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Ready! Set! Honk!

Ready!  Set!  Honk!

This spring, Talawanda High’s drama department performed a wonderful production of HONK! under the direction of Ryan Steffen. This was Steffen’s first musical since he resumed the directorial position, and it did not disappoint. Audiences were treated to a blend of classical musical theatre composition and a rural storyline that hits close to home for […]

Heart of Mexico in Talawanda

Heart of Mexico in Talawanda

On Sept. 22, 2016 at the Talawanda High School auditorium, the Mexican dance group, Corazon de Mexico (Heart of Mexico), paid the school a visit with their talent of dance and music from the many different places across Mexico. The event lasted for an hour, showing the students many different kinds of dances from the […]

Steffen Returns as THS Drama Director

Steffen Returns as THS Drama Director

Talawanda High School English teacher Ryan Steffen is returning as the director of the drama program for the 2016-2017 school year. He wasn’t ready for the void that three years away from the program left in his life. He missed giving students real world problems to solve, the connections he had with students, and working […]

Images from “Phantom of the Soap Opera”

Images from “Phantom of the Soap Opera”

Talawanda’s Drama Club put on their Fall play this past weekend, Phantom of the Soap Opera.  The play, written by Craig Sodaro, a take on The Phantom of the Opera, focuses on a mysterious phantom living below a soap opera television studio who wreaks havoc on the cast and crew in order to find love with the […]

Images from the THS Drama Production of “Legally Blonde, Jr.”

Images from the THS Drama Production of “Legally Blonde, Jr.”

Photos by Brooke Rigot and Conner Scott

Alice, As In Wonderland

THS Drama’s Production “Alice As In Wonderland” Opens Tonight

THS Drama’s Production “Alice As In Wonderland” Opens Tonight

THS Drama’s production, Alice as in Wonderland, will run November 21 through 23  in the Performing Arts Center at Talawanda High School. Talawanda’s version is mostly focusing on the original book of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, said THS Drama director Andrew Lynn. “There are no elements taken from either of the movies, since the movies […]

“The Great American Trailer Park Musical” Comes to Oxford

Oxford Area Community Theater is putting on the musical “The Great American Trailer Park Musical”, and one of their leading roles is THS biology teacher Ben Mattox. Directed by Rebecca Howard, the production follows the relationships between residents at the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park in Florida, particularly between a stripper named Pipi, an agoraphobic woman […]

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Comes to Oxford

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Comes to Oxford

Cincinnati Playhouse In the Park is coming to Oxford tonight to perform Fake Flowers Don’t Die, a play by John Yearley. The play focuses on three friends that discover a magic lamp that may or may not grant them three wishes. Britain Seibert, 23, has been at Cincinnati Playhouse since the first week of September. […]

Andrew Lynn Takes Over as Drama Director

Andrew Lynn Takes Over as Drama Director

Andrew Lynn, a 28 year old with a degree in business administration, is about to get dramatic. Lynn stepped in and took the place of Ryan Steffen as THS drama director for the 2013-14 school year. Steffen, who directed 41 shows at Talawanda, said he felt it was time to step down.  “I needed to […]

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