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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...

Juniors Abby Bauduin and Elliot McGary-Walters discuss the newest spring play, Mutually Assured Destruction, at the interest meeting Feb. 28. The final show will be held April 29 – May 1.

‘Mutually Assured Destruction’ to take center stage

Unlike plays in the past, “Mutually Assured Destruction” hosts an array of 10 vignettes taking place in 10 different decades.  During the interest meeting Feb. 28, theater director Jodi Schifsky...

Senior Louise Marshall and junior Emma Samuels rehearse a pivotal scene Feb. 3. In the show, Catherine Donahue goes to the company doctor to receive medical aid, following radium poisoning.

Winter One Act places top three at Sections

With a 35-minute runtime and a 10-minute period preparation time, Park’s theater program was faced with a challenge.  After placing second in subsections, Park advanced to the Winter One Act...

Seniors Caroline Butler and Louise Marshall, and juniors Gwen Rocker-Gladen and Abby Baudhin rehearse for the Winter One Act “These Shining Lives” where they play workers plagued with radium poisoning. The show is opening Jan. 14 and closing Jan. 16.

Theater awarded Spotlight honors

Elena Ortiz-Fishman January 7, 2022

After its production of “Anne of Green Gables,” the theater program received a shocking announcement.  Excited by the news, senior Dayanara Mora Zengel said she felt honored to receive the Spotlight...

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‘Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’ entertained, disappointed

Jacob Khabie January 7, 2021

Logging on to watch “Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical,” I was intrigued but also had serious doubts. While I had enjoyed watching small creators around the world come together on the social media platform...

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....

Seniors Ruby Stillman and Sam Sietsema rehearse their roles for Legally Blonde Nov. 14, 2019 in the Auditorium. The Park Fall production for 2020, “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play,” is set to be recorded over Zoom Dec. 9.

Theater performance to be online due to COVID-19

Isabel Nathan November 20, 2020

The Park Fall production, “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play,” has had it’s performance date pushed back from Nov. 20, 21 and 22 to being recorded over Zoom Dec. 9. According to sophomore Emma...

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,”...

Choreographer Julianne Mundale, junior Lilly Strathman, sophomore Dayanara Mora Zengel and freshmen Haley Nielson and Gwendolyn Rockler-Gladen rehearse the opening number of “Legally Blonde”. The show will open 7 p.m., Nov. 15 in the Auditorium.

Theater prepares for fall musical

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman September 30, 2019

According to thespian president senior Ruby Stillman, Park’s next production is set to be “Legally Blonde”. “(‘Legally Blonde’) deals with really tough topics in a fun way. Feminism, obviously,...

Sophomore Isaac Scott reads his lines aloud during the read through for the spring play March 13. The spring play this year is Prelude to a Kiss.

Spring play to be ‘Prelude to a Kiss’

Maggie Klaers, Emily Ziessman, and Ruthie Posada March 18, 2019

The theater company’s spring performance will be a funny love story with a surprising turn of events, according to director Jodi Hatzenbeller. “Peter and Rita meet, they fall fast in love, they...

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Student actors perform outside of school

Gabriel Kaplan and Maria Perez-Barriga January 21, 2019

Senior Greta Nackerud, who was a part of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at the Minneapolis Children’s Theater Company, said she found herself acting in productions beyond the high school for several...

Sophomore  Phoebe McKinney, junior Isaac  Wahl and seniors Evie Nelson and Emma Yarger, perform a scene from 9 to 5 the Musical. Opening night for the musical took place Nov. 9th with more performances to come Nov. 11, 16, 17 and 18.

Theater performs opening night of ‘9 to 5 the Musical’

Maggie Klaers and Sofia Seewald November 10, 2018

According to sophomore lead cast member Phoebe McKinney, hard work during tech week and a successful final dress rehearsal contributed to a strong opening night performance. “Tonight went so well,...

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