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The Echo

Junior Gwen Rockler-Gladen and Freshman Alicia Mainjeni reherse a scene on Oct. 27. Anne of Green Gables premieres Nov. 12, at 7 p.m.

‘Anne of Green Gables’ brings family fun

Tobias Khabie November 10, 2021

In past years, the Park theater program has put on many sobering productions, from “Love/Sick” to “The Amish Project.” However, in its first in-person production since the start of the pandemic,...

Fair use from Universal Studios.

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ doesn’t compare to musical

Avery Stahl September 30, 2021

Ben Platt, who starred in the original musical, “Dear Evan Hansen,” came back for the movie depicting a dark story of a highschool student caught in a lie. But casting a 28-year-old man to play a senior...

Actors in the spring musical, Working, perform their opening song. The musical is available to watch virtually April 23, 24 and 25 by purchasing a $10 ticket.

Spring musical ‘Working’ will be livestreamed

Sophia Curran-Moore April 19, 2021

Park’s upgraded auditorium seats are eerily empty, but the new stage is finally blessed with actors. According to junior cast member Caroline Butler, performing for the first time in a year is exhilarating. “It’s...

Junior Renee McSherry poses during rehearsal for the spring musical March 12. The cast was practicing the dance for the song “Delivery.”

Fifth grade band teacher serves as pit director

Gabriel Kaplan March 24, 2021

Emilie Bertram, Park’s new pit orchestra director, said she looks forward to working with a variety of music genres as she helps organize plays in the future. “I'm excited to experience musicals...

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‘Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’ entertained, disappointed

Jacob Khabie January 7, 2021

Logging on to watch “Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical,” I was intrigued but also had serious doubts. While I had enjoyed watching small creators around the world come together on the social media platform...

Fair use from Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. The Music Man began performances in February and will show until Sept. 5.

‘The Music Man’ is music to my ears

Noah Orloff March 13, 2020

Song after song, my memories of watching the 1962 “The Music Man” film many years ago fluttered back, a telltale sign of an accurate rendition of an iconic plot.  Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’...

Junior Leo Dworsky and other members of the ‘Hairspray’ cast perform their final dress rehearsal Feb. 19. Choir performed the musical “Hairspray” Feb. 20–Feb. 23.

‘Hairspray’ performances delight

Sofie Geretz March 3, 2020

Reflecting on his and the rest of the cast’s performance on choir’s production of “Hairspray,” senior Yoni Potter said the cast was able to pull everything together in time for the production. “I...

Fair use from Universal Pictures. According to Vogue, Victoria Hayward, a Royal Ballet principal dancer, made her debut acting performance in “Cats.” She played Victoria, the abandoned cat that the Jellicile cats befriend.

‘Cats’ got my tongue

Maggie Klaers December 22, 2019

The opening number of "Cats" left me searching for the exit. I was thrown into a plotless show with a sudden dance number and no explanation. From the very beginning, the bizarrely designed costumes...

Photo fair use from Hennepin Theater Trust. Henry VIIIs six wives pose as part of a pop group that forms the basis of the musical. SIX runs through Dec. 22 at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts.

Six stars for ‘SIX’

Marta Hill December 3, 2019

A pop concert, a history lesson and an empowering story all combine into one breathtaking performance, "SIX," at  the Ordway Center for Performing Arts. The premise of the show is comprised of Henry...

Sophomores Olivia Brown and Mackenzie Peshong rehearse the opening number of the upcoming fall musical Legally Blonde Sept. 30. Dancers for the show routinely meet to drill the numbers. Legally Blonde will open at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Auditorium.

Theater rehearses dance numbers for ‘Legally Blonde’

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...

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.

Theater prepares for fall musical

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,...

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