Theater

'Truly special': Mahomet-Seymour madrigals bring the holiday magic

MAHOMET — Christina Nielsen knew from a young age she wanted to be in madrigals because of family tradition, but when she discovered she also had a passion for singing, there was no doubt about her auditioning for the 42nd annual madrigal dinner performances.


M-S Christmas play 'Wake up Santa' a 'show for the kids'

The whole storyline of Mahomet-Seymour's Christmas play performances was in the title itself, "Wake Up Santa," but the show was far from a snooze-fest for the audiences.

For Carly Pogue, a senior co-director, the crowd-pleasing moments all came down to the holiday songs from "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" to "Jingle Bells" and much more.

"They have high energy," Pogue said.


Mahomet-Seymour's fall play shines a light on 27-member cast

Last weekend, Mahomet-Seymour High School's 27-member performance of "I Don't Have a Clue" left audience members rolling in laughter. The comedic murder-mystery dinner plot left the crowd guessing who were the good guys and who were the bad guys up until the very end.


Taking center stage: Izzy Gonzalez becomes an ambassador for girls with disabilities in a beauty competition

Izzy Gonzalez stood tall and fearless as she looked into the crowd and accepted her Illinois Miss Amazing Jr. Teen award at the Yellow Box, a community church in Naperville, in April.

"I like being on stage," she said.


An unforgettable experience: M-S students perform 'Beauty and the Beast' to sold-out crowds

Mahomet-Seymour High School hosted four consecutive days of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," and anticipation for the shows was so great, tickets sold out before performers stepped on stage on opening night last Thursday.


M-S Junior High play a 'huge confidence booster' for drama students

Gathered in a circle, the Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School students held hands to calm their nerves and share what the drama club's performance of "Little Red Robin Hood" meant to them.


Mahomet's got talent: Students showcase talents at Variety Show

More than two-dozen comedy, dance, drama and musical acts wowed the crowd in last week's Mahomet's Got Talent 2018 Mahomet-Seymour High School Variety Show.

The long-standing M-S tradition took place during the Thursday, Saturday and Sunday showings at the high school auditorium.


M-S 'Spelling Bee' dazzles with whirlwind 24-hour rehearsal

With the crowd's roar of laughter cheering them on, the sleep-deprived, 17-member Mahomet-Seymour High School cast regained its energy to complete its first-ever 24-hour musical performance.

"There's a lot of chaos," sophomore hair crew and set crew member Layne Brock said. "But overall, it's fun."


Beloved M-S madrigal director takes final curtain call

The madrigal singers invited their audience to join them in singing "Silent Night" to close out the 35th annual madrigal dinner as veteran director Jill Rinkel looked on during her final curtain call at the Mahomet-Seymour High School cafeteria on Sunday.


Leading the way on stage

Since graduating from Mahomet-Seymour High School in 2013, Caitlin Richardson has been a gangster and a poised Southern woman.

How many people have those notations on their resumes at age 22, along with a line indicating they are a college graduate?

Richardson’s life has been the epitome of busy during her four years at the University of Illinois.


 
 
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