The show must go on. Even in a pandemic.

Our students created two productions including our first online show and our first outdoor performance. The actors might not receive a Tony Awards nomination, but the love and enthusiasm behind their approach to the unique adaptations displayed the beautiful heart and soul of their talents.

Simply put - they were amazing!


Matilda the Musical Jr.

Matilda is a precocious five-year-old girl with crude and distant parents that do not care if she is punished by a school principal that hates children. Matilda uses her mental gifts to overcome all obstacles in her quest to claim a new life.

Participation Form Available In August

Parent Meeting October 4

Auditions October 11 & 12

The Tempest

Prospero, having been stranded on an island for twelve years by his treacherous brother, discovers the terrible sibling is sailing by on a Disney cruise ship. With the help of a kind spirit freed from a witch, Prospero seeks to right the wrong by using sorcery to sink the ship and toss all of the Disney passengers on a magical island.

Original Panther Playhouse musical adaptation.

Participation Form Available In February

Parent Meeting March 28, 2022

Auditions April 11 & 12, 2022

Panther Playhouse is a student theatre company that belongs to all young adults participating in Kirkland Middle School performing arts.

Panther Playhouse students perform a musical in the fall and a Shakespeare production each spring. They work in an environment where they can examine and embrace all aspects of performing arts. We strive to educate, learn, encourage, and explore the boundaries of our theatrical imagination.

Wanted: Stage Manager

College life has stolen away our stage manager and we are in need of the next "Irislyn" to fill her worn out shoes. No previous experience is necessary - just the desire to learn how to keep the actors and crew moving in a successful direction.

Must be in grade 8 through 12. Email the director if you are interested or have any questions.

2020-2021 season

Header image is partial cast from 2021 outdoor pandemic production of Two Gentlemen of Corona.