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Junior plays Elle Woods in ‘Legally Blonde’

Junior Phoebe McKinney practices her role as Elle Woods, working on her singing and choreography Nov. 21. Shows will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 24.

Sofie Geretz

November 22, 2019

According to junior Phoebe McKinney, playing Elle Woods in Park’s production of “Legally Blonde” is the largest role she has ever had in a production. “I've had leads in the past, but nothing as large of an undertaking as this one. Elle is in every scene in this show and I've never had a ...

Theater rehearses dance numbers for ‘Legally Blonde’

Sophomores Olivia Brown and Mackenzie Peshong rehearse the opening number of the upcoming fall musical

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman

November 4, 2019

Dance captain and senior Ruby Stillman said “Legally Blonde” uses dances to relay the message of the story. “Dance numbers are really important because they’re really entertaining and they’re really difficult, but they tell a big piece of the story,” Stillman said. Stillman said prep...

Theater prepares for fall musical

Choreographer Julianne Mundale, junior Lilly Strathman, sophomore Dayanara Mora Zengel and freshmen Haley Nielson and Gwendolyn Rockler-Gladen rehearse the opening number of “Legally Blonde”. The show will open 7 p.m., Nov. 15 in the Auditorium.

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman

September 30, 2019

According to thespian president senior Ruby Stillman, Park’s next production is set to be “Legally Blonde”. “(‘Legally Blonde’) deals with really tough topics in a fun way. Feminism, obviously, but also stereotypes of women and how that is overcome and how that plays out. Also, sexual...

Fall musical advertisement vandalized

Thespians painted the senior wall Nov. 3 to advertise the fall musical

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

November 10, 2018

Seeing the words “so gay” and “boo” spray painted over theater’s advertisement for “9 to 5 the Musical,” senior thespian president Nietzsche Deuel said she was disappointed at the immature vandalization. “It wasn’t just graffiti, it was directed at our show,” Deuel said. “It was i...

Theater to put on ‘9 to 5 the Musical’ this fall

Senior Emma Yarger, Junior Ruby Stillman and Sophomore Phoebe MicKinney rehearse their lines in preparation for their upcoming musical '9 to 5'.

Sofia Seewald and Maggie Klaers

September 18, 2018

According to theater director Jodi Hatzenbeller, the upcoming fall performance, “9 to 5 the Musical,” is a ‘70s show based around sexism in the workplace. “The musical is based on a movie that came out in the 1980s, but is actually set in the late ‘70s, and it’s this workplace revenge...

‘Big Fish’ to dive into plot depth

Theater members practice a dance routine for the upcoming musical

Nicole Sanford

September 20, 2017

According to theater director Jodi Hatzenbeller, this year’s fall musical deviates from previous shows with its enchanting storyline and scenery. “(The fall musical is) a story of epic tales and father and son relationships,” Hatzenbeller said.“It’s a contemporary piece that was just touching on di...

Fall musical wraps up

Junior Lukas Levin practices with the rest of the cast on stage before the showing of this years fall musical

D'aviyan Robinson, Hanna Schechter, and Willard Huyck

December 4, 2016

Junior cast member Maddy Kapel loved performing throughout the duration of the fall musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone”. Kapel said she felt comfortable on stage and appreciates the experience. “The stage is like a second home for me. I love being up there and doing the things I love to do,” ...

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