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Actors in the spring musical,

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...

Choreographer Julianne Mundale teaches the opening number to the cast. The spring musical 'working' features interviews from different working Americans.

Rehearsals for spring musical begin

Molly Schochet March 7, 2021

As the audition period for the spring musical has ended and roles have been cast, actors have started learning choreography March 5. Apart from being excited to play the waitress Dolores, senior Carly...

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...

Renovations have been completed for the Carl A. Holmstrom auditorium, with the addition of new lighting and backstage equipment November 2020. Recently, renovations were also completed for the main gym.

Main gym, auditorium receive upgrades

Aiden Cullumber January 4, 2021

New renovations to Park’s main gym and auditorium provided a myriad of improvements for a variety of students, especially student-athletes and thespians. Junior Caroline Butler said she believes the...

Used with permission from Meshach Mandel.

Assistant stage manager shines

Gabriel Kaplan November 18, 2020

In his first time filling the role of assistant stage manager at Park, sophomore Meshach Mandel said he has loved working with the cast and crew while organizing the fall play. “I’ve always liked...

Used with permission from Ella Miller

Senior designs costumes from home for upcoming performance

Jayde Claussen November 17, 2020

With the COVID-19 outbreak, students have had to adapt to the changes made by the school administration in order to ensure the safety of everyone. Senior Ella Miller, the costume designer for the upcoming...

Seniors Annica Schultz and Phoebe McKinney rehearse their lines for the fall musical last year, “Legally Blonde.” This year’s production of “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” will be available to stream around the end of November.

Fall play approved to record performance in-person

Kate Schneider November 5, 2020

Because of technology issues during rehearsals and the difficulties with recording a Zoom call, director Jodi Schifsky said they are going to record the fall play, “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play,”...

Park students rehearse for the fall play over zoom during a virtual rehearsal on Oct. 5. “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Show” will likely be available to watch late November.

Theater makes best of difficult situation

Gabriel Kaplan October 13, 2020

Thespian co-president and senior Phoebe McKinney said they are grateful for the opportunity to host a show this fall — “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” — but preparing and performing online...

Fair use from Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

‘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.

Choir makes unfortunate schedule decision

Colin Canaday February 23, 2020

Scheduled for 8-11 p.m. Feb. 22, the Sno Daze dance directly conflicted with the high school choir rendition of “Hairspray” on the same day at 2 p.m. The competition between these two events demonstrates...

Theater stays positive in the face of loss

Abigail Prestholdt, Writer February 3, 2020

Theater performed their one-act “Love/Sick” at Sections, placing fourth overall against other schools in Minnesota. Theater director Jodi Schifsky said the performance was well done and although...

Fair use from Hennepin Theatre Trust: The musical Hamilton came to the Orpheum in the summer of 2019. As one of the Hennepin Theatre Trust theaters in Minneapolis, the Orpheum has a student and educator rush program for some of their shows.

Theater program offers student discount

Samantha Klepfer January 31, 2020

Senior Maddie Lind said the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s student and educator rush program does a great job of administering lower prices, making tickets to shows more accessible to students. “It was...

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