It’s High School Musical Season!


It’s that time of year when local high schools hold their annual musicals, one of my favorite times of the year.

There’s nothing quite like watching the talent of our local students, and boy do we have some amazing local kids!


The 2024 Indian Lake High School musical will have you dancing in the aisles!

The cast and crew will present Footloose on March 1 and 2 in the Wilma Jacobs Performing Arts Auditorium at Indian Lake High School beginning at 7:30 pm. 

Footloose is such an iconic film and the musical follows the same story. Even better, the stage show features all the songs from the soundtrack that many of us remember from the original movie 40 years ago or the remake in 2011,” explains Indian Lake Vocal Music Teacher and ILHS Musical Director Tracey Notestine. “It’s a great show for a large cast of 50-plus.”

Moving in from Chicago, newcomer Ren McCormack is in shock when he discovers the small Midwestern town he now calls home has made dancing and rock music illegal.

As he struggles to fit in, Ren faces an uphill battle to change things.

With the help of his new friend, Willard Hewitt, and defiant teen Ariel Moore, he might loosen up this conservative town.

But Ariel’s influential father, Reverend Shaw Moore, stands in the way.

The production has a large cast featuring seniors Brody Parsell (Ren McCormack), AdeLynn Martin (Ariel Moore), Grant McPherson (Willard Hewitt), Makayla Motter (Rusty), Hannah Metzger (Vi Moore), Burke Lillard (Chuck Cranston), and Carmyn Weiner (Ethel McCormack), with juniors Daniel Wahl (Rev. Shaw Moore), Adeline Robinson (Urleen), and Colten Corcoran (Cowboy Bob). It also features sophomore Riley Ross (Wendy Jo).  

Along with Director Tracey Notestine, the show is choreographed by Rebecca Taylor, with orchestra direction by Jason Fauley, sets by Ed Rogers, and lighting by Gabe Reichert. 

All seats are $10.00 and tickets are sold exclusively online at

Tickets may also be purchased at the door to the show with a credit/debit card only. 

Footloose is presented through special arrangement with, music and dialogue materials furnished by Concord Theatricals.


Benjamin Logan High School & Middle School are putting on an exciting production of “The Sound of Music”!

Featuring talented high school students, middle school students, and a professional orchestra, this family-friendly musical is one you won’t want to miss!

Show times include Friday, March 1st at 7:00 PM AND Saturday, March 2nd at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

Tickets are reasonably priced at $8.00.

The convenience of online ticket sales through the Benjamin Logan Box Office makes it easy for everyone to secure their seats in advance.

The historical setting of Austria in 1938 adds an extra layer of depth to the story, highlighting the challenges faced by the characters against the backdrop of Nazi Germany’s rise to power.

It’s a timeless tale of resilience, love, and the power of music.


Bellefontaine High School is gearing up for its annual spring musical.

BHS will present Bye Bye Birdie on February 23rd-24th in the high school auditorium.

Tickets are on sale at

You can also call 937-592-2620 to place an order.

Tickets are $10 each.

The show is at 7 p.m. on both nights.

Doors will open at 6:30.

Each seat is a reserved seat, so you will need to select which seat you plan to sit at for the show.

BHS Director Brice Henry said, “These kids are AMAZING! You are sure to be entertained. This is a really fun show that is lighthearted and fast-paced.”