The Kirkwood Call

Spring musical preview: Wonderful Town

Harry Brooker, freshman, Max Reinert, junior, Kenzie Ruiz, senior and Raven Wiley, senior, prepare for the final dress rehearsal during the school day.

Kelley Cochran, photographer

April 10, 2019

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.  ...

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 ...

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 ...

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