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Jockeys of Comedy prepare for winter performance

Jockeys of Comedy prepare for winter performance

Grant Erickson, Podcast Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Student Life

The improv troupe known as the Jockeys of Comedy are working hard to prepare for their holiday season performances. Improvisational comedy comes in two main forms: short form and long form. Short form typically consists of actors performing short skits based on a certain theme, as well as suggesti...

Theatre department premiers ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’

Theatre department premiers ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’

Taylor Lee, Distrubtion Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Student Life

This year's fall play is “The Man Who Came to Dinner”, written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. It is a hilarious, light-hearted, romantic comedy starring some talented theatre students. Seniors Frank Madsen and Aurora Hiveley are the leads in the play. The show’s director, theatrical coord...

Musical ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ features new talent

Musical ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ features new talent

Madison Weispfenning, Editorial Cartoonist

April 6, 2018


Filed under Arts, Featured Videos, Local Arts

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...

‘Animal Farm’ cast soon will take one act competition by storm

‘Animal Farm’ cast soon will take one act competition by storm

Taylor Lee, Distrubution Reporter

February 6, 2018


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

Last year’s One Act team performed “Scenes from Metamorphoses” and, for the first time in history, went to the Minnesota State High School League [MSHSL] State One Act competition. However, they did not Star at the competition, which is similar to receiving a trophy in sport competitions. The team ...

One Act troupe brings life to ‘Metamorphoses’

One Act troupe brings life to ‘Metamorphoses’

Ellie Faeth, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2018


Filed under Arts, Featured Videos, Local Arts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql2n5dzY-6U After advancing to the sub-sections last year, the One Act troupe is back again to make it even farther in the competition this year. Directed by Grif Sadow, this talented cast will perform scenes from "Metamorphoses," by Mary Zimmerman, a play based on ...

Improv Troupe prepares for Winter Showcase

Improv Troupe prepares for Winter Showcase

Mya Lysne, Read and Wach Team Video Editor

November 22, 2017


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

When Stillwater students think of the holiday season, many things come to mind: chestnuts roasting on an open fire, snow, Christmas parties, more snow, peppermint mochas and hot chocolate. However, the students involved with Stillwater’s improv troupe “The Jockeys of Comedy” do not have time to think about ...

Zephyr Depot to reopen as community theater

Zephyr Depot to reopen as community theater

Madison Weispfenning, Editorial Cartoonist

November 4, 2017


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Community gives a sense of home and hope. The Zephyr Theater, opening in downtown Stillwater, has effectively gave a sense of home even without a building. In early 2016, the Zephyr decided that they wanted to bring the arts together and build a 330 seat professional theater in the Zephyr Depot ...

Theater department prepares for performance ‘Grease’

Theater department prepares for performance ‘Grease’

Sophia Jensen, Editorial Cartoonist Editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Grease is the first musical theater production of the school year. The performance involves a variety of students, such as the male and female leads. The performance runs Oct. 13-15 and Oct. 26-29 in the high school auditorium. This musical demonstrates the romance between two teens invo...

Sophie Vogel stars in ‘Grease’

Sophie Vogel stars in ‘Grease’

Mira LaNasa, Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2017


Filed under Arts, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

Senior Sophie Vogel’s day begins at 6:10 a.m., and ends later than 12 a.m. She wakes up, goes to school, orchestra, work, rehearsal and finally home to study and do homework. All of this work is worth it to her though, as she finally has her dream role as Sandy in the musical ‘Grease.’ ...

‘Pippin’: cast prepares for spring musical

‘Pippin’: cast prepares for spring musical

Teagan Andrews, Copy Editor

January 7, 2017


Filed under Arts, Featured Videos, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows

    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...