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‘Pippin’: cast prepares for spring musical

‘Pippin’: cast prepares for spring musical

Teagan Andrews, Copy Editor
January 7, 2017
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch

    Pippin the musical comes this spring 2017. The five time Tony Award winning musical will be put on by students this spring in the auditorium. Auditions took place on Dec. 8 and 9 for Katelyn Larson, the choir director, and Grif Sadow, the theatre director. A lot of students showed up to t...

Second year of improv progressing with hardwork

Second year of improv progressing with hardwork

Aaron Yang, Online Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under Arts, Local Arts

In only its first year, the Stillwater Improv Troupe has shined their light on many students throughout the year. Now that this year has started, the Stillwater Improv Troupe is looking forward to perform again, and be even more successful. While the actors and actresses perform, they will be ab...

’39 Steps’ cast jumps into rehearsal

’39 Steps’ cast jumps into rehearsal

Ellie Faeth, Copy Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under Arts, Local Arts

Action! The 39 Steps cast has been chosen and is only on step one of rehearsing. The Drama Club will be performing 39 Steps on Nov. 17-19 for the first time. First written as a book by John Buchan in 1915, it was adapted into an Alfred Hitchcock film in 1935 and  written into as a...

Drama club prepares fall play ’39 Steps’

Drama club prepares fall play ’39 Steps’

Ashlyn Aarness, Photgrapher
October 3, 2016
Filed under Arts, Local Arts

The fall school play is coming up, and this year “The 39 Steps” was chosen.  On Nov. 17, this play will be ready for the public. “The 39 Steps” is a play set in May and June 1914.  It is adapted from a book wrote in 1915 and a film made in 1935.  The original version of this play was...

24 Hour Play Festival immerses students in theatre

24 Hour Play Festival immerses students in theatre

Liv Krusinski, In-Studio Video Team Director
April 27, 2016
Filed under Local News, News

One way to get a taste of theatre is to audition for a show and take a few months and really get to know the way things work around there. This year, the theatre department decided to put a new twist into the recruiting of new members. The 24 Hour Film Festival is the key to getting completely immersed in ...

Director says ‘Anything Goes’ when it comes to live music

Director says ‘Anything Goes’ when it comes to live music

Mary Burchill, Fashion Blog Editor
February 22, 2016
Filed under Arts, Local Arts

In November of 1934, Anything Goes made its Broadway debut. With dazzling jazzy numbers and a stellar orchestra, it won over audiences and was revived on Broadway twice, winning best revival of a musical both times. Now this classic musical is being performed at Stillwater Area High School. Directed...

Improv troupe laughs their way to the stage

Improv troupe laughs their way to the stage

Caroline Allessi, Social Media Managing Editor
December 1, 2015
Filed under Arts, Local Arts

A resounding chorus of laughs and cheers will be floating out of the auditorium on Dec. 5. On stage, the Stillwater Improv Troupe will be performing, making up skits and scenes on the spot. For the first time ever, the community will have the chance to watch students performing improv. However, though c...

Theater brings laughs to the holidays

Theater brings laughs to the holidays

Alex Scharz, Distribution Reporter
November 15, 2015
Filed under Arts, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows

The theater department has two new additions, a new director and a new holiday tradition. Theater director Grif Sadow is new to this year and he has a new show coming at the beginning of Dec. Holiday Comedy Show. Improvisation is not part of the theater department or it was not until Grif Sadow...

Sara Swartz, small town theater star making it big

Sara Swartz, small town theater star making it big

Isabel Boedigheimer, Head Copy Editor
October 26, 2015
Filed under People

Senior Sara Swartz was selected as one of the top 100 applicants to attend Carnegie Mellon University over the summer for a 6 week musical conservatory program. She never imagined the intensity of what would happen when she arrived. She had auditioning class, ballet class, acting class, singing class,...

Sadow brings a new light to the stage

Sadow brings a new light to the stage

Adam Sutcliffe, In-Studio Director
October 20, 2015
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Showcase

Whether he is on the stage coordinating a particularly tricky scene for a student to get the hang of, or backstage talking with his co-directors, or in the house simply watching his students perform, new theater coordinator Grif Sadow has begun a new period of theater for the school. "I went to a ...

‘You Can’t Take it With You’ kicks off the year

‘You Can’t Take it With You’ kicks off the year

Kai Knudson, Advertising Editor
October 19, 2015
Filed under Arts, Local Arts

After years of kicking off the fall theater year with a Shakespeare play under former director Haeri Tollefson; the new director, Grif Sadow, has gone a more curt, comedic approach with George S. Kaufman's and Moss Hart's 'You Can't Take it With You.' The theater department is performing this play fr...

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