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The Echo

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The Echo

Junior Sela Myers acts out an eating scene during theater Dec. 5. Theater program is practicing for the winter One-Act play.

Park prepares for ‘A Trip to the Moon’

Ruby Viot December 15, 2023

Each year Park’s theater program participates in the One-Act play, performing against other schools in a section competition. Due to the auditorium being closed down, they have had to hold practice in...

Sophomore Charlie Lamar plays clarinet Tuesday. Band played their first concert of the year Dec. 6.

Band presents first concert of the year

Jamar Hester Jr, Ari Lissauer, and Owen Mccolgan December 13, 2022

Band performed their first concert of the year Dec. 7. According to sophomore Tanner Halley, he said he made sure to prepare for the concert as much as he could. “I got ready, I practiced every day,...

Used with permission by Miles Johnson.

Freshman lands role in “All American Boys”

Sophia Curran-Moore April 11, 2022

What is the play you are in? I am in the production of “All American Boys” partnered with Stages Theatre Company in the Capri Theater. I play Rashad. What was the audition process like? For...

Sports shouldn’t overshadow theater during pandemic

Sports shouldn’t overshadow theater during pandemic

Lilly Strathman January 11, 2021

There has always been this unspoken hierarchy between sports and theater. Labeling people as “weird” or “lame” because they choose the fall musical over playing football is unacceptable. The reactions...

Used with permission from Jodi Schifsky

Fall show switches to online format

Isabel Nathan January 7, 2021

The Park Theatre Program has held live performances for the community for years, but the performances this year will look a little different. This year’s fall show will be streamed online Nov. 8 - Nov....

Band students will play a variety of holiday music for senior citizens. Afterward, students will engage in conversation.

Band to play for senior citizens

Henry Brettingen December 11, 2019

As freshman band member Fiona Schaack reflected on why the band performance on Dec. 12 is important, she said more people should have respect for elders. “Respecting your elders matters because it’s...

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‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ goes right

Samantha Klepfer June 7, 2019

As someone who expects her theater endeavours to include dramatic moments where the actors break into song, “The Play That Goes Wrong” was uncharted territory for me. Heading into the ballad-less show...

Stage manager Nietzsche Deuel, who is a senior, participates in a conversation during a play rehearsal. Going into her final show as a senior, Deuel says it is bittersweet to be leaving behind the Park theater program, but she is excited to finish with the upcoming spring play.

Seniors look to final show hopeful, sentimental

Maggie Klaers March 3, 2019

As senior stage manager Nietzsche Deuel’s last show approaches, she said she can’t help but feel nostalgic looking back over her years in the theater program. “I know for me it’s going to be...

Senior Morgana Obredofer takes notes while rehearsing for The Amish Project. The cast did thorough research on their characters and the tragedy that the play is based on so that they could accurately portray the story.

Theater hosts Q&A after ‘The Amish Project’ performances

Anika Hanson and Sophie Olmen January 23, 2019

Senior crew member Rachel Mattson said the Q&A went very well for both the cast and crew of “The Amish Project” as well as the audiences that attended each performance. “It went a lot better...

Estelle Tronson performs her monologue while in rehearsal for The Amish Project on Dec. 13. Tronson plays a school girl who only speaks in poetic verse.

Senior takes first lead role

Marta Hill January 9, 2019

When senior Estelle Tronson first saw the cast list for the winter play, “The Amish Project,” she was surprised to find she had gotten a lead role. “I was really excited, because it is a named...

Junior KJ Preston Pepperell was a stage manager for the spring play, The Philadelphia Story. There were two other stage managers for this production.

Junior takes on stage managing role

Isabel Kjaer May 3, 2018

According to junior KJ Preston Pepperell, throughout his high school career he has stage managed several shows, a role which requires a cool mindset under pressure and organizational skills. Preston...

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