On the Wright Path

December 16, 2014 by ·  

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Wright helps freshman Zach Service with a stagecraft project. photo by Thomas Silverstein

Senior Bryan Wright was promoted to the stage manager of TJ Theatre. Read more

Broadway Titan Major Hit

October 7, 2012 by ·  

The Book of Mormon hits theatres hard to be unbeaten for decades.

Hit Broadway musical made its way to Denver. Photo from salttvnetwork.com

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Feeeeeeeeed Meeeee!

March 20, 2012 by ·  

TJ’s Drama Department brought us to a place of love, songs, terror, and laughs in their rendition of Little Shop of Horrors.

Seymour (Keith Hussey) and Audrey (Sarah Frances Gardiner) share a romantic and climatic moment nearing the end of Little Shop of Horrors. Photo by Becca Hansen.

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The Amazing Eight

May 4, 2011 by ·  

The Fourth Wall stands out as one of TJ’s best plays.

Photo courtesy of the Kutz family.

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Café Cultura and Teatro Izcalli Change Latino Views on Art

April 14, 2010 by ·  

Taking ownership of their culture and traditions, these two organizations are drawing crowds.

Photo courtesy of Teatro Izcalli

A scene from Café Cultura. Photo courtesy of Teatro Izcalli

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Practically Perfect In Every Way

April 13, 2010 by ·  

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins brings the magic of Disney to the stage. No wonder that it’s Mary that we love.

Courtesy of Disney.com

Courtesy of Disney.com

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Tech Crew Sets the Stage for Rent

March 17, 2010 by ·  

New crew and old crew work together to make Rent spectacular.

Stage Crew gets ready the stage ready for RENT. Photo by Gustavo Garcia

photo by Gustavo Garcia

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Braided Sorrow

November 2, 2008 by ·  

A story of struggle and success.
by Martha Alvarez
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Fall Play “Moon Over Buffalo” Expected to Shine

September 24, 2008 by ·  

TJ drama team takes on comedy for its annual fall play.
by Lauren Abrams

Buffalo_SMALL.jpg    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

They Razzle Dazzled Us: A Chicago Review

March 16, 2008 by ·  

“If you’d have been there. If you’d have seen it, I betcha you would have done the same.”
by Manny Perez

CHICAGO copy_1.jpg    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

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