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Coppell High School junior Sophie Caswell and New Tech High @ Coppell junior Sarvin Narang rehearse Coppell Theatre Company’s fall production “Harvey” in the Black Box Theatre on Monday. Rehearsals began on Aug. 28 and the show is set to be performed Oct. 6-7 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 8 at 2:30 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium.

Down the rabbit hole of “Harvey”

Anvita Bondada, Staff Writer September 20, 2023

With cast members rehearsing lines, crew members building sets and stage managers overseeing it all, “Harvey” rehearsals are in full swing. “Harvey” is Coppell Theatre Company’s fall production...

CHS9 students Yuvan Sampath and Olivia Guerra play Boy and Molly in the campus production of “Peter and the Starcatcher.” The production is based on the 2004 novel and showcased from Friday through Sunday.

“Peter and the Starcatcher” lifts spirits with engaging characters, production

Sahasra Chakilam, Staff Photographer May 1, 2023

On a misty spring evening, the CHS9 Auditorium is dark with only soft blue and green lights protruding from corners of the stage.  In a sudden shift, the platform is illuminated, and seen is an...

Coppell High School senior Trinity Tackett sings “Maybe This Time” from “Cabaret” during the Senior Showcase on Sunday in the CHS Black Box Theatre. Throughout her senior year, Tackett has been inclusive and welcoming to underclassmen new to high school theater.

Tackett shining spotlight on underclassmen through courtesy

Ainsley Dwyer, Staff Writer April 27, 2023

With a bright stage light on her face, Coppell High School senior Trinity Tackett sings center stage during the Coppell Theatre Company’s production of “Mamma Mia!”  Soaking in the moments of her...

CHS9 theater will hold its production of  “Peter and the Starcatcher” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. in the campus auditorium.

CHS9 theater brings life to the story of Peter Pan

Sahasra Chakilam, Staff Photographer April 27, 2023

The adventurous, mischievous spirit of Peter Pan has been etched into many childhoods as he holds the distinguished reputation of being the boy who never grows up. However, not many know how his character...

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....

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