Shorewood Ripples

Gold keys galore this Scholastic season

Hiwot Schutz’s “Holy Trinity,” which was shot in Ethiopia. Schutz won a gold key for the photograph.

Margaret Raicu

February 20, 2020

Shorewood students submitted 13 Gold Key Award winning pieces for this year’s Scholastic Art Competition. They also received 11 Silver Key Awards and 24 Honorable Mentions. Among them, were Leland Hanewall, senior, Hiwot Schutz, junior, and Danny Huang, freshman. Leland Hanewall “The whole thing was...

A well executed production, “Urinetown” lacks a well delivered message

Nimya Harris sings in the  spotlight during her character's solo number. Harris is praised for her performance as Penelope Pennywise, along with all of the acting in the show.

Naomi Raicu

February 7, 2020

Shorewood Drama’s production of Urinetown, which ran from January 30 to February 1, was yet another interesting and lively musical in Shorewood’s long line of excellent shows. The musical tells the story of a society in the near future where, due to a water shortage from a twenty-year drought and the c...

Courtney Barnett’s MTV Unplugged is an undeniable gem

Courntey Barnett during her performance on MTV Unplugged. The live album was released on Dec. 6, 2019.

Ethan McKaig

January 4, 2020

On Dec. 6, Courtney Barnett, the Australian born singer-songwriter and musician, released her “MTV Unplugged” performance. Consisting of 8 acoustic songs (43 minutes), both original and covers, they display Barnett’s raw talent of songwriting and musicianship. On Oct. 22, the album was recorde...

Showcase connects a wider variety of acts

Cameron Spann (left) and Jordan Biller (right) preform at this year's AFS Showcase. The event promotes the Shorewood AFS chapter.

Laura Oldfather

November 21, 2019

This year’s showcase took place on November 15 and 16. The annual event raises money for Shorewood AFS and the drama department. This year, it featured 26 acts, and included over 90 students in the show and behind the scenes. This year’s theme was “We Are One.” At first this seemed like an...

The story of a MKE violin robbery

courtesy Clarified Films

Noe Goldhaber

November 12, 2019

On October 25th at the Oriental Theater, “Plucked,” a movie about Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra violinist Frank Almond’s stolen Stradivarius violin, was shown as part of the Milwaukee Film Festival. With a line for the film that went around the corner, and Frank Almond himself being in the audience a...

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: A unique production

Laura Oldfather

November 6, 2019

On October 17, 18, and 19, SHS drama put on four shows of the famous Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  The play shows the events surrounding the marriage of “nobles” Theseus (Alex Alden) to Hippolyta (Zephaniah Eiland). It also details the affairs of the “lovers”: Lysander (Aust...

Clairo captivates crowd at Turner Hall show

Artist Clairo performs at Turner Hall Ballroom. Both the performance itself and the visuals made it a memorable show.

Eva McNally

October 16, 2019

On October 1, Clairo performed for the first time in Milwaukee--the third night of her 2019 North American Immunity Tour. She played an intimate show at Turner Hall Ballroom. The up-and-coming artist is widely known for her hit singles “Pretty Girl” and “Bags.” Immunity, her most recent album, ...

Dreamy new jazz album “Resavoir” soars

The cover of Resavoir's first single off the album, Escalator. The song was released in January 2019.

Ethan McKaig

September 28, 2019

What music plays in your dreams? The dreams where you are flying; where you are floating in the middle of the ocean; where you are sitting on a cloud. What music goes along with those images? I've found it: Resavoir's debut, self-titled album. The Chicago based jazz ensemble, founded by Will Miller (m...

Spring musical switches from Evita to Billy Elliot

Natasha Davis

September 3, 2019

The drama department originally planned on producing Evita as its spring musical, but a change in production rights have prompted the department to choose another.  On February 5th, the Skylight Music Theater announced their 2019-2020 season which included Evita. Joe King, drama director, wasn’t surprised at th...

Mamma Mia! captures aesthetic and attention

Mamma Mia! captures aesthetic and attention

Laura Oldfather

June 5, 2019

Shorewood Drama performed their spring musical, Mamma Mia! on May 16, 17 and 18. This marked the end of their 2018-19 season and the final show for many seniors.  For those unfamiliar with the production, Mamma Mia! tells the story of a girl named Sophie on a Greek island who (for no justifiable reason) is marryi...

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