The Pony Express

Valerius overcomes challenges in his first year as BPA student

Stillwater graduate Ben Valerius ('19) attends his virtual Ballet One class. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Valerius has had to have his classes for his Bachelor of Performing Arts degree online.

Charlie Valerius, Online Editor

April 15, 2020

The saying “the show must go on” has been a traditional term in the theatre culture for a long time. During a global pandemic, Stillwater graduate Ben Valerius ('19) is bringing this term to life while achieving his Bachelor in Performing Arts (BPA) degree at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. ...

Musical ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ features new talent

Musical 'Bye Bye Birdie' features new talent

Madison Weispfenning, Editorial Cartoonist

April 6, 2018

The theater department is hard at work preparing for the spring musical "Bye Bye Birdie". Originally performed as a Broadway show called “Let’s Go Steady” in 1960, “Bye Bye Birdie” eventually became a musical movie known for their Elvis-based character Conrad Birdie. Bye Bye Birdie...

Atkins family takes over stage

Alternative Copy story by Paxton Watson

Lilly Sample, Online Editor

April 2, 2018

Senior Emma Atkins and her mother Stephani Atkins both played the role of "Sad Girl 2" in "Bye Bye Birdie" almost 30 years apart. The role of "Sad Girl 2" is full of extremely animated and comically sad dancing, as described by the actress. Emma Atkins and Stephani Atkins are very close, and find the ...

Krahn steals the show in spring musical

Photos by Aubrey Kelley

Ben Valerius, Announcements Editor

February 18, 2018

  Towering at 6’2 and regularly found dressed for success, Isaac Krahn is no ordinary senior. A student and cross country runner by day and now a rockstar by night, he recently was cast in the SAHS spring musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” playing the title character, Conrad Birdie. Usually found running...

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