Letter: Black Box Theatre doesn’t provide enough room for students participating in fall play

To the Editor: I’m a high schooler and a member of the RHS theater department. I have always loved theater and have grown up going to all the shows the high school would present. They were so incredible, with the use of the lighting and sound equipment I was just amazed by how large scale and professional it all seemed. … read more

‘They’re creepy and they’re kooky:’ The Addams Family opens at RHS Friday night

The Ridgefield High School Visual and Performing Arts Department will stage the musical comedy “The Addams Family” Friday through March 23 in the Anne S. Richardson Auditorium of Ridgefield High School. “The Addams Family” has entertained four generations of fans beginning when the Charles Addams cartoons on which the characters are based first appeared in The New Yorker magazine in … read more

One-Act Plays continue this weekend at RHS

An evening of student-directed One-Act Plays, presented by The Visual and Performing Arts Department of Ridgefield High School, continues for a second weekend with shows on Jan. 31, Feb. 1 and Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school’s Black Box Theatre. The short comedies to be presented are The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year by John Guare, directed … read more

Almost, Maine opens tonight at RHS

Almost, Maine, a lighthearted romantic play about love and loss, opens tonight at Ridgefield High School and continues throughout the weekend. Vanessa Diana, who plays the Waitress in the Moose Paddy Grill, says the student actors are enjoying that playwright John Cariani tells the story of people in a remote area of northern Maine through a series of vignettes. “It’s … read more

RHS begins theater year with Almost, Maine

The Ridgefield High School Visual and Performing Arts Department will stage the romantic comedy Almost, Maine by John Cariani Nov. 15-18 in the school’s Anne S. Richardson Auditorium. Almost, Maine is set on a winter’s night in the fictional title town near the Canadian border. In a series of short vignettes that take place over the same 10 minutes, the … read more

RHS wins three theatre awards

Three Ridgefield High School students are the recipients of Halo Awards, given annually by Seven Angels Theatre of Waterbury to celebrate the best of high school theatre in Connecticut. Sophomore Caroline Malley was awarded Best Comic Female Performance in a Musical for her performance as Charlotte in Cinderella, and sophomore Kyra Linekin received a Special Recognition Award for outstanding performance … read more

The Children’s Hour opens tonight at RHS

The Children’s Hour, a drama as relevant today as when it was first performed in 1934, opens tonight — Thursday, Nov. 9 — at Ridgefield High School at 7:30 in the Anne S. Richardson Auditorium. Additional performances are scheduled for this weekend and next. At the core of Lillian Hellman’s drama is Mary Tilford, a troubled teen who does not … read more

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