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Coppell Middle School West theater director Franci Hazleton reviews stage geography and directions for her theater students on April 7 in her classroom. Hazleton was inducted to the Texas Thespian Hall of Fame after contributing to more than 20 years of service endorsing and contributing to educational theater.

Hazleton inducted into Thespian Hall of Fame

Minnie Gazawada, Staff Writer/Designer May 4, 2022

Receiving an award, most look at it as an accomplishment to reward one effort; however, one experiences recognition for all of their efforts  On Jan. 29, the Texas Thespians, a sub-chapter of the International...

Techies lead the way for “The SpongeBob Musical”

Techies lead the way for “The SpongeBob Musical”

Trisha Atluri and Olivia Cooper February 15, 2022

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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...

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater will perform Saturday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Coppell Arts Center. The family-friendly show includes 30 pets performing a variety of stunts. Photo by Trisha Atluri

World-famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater comes to Coppell

Anushree De, Staff Writer January 14, 2022

For more than 15 years, Gregory Popovich has been touring the world with his troupe of renowned performers. But the talented crew that Popovich performs alongside is unique. The cast of Popovich Comedy...

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...

Video: Fine arts teachers opinions on modern trends

Video: Fine arts teachers’ opinions on modern trends

Yaamini Jois, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

What do teachers think of the transformation of different fine arts fields online and the influence of technology on these fields? Watch The Sidekick staff writer Yaamini Jois' video about Coppell...

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth performs her album For the Girls in concert at the Coppell Arts Center on Saturday. The Takeoff Music Festival officially opens the arts center as a performance and entertainment venue for Coppell residents.

Chenoweth brings Broadway home

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor September 12, 2021

Despite her famously small stature, Broadway alum Kristin Chenoweth has no problem commanding the attention of more than 400 people with her larger-than-life stage presence.  Chenoweth, best known...

The Ballet Ensemble of Texas dances at the Old Town Pavilion on Thursday night at the Art Sip & Stroll. The event is an annual fundraiser hosted by the Coppell Arts Council, and this year it is celebrated in conjunction with the grand opening of the Coppell Arts Center.

Sip & Stroll’s return reinvigorates local art scene

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor September 10, 2021

As the late-afternoon sunlight filtered through the trees behind the Coppell Senior and Community Center on Thursday, the Coppell Community Orchestra set the tone for the evening with an idyllic rendition...

Lohiya transforming self-taught skill into inspired masterpieces

Lohiya transforming self-taught skill into inspired masterpieces

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager May 14, 2021

As the persistent clicks of the sewing machine bounce off the blush-colored walls of her study, Coppell High School sophomore Mehak Lohiya settles into an easy rhythm.  Just minutes before, Lohiya...

Coppell High School junior Sydney De León (Juror 4), sophomore Rylie Bonner (Juror 3) and sophomore Sneha Kumar (Juror 2) act in “12 Angry Jurors” in the CHS Black Box on Friday. The production, student-directed by New Tech @ Coppell junior Isabella Enriquez, follows 12 jurors as they deliberate on the sentencing of a murder case.

“12 Angry Jurors” grips audience with tension, powerful themes

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor February 23, 2020

As the Coppell High School Black Box and its production of “12 Angry Jurors” fades to black, New Tech @ Coppell junior and student director Isabella Enriquez leaps up from her front-row seat, arms...

Coppell High School Theater presents “12 Angry Jurors”, a play directed by student director Isabella Enriquez, in the CHS Black Box on Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the door and on the CHS Theater website.

Student-directed 12 Angry Jurors opening to audience

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor February 20, 2020

Many afternoons of rehearsal will culminate in performance when the Coppell High School theater department showcases its latest production, “12 Angry Jurors”, on Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:30...

Coppell theater freshmen mingle as a part of the CHS Bigs and Littles theater program after school in Coppell theater teacher Karen Ruth’s room on Jan. 25. In the Bigs and Littles program, each freshman is assigned either a junior or senior to help them adjust to their first year of theater and help them with their future theater endeavors. Photo by Pranati Kandi

Bigs and Littles program bridges divide between freshmen, upperclassmen

Blanche Harris, Staff Photographer February 7, 2020

Since the opening of CHS9, freshmen now face an additional challenge besides entering high school: isolation. The struggle to get to know upperclassmen increases with the school’s location across town.  Freshmen...

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