“Mamma Mia” a dramatic LRHS success

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS theatre department is celebrating their success with the musical Mamma Mia! Mustangs performed the show Feb. 7 and 8, 14 and 15 with a total of six performances. Students got to audition for the show shortly after the drama department’s annual fall cabaret program. The official cast list was released soon after the auditions, including science teacher Larry Hickman as the character Father Alexandrios. It was sophomore Aldan Rossnagel’s first time performing in a

“Mamma Mia!” enters final weekend

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Theatre Department is proud to continue presenting Mamma Mia!, the Musical for their spring showcase. The next and final dates to see the show are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15. The first performances were last weekend. The cast and crew have been preparing for months to be able to showcase their talent in this musical. Sophomore performer Aldan Rossnagel has enjoyed performing so far. “It was honestly amazing. It was one of the best experi

Mustang gets Super Bowl musical surprise

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Over winter break, LRHS senior Adam Birmingham had the moment of a lifetime. San Francisco 49ers’ defensive end Dee Ford purchased a guitar for Birmingham as a holiday gift after seeing how passionate he was about music, and how talented he was. Birmingham was playing his dream guitar at Guitar Center in University Town Center, when a man sat down next to him and started playing guitar with him. “He asked me how long I’ve been playing,” said Birmingham. “He continued to t

“Mamma Mia!” Drama prepares Spring musical

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Mustang Players are preparing the show Mamma Mia! in the LRHS auditorium. Music and lyrics, based on the Swedish group ABBA, are by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Stig Anderson. The book is by Catherine Johnson and originally conceived by Judy Craymer. Sophomore Aldan Rossnagel is in the show. “I’m super excited to be performing,” said Rossnagel. “Production is going swell, like a constant fun rollercoaster. ABBA songs are on constant repeat in my head 24/7.” The LR

Talent show a homecoming tradition

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS hosted its annual “Lakewood’s Got Talent” show at 7 p.m. on Oct 2. in the school auditorium. There were 10 student performers along with performances by LRHS staff, drumline, the Silver Stars dance team, theatre and orchestra groups, and chorus director Giselle Panagiotakis. The winners were announced at the end of the night. A transfer student from Brazil, senior Maya performed a song in Portuguese and played the acoustic guitar. He was amazed when his name was anno

Homecoming talent show line-up set

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS is hosting its Homecoming 2019 Lakewood’s Got Talent show on Oct. 2 in the auditorium. Auditions were held on Sept. 23 and 24. Jackson Bartosiewicz will be playing the piano. “I’m super nervous, but so ready to play the piano,” stated Bartosiewicz. “The grand prize is $100.” Seniors Ariana Otero and Claire Sidnam are thrilled to be able to perform. “We’re going to be performing ‘Killing Me Softly’ and we’re really excited,” added Otero. “It’s both of our senior yea

Varsity football 2-0 after Bayshore win

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Friday the LRHS varsity football team won their second game of the season, beating Bayshore High School 16-6. The previous week saw the Mustangs defeat Lemon Bay 19-9. Before the game, senior Angelo LaFrese was confident. “I feel as a team we have worked hard these past few months,” LaFrese said, “I believe as long as we come out, do our jobs, and play hard, we will come out with the win.” Both teams started out slow after a weather delay. The pace picked up after hal

“Mamma Mia!” Drama reveals show schedules

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS theatre department had their first meeting on Aug. 26 in the auditorium. Part of this informational meeting was held to reveal what shows will be performed throughout the school year. The mainstage winter production this year will be the musical of Mamma Mia. A thorough description of the popular Broadway musical can be viewed at https://www.allmusicals.com/lyrics/mammamia/synopsis.htm. “I love Mamma Mia and how much dancing there is and feel like it’s somethin

Drama plans year with renewed talent show

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Mustang Players drama met after school on Aug. 26 in the auditorium. This will give coordinator Roxane Caravan the opportunity to introduce the club, introduce the Mustang Players social media, and emphasize asking questions on Instagram. Mustang Players plans a winter cabaret performance and is already planning auditions. The deadline to turn in applications is Sept. 13, and auditions will be held Sept. 16 in the auditorium. Junior Kenna Agnew is excited for the ev

Globetrotting drama returns from successful Fringe performance

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS drama students were able to experience the performance of a lifetime. From July 26 – August 9, 15 students traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland, to experience the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (EFF). The EFF is the world’s largest arts festival and spans 25 days. Over 55,000 performances were expressed in 317 venues across the festival grounds. LRHS drama director Roxane Caravan led the group and the four performances that were part of the event. The students performed, “Adve