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Time to talk with TKC episode 02: the making of a musical

Time to talk with TKC was created with the hopes of inviting students and staff at KHS to share their opinions about topics they are passionate about. Some episodes may involve debate with several students or staff members at a time.

Maddie Hawes, associate editor

March 12, 2019

Time to talk with TKC anchor Maddie Hawes sits down with Max Reinert, junior, and Jared Goudsmit, senior, to talk about their success at the MO Thespian conference in the Musical Works contest. The contest required contestants to write a score for an opening number of an original musical and the win...

The team behind the scenes

The team behind the scenes

Quentin Stepp, writer

May 17, 2016

Over 2000 students and community members came to see the play Mary Poppins at KHS from April 14-16, but all they saw was the finished product. There is a group of people that work for hours every day before the plays to prepare for opening night: the crew. Greg Booth, math teacher, said a play woul...

View from the pit

View from the pit

Thomas Birmingham, writer

May 13, 2016

For four hours a week, six weeks before the debut of a show, an elite group of musicians practices under the KHS stage. Because they play from inside a makeshift “pit,” the audience of a play at KHS might not be aware they are there. Their job is providing music for the performance, in addition ...

Photo Gallery: The Pit

Photo Gallery: The Pit

Michael Galakatos, photographer

April 21, 2016

Underneath the stage in the Keating Theater, the pit is the place where the musicians play.

Kiss Me Kate Review: Another openin’ of another amazing KH Players show

Kiss Me Kate Review: Another openin' of another amazing KH Players show

Alexa Kannenberg, web managing editor

April 17, 2015

Having seen both the movie and another live production of Kiss Me Kate, I was familiar with the show going in. However I was not expecting such an energetic and talent-filled rendition of the show by my high school peers. Kiss Me Kate is a play within a play about theatre star Fred Graham (Ross Rubrigh...

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