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On June 10, the Coppell High School Cowboy Theatre Company announced Lisa Stucker and Grace Hellyer as the new head director and technical director for the 2022-23 school year. Stucker and Hellyer have worked together since 2018 at Grand Prairie High School, and take over the positions from previous head director and technical directors Karen Ruth and Brittany Young.

Theater department welcomes new head, technical directors

Saniya Koppikar, Entertainment Editor June 19, 2022

The curtain opened on a new era for the Coppell High School theater department on June 10 as Lisa Stucker and Grace Hellyer were named head director and technical director for the 2022-23 school year.  The...

Coppell seniors Purvi Dhasmana and Kaden Cox perform a scene from “The Children’s Hour” during the Senior Showcase on Saturday in the Black Box Theatre. The Senior Showcase celebrated all Cowboy Theatre Company seniors through highlighting solo and group performances.

Senior Showcase marks a beautiful end for talented actors

Maya Palavali, Staff Writer April 13, 2022

As the lights dim and the audience quiets, the buzz of anticipation grows as the show begins. The stage transforms as the actors swiftly slip into the first act, having the audience laughing in seconds....

With a Black Jamaican mother and a white father from Ohio, Coppell High School senior Miller is biracial, but identifies themselves as Black because of their rich culture. Miller celebrates their heritage during Black History Month as they believe it is a big part of their identity.

#BlackHistoryMonth: The show behind the curtains (with video)

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor February 3, 2022

The curtains open and the lights flash. The crowd is full, all eyes on the stage. But the front conveys only half the story.  Backstage is where the magic lies.  Coppell High School senior...

Coppell High School juniors Graham Gorman and Lauren Beach portray the villainous couple, Plankton and Karen the Computer, in the Cowboy Theatre Company’s production of “The SpongeBob Musical.” The show opens on Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium and runs until Feb. 6.

Bringing in the Bikini Bottom days

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor January 28, 2022

The generation that grew up with SpongeBob SquarePants will portray the iconic cartoon characters in the Cowboy Theatre Company’s upcoming production of “The SpongeBob Musical.” Tonight, middle...

Coppell High School Senior Sage Priest and Junior Trinity Tackett rehearse “Men on Boats” as Bradly and Powell on Friday in the Coppell High School Black Box Theatre.“Men on Boats” is based on a group of explorers on a journey exploring the American West in 1869.

“Men on Boats” captivates audience through comical scenes, receives standing ovation from the crowd

Sri Achanta, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

With the audience on its feet, Cowboy Theatre Company’s Saturday production of “Men on Boats” was a success. The standing ovation in the Coppell High School Black Box Theatre can largely be credited...

Attendees of “It’s a Wonderful Life” wait for cast members to exit after their performance on Friday at the Coppell Arts Center. Theatre Coppell presented “It’s a Wonderful Life” as the first event of the Coppell Arts Center’s season.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” oozes small town charm

Anjali Krishna, Executive Editor-in-Chief December 5, 2021

As Mary Hatch, played by TCU junior Maggie Ewig, goes to call a possible suitor in front of George Bailey, the man she loves, to make him jealous, the prop phone falls off the wall.  Hatch is unflappable....

Cowboy Theatre Company puts on the production “Men on Boats” this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The play is student directed and is based on the trials John Wesley Powell faced when exploring the American West.

Irony comprises core of theater’s next show

Sri Achanta, Staff Writer December 3, 2021

The comedy behind the Cowboy Theatre Company’s upcoming production starts with the title: “Men on Boats.” This play is anything but men on boats, with the cast played exclusively by those who...

Coppell High School senior Elena Hewett has been in theater and art since the beginning of their sophomore year. Hewett is working on lighting design for the Cowboy Theatre Company’s upcoming production “Spongebob the Musical” and is in IB and digital art. Photo by Aliya Zakir

In the Spotlight: Hewett deconstructing gender through visual, performance art

Saniya Koppikar, Staff Writer November 29, 2021

    Coppell High School senior Elena Hewett has been in theater and art since the beginning of their sophomore year. Hewett is working on lighting design for the Cowboy Theatre...

Coppell High School senior Nehal Khan began playing guitar five years ago. Influenced by several genres of music, Khan focuses on combining softer lyrics with his interest in heavy metal and rock.

“To thine own self be true”

Anjali Krishna, Executive Editor-in-Chief November 2, 2021

For Coppell High School senior Nehal Khan, life, or music, which are synonymous to him, began in his dad’s BMW to the soundtrack of Dokken, a-ha, Madonna and the Pet Shop Boys. As 1980s pop cemented...

New Tech @ Coppell junior Juan Cordova performs as Queto Muguruza in Coppell High Theatre’s production “Trap” in the Black Box on Friday. “Trap” was the first show the program has been able to put on without masks since the pandemic.

Audience members kept at the edge of their seats during “Trap”

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager October 24, 2021

As 7 p.m. approached on Friday night, people filed into Coppell High School’s Black Box Theatre to see the Cowboy Theatre Company’s “Trap” production, the first show after COVID-19 restrictions...

The Cowboy Theatre Company performs their production of “Trap” by Stephen Gregg during the dress rehearsal in the Coppell High School Black Box Theatre on Tuesday. “Trap” opens on Friday at 7 p.m.

Theater dabbling in new genre with “Trap”

Manasa Mohan, Advertising and Circulation Manager October 21, 2021

Unsettling. Intriguing. A psychological thriller. These are all words Coppell High School theater director Karen Ruth uses to describe the Cowboy Theatre Company’s upcoming “Trap” production....

Coppell High School sophomores Anita Goodwin and Ryan Choi reenact the movie The Notebook at the “30 Movies in 60 Minutes” play in the CHS Lecture Hall on Friday. The production was put on by the Broadway Bound class and showcased two-minute comedic skits for 30 well known movies.

Broadway Bound astonishes audience with comical skits

Sri Achanta, Staff Writer October 2, 2021

As laughter erupts from the audience, the Coppell High School Cowboy Theatre Company’s Broadway Bound class finishes up its last skit based off of the Bee Movie, receiving applause from all. On Friday,...

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