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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

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....

Juniors Gwen Rockler-Gladen and Abby Baudhuin, freshman Isaiah Brown and senior
 Louise Marshall act on stage Jan. 16. “These Shining Lives” opened Jan. 14 and closed Jan. 16.

Theater closes ‘These Shining Lives’

Adam Gips and Danny Shope January 19, 2022

After the theater program finished its last show Jan. 16, senior and Thespian vice president Caroline Butler said “These Shining Lives” was an exhilarating act to perform. “We got nothing but...

Thespian adviser Jodi Schifsky talks to thespians at a Nov. 29 Winter One Act interest meeting. At the meeting, Schifsky introduced the play “These Shining Lives.”

Theater prepares for Winter One Act

Adam Gips and Danny Shope December 27, 2021

As the theater program gets ready for its Winter One Act, thespian adviser Jodi Schifsky said she’s exhilarated to see what the club can make of it after its previously challenging shows. “We did...

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,...

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...

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...

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