The Kirkwood Call

Fall play preview: a look inside “Blood at the Root”

Jess Cohen, junior, studies her script during rehearsal for

Kate Schreiber, features writer

September 1, 2019

In this preview, take a look inside the KHS fall play "Blood at the Root," premiering October 10-12.

From the gym to the stage

Harry Brooker and Ryan Zickel, freshmen, act in

Lilly Anderson, entertainment writer

December 12, 2018

Walking onstage, the smell of hairspray still tingling in his nose, he reaches a new set with a new audience. This is not his first show, but high school productions are not the same. The lights hit his eyes as he gazes upon the crowd filling the 200-seat Keating Theater: a step up from his smelly middl...

Spring play preview

Jared Goudsmit, junior, is held up by his cast mates.

Emma Lingo and Maddie Meyers

April 12, 2018

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...

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...

Fall play preview

Cast members gather around a dinner table.

Fitz Cain, features writer

October 5, 2017

Since auditions last May, the KH Players have been getting into character. Starting rehearsal on the second day of school, this company, composed of around 20 actors and about 50 students total, has been working to prepare for the performance of KH players’ fall play, You Can’t Take It With You, a...

Same name, different story: Aly Terry

Same name, different story: Aly Terry

Jack Rintoul, entertainment editor

August 23, 2017

Poetry She stands in front of a sea of vulnerable ears waiting to hear her truth. Drifting into her words, she closes her eyes. When she is on stage, no one can touch her. She is invincible. But it has not always been this way. Before she did poetry, Aly Terry was lost. She was lost when she moved...

End of KH Players’ 2016-17 season

End of KH Players' 2016-17 season

Justin Sweeney, opinions editor

April 13, 2017

After the Saturday night performance of Once Upon a Mattress, KH Players’ 2016-17 season came to a close. The program, which is supported by over 100 students, dozens of parents and a handful of directors, performed two mainstage shows, two Black Box shows, a one-act festival and won several awards a...

Senior Profile: Cara Palombo

Senior Profile: Cara Palombo

Melanie Witt, news-features writer

April 12, 2017

A gasp sweeps across the audience as she makes her first appearance flying across the stage, holding an umbrella in one hand and a bag in the other. She is the star of the show: Mary Poppins. This moment was one of Cara Palombo‘s favorite memories from being a part of the KHS drama program. "[Theater] is the one thing that clicked for me," Cara said. "Nothing compares to being on stag...

Washing away diversity

art by Kailie Otto

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...

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