, songs, terror, and laughs in their rendition of Little Shop of Horrors.
May 4, 2011 by Luke DeGregori ·
The Fourth Wall stands out as one of TJ’s best plays.
April 14, 2010 by Martha Alvarez ·
Taking ownership of their culture and traditions, these two organizations are drawing crowds.
April 13, 2010 by Michael Kutz ·
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins brings the magic of Disney to the stage. No wonder that it’s Mary that we love.
March 17, 2010 by Jasmine Kabera ·
New crew and old crew work together to make Rent spectacular.
November 2, 2008 by Martha Alvarez ·
September 24, 2008 by Lauren Abrams ·
TJ drama team takes on comedy for its annual fall play.
by Lauren Abrams
Immediately as the curtain rises, Thomas Jefferson’s audience will be in hysterics as this year’s fall play kicks off with a rare comedy, Moon Over Buffalo. Read more
March 16, 2008 by Manny Perez ·
“If you’d have been there. If you’d have seen it, I betcha you would have done the same.”
by Manny Perez
Thomas Jefferson High School students and staff members have always had reasons to be proud of their school. Achievements in athletics are always met with trophies and awards. Accomplishments in learning and academics are emphasized with ceremonies and certificates. There is always a reward for those who exert incredible force while in their climb towards success here at TJ. What of the Drama Department and their latest effort, Chicago?
They strive for no trophy, nor any certificate, nor any celebration, nor ceremony, nor prize of any sort. The cast and crew’s single request is simple and modest: an audience. An audience that may or may not choose to applaud, but they did applaud for this show. The audience could only clap, whistle, and shout as the most spectacular epic in recent TJ memory was performed before them.
Specifically, the entire spectacle was such a plethora of talent bursting from so many unexpected sources, that plainly saying “Chicago was good” would be deemed as hideously understated. Every single aspect of Chicago was in effect spellbinding and awe-inspiring. Music, acting, vocals, lighting, backdrops, scenery, the cast itself. Chicago was a cornucopia of amazement that left the crowd not only open-mouthed, but granting the play and its creators accolades of ovation after ovation. They deserved roses. Read more