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Shorewood Ripples

The Student News Site of Shorewood High School

Shorewood Ripples

The Student News Site of Shorewood High School

Shorewood Ripples

Pippin creates exciting atmosphere in the theater

Pippin creates exciting atmosphere in the theater

Ashley Slomann and Lifang Zhang March 8, 2024

Between February 8 and 10, Shorewood Drama showcased its production of the 1972 musical Pippin. The show tells the story of Pippin, son of the historical king Charlemagne, as he embarks on a quest for...

42nd Street concludes, Jerry Awards for Little Shop of Horrors

42nd Street concludes, Jerry Awards for Little Shop of Horrors

Jillian Beaster and Tyndall Talley June 8, 2023

This spring, Shorewood Drama performed 42nd Street, Mark Bramble and Michael Stewart’s flashy Broadway musical. With the show winning Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Choreography, the theater department...

courtesy Paulina Fenske

SHS Drama presents “Little Shop of Horrors” for winter musical

Jenna Abu-Zahra and Andrina Roberts February 19, 2023

Shorewood theater completes one of its largest productions On February 9th, the drama program performed their first production of Little Shop of Horrors.  “Little Shop of Horrors is about a boy...

Zahni Gulbronson (right) and Madeline Pluckhan (left) hold on a scene of Fiddler on the Roof. The musical was the last production for many seniors in SHS Drama.

“Fiddler” concludes successful year of productions

To finish the 2022 school year on a high note, the Shorewood Drama Department presented their spring musical, Fiddler on the Roof. The award winning musical, created by playwright Joseph Stein in 1964...

Ginny Mitchell, senior, stars as Cinderella in Shorewood Dramas latest production.

SHS presents different kind of Cinderella

Maya Schmaling and Giselle Knox March 16, 2022

Shorewood drama’s latest production, Cinderella, made its premiere on March 3. The show marks a step forward for the drama department as the first in-person musical since the pandemic began.  The...

Students rehearse for the spring musical, Working, in the North Gym. There are a total of 14 cast members in the production, which will be filmed over the course of two weeks.

Drama prepares for pre-filmed performance

Sam Diliberti and Sophie Diliberti April 27, 2021

The SHS drama department is in rehearsals for their first musical of the year, Working. Adapted from the original version in 2012, the show features music from various composers such as Lin Manuel Miranda...

New director helps drama department turn to virtual

Katrina Kallas October 15, 2020

The Shorewood High School drama department is facing many changes this year with a new drama director and an online curriculum. In the past, the drama classes at the high school have always been very hands-on...

Lindsay Nelsen, SHS class of 2020, poses in her garden at her house in Shorewood, which is where shes had to take her classes from this semester. Nelsen is a theater arts major, which has provided unique challenges during COVID.

First-year theater major navigates online school

Shannon Carlson October 13, 2020

Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, Lindsay Nelsen, SHS class of 2020, gets in front of her laptop camera for acting class. This is one of eight classes she is taking remotely this semester. For college...

Drama director leaves SHS to return home

Laura Oldfather August 9, 2020

After eight years, Joe King, former SHS drama director, is leaving. King is returning to the high school in Indianapolis where he had taught prior to coming to Shorewood.  “The school in Indianapolis...

Henry Heyden, sophomore, working the soundboard. Heyden has been a part of tech since 7th grade, and has worked on all different types of productions.

You’ve heard his sounds in productions, now hear his story

Ethan McKaig November 16, 2019

If you’ve ever been to a Shorewood Drama production, it’s likely that you’ve seen the student working behind the soundboard in the back of the theatre. He wears glasses and a pink beanie with multiple...

“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...

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...