The Pony Express

Gavin Boren is apart of the theatre leadership team.

Gavin Boren makes an impact on theatre department

Allie Schlagel, Layout Editor January 22, 2022

"I think Gavin inspires me because of how driven he is. When he has a task... he gets it done," senior Cece Deleon said. Junior Gavin Boren has been involved in the theatre department for 3 years. He is...

On Oct. 27, the theater was empty because students were rehearsing their plays online over Zoom. They have to do this so students and teacher stay safe, because of COVID-19.

Theater continues to perform despite COVID-19

Kady Peltier and Kiera Rivers, Layout Editor and Photo Editor December 1, 2020

COVID-19, new guidelines this year are affecting the way theater is conducted. These further adjustments come with many new challenges, for example, finding plays that can be recorded without the worry...

Alternative Copy story by Paxton Watson

Atkins family takes over stage

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...

Vogel looks over her lines within her practice binder. “I’m glad we’re doing Grease. I think the whole cast is having fun with it,” Vogel says. Students are smiling and their energy and excitement can be felt during practice. The show will be a lot of fun to watch.

Sophie Vogel stars in ‘Grease’

Mira LaNasa, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2017

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...


Sara posing in front of the marquee lights that are outside of the drama building at CMU.

Sara Swartz, small town theater star making it big

Isabel Boedigheimer, Head Copy Editor October 26, 2015

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...

Tollefson leaves behind a legacy to remember

Tollefson leaves behind a legacy to remember

Sam Hudachek, Social Media Reporter May 4, 2015

Since the beginning of the school year, there have been rumors of many teachers retiring or leaving. One of those people at the center of them was theater director Haeri Tollefson. He confirmed himself...

We go together, not only a song title but also words that describe the relationship of the cast as a whole. High school performances are put together in a matter of months, and in that time the cast develops friendships on and off the stage. The ending dance to this play illustrates how the cast can communicate with one another in a loving way. There are some really talented actors and actresses and are a lot of fun to spend time with and be around, said senior Dan Ahrendt.

‘Grease’ is the word

Tessa Rosa, Fashion Blog Editor February 25, 2015

The curtain rises and Principal McGee’s words float across the stage. “Welcome back students. We are changing things up this year. Please report immediately to the gymnasium, for our school song...

Juniors Tyler Malmberg, Lucy Langmack, Sarah Matschi, and senior Libby Lambert rehearse for the upcoming Stillwater musical “Little Shop of Horrors.”

A plant with a taste for blood comes to the theater, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Katie Markert January 24, 2014

Blood. More blood. A creature that craves it, needs it to survive. Who could be responsible for the discovery and exposition of such an exotic and mysterious. . . plant? Stillwater Area High School theatre...

Variety show for all ages

Variety show for all ages

Zak Mantel December 6, 2013

Singing, dancing, acting, playing an instrument or playing an instrument and singing while dancing on a unicycle; whatever there is a talent for, it was found at the Theatre Department’s Showcase variety...

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Emily Lodahl November 1, 2013

One of the world’s most loved musical-fantasies, The Wizard of Oz, is coming to Stillwater Area High School. With influence from the books and movies, the play will differ slightly as there are new characters...

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