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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

Coppell senior Tyler Schweitzer (Jack Worthing) and Jude Taylor (Algernon Moncreiff) rehearse in CHS Auditorium on Feb. 23. The Cowboy Theatre Company is taking Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest to the 2023 UIL One Act Play competition at 2 p.m. on Thursday for district competition  at Lewisville High School.

Going backstage of “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Ainsley Dwyer, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

After school, when students and staff have gone home, Coppell High School Auditorium’s stage is in a blackout. Pink lights flash to define the silhouettes of the CHS varsity theater production class...

Coppell High School senior Tyler Schweitzer plays Sam Carmicheal during the Coppell Theatre Company’s performance of “Mamma Mia!” on Friday. Schweitzer utilizes poignant emotions and character analysis to bring the characters he plays to life.

Into the tablework: Schweitzer acting from the mind, heart

Shrayes Gunna, Student Life Editor February 1, 2023

It is presumptuous to think that all actors dive in headfirst––or should I say break a leg without a second thought? For Coppell High School senior Tyler Schweitzer, theater is far more technical,...

Coppell High School junior Olivia Willey performs in CHS Cowboy Theater Company musical production “Mamma Mia!” Willey takes on the lead role in short film Spencer Stone is in the Building, marking a major acting endeavor.

Stepping onto the silver screen, Willey lands role in short film

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor January 30, 2023

For Coppell High School junior Olivia Willey, pursuing film was always a dream - a hazy possibility obscured by the stigma of becoming an actress; a lifestyle deemed unsustainable. But after leaving her...

Coppell High School junior Anish Karla talks to club members at the Drama Club meeting at the CHS Black Box on Wednesday. Karla was named one of 14 talents and received the formal title of Texas State Thespian Officer. Aliza Abidi.

Kalra takes spotlight as State Thespian Officer

Aliza Abidi, Business Manager January 24, 2023

Making Coppell High School history, junior Cowboy Theatre Company webmaster Anish Kalra will bring his theatrical talents to a national level this semester after receiving the formal title of Texas State...

Coppell High School senior Jude Taylor and New Tech High @ Coppell freshman Piper Baranowski portray Orpheus and Eurydice respectively in the CHS Black Box Theatre on Sunday. CHS Theater put on its fall production “Eurydice” for the community on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Photo by Shrayes Gunna

180 degree turns of tone in “Eurydice” engaged audiences

Minori Kunte, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

As the sky turned dark many eager Coppell residents filled the seats of the Black Box Theatre. Friends, family and excited audience members were introduced to the inviting aura of the play with mystical...

Coppell High School senior understudy Jude Taylor and CHS9 understudy Piper Baranowski rehearse their lines for “Eurydice” on Oct. 11 in the Black Box Theatre. Eurydice is the 2022 fall play directed by CHS theater directors Grace Hellyer and Lisa Stucker. Photo by Sannidhi Arimanda

Inside scoop of “Eurydice”

Minori Kunte, Staff Writer October 26, 2022

Within the curves and turns of Coppell High School’s hallways hides the Black Box Theatre and theater workshop, which are filled with students dedicated to work on the upcoming fall show: “Eurydice.” Preparation...

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....

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