Performing Arts

For students with musical interest and theater talent, the performing arts program is designed to increase individual ability. The performing arts program enlivens the cultural life of the Hoban community.

One credit of Visual or Performing Arts is required for graduation.

Music Program

The music courses may satisfy the requirement at many universities for a unit in visual and performing arts. All students with musical and acting ability are encouraged to use it by participating in the choral, steel drum band and/or theater programs. Some cocurricular time commitment is necessary for membership in both organizations, but the benefits are extensive.

Participants in performing ensembles perform at the Winter and Spring Fine Arts Festivals and in the annual Ohio Solo and Ensemble Contest held in late January or early February.

Theater Program

Participation in theater allows students to gain knowledge about the theater through hands-on learning. Whether you choose to perform on stage or work behind the scenes, you will learn about theater, grow as an individual and enjoy the close-knit family of the theater program.

2023 Spring Musical

PERFORMANCES

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 7:30 P.M.
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 7:30 P.M.
  • SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2:30 P.M.

RESERVED TICKETS

GENERAL TICKETS

Tickets also available at the door.

 

Under the direction of Chad C. Kendall and with choreographers Tara Tober, JJ Jones, Chad Kendall, and Ariel Brinker, Hoban proudly presents Footloose: The Musical!

When Ren (Lukas-Gregg Cinko) and his mother (Katie Cavanaugh) move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher (Parker Smith), who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter (Kate Cihlar) sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend (Colin Doss) tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.

CAST

Ren ................................................................................................... Lukas Cinko

Ariel .................................................................................................... Kate Cihlar

Shaw ................................................................................................. Parker Smith

Rusty .................................................................................................... Ava Branz

Urleen ............................................................................................. Emma Boring

Wendy Jo ......................................................................................... Rylee Zaucha

Chuck .................................................................................................. Colin Doss

Ethel/Adult Ensemble ............................................................... Katie Cavanaugh

Lulu/Adult Ensemble ............................................................. Fiona Marlborough

Wes/Adult Ensemble ............................................................................. Jack Folk

Vi/Adult Ensemble ............................................................................ Biz Savitski

Principal/Adult Ensemble .......................................................... Madison Watson

Coach/Adult Ensemble ...................................................................... Jacob Smith

Eleanor/Adult Ensemble .......................................................... Kelly Brumbaugh

Betty/Kid Ensemble ............................................................................ Tay Walker

Cowboy Bob/Adult Ensemble ........................................................... James Kline

Bob's Band/Adult Ensemble ............ Molly Maltempi, Julia Lee, Natalie Morton

Willard/Kid Ensemble ................................................................ Christian Parker

Lyle/Kid Ensemble ............................................................................. John Lopez

Travis/Kid Ensemble ........................................................................ Gavin Sferra

Jeter/Kid Ensemble .......................................................................... Kay Plaspohl

Bickle/Kid Ensemble ..................................................................... Regan Molder

Garvin/Kid Ensemble ..................................................................... Abby Chirdon

Additional Ensemble: Charity Boley, Rebecca Brown, Samantha Loos, Olivia Pfander, Carolyn Rinaldi, Zoey Turner 

CREW

Head of Crew ........................................................................................ Reese Nichelson

Stage Manager ..................................................................................... Maddie Svenson‚Äč

Stage Crew ........ Frank Bradshaw, Khori Davis, Jacob Fenn, Alex Haran, Charlie Hite

Costumes Assistants ................................................ Grace Fricker, Kate Schimmoeller

Props ...................... Rachel Brewer, Tommy Gaffney, Campbell Miller, Grace Monsour

Hair and Makeup .............................................................................. Peyton Castonguay

Front of House ..................................... Annie Fuhrer, Madelyn McAninch, Annie Sejba

Lighting Operators ................................................................................... Anna Ribovich

Sound Board Operators ................. Logan Adams, Emma Richmond (Firestone), Kara Simpson (Stow)

Spot Light Operators ................................ Estella Gilley (Stow), Audrey Hodges (Stow)

Set Building .......................... Logan Adams, Charlie Hite, Annie Sejba, Ryan Yovichin

Projections Operator .................................................................... Hayla Hoffman (Stow)

Sound Effects Operator ....................................................... Keana Stauffer (Tallmadge)

Assistant Lighting Designers .......................................... Emma Boring, Ryan Yovichin


 

2022 Fall Play

The Curious Savage

The Curious Savage is a heartwarming comedy centered around Mrs. Ethel Savage, her family, several new friends and a coveted inheritance. Comedy ensues when Mrs. Savage’s scheming step-children commit her to The Cloisters Sanatorium in an attempt to gain control of the family’s money. A hilarious chain of events and battle of wills will have audiences laughing and crying as they marvel at the antics of Mrs. Savage and the residences of The Cloisters who try to make things right.
The cast included seniors Ava Branz, Colin Doss, Jack Folk, Elizabeth ‘Biz’ Savitski, Parker Smith, juniors Kelly Brumbaugh, Rylee Zaucha, sophomore Abby Chirdon, freshmen Tommy Gaffney, Olivia Pfander, and leading the talented cast are juniors Fiona Marlborough as Mrs. Ethel Savage and Emma Boring, stage manager.
The Curious Savage is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Nov. 5-6, 2022

2022 Spring Musical: SHREK

Once upon a time there was a lovely princess. But she had an enchantment upon her which could only be broken by a true love's first kiss. She was locked away in a tower guarded by a terrible fire-breathing dragon. She waited for her true love and true love's first kiss... Like that's ever going to happen -BUT WAIT, IT WILL this spring in Hoban's Shrek the Musical, featuring seniors Colton Burkhart as Shrek, Adam Slawieski as Lord Farquaad, and Julia Martin as Dragon, along with freshman Molly Maltempi as Fiona and junior Lukas Cinko as Donkey with a thirty-two member cast.

Music Course Offerings

Theater Course Offerings

Performing Arts Faculty

Chad Kendall

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