Appleton North theatre director Ron Parker picked the perfect show for the school theatre program's return to live theatre. The Spongebob Musical offered everything we've been missing since these past two years -- Humor! Warmth! Color! Whimsy! Music! Dancing! Flying Mermaids! and Talent! My oh my, that show offered plenty of talent. We saw it [...]
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Bravo to an outstanding and resilient high school theater program!
I am not afraid... I was born to do this. -- St. Joan of Arc Appleton North Theatre Director Ron Parker has directed, encouraged, inspired and transformed 22 straight high school casts enroute to the Wisconsin High School Theatre State finals and he has received a Critic's Choice in all of them so far, a [...]
Open the gates and seize the day
I knew I’d love the Appleton North production of Newsies before I even bought a ticket. First of all, I genuinely love anything Ron Parker directs and I am keenly aware of the extraordinary talent his program attracts. I also just loved the movie when I saw it in 1992 with my then five-year old [...]
Yas! Pirate Queen!
If you're Irish, or want to be Irish, or remember that cool "Manly yes, but I like it too" Irish Spring commercial, you will love Appleton North's energetic production of the Pirate Queen. If you love fight scenes, or sword fighting, or lush backdrops that make you think you've woken up on the Emerald Isle, [...]
White Snake, Golden Opportunity
Take a Tony Award winning playwright, a genuinely gifted director and a Chinese fable that is older than written language and you have the magic of Mary Zimmerman's The White Snake. On paper, the story of loyal friendship and the infinite power of unconditional love is charming. In the combined hands of Zimmerman and Appleton [...]