Leadville News – September 20

In-Between: Snowing Dusting on Mt. Massive

Residents woke up to a dusting of snow on Mt. Massive in Leadville Today. It’s that in-between time of year, but the leaves are still hanging on. Photo: Leadville Today.

Panther Pride Shines in Leadville Today

It’s Homecoming Week for the Lake County School District, which includes a parade in Leadville Today, with the BIG GAME on Friday night. So break out your purple and gold and let that Panther Pride shine bright!

Since students do not have school tomorrow (Friday, Sept.22), school spirit week culminates today, which included some fun at West Park Elementary as a bus load of high school athletes and band members put on an enthusiastic pep rally this morning!

“We hope that our youngest students and our oldest students will connect up with Panther Pride! ” stated Principal Kathleen Fitzsimmons. And they did!

Then at 4:15 p.m. there will be the Lake County High School Homecoming Parade, complete with each Class’ float entry, showing off their school support. Cheer on the students from your favorite spot on Harrison Avenue!

The Homecoming football game takes place on Friday night at 7 p.m. Come, cheer on the Panthers as they take on the Pinnacle Charter School High! According to the district’s calendar, the game will take place on the LCHS football field. The Homecoming dance is scheduled at the high school from 7 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. Go Panthers!

Cyclists_Leadville Graduates_Former Leadville Racing

#Represent #LeadvilleProud. These locals and former Leadville Racing teammates were at the collegiate mountain bike race in Crested Butte representing their college teams last weekend. All four got their mountain bike start right here in Leadville. Pictured left to right: Congratulations to Caroline Benney with Western State Colorado University, Brandon Hanson with Colorado Mountain College, Charlie Koch with Colorado School of Mines, and Grant Gipson also with Western State. Photo: Shannon Grant

Performing Arts Students Get Advice from Pro 

The Lake County High School (LCHS) Performing Arts Department announced earlier this week that four Leadville performing arts students will have the unique opportunity to work with the high-caliber singer and Broadway veteran performer, Christiane Noll.

“I am so thankful to have this widespread community of professional friends and colleagues who are willing to come work with our performing arts students,” stated Scott Carroll, Director of LCHS Performing Arts Department.


Scott Carroll directs the Lake County High School Performing Arts students in their musical production of Little Shop of Horrors in 2016.

Noll is currently in Denver opening the new National tour of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, which brings her within traveling distance for LCHS students. According to Carroll, four high school students – whose names have not been released yet – have been selected to work with her on singing, acting, and role interpretation in a masterclass setting.

This masterclass is open to the public and will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1. The class is slated to run until noon in the Lake County High School Performing Arts Center. After the students’ time slots with the professional, all performing arts students will have a question and answer session with the seasoned veteran about the business of musical theatre, opera, and performing.

“Christiane is a delightful person and we all are in for a rare treat, touted Carroll. “Come, support these talented students as they sing for one of Broadway’s finest.”

For those unfamiliar with Noll’s body of work, the New York born, New Jersey raised actress starred on Broadway in the Kennedy Center Revival of “Ragtime,” receiving TONY and Drama Desk Award nominations and winning a Helen Hayes Award for her portrayal of Mother. She made her Broadway debut creating the role of Emma in “Jekyll & Hyde,” receiving a FANY award for Best Actress in a musical.  Noll received her second Drama Desk nomination for her work in “Chaplin”. She has been seen perennially as Sister Margaretta in NBC’s “The Sound of Music LIVE” with Carrie Underwood. She supplied the singing-voice of Anna in the Warner Brothers animated feature “The King and I.”

Noll, who is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, has also enjoyed starring in Broadway productions of ELF (at Madison Square Garden), “It Ain’t Nothin,” “But the Blues” and on tour in “Urinetown” (Ovation Award), “The Mabo Kings,” “Grease!” “Miss Saigon,” and “City of Angels” as well as a tour of Australia and Thailand of “South Pacfic”. She has released five solo CD’s.

In addition, please make note of the following LCHS Performing Arts Department’s school performances on your calendar.

  • WELCOME BACK CONCERT – October 3 at the Lake County High School Performing Arts Center.
  • HOLIDAY CONCERT (7/8 grades)- December 6 at Lake County High School Performing Arts Center.
  • HOLIDAY CONCERT (9-12 grades) – December 12 at the Lake County High School Performing Arts Center.
  • FIDDLER ON THE ROOF – April 26, 27, 28, 2019 at the Lake County High School Performing Arts Center.

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