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Spring musical preview: Wonderful Town

Spring musical preview: Wonderful Town

Kelley Cochran, photographer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Breaking News

KH players is performing Leonard Bernstein’s Wonderful Town, a musical set in the 1950s. It tells the story of two sisters, Ruth and Eileen, who move from Ohio to experience Greenwich Village in New York City. Ruth is an aspiring writer and Eileen is a dancer who wants to pursue a life on stage.  ...

Photo gallery: “The Children’s Hour”

Photo gallery: “The Children’s Hour”

Sarah Nash, art editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Photo, Photo Galleries, Visuals

Several KHS students performed in the play "The Children's Hour," this past week. In this drama, two longtime friends run a boarding school for girls. One misunderstood child starts lies and rumors in attempt to bring down her teachers. The cast is all female, besides two members. "I think that this...

Fall play preview: “The Merry Wives of Windsor”

Fall play preview: “The Merry Wives of Windsor”

Maddie Meyers, web managing editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

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...

Strength in Numbers: The Importance of an Ensemble

Strength in Numbers: The Importance of an Ensemble

Molly Higgins, writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under 2018 New Staff Stories

The lights come up, the music swells and the audience leans forward in anticipation as the stage fills with actors. A show-stopping group number closes act 1 of the KH Players’ spring musical: “The Drowsy Chaperone”. Mary Cleary, junior, stands proudly with the ensemble. “[The ensemble] brings the en...

Mr. Greg Booth

May 3, 2018


Filed under Features

 Art by Celia Bergman 25 years of teaching at KHS TKC: What are your plans for retirement? Booth: I am going to buy a building and put in a studio and go be an artist. TKC: What is your favorite memory at KHS? Booth: I’ve really liked teaching. That’s been very nice, to have a career that you enjoy and I’ve loved ...

Spring play preview

Spring play preview

Emma Lingo and Maddie Meyers

April 12, 2018


Filed under News

Have you ever wished that your favorite musical could come to life? The Drowsy Chaperone, KHS’s spring musical, features a man’s witty commentary about his favorite musical record as it appears on stage. Performances will take place in the Keating Theater on April 12-14 at 7 p.m. For KHS student...

Photo gallery: The Arsonists

Photo gallery: The Arsonists

Kelley Cochran, photographer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Photo Galleries

  For over 2 months, a group of actors and actresses along with a backstage crew have worked to build and put on the KHS black box show, The Arsonists. Directed by Kelly Schnider, KH Players director,  this is one of the four shows the KH Players puts on during the 2017-18 school year. "Every...

The Arsonists preview

The Arsonists preview

Abby Geisz, technical web editor

January 24, 2018


Filed under News

Taking eight weeks to produce, The Arsonists, a play put on by around 30 KHS students, is a comedy about a town that is regularly attacked by arsonists. It was originally written as a reaction to Germany invading others countries in World War II, while countries who were not directly involved sat back and d...

KHS takes on the Missouri State Thespian Conference

KHS takes on the Missouri State Thespian Conference

Melanie Witt, copy editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under News

Over the weekend from Jan. 12-14, junior and senior members of KH Players had the opportunity to go to the Missouri State Thespian Conference in downtown St. Louis. The trip alternates between St. Louis and Kansas City every two years. Students left school after their first class on Thursday and took a...

Where are they now: Drew Redington

Where are they now: Drew Redington

Annie O'Brien, news-features editor

December 6, 2017


Filed under Where are they now

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...

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