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The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Senior Coco Gruen helps clean out that back of the theater May 23. The thespians are preparing to say goodbye to Parks current auditorium.

Drama in motion

TJ Brayboy and Jacob Martenson June 1, 2024

With new renovations sweeping Park by storm, the theatre club has been one of the clubs hit the hardest. The main space for club activities, the auditorium, is in a construction zone and hasn’t allowed...

Senior Coco Gruen and sophomore Elliott Netoff rehearsing as the show’s DJs during the first act of “Steel Magnolias.” “Steel Magnolias” premiered April 19 and had two following shows April 20 and 21.

Theatre ‘steels’ the show

Leo Justesen, Staffer April 24, 2024

Park’s Theatre presented “Steel Magnolias” on April 19, 20 and 21. It displayed a rollercoaster of laughs, joy, shock and heartbreak. The play is based on a real story set during the 80s in Louisiana...

Juniors Kaylee Rice, Julia Lorenzen and Sid Bradley prepare for the upcoming theater competition on Jan. 23. They are fixing the couch in preparation for the showcase.

‘A Trip to the Moon’ makes moves

Layla Mickelson January 25, 2024

After their final performance for friends and family on Jan. 21, Parks theater program started their rehearsal for their sub-section one-act performance, with a set of vignettes from the show “A Trip...

Sophomore Elliott Netoff poses to her scene partners in A Trip to the Moon Jan. 20. The Park theater program will be going to Richfield to compete in the one-act.

Park takes ‘A Trip to the Moon’

Taylor Voigt January 24, 2024

From Jan. 19-21, Park theater put on performances of the one-act play “A Trip to the Moon.” One-acts are a type of play that surround one event, in this case the moon landing, and display multiple...

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...

The auditorium has been closed since the beginning of the school year due to construction. Theater is being held in the choir room until further notice.

Theater unable to practice in auditorium

Fisher Christopher December 14, 2023

Due to the construction going on in and outside the school, the auditorium was shut down. This has impacted many, including the theater group at Park. Theater now practices in alternative locations, like...

Senior Elena Colacci and junior Karen Dworsky performed in Emma Nov. 19. This year Park’s musical was held at the middle school.

Dilemmas with ‘Emma’

Layla Mickelson and Taylor Voigt November 21, 2023

Park’s theater program recently finished their production of “Emma,” the cast and crew alike said they’re proud of the show they put on despite some difficulties. Along with issues like limited...

Luke Rowan takes on ‘Newsies’

Luke Rowan takes on ‘Newsies’

Layla Mickelson May 12, 2023

How long have you been doing theater? Since third grade I did a show at PSI and I've been doing theater ever since. My first Stages show was in 2021 — “Elf the Musical JR.”  How is the community...

Five of the six dinner guests attempt to listen to what is happening on the other side of the door April 27.  Parks portrayal of the tantalizing murder–mystery “Clue” marks the end of the theatrical school year.

Park is at the scene of the crime

Maren Wilsey and Johanna Kaplan May 2, 2023

“Clue” is Park’s final play of the 2022–2023 school year, with showtimes this past weekend in Park’s auditorium. According to director Jodi Schifsky, seeing the play come together is a satisfying...

Junior Coeleen Gruen sings opening number of Chicago Nov. 11. The first song in the show is All that Jazz.

‘Chicago: Teen Edition’ opening night success

Ena Mekic November 12, 2022

The production of “Chicago: Teen Edition” has been in the works for almost three months. After many stage rehearsals and vocal practices, the first show was performed Nov. 11. Theater director...

Theater prepares for destruction

Danny Shope and Leo Justesen May 10, 2022

According to theater director Jodi Schifsky, this year’s spring show “Mutually Assured Destruction” will comedically showcase tense sibling relationships throughout 10 different decades. Schifsky...

Thespians read the syllabus for the Thespian Information Night Nov. 29. The Park theater program is preparing to showcase “These Shining Lives” for sub-sections at the One-Act competition Jan. 27.

Theater prepares for One Act

Danny Shope and Adam Gips January 26, 2022

In past years, Theater Program director Jodi Schifsky said showcasing theater productions alongside other schools in the One Act Play competition was a great chance to connect with people outside the school....

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