High School Musical Theatre Festival

Hosted by Shawnee State University Theatre Department

@ the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts
March 29th-31st

Join the Theatre and Dance Dept. at Shawnee State University for the very first High School Musical Theatre Festival!Open to any student 9th-12th grade. Participants can take dance, vocal, acting, and technology classes as well as perform on the main stage.
If you are interested in more information and how to register for the festival please email Summer Logan at slogan@shawnee.edu.


No Need To Wait Until Dark To See The Art

Vern Riffe After Dark is about three weeks away, but you can see some of the art that will be on display if you know where to look.

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses for hosting these works in advance of the show. Wander in and check ’em out.

by Josie Wickerham
Find it at Law Offices of William Dever, 1110 Gay Street


Stormy Lakefront by Ken Carlson
Find it at Trinity Business Group, 613 Chillicothe St
Butterfly Ascension by Sarah Minter
Find it at Market Street Café, 212 Market Street
Broken Heart by Dale Hall
Find it at Edward Jones Financial Advisors, 604 Second St.
Dutch Voyage by Nicko Savicz.
Find it at Stewart Supply, 681 Webster St., South Webster
The Preposterous Radical Bug by Drew Pierce
Find it at Castle Comics, 901 Gallia St, Portsmouth
Galaxy Bubble by Breanna Stewart
Find it at- Port City Cafe and Pub, 424 Chillicothe St, Portsmouth
Farm by starlight by Terry Noel
Find it at the NEW Sherman-Kricker Insurance Offices, 1033 Gallia St, Portsmouth

Kenny Endo Taiko Lecture-Demonstration

Hawaii based Kenny Endo and members of his taiko drumming ensemble followed a public performance with a lecture-demo for local students, giving them an up close experience with the explosive energy of this Japanese drumming style.

Thanks to the Southern Ohio Museum for teaching students about the Hawaiian tradition of lei making and helping them create lei for Kenny and his friends.

You can see photos from past workshops on the Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association webpage – http://sopaa.org/education-outreach/

Leis Made By Portsmouth STEM Academy

Terry Barber Vocal Master Class

We took some great photos at the voice master class counter tenor Terry Barber conducted with students on December 2.

It was pretty amazing. We got to see side of the students we don’t often get to see.

You can see photos from past workshops on the SOPAA webpage – http://sopaa.org/education-outreach/

Terry Barber Voice Workshop