The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


Macy Judd (12) and Delaney Murphy (12) Rehearses one of the scenes while Judd attempts to knit. Right now were working on cleaning. So we work chunk by chunk to make sure that its exactly where we want it to be transitions and things like that, Judd said. Judd and many of the other actors play multiple roles in this one-act play.

The Stage: A larger-than-life class of only a few

Tristan Howard, Reporter February 24, 2024

All of the world’s a stage, but at OHS, it’s just a class. The theater department added a new class this year called The Stage, which allows the students to expand their experience outside of the...

Teacher Tyler Lingle poses on top of the stage he put together. In theater, it helps definitely that Im still young and can still do a lot of things, Lingle said. Because as a tech director, I have to build and move a lot of things, so if I was old and weak, I wouldnt be able to do many things... Lingle, on top of being the Technical Director for the theater program, also sponsors the Chess Club.

Difficulties and Duties

Noah Frillman, JI Reporter December 31, 2023

Math teacher Tyler Lingle, although new to OHS teaching Algebra II and Honors Algebra II, is already adored by many students. In addition to teaching, though, Lingle sponsors the Chess Club and is a technical...

The Oakville Theatre Company performs a dress rehearsal for Seussical: The Musical Nov. 14 at Nottelmann Auditorium. “I’m grateful for people buying tickets and showing up,” Kyle Brand (9) said. Having played Jojo, Brand had some of the most time spent on the stage when his character “thought up” all of the different aspects of the musical.

Butter Side Up

Maddy Geisler, Design Editor-In-Chief November 24, 2023

This past week, the Oakville Theatre Company wrapped up a successful show week for the first musical production at OHS in 20 years. The group performed “Seussical: The Musical,” a show based on...

Lieberoff has been doing theater since 2015.

Headlining ‘Hairspray’

Ava Chancellor, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2023

Hannah Liberoff (12) cautiously opens the email she has been eagerly waiting for: the cast list for SLUH’s production of “Hairspray.” As she scans the list for her name, Lieberoff finds it next to...

Oakville Thespians Hit KC

Oakville Thespians Hit KC

Bella Moss & Grace Foley January 18, 2023

After two weeks of luxurious winter break, we (Grace Foley and Bella Moss) departed from the Kirkwood train station toward Kansas City, Mo., for the 2023 Missouri Thespian Conference. The trip lasted from...

Kelley Akers (10) gets ready to act on stage with friends. “My favorite thing about band and theater is friends,” Akers said. Akers has loved theater for as long as she can remember.

Musical Acting Life

Olivia Hack, JI Reporter December 22, 2022

A lot of people in high school struggle with balancing the responsibilities of both sports and extracurricular activities. Well, that's the case for Kelley Akers (10) with balancing both band and theater. “Time...

The cast of A Wrinkle In Time performs the scene Happy mediums cave on Nov. 17, 2022. “ …It does get stressful at times. But overall, I think its really fun and rewarding,” Macy Judd (11) said. Director Isabelle Zurcher made this large, challenging show happen in her first year of teaching.

Back In The Light

Tristan Howard, Reporter December 9, 2022

From attending this school in her teenage years to now teaching and directing teens, director and teacher Isabelle Zurcher has come full circle and opened her first year by bringing the theater department...

Teacher Isabelle Zurcher smiles for the camera at OHS. “I think high school theater is one of the coolest things in the world,” Zurcher said.
Theater is a passion of both Zurcher and her father, who is an actor.

In the Spotlight

Jordan Powers, JI Reporter December 6, 2022

Isabelle Zurcher, former OHS student and brand new theater teacher, has quite a bit on her plate. Juggling the school plays and dealing with classes, she’s in for a jam-packed year. Even so, she’s...

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