The Pony Express

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 ...

Sophie Vogel stars in ‘Grease’

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.

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 worth it to her though, as she finally has her dream role as Sandy in the musical ‘Grease.’ ...

Sara Swartz, small town theater star making it big


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

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 what would happen when she arrived. She had auditioning class, ballet class, acting class, singing class,...

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 that 'Cinderella,' the school's spring play, will be his last. Tollefson has been the theater d...

‘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 and class picture. Please refrain from stopping at the lavatory to tease or grease your hair and ch...

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

Juniors Tyler Malmberg, Lucy Langmack, Sarah Matschi, and senior Libby Lambert rehearse for the upcoming Stillwater musical “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 students of course. Students in drama club are putting on the renowned musical comedy Little Shop of...

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 show where students took center stage performing any acts they saw fit. The performances were on Nov....

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 and scenes. The production will show on Nov. 1- 2 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. in the SAHS auditorium. Tickets went on sale Oct. 14. Adult ticket pr...

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