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Theater prepares for fall musical

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.

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, but also stereotypes of women and how that is overcome and how that plays out. Also, sexual...

Spring play to be ‘Prelude to a Kiss’

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

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 get married after 6 weeks and on their wedding day a strange man wanders into the ceremony, kisses t...

Student actors perform outside of school

Used with permission by Greta Nackerud

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 reasons. “At some point when I was in seventh grade, I decided I wanted to be a famous actor....

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

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.

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, I’m so proud of how far we’ve come in the last week,” McKinney said. “Last night’s dress rehea...

Stage manager for ‘9 to 5 the Musical’ works towards success

Senior Nietzsche Deuel feeds lines to actors during theater rehearsal Oct. 24. Deuel is the active stage manager for '9 to 5 the Musical.'

Sofia Seewald and Maggie Klaers

October 25, 2018

Senior Nietzsche Deuel said she has enjoyed working with both the cast and crew for ‘9 to 5 the Musical’ and previous theater productions as the stage manager. “I get to work with all the parts of theater, because usually cast works with cast and crew works with crew, but as stage manager I...

Theater to put on ‘9 to 5 the Musical’ this fall

Senior Emma Yarger, Junior Ruby Stillman and Sophomore Phoebe MicKinney rehearse their lines in preparation for their upcoming musical '9 to 5'.

Sofia Seewald and Maggie Klaers

September 18, 2018

According to theater director Jodi Hatzenbeller, the upcoming fall performance, “9 to 5 the Musical,” is a ‘70s show based around sexism in the workplace. “The musical is based on a movie that came out in the 1980s, but is actually set in the late ‘70s, and it’s this workplace revenge...

High schoolers looking back, helping out

High schoolers looking back, helping out

Ndunzi Kunsunga

June 4, 2018

According to sophomore student director Sam Sietsema, he began helping with the middle school shows early last school year. “The fall of last school year I went to (Lillian) Zumberg and asked, ‘do you want help from student directors’ because we have had student directors for the middle school...

Actors prepare for fall musical

Actors prepare for fall musical

Raphy Gendler and Dani Orloff

September 9, 2016

As sophomore Jenna Cook exited her audition for the fall musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” she felt proud of her effort, but kept a realistic viewpoint.   Cook said she wants to continue being active in the theater program and would feel content with any role in the musical. “As of right ...

Reliving the ’40s at Park

Reliving the '40s at Park

Josh Anderson and Caroline Ahlgrim

January 16, 2013

Park theater is opening Joe Landry's "Vintage Hitchcock," a 1940 style radio broadcast   The theater department is expanding its horizons, opening “Vintage HItchcock” this weekend, a performance that includes intrigue, espionage and murder. Since November, 49 Park students have been working ...

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