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The curtain rises, twice

“Donkey” played by junior Jordon Prince rehearses a song titled “Make a Move”, about Shrek (senior James Long) being too nervous to tell Fiona (senior Miyon Roston) how he really feels. “Donkey is such a sarcastic and fun character to play,” Prince said. “Not only that, his songs are not like any other character's. I think the audience will really enjoy this show.” Photo by Derek Walsh
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...

Instrumental spells

Senior Isaac Hernandez hypes up junior Alex Kisler during the drum line performance of Jig 2 at the first Friday Night Lights game on the Winnetonka football field on Aug. 30. Photo by Kelsey Cowden.
Cheyenne Brown, Staff Writer 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...

Green room revival

After the room had been vandalized last school year, a Bible lay in the ruins of various props and furniture. For the sake of closure, photos of the majority of the damages will not be published. Not pictured: couches slashed, holes in the walls and trash strung about. Photo by Derek Walsh
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...

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...

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.

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

Poster provided by Andrea Caspari.
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...

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...

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,...

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...

All or nothing

Junior Bella Middaugh marches with the PRIDE band while playing clarinet at the Sept. 29 homecoming football game before the first quarter. Middaugh was selected as the 11th chair clarinet for the Kansas City Metro All-District Band.
Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief November 8, 2017

  After months of preparation, eight students earned a seat in the Kansas City Metro All-District Orchestra and All-District Band ensembles following auditions at Liberty High School on Nov....

The piano man

1. Junior Jacob Gustin plays the piano alone in the little theatre. Gustin enjoys the privacy that playing upstairs gives him, since he considers himself a shy person.
Andrea Simmons, Photo editor November 3, 2017

Serene music rings through the halls after school, reaching the ears of janitors securing the building, teachers grading papers and students practicing the latest musical. The music comes from a piano...

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