The Panther Playhouse invites all Kirkland Middle School actors and actresses to join in the fun! As we migrate our old Panther Playhouse site information here to our new PTSA site, we will post information here for the fall Panther Playhouse opportunity:


Join us for KiMS Fall 2023 Shakespeare production: The Comedy of Errors

Does your student love plays? Do they want to be on stage? Do you often find them speaking in iambic pentameter?  Then they might want to act in Kirkland Middle School's fall production of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors


Sign-up packets will be available by Monday, September 25, accepted Tuesday, September 26 - Friday, September 30, and it’s first-come/first-served, so don’t dally! 


Per our contract with Studio East, who will be directing, we can accept up to 20 actors as well as a few awesome crew members. 


Student & Family Info:

  • Sign-up sheets in the KiMS front office Monday, September 25

  • Sign-ups accepted Tuesday, September 26th

  • Limited to 20 students

  • Auditions on Monday, October 9th

  • Rehearsals October 10 - November 16th, 2:30 - 5:00 M/T/Th; Wednesdays 1-3:30

  • Performances at KiMS on Friday, November 17 & Saturday, November 18

  • Actors participation fee is $150, crew is $25.
  • The PTSA has financial assistance available if needed, so that any student who wants to may participate.

  • The play will be produced and directed by Studio East.
  • More info will be sent via PantherGram or Panther Postcard closer to the sign-up date.


Questions? Email the play's parent volunteer 
Angel Reiss at




Shakespeare not your Panther's cup of tea? Join us for our spring musical instead:  


The KiMS spring musical, Ready! Player! Wonderland!, also directed by Studio East, will include up to 50 actors and have many roles that are less demanding than Shakespeare, which might be a better fit for students who prioritize sports and other activities, or who don’t want to commit to memorizing 16th-century dialog. The Spring musical is scheduled to run April 1st - May 18th.