The Pony Express

The show must go on; how theatre addresses tragedy

Musical theatre students bond during a break for their rehearsals for the “Beauty and the Beast.” The group worked hard for weeks, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the show is now cancelled.

Olivia Bystrom, Field Reporter

March 26, 2020

A great performance takes time to prepare. With daily rehearsals and a practically nonstop schedule for the last month, the theatre department was working tirelessly to put together the final show of the year, "Beauty and the Beast". Through this process many theatre students learn that things do not always...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ actors find new passion in theatre

Students prepare for

Anastasia Bertsch, Video Editor

March 14, 2020

Every spring the theater department puts on a musical. This year they are performing “Beauty and the Beast". The play is a classic story of loving someone because of their personality not their appearance. The show takes place on March 27-29 at 2 p.m. and April 2-4 at 7 p.m. The auditions for t...

Caskey breaks common stereotype, pursues theatre and sports

Senior John Caskey and other theatre members get ready to rehearse for their next musical Les Misérables. The musical is set to be performed during April 5-13.

Toby Weiss, Camera Editor

April 5, 2019

Many students spend their free time participating in after school activities such as sports. Others chose more social activities like theatre or clubs. Typically, most students who participate in one tend to stray away from the other, but that is not always the case. Senior John Caskey has been involved...

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

On Dec. 27, the One Act team rehearses for their first competition next month. Junior Elsa Persson beams as she reads her script.

Taylor Lee, Distrubution Reporter

February 6, 2019

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 ...

Puhrmann anything but ‘On Her Own’ as Éponine

Senior Molly Puhrmann will continue to practice and rehearse each day until Les Miserables opens in April. She does anything from vocals to blocking on stage, to preparing.

Haley Nelson, Online Editor

January 11, 2019

“I said okay Molly, you're not a track star. You are not a basketball star. Go try out for the musical. You can do this…” Molly Puhrmann, senior and lead of the musical, told herself as she prepared for her audition in the school musical, Les Miserables. Music, a large passion of Puhrmann's, started seven years ago and has not diminished one bit. “I'v...

Importance in theater rises above actors onstage

“The 39 Steps” was put on at Stillwater Junior High School Nov. 17-19. The play used little set decoration to aide in the performance “It allowed more opportunities for the actors to convey a comedic tone without relying on a set and props,” Larkins says.

Ben Wicklund, Social Media Reporter

December 5, 2016

"All human happiness or misery takes the form of action," Greek philosopher Aristotle said in his famous Poetics. The ability to represent the thoughts and feelings of beings other than oneself in nothing but outward actions is a craft that few completely master. The importance of theater rises...

24 Hour Play Festival immerses students in theatre

Participants, like sophomore Flora Sherr-Nelson, worked to produce short plays under 15 minutes in length at the Festival.

Liv Krusinski, In-Studio Video Team Director

April 27, 2016

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 ...

Sadow brings a new light to the stage

Director Sadow consults with senior Simon Leppicello.

Adam Sutcliffe, In-Studio Director

October 20, 2015

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 ...

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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