TONKA NEWS

The curtain rises, twice

The curtain rises, twice

Ruth Estrada, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

This year, both the theater department and fine arts department will each be hosting a musical, meaning there will be an additional musical along with the typical spring play. During first semester, “Shrek the Musical” will be performed, featuring the talent of both band and orchestra for the soundtrack along with oral performances from theater actors. Then, God...

Instrumental spells

Instrumental spells

Cheyenne Brown

November 5, 2019

The Winnetonka Pride Band’s music selection has caught the attention of many J.K. Rowling fans, with enchanting instrumentals straight from the wizarding world of Harry Potter. In previous years,theBandhasfollowed a variety of themes such as, Pirates of the Caribbean, Queen and Jazz. This year’s theme i...

Green room revival

Green room revival

Daniel Smith, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

In May 2019, the school was devastated to discover a small group of students had vandalized the green room, a sacred-like place for theatre students to relax in between performances. Among the damages, the walls were broken in, couches slashed, costumes ruined and expensive equipment damaged. In the aftermath of the ...

Taco Cat multiplies thrice for 2019-20 school year

Taco Cat multiplies thrice for 2019-20 school year

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

Since his arrival, Taco Cat has become the poster child for the band department, greeting students with his mesmerizingly-yellow shell every time they enter the music room. In the past, Taco Cat has expanded his influence by multiplying his physical self, which has led to new forms such as him b...

Art students recreate 1900’s painting at annual Chalk and Walk on Sept.7-8

Art students recreate 1900’s painting at annual Chalk and Walk on Sept.7-8

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

Art students painted up Crown Center for the annual Chalk and Walk on Sept. 7-8, recreating an "old" painting with a modern twist. Winnetonka chose to adapt "The Kiss" by Gustav Klimt, painting the characters as two women instead of a heterosexual couple. They also included a ring on one woman's finger...

Senior Shorts are finally here

Senior Shorts are finally here

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

Weekend one of Shorts 2019 opens this week. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Little Theatre. Admission is $5 per person....

Senior Makayla Cambiano’s artwork chosen to represent the Senatorial District 17

Senior Makayla Cambiano’s artwork chosen to represent the Senatorial District 17

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

For the second year in a row, a Winnetonka senior's artwork was selected to represent the Senatorial District 17 and hang in the Capitol building in Jefferson City. Succeeding 2018 graduate Harper Ross' induction, Makayla Cambiano's work, which portrays one half of a girl's face made up of var...

Comedy & Cookies fundraiser Dec. 6 at 7-9:30 p.m.

Comedy & Cookies fundraiser Dec. 6 at 7-9:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

December 2, 2018

This Thursday night from 7-9:30 p.m., the Winnetonka art department is hosting the Comedy & Cookies fundraiser. Tickets are $5 per person. Baked goods and drinks will be sold during the intermission time. The event will be hosted by English teacher Andrea Caspari with 48th Street Players coach...

Shorts 2019 auditions after school on Monday Dec. 3, Tuesday Dec. 4

Shorts 2019 auditions after school on Monday Dec. 3, Tuesday Dec. 4

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

December 2, 2018

Auditions for this upcoming year's Shorts will be held in the little theatre after school on Monday and Tuesday. On Monday Dec. 3, students will perform a monologue they picked themselves or one provided at the general audition. Each audition will be limited to around 45 seconds. The callbacks...

Several band students audition for state, two selected

Several band students audition for state, two selected

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

This weekend, several students auditioned for the KC Metro All District Band at Liberty High School: Hanaa Hale, alto sax Gavin Jones, alto sax Shannon Birlingmair, flute Mackenzie Brenneman, flute Maryanne Mathis, clarinet Bella Middaugh, clarinet Zachary Heathman, trumpet Of these stu...

Raising up the stars

Raising up the stars

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018

Two Winnetonka graduates returned to Kansas City to help the school’s cast of the musical, Chicago, after making a name for themselves in the world of theatre. Broadway actress and Winnetonka alumna Amra-Faye Wright, who graduated in the 1970s, performed the Broadway version of Chicago at the S...

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