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Fall play preview: “The Merry Wives of Windsor”

Fall play preview: “The Merry Wives of Windsor”

Maddie Meyers, web managing editor

October 9, 2018

In KHS’s fall play, “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” KH Players transport the audience to the 1950s for a Shakespearean adaptation of a classical show filled with revenge and romance. The plot surrounds a con-artist who needs more money, so he tries to make two wealthy women fall in love with him, no...

Senior Profiles: Sarah Morgan

Senior Profiles: Sarah Morgan

Annie O'Brien, news-features editor

April 25, 2018

She woke up, ate breakfast, pulled on her uniform and climbed into the car with her mom and brothers. They arrived at a brick building that housed as many students in the whole school as KHS contains in one grade. St. Peter’s Catholic School was home to Sarah Morgan, senior, from preschool until eighth gr...

Where are they now: Drew Redington

Where are they now: Drew Redington

Annie O'Brien, news-features editor

December 6, 2017

Pretending to be each of the Von Trapp children, 4-year-old Drew Redington acts out and sings “So Long, Farewell” from “The Sound of Music” on the steps of his grandmother’s basement. His mother and grandmother sit watching, used to the routine of these frequent basement performances. “Th...

Teacher feature: Kelly Schnider

Teacher feature: Kelly Schnider

Alyssa Fox, web staffer

March 13, 2017

While the stress for many teachers ends at 3:00 p.m every afternoon, Kelly Schnider’s is just getting started. For the next three hours on these afternoons she spends her time creating new worlds and inspiring young performers. The green room is her playground to help students explore the worlds of...

Washing away diversity

Washing away diversity

Claire Boysen, opinions writer

March 8, 2017

You sit down on the couch after school, ready to watch your favorite TV show. You turn on the TV and see the same thing you always see: Friends, Full House, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Girl Meets World, and you realize one thing they have in common. White. Whether you’re aware of it or not, whitewashing is not...

Opening night

Opening night

Annie O'Brien, features writer

October 6, 2016

 The curtains will be pulled back and the spotlights will shine on a cast of comedic characters on Oct. 6. The fall play, “The Government Inspector,” opens tonight at 7 p.m. in the Keating Theater and runs through Saturday. The cost is $7 for students and $10 for adults. “We've worked pretty ...

Behind the scenes: Mary Poppins

Behind the scenes: Mary Poppins

Austin Cleveland, writer

May 24, 2016

The KH Players production of Mary Poppins took place in the Keating Theatre April 14-16. Months of behind the scenes work came together for three music-filled nights of “Jolly Holiday,” “A Spoonful Of Sugar” and “Chim-Chim-Cher-ee.” Kelly Schnider, drama teacher, and the other musical advis...

Senior column: the green room

Senior column: the green room

Alexa Kannenberg, web managing editor

May 11, 2016

I remember my first class of high school vividly as I’m sure we all do. It was Drama I with Kelly Schnider. I ran into the green room right after my first high school bell rang. The unfamiliar room smelled of what I now know is stage makeup and coffee. The most unflattering mirrors in the world lined the ...

Performing under the stars

Performing under the stars

Laura Crews, writer

May 10, 2016

She tosses a stained makeup brush to the side and slides on her high-heeled character shoes. Struggling against the weight of hairspray and false eyelashes, her legs shake behind a red curtain about to lift. Sydney Jones, freshman, has grown up on stage, performing in shows like Aladdin at the Muny ...

Behind the scenes; Mary Poppins

Behind the scenes; Mary Poppins

Austin Cleveland, writer

May 2, 2016

The KH Players production of Mary Poppins took place in the Keating Theatre, April 14-16. Months of behind the scenes work came together for three music-filled nights of “Jolly Holiday,” “A Spoonful Of Sugar” and “Chim Chim Cher-ee.” Kelly Schnider, drama teacher, and the other musical advis...

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