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Inappropriate setting, time to represent school shooting

Inappropriate setting, time to represent school shooting

Maria Perez-Barriga

January 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Park’s selection for the winter play, “The Amish Project” is based on a true story about a school shooting. Any representation of a school shooting is not to be taken lightly.   2018 has the highest number of school shootings of any year on record, with a massive 82 recorded incidents, according...

Theater program receives Spotlight Awards

Theater program receives Spotlight Awards

Maggie Klaers and Sofia Seewald

January 9, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Sophomore cast member Phoebe McKinney said she was ecstatic when she learned she received a Spotlight Education award. According to McKinney she worked very hard to bring her lead role to life. “I received an outstanding award. I was extremely happy because I’ve never had to take on a role that c...

Les Miserables exceeds expectations

Les Miserables exceeds expectations

Talia Lissauer

January 9, 2019


Filed under Reviews

It is no surprise that “Les Miserables” is one of America's longest-running musicals—there is something in it for almost everybody. The three-hour musical includes a dramatic love story, battles and a tragedy that doesn't run dry. The show starts out very slow. It's hard to pinpoint who everyon...

Senior takes first lead role

Senior takes first lead role

Marta Hill

January 9, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

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 role and that is super awesome and exciting for me,” Tronson said. “The only other time I have be...

Age difference expands comfort zone

Age difference expands comfort zone

Isaac Wahl

December 6, 2018


Filed under Features Columns

Eavesdropping at a graduation party, I overheard a woman looking for a young male actor to audition for a show. We ended up talking later that day, and I could tell she was hesitant to ask if I was interested in auditioning. That turned out to be the beginning of my first professional show. After an audition la...

Winter one-act to be ‘The Amish Project’

Winter one-act to be ‘The Amish Project’

Maggie Klaers and Sofia Seewald

December 3, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

Senior stage manager Nietzsche Deuel said she is looking forward to tackling the difficult messages in the upcoming winter one-act. “I’m excited for the one-act because it’s something that our school has spoken out against, because it’s about a shooting,” Deuel said. “I think it’s really ...

Fall musical advertisement vandalized

Fall musical advertisement vandalized

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

November 10, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

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...

Defacement of wall unacceptable

Defacement of wall unacceptable

Jenna Cook

November 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Walking into school this Thursday, I saw something had been graffitied on the wall I painted as a tradition along with my fellow theatre seniors and thespians to promote our fall show, “9 to 5 the Musical.” I wasn’t made aware the vandalism said “So gay” until I spoke about the incident w...

Theater prepares for opening night of ‘9 to 5 the Musical’

Theater prepares for opening night of ‘9 to 5 the Musical’

Maggie Klaers and Sofia Seewald

November 8, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

Junior crew member Euan Lim said theater’s tech week for ‘9 to 5 the Musical’ is all about feeling prepared going into performance day. “Tech week, it’s crazy, but it’s going pretty well,” Lim said. “(We) just (have some) last few minimal changes and detail oriented things to make...

Junior takes on stage managing role

Junior takes on stage managing role

Isabel Kjaer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Student Profiles

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 Pepperell said theater has always been a part of life for him, so it was an obvious choice for him to ap...

Theater revises spring show performance dates

Theater revises spring show performance dates

Yonit Krebs

March 1, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Performance weekend changed to avoid prom conflict

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