Into the Woods promises music and entertainment


 With spring comes budding flowers, warmer weather, and of course, the annual Darby Theatre Troupe’s Spring Musical. This year, the long-awaited performance will be Into the Woods starring senior Jessie Strait as the Witch, sophomore Kathryn McCarty as the Baker’s Wife, sophomore Avedis Escandon as the Baker, junior Christian Hill as Jack, senior Audrey Craddick as Little Red, and freshman […]

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Prom Prep Checklist

Prom is just around the corner and that means, you’re probably in a panic. Prom can be very stressful, but it’s important not to lose sight of the joy and excitement that can come from it. This preparation checklist is here to save you when you feel like you’re missing something. Ladies, first things first: Make sure your dress still […]

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Competition Cheer Wins States

The Darby Competition cheer team went into the state championships undefeated, and emerged with a first-place trophy for the first time in Panther history. Sophomore Chloe Shook said the team started the season with the goal of winning the States Championship. “I’ll never forget the feeling of getting off the mat with my team knowing that we preformed to the […]

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Marine Corps Band Sound Strike promotes recruitment with lunchtime performance

Photo taken by Jessie Strait

The typical everyday lunch time buzz and conversation in the cafeteria was replaced by the stylings of Sound Strike, the Marine Corps Band of San Diego, on Tuesday, March 1. The upbeat music ranging from covers of Taylor Swift to Stevie Wonder echoed through the commons during all three lunch periods. This special performance was designed to bring awareness to the […]

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Leading Ladies Review


On Saturday, February 13th, the Darby theater program put on the show, Leading Ladies. The show reeled in many students for the in-school performance along with other attendees for the weekend shows. With the numerous plot twists and jaw-dropping surprises kept the audience at the edge of their seats. The costumes were beautifully designed with antique touches and accessories to match […]

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‘Leading Ladies’ pushes boundaries of gender roles and comedy

This weekend, the Darby Theatre Troupe performed “Leading Ladies,” starring junior Ben Jones as Leo, junior Matthew Connell as Jack, junior Christian Hill as Reverend Wooley, senior Jessie Strait as Florence and senior Audrey Craddick as Meg. The play was directed by Justin Gates.   The comedy features the story of Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, as they pass themselves off […]

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[Title of Show] Review

[Title of Show] is an off- Broadway play about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical. The performances took place Friday January 8 and Saturday January 9 at 7pm in the Darby PAC. Actors included, Audrey Craddick as Heidi, Jessie Straight as Susan, Christian Hill as Hunter, Matthew Connell as […]

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