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Using one of the sets made in theater tech, Mary Margaret Coffield poses acting like she is on the phone for a skit. Photo by Justin Sutherland

Say Farewell to leaving and retiring teachers

Justin Sutherland May 16, 2014

Almost every year, there is at least one teacher in Rock Bridge High School that moves on from this building of education. This year, the number of educators that will not be returning is at a running...

Showcase ends year: RBHS theatre career over for seniors

Showcase ends year:
RBHS theatre career over for seniors

Karina Kitchen May 15, 2014

Musical theatre and advanced acting students entertained audiences with their annual Theatrical Showcase on Friday and Saturday night. Based on the Tony Awards, the showcase included scenes from eight...

Although the Gypsy Improv Show has been cancelled, the show promises to be immensely entertaining

The Ugly Duckling becomes a swan one last time, putting forth ageless appeal

Madi Mertz April 9, 2014

[vimeo url="" width="200" height="300"] As the old story goes, the Ugly Duckling will one day become a beautiful swan, and although “The Ugly Duckling”, RBHS’s competitive...

Photo by Renata Williams

The Curious Savage this weekend in PAC

Graham Ratermann March 13, 2014

[vimeo url="" width="640" height="360"] The curtain is set to open one last time on the illustrious career of  Mary Margaret Coffield. The RBHS performing art’s production...

Some of the villages created by students for Kristen Reeds French class

Students, teachers hope for more creativity in classroom

Madi Mertz January 6, 2014

  Back in the '50s, most of what students learned was a practice of memorization. Memorize all of the then 48 state capitals, memorize the presidents, memorize a poem, multiplication tables, even...

Talking to senior Morgan Widhalm, Mary Margaret Coffield advises her on make up choices. Coffield learned earlier Friday at the Flashback assembly that she was Teacher of the Year. Photo by Mikaela Acton

Teacher of the Year thrilled with honor

Special Guest May 6, 2013

Belatedly, I am finding my voice, to thank my school community upon being named RBHS Teacher of the Year. Having that recognition is a confidence boost --- suggesting that the ways in which I approach...

Theatrical Showcase closes today

Theatrical Showcase closes today

Brett Stover May 4, 2013

For some, the Theatrical Showcase is the culmination of their first year of performing arts education at Rock Bridge. For others it is their last hurrah, the final performance before they graduate. Featuring...

Painting a flat during Technical Theatre, junior Sophi Farid prepares for the theatrical showcase May 3-5. Photo by Mikaela Acton

Behind the Scenes

Mikaela Acton May 2, 2013

Acting and Musical Theatre classes present a Theatrical Showcase Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4. Tickets are $7, or students can use an activities pass. Photos by Mikaela Acton

Puppets were made from scratch by Childrens Theatre students, using felt and sewing machines. Photo by Lauren Puckett

Children’s Theatre class performs puppet shows for young children

Lauren Puckett April 10, 2013

The Children's Theatre and Advanced Children's Theatre classes are crafting the felt-covered and googly-eyed puppets once again to put on a series of twelve stories for kids. On Wednesday, April 17, day...

Backstage preparation allows for relaxed performance

Luke Wyrick March 11, 2013

Video shot by Luke Wyrick, made by Daphne Yu Speaking dramatically and conversing with one another in accents corresponding with the light-hearted play “A Midsummer’s Jersey,” a backstage room filled...

Director Mary Margaret Coffield, center, talks to a group of cast members about the details of the show. Upstage, intricately-made props set the mood of the play and place it in the lush Mediterranean. Photo by Aniqa Rahmen

Jersey Meets Shakespeare; actors open winter play

Maddie Magruder March 8, 2013

The snow days were a relaxing break for many students, but for the cast of Midsummer/Jersey, it was a time to perfect lines and continue character work. The play, written in 2011 by Ken Ludwig, is a...

Students looking for a part in Rock Bridges upcoming production Midsummer/Jersey auditioned in Room 408 after school today. Callbacks are scheduled for tomorrow. Photo by Asa Lory

Coffield casts ‘A Midsummer/Jersey’

Maddie Magruder January 16, 2013

This Monday and Tuesday, students gathered in the Performing Arts Center to audition for the winter play, “A Midsummer/Jersey.” The play is a take on William Shakespeare’s classic, “A Midsummer...

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