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Junior Zeynep Yazar stars as Arielle in The Little Mermaid.

Drama Club to Present ‘The Little Mermaid’ this Weekend

Alex Bravo, Staff Writer March 13, 2024

Just four and a half months since their last show, the theater program will be back on the stage this weekend with their musical adaptation of The Little Mermaid, directed by Topher Helm and Johnathan...

The cast of the Addams Family is ready to bring you some dark humor for Halloween weekend. Photo courtesy of Topher Helm

Drama Club Presents Addams Family

Alex Bravo, Staff Writer October 24, 2023

Last spring BHS’s drama club put on an upbeat, colorful and vibrant production of SpongeBob the musical, which was a big hit with Beachwood students and the entire community.  This fall, director...

Julian Landes as Patchy the Pirate and Ana Ribeiro Duraes as Karen during the pre-show teaser.

From Bikini Bottom to Beachwood

Jack Soroka, Staff Writer May 26, 2023

Spongebob the Musical  starts out like a usual episode of Spongebob, but soon dives deep into an elaborate, high-stakes plot.  Spongebob and his friends have to save their town from being annihilated...

The plot follows a group of individuals who find shelter in an abandoned house from mass-murdering zombies.

New Directors Bring Horror and Humor With ‘Night of the Living Dead’

Amy Zhou, News Editor December 1, 2022

The Beachwood Bison drama club proudly presented Night of the Living Dead on the weekend of Nov. 10-12.  The stage production is adapted from the classic 1968 American horror film produced by George...

Seymour (Ian Ward) complains to Audrey II (Puppeteer Austyn Stout, Voice by Jonah Kaminsky) about her voracious appetite.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Delights Audiences

Michael Karpov, Arts & Life Editor March 28, 2022

The BHS Bison Theater presented Little Shop of Horrors on March 11-13. This comic and horrific musical tells the story of Seymour, an orphan who works in a plant shop. Life in the plant shop is sadly...

Wadsworth crumples to his death after being shot by agent Larry Goodman.

Details Drive Success of Fall Production “Clue”

Moonhee Kim, Staff Writer November 29, 2021

“Clue” is a muder mystery based on the board game and 1985 film. The plot follows the course of a dinner party, where six guests are invited and held hostage, as they eventually discover, by their...

“Playing outside is the safest place, and we use extra protection like bell covers, face shields and masks with slits cut in them just enough to allow the mouthpiece of the instruments through,” Band Director David Luddington said.

Playing Through the Pandemic

Avery Lonzer, London Pope, and Yasharth Pandey October 29, 2020

There is very little that is normal this year. Given the need to keep everyone safe by wearing masks and social distancing, Beachwood’s extracurricular programs have been forced to adjust.  Band  Band...



Abigail Adams, Staff Writer March 18, 2019

The drama club performed Fiddler on the Roof  on March 15-16. The show was directed by Pat Haynish and Rob Sapp. The classic musical tells the story of Anatevka, a 19th-century Jewish community...

Photos by Elizabeth Metz

Drama Club Delivers High Energy Performance With ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

Tal Rothberg, Staff Writer December 4, 2018

The fall musical, Peter and the Starcatcher, was presented during the weekend of Nov 16. The leads were played by BHS juniors: Ari Sokol as Peter while Jordyn Zawatsky and Joelle Rosenthal split the...

Photo by Minna Zelch Photography

Drama Club Breaks-In Renovated Theater With ‘Fame!’

Julia Charnas, Staff Writer March 18, 2018

For the first time since the high school renovation began in 2011, the drama club has put on a show in the high school auditorium. The opening production, the musical Fame!, performed on March 9 and...

The drama club presented The Great Gatsby in 2013. The production was in the community room. Photo from Beachcomber archives by Chad Tindel.

Drama Club is Back With Spring Production of ‘FAME!’

Ben Connor, Sports Editor January 23, 2018

Draw back the curtains ! The drama club will present FAME!, its first production in the renovated auditorium, on March 9 and 10. Freshman Sam Roter, who plays the role of Schlomo Metzenbaum, describes...

Plaza Suite was the most recent production by the BHS drama club in April, 2015. Photo from Beachcomber Archives.

Could Drama Club Rise Again?

Ben Connor, Staff Writer August 27, 2016

With the renovated auditorium ready for use, could the drought in the drama program come to an end? Student Activities Coordinator Craig Alexander identifies multiple factors contributing to the decline...

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