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Theater department to present Leaving Iowa tonight

Theater department to present ‘Leaving Iowa’ tonight

Amira McKee February 20, 2020
After months of preparation, RBHS Theater department will present its spring play, “Leaving Iowa,” in the Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m. Feb. 20, 21 and 22. If there is a snow day on Friday, the cast will instead perform Feb. 23. The show, set in Iowa, transitions between the present and past as it follows the development of a family and its members.
Performing Arts Center (PAC)

RBHS theater posts ‘Leaving Iowa’ announces cast

William Yoo December 21, 2019
Casting for “Leaving Iowa” went up outside the performing arts classroom Friday morning, Dec. 20. The story centers around a middle-aged writer named Don Browning and his trek across Iowa to find a final resting place for his dad’s ashes. “Leaving Iowa” will premiere Feb. 20, 2020, in the Performing Arts Center.
Various students sit at a dining room table, complete with prop food, as a tour group passes by. The performance involved taking an actor who was put into the tour, and tying them down to a chair with them screaming.
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Haunted house brings large crowds, laughter, screams

George Frey October 28, 2018

On the evening of Saturday, Oct. 27, RBHS’ Drama Club hosted its fourth annual haunted house. Along with the fall carnival taking place outside the Performing Arts Center (PAC) lobby, the haunted house...

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde emanates darkness and drama

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde emanates darkness and drama

Abby Kempf October 20, 2014

I love a good melodrama, but there is a thin line between captivating and unbelievable. Talking Horse's Production of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde flirted with the line constantly throughout the show. The...

Playful and poignant: Avenue Q packs powerful message

Playful and poignant: ‘Avenue Q’ packs powerful message

Abby Kempf September 30, 2014

Columbia Entertainment Company brought the dry wit of the Tony Award winning musical Avenue Q to mid Missouri for the past three weekends, closing Sept. 28. Before I delve into my review of the actual...

The Curious Savage

The Curious Savage

Jay Whang December 9, 2013

[vimeo url="" width="640" height="360"] The two-day audition for RBHS’ winter play, The Curious Savage by John Patrick, was held in room 408. Students got their scripts from...

Senior Jon Crader shows off his dancing skills during his audition for Seussical the Musical, RBHSs fall musical this year. Photo by Mikaela Acton.

‘Seussical: The Musical’ pit musicians ready for performance

Fariha Rashid November 5, 2013

As tickets for the fall musical, Seussical, go on sale today, students continue to prepare for the performance. Not only are actors memorizing their lines, mastering their choreography and rehearsing their...

Seniors take risks, pursue careers in music, entertainment

Seniors take risks, pursue careers in music, entertainment

Alyssa Sykuta May 23, 2013

It’s easy when you’re 16 years old to view high school as that place where students sit down, stare at a Smartboard for eight hours, take tests, and go home. But for many graduating seniors, high school...

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‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ reveals true nature of World War I president

Trisha Chaudhary April 10, 2013

As soon as I heard that Hyde Park on Hudson is about the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, my interest peaked. Not only had we recently been learning about FDR’s presidency in U.S. History, I...

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‘The Croods’ provides quirky humor, fuzzy feelings

Kaitlyn Marsh April 8, 2013

After purchasing a ticket, being denied a Diet Pepsi because my checking account was empty and listening to my boyfriend complain about seeing an animated movie, I can honestly say I wasn’t in the mood...

Director Mary Margaret Coffield, center, talks to a group of cast members about the details of the show. Upstage, intricately-made props set the mood of the play and place it in the lush Mediterranean. Photo by Aniqa Rahmen

Jersey Meets Shakespeare; actors open winter play

Maddie Magruder March 8, 2013

The snow days were a relaxing break for many students, but for the cast of Midsummer/Jersey, it was a time to perfect lines and continue character work. The play, written in 2011 by Ken Ludwig, is a...

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‘Potted Potter’ shows at Missouri Theatre, exceeds expectations

Trisha Chaudhary February 18, 2013

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, Potted Potter, a Harry Potter parody, came to Columbia's very own Missouri Theatre. The show crammed all seven Harry Potter books into "seventy hilarious minutes", according to...

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