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The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

Cast members pose for photos backstage during MCHS production of The SpongeBob Musical.

Gallery: “The SpongeBob Musical” behind the scenes

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor April 5, 2023

MCHS Drama Club put on their production of "The SpongeBob Musical" in early March, inviting audiences of all ages to come witness the bright, fun environment that is Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants. The...

The cast of MCHSs SpongeBob: The Musical sing on stage during a rehearsal on March 6 in the Upper Campus Auditorium.

Review: I am not a simple sponge

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor March 10, 2023

The MCHS Theatre Department is well into the spring musical season and this year they’re putting together a real showstopper. “The SpongeBob Musical” which debuted on broadway in December of 2017...

Editorial Cartoon: Behind the curtain

Editorial Cartoon: Behind the curtain

Rachel Kaminski, Contributing Illustrator March 25, 2022

Drama Club members perform in the spring musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on March 11 in the Upper Campus Auditorium.

Gallery: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Manager March 14, 2022

Freshmen and Upper Campus Drama Club members put on “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The musical is a comedy about a group of middle schoolers trying to succeed not only in the spelling...

MCHSs spring musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” will premiere in March. Students have already auditioned for the play, a process that can be nerve-wracking and empowering for young actors.

Spring musical has sprung

Paulina Borowski, Staff Writer January 20, 2022

Students of both MCHS campuses nervously watched as each student gave it their all in their auditions for the upcoming spring musical that is filled with various amounts of singing, dancing, and acting....

The first Madrigal dinner post pandemic took place in the FC auditorium on Dec. 4, festivities included dinner,  show, and a magical enviornment.

Bringing tradition back

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Manager December 6, 2021

People sit in the crowd, eating and watching the students of MCHS put on a renaissance show different from most. There's singing, dancing, and conversing with the actors while everyone eats. The Madrigal...

Dancers and singers from this years musical revue  pose at the end of a  song during tech rehearsals. This years spring musical will take special precautions to ensure a safe performance, such as masks and social distancing.

Spring musical premieres this weekend

Emma Westermeier, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

The lights blind the actors as they take their places on the stage. The audience bustles with anticipation. Although only made up of about 25 people, they are excited as ever. The actors take their positions...

As tech week for McHenry High School’s 2021 Musical Revue begins in the West Campus auditorium, the cast dances through You Cant Stop the Beat from Hairspray

Gallery: Spring musical tech week

Kennedy Tetour, Art Director March 3, 2021

Though this year has been extra hard on students, the MCHS Drama Club has found a way to make it bearable. Students have been working tirelessly with the help of advisors Derek Galvicius, Tracy Tobin,...

Although it was never officially confirmed, most assume that Olivia Rodrigos hit drivers license was about High School Musical: The Musical: The Series co-star Josh Bassett, who taught her how to drive.

License revoked

Kiera Loewe, Social Media Director February 2, 2021

Record-breaking, dramatic, emotional — all these words fit Olivia Rodrigo’s new song, “drivers license” that was released on January 8. With tons of new development surrounding the song there’s...

MCHS Drama Club presents Chicago: The Musical in West Campuss Auditorium. Members of the cast all group together at the end of Razzle Dazzle sung by senior Jonny Krug who played Billy Flynn.

Gallery: Spring musical ‘Chicago’

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor March 3, 2020

McHenry High School students in drama club premiered the spring musical "Chicago" on February 28 in the West Auditorium. Students began rehearsals right after winter break and worked almost every day after...

This years spring musical Chicago will premiere on February 28 in the West Auditorium, which is being billed as student night.

All that jazz

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer February 21, 2020

After a long day of school, the cast and crew of the spring musical gather in the auditorium for the beginning of a three-hour rehearsal. Everyone rushes around preparing for the rehearsal ahead. After...

Although Cabaret Night is not widely advertised in the school, drama students from both campuses hope to express their love for musical theatre to others.

Drama Club hosts the second annual Cabaret Night

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor January 17, 2020

MCHS drama club will host its second annual Cabaret Night on Saturday, January 18 in the East Campus auditorium at 7 pm. Cabaret Night is an auditioned event where students participating will perform...

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