Drama begins their spring production process

Drama teacher/ technical director Melissa Harper, and Jeremiah Andrews (10) discussed the props for the upcoming play.

Nataleigh Scheller-Houska, reporter

February 3, 2020

The cast list is out, rehearsal has begun, and two new stories have begun to take shape. The OHS Drama Department has started production on the spring plays.   Drama teachers Ms. Amy Learn and Ms. Melissa Harper will lead a troupe of students, teachers, and school community members to br...

Fall play “Tinkerbell” shines on stage

Isabella Wirthlin (11) talks to Ms. Melissa Harper about the design of the show.

Nataleigh Scheller-Houska, reporter

September 30, 2019

The lights are up, the cast list is out, rehearsal has started, and students have begun bringing Neverland to life. The OHS Drama Department has started the rehearsal and production process for the fall play.  Teachers Ms. Amy Learn and Ms. Melissa Harper lead a team of students, volunteers, ...

Drama students shine in one act plays

Keri McFarland (12) and Allison Harvey (12) rehearse for their one act plays during theatre workshop class.

Kyle Genthon, reporter

April 16, 2018

Theatre students are taking the reins and directing their own plays, getting a taste of what it’s like to run the show like a true director. Ms. Amy Learn’s seventh block Theatre Workshop class has an idea in the works to let the students direct their own 10-minute, one act plays. The plays allow...

Popular play comes to town

Frances Lavall (11) works on creating the sign for the play, Our Town, on Feb. 7.

Tad Bast, reporter

February 20, 2018

Anyone who saw last semester’s play, “The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet,” will remember its bright colors and fun. This semester's play is sure to provide a stark contrast. The OHS Theatre Department began production for the spring play, “Our Town,” on Jan. 22. Actors and crew members...

Drama students attend ThesCon

Drama students pose for a picture at ThesCon.

Tad Bast, reporter

January 23, 2018

Theatre students from across Missouri gathered Jan. 11-13 for the Missouri Thespian Conference at the Marriott Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis. OHS sent 12 theatre students. The conference, commonly known as ThesCon, is put on every year by the Missouri chapter of the International Thespian Society....

Fine arts deserve better facilities

Band students practice in cramped hallway outside the girls bathroom.

Tad Bast, reporter

December 8, 2017

Old technology, overcrowding, security concerns. The Oakville performing arts department is in desperate need of new facilities. All of the the OHS performing arts — choir, band, and theatre — are shoved into a small section behind gym A. The doors to the choir room no longer lock, a severe safety...

Drama produces murder mystery

Rehearsing from the fall play, Taylor Zapf (11) and Allison Harvey (11) gave in shock at the

Nicole Neher, editor in chief

November 17, 2016

“A Murder is Announced,” this year’s fall play, is going on this week (Nov. 16-18) in the OHS Drama Center. The students, both cast and crew, have been working on the play since early September, putting in approximately 60 hours of work each to prepare. “A Murder is Announced” is much different...

Drama goes in new direction for spring play

Sydney Stern, news editor

January 24, 2016

For the 2016 Spring Play, the OHS drama department is setting aside their humorous plays for a chance to portray tear-jerking stories from the Holocaust. I Never Saw Another Butterfly shows the story of the Holocaust through a family that experiences both love and loss. “Drama normally does light-hearted...

Drama goes back to kindergarten for fall play

Drama goes back to kindergarten for fall play

Sierra Hunter, editor in chief

November 18, 2015

What is your most memorable childhood memory? Is it an embarrassing moment that would rather be forgotten? The OHS Drama Troupe plans to relive all their kindergarten memories in the upcoming fall play, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. The fall play is inspired by Robert Fulghu...

Kindergarteners teach high school drama

Drama students interact with the subjects of their study.

Sydney Stern, news editor

October 26, 2015

Wohlwend Elementary welcomed the OHS drama department on Oct. 22 for an entertaining learning experience. The students participating in this year’s fall play took a field trip during ANP to observe kindergarteners behaviors and learn how they interact. They ventured all the way down to Wohlwen...

Drama ‘seussifies” and “zombifies” Shakespeare

Michelle Ocello, Editor in Chief

September 5, 2010

During Nov. 17-19, the OHS Drama department will showcase a double feature: “I Hate Shakespeare” and “The Seussification Of Romeo and Juliet”. “I Hate Shakespeare” gives a rundown of all of Shakespeare’s many classics with a modern twist including zombies, talking cows and more. “The...

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