Some notes on streaming:

  • Anyone with the link can see the show, but they will be put in a lobby where I have to admit them. That way, if someone starts being inappropriate I can kick them out and keep them out.

  • You don’t have to have the teams app on computer or phone- you can play it through your browser.

  • When playing through the browser: You can only see one kid at a time, which is not a huge problem since it switches back and forth as they’re talking, but icons do take a minute to load. Also, sound effects will show up with an icon. So technically it’s not ideal, but does work.

  • If folks have the downloaded versions of teams, this is ideal- there is no viewing problems other than they will see lots of icons at once, but it’s pretty good

  • No matter what version, do not turn on your camera, microphone, or use the chat. If you do, you will be removed from the meeting and not allowed back in.

It's a Wonderful Life, The Radio Play is our 2020 winter performance. Obviously things will be a little bit different because of COVID-19, but the show must go on!


We will be doing a staged reading on MS Teams Live. It's a great night for friends and family who love the movie, as well as new fans. Make yourself a cup of cocoa and join us for some feel-good holiday fun! This show is good for all ages.


Price: FREE

We are unable to charge admission for this performance, but would love if you made a donation to our LWHS Theatre Boosters to help defer costs of productions

To Donate:


Show is double cast. See below for Casts.

Links to View:

Saturday, Dec 5th at 7pm (Red Cast)

Sunday, Dec 6th at 2pm (Green Cast)

Saturday, Dec 12th at 7pm (Green Cast)


Sunday, Dec 13th at 2pm (Red Cast)

Red Cast: Sara Leste, Carter Chorlton, Nathan Lanum, John DeVries, Vada Chambers, Kylen Guest, Elena Ferry, Kay Eastwood, Abby O’Brien, Tino Betancourt, Jaylyn Nguyen, Maya Rasche, Lizzy Snyder, Brooke Barr, Diana Williams


Green Cast: Quinn Malick, Nathan Apfel, Sophie Snyder, Nina Romano, Ashley Locke, Parker Mathews, AJ Jernigan, Meara Hempey, Lena Mancano, Kyle DeVries, Audrey Yu, Dain Baughnsmith, Alison Sokoloff, Katherine Leavitt, Miles Lewis

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Welcome to LWHS Theatre

We are thrilled you are here! Lake Washington High School Theatre has played an important role in the school and in the community since 1922. Our commitment is to TEACH all that theatre education has to offer. Performing is fun, but all-around education is our goal. Our shows are a culmination of everything students have learned. Ralph Waldo Emerson said “It's not the Destination, It's the journey”. That is Theatre in High school.

On this website you will find information about upcoming shows, links to purchasing tickets, our history, our mission, support opportunities, and any other theatre related events and information. If you have comments, questions, or need more information. Contact us.

We pride ourselves in providing an all-encompassing educational experience in drama. Students not only learn much about acting and the world skills that they derive from that. They also get a great deal of hands-on with the technical side of theater, all while having fun, making or renewing friendships, and do so in a safe and inclusive environment.

The 2019-2020 school year was another exciting year for Theatre at LWHS, but not for all the right reasons. We had planned TWO great musicals: Newsies and Grease. Both shows are audience favorites. Newsies was a rousing success. It not only delighted both the cast and the audience, but it also provided a great opportunity to learn about historical events. And then, just as we had started our rehearsals for Grease, Covid-19 hit and the world stopped: school was cancelled, no rehearsals, and no show.

This year we will need to pick up the pieces and find new ways to rehearse and perform our shows. Theatre has been around since the Sixth Century BC, and has gone through many, many changes. We will weather this storm and together re-invent theatre. Please continue to support us, the students and theatre. Stay tuned and visit here once in a while for the latest information on what we are planning.

If you want to get involved and actively make a difference, we have an outstanding Theatre Booster organization which we hope you will join. They are very active in support of LW Theatre and they have a blast doing it. Whether you want to support your student, be a community volunteer and help out, or want to financial support us, come and join us.

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Lake Washington High School Performing Art Center,
12033 NE 80th Street, Kirkland, WA 98033.   (425) 936-1700

Ms. Morgan Heetbrink, Drama Adviser/Drama Educator,          Mr. Mark Staiff, Tech Director/Theater Manager,

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