• Check back for the latest Parkway West news Monday, Aug. 24 when school resumes.

Pathfinder

“The Drowsy Chaperone” offers a sobering take on escapism

Portraying the character Janet Van De Graaff, junior Arden Dickson rehearses a scene from “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

Tyler Kinzy, Deputy Managing EiC

February 12, 2020

It is only fitting that the most reflective moment of a frenzied 20-character musical came when all but one were frozen in place. The Man in Chair (senior Dennis McMorrow) pauses, and for the first time in well over an hour, theatergoers could have heard a pin drop. “Look, I know it’s not a perfect s...

Theatre department readies for meta musical “The Drowsy Chaperone”

Singing his character titular song

Olivia Bradshaw, Convergence Journalism Writer

February 7, 2020

After more than three months of preparation, the theatre department is debuting their production of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a musical comedy paying tribute to–while also parodying–golden-age musicals. The show centers around an unnamed “man in a chair,” played by senior Dennis McMorrow, providing comm...

“Boeing Boeing” takes flight to deliver laughs and lessons alike

Seniors Aaliyah Weston and Katie Solodar portray Bertha and Gretchen, respectively, in a scene from “Boeing Boeing.”

Tyler Kinzy, Deputy Managing EiC

October 7, 2019

Robert (senior Charlie Foy) resentfully gulps down a glass of whiskey. From across the room, Bertha (senior Aaliyah Weston) sets the house rotary phone back onto the desk and pivots towards the former. “Drink up. We’re in for a bumpy night." The performance itself? Anything but bumpy. As a th...

A perfect storm: Running with Scissors Improv show receives thunderous applause

Throwing himself to the ground, senior Hayden Riehl and freshman Ross Harter improvise a scene together. Harter and Riehl were on team “Fashion Disaster” as part of the show’s “Perfect Storm” theme.

Carly Anderson, Copy Editor

October 30, 2018

No sex, no drugs, no rock ‘n’ roll (and definitely no smooth jazz)–these are the only restrictions you’ll find at your average Running with Scissors Improv show. Following the first “Perfect Storm” of a show Oct. 26, I can guarantee you that none of these things are necessary: you’ll find yourself h...

Theater students break a leg at the Missouri State Thespian Conference

Wearing their “Running with Scissors” shirts, students from the improv team pose with the superior award they received, which is the highest rating. They were one of two groups in Missouri to receive this award for the Improv Olympix event. “We had a senior who was doing scholarship auditions, and four juniors who were busy too. We weren’t really expecting to do as well as we did,” Showers said.

Sabrina Bohn, Managing EiC Intern

January 29, 2018

Students in the International Thespian Society (ITS) attended the Missouri State Thespian Conference Jan. 11-13 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand to go to classes, talk to colleges and perform in individual and group events. “It’s a conference where a bunch of thespians from Missouri meet to do work...

Theatre Department head refuses to call curtains

Theatre Department head refuses to call curtains

Macky Kavanaugh, Staff Writer

October 30, 2014

Amie Gossett and the Theatre Department officers make the executive decision to change the spring production to Our Town.

The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High
theatre department