OCHS Theatre History

Fall 2020

The Fall Plays looked a little different this year. Both shows were recorded and streamed online. The Internet is Distract- Oh Look a Kitten! by Ian McWethy One Act directed by Ms. Fritz qualified for the State Theater Competition. The Forgotten Moon was written and directed by Andrew Steeves. The season culminated in a one of a kind viewing experience on the football field jumbotron. 

The Jerry Awards (formerly The Tommy Awards) are one of Wisconsin’s High School Musical Awards Programs. These awards are given to schools and performers that demonstrate excellence in high school theatre. 

The Internet is Distract-Oh Look a Kitten

Playwright 

Apprx Date

Notes/ Awards

Director : Ashley Retzlaff

Choreographer: Allan Zablocki

Music Direction: Guy Gregg,

Doug Clum and Gillian Pacetti

Tech Director: Hailee Bode

Fiddler On the Roof

Playwright 

Winter 2020

Jerry Awards

Outstanding Ensemble

Outstanding Orchestra

Lead Performance: Joey Cummings (Tevye)

Supporting Performance: Erin Chin (Fruma Sarah), Lucy Meyer (Tzeitel)

Direction: Ashley Retzlaff

Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Lead Performance: Claire Harwood (Golde), Mitchell Clark (Motel), Sophie Schaubel (Hodel), Sam Lownik (Perchik)
Outstanding Supporting Performance: Eliana Lang (Chava), Jonathan James (Lazar Wolf), Monica Kuhn (Yente)
Outstanding Dance: Eliana Lang (Chava)
Outstanding Musical Direction: Guy Gregg, Doug Clum & Gillian Pacetti
Outstanding Choreography: Allan Zablocki
Outstanding Stage Management: Ashley Retzlaff & Hailee Bode
Outstanding Scenic Design: Ashley Retzlaff
Outstanding Costume Design: Ashley Retzlaff, Hailee Bode, 
Allan Zablocki &  Brecka Michelson 

Director : Ashley Retzlaff

Choreographer: Allan Zablocki

Music Direction: Guy Gregg,

Doug Clum and Gillian Pacetti

Tech Director: Hailee Bode

The Dining Room

By A. R. Gurney

Fall 2019

Notes/ Awards

Director : Elizabeth Fritz

Tech Director: Stephanie Koenig

Almost Maine

By John Cariani

Fall 2019

Notes/ Awards

Director : Andrew Steeves

Tech Director: Hailee Bode

Little Shop of Horrors

Playwright 

Winter 2019

Notes/ Awards

Director : Andrew Steeves

Choreographer: 

Music Direction: Guy Gregg? and Gillian Pacetti

Tech Director: Hailee Bode

Appropriate Audience Behavior

By Ian McWethy

Fall 2018

Notes/ Awards

Director : Elizabeth Fritz

Tech Director: Stephanie Koenig

Moon Over Buffalo 

By Ken Ludwig

Fall 2018

Notes/ Awards

Director : Ashley Retzlaff

Tech Director: Hailee Bode

The Spitfire Grill

Playwright 

Apprx Date

Notes/ Awards

Director : Andrew Steeves

Tech Director: Hailee Bode

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare 

Fall 2017

This was Ms. Retzlaff's first solo direction show at the high school.

Director : Ashley Retzlaff

Tech Director: Hailee Bode

Fly By Night

Playwright 

Apprx Date

Notes/ Awards

Director : Andrew Steeves

A Murder in the Wings

Playwright 

Apprx Date

Notes/ Awards

Director : Ashley Retzlaff

Choreographer: Allan Zablocki

Music Direction: Guy Gregg,

Doug Clum and Gillian Pacetti

Tech Director: Hailee Bode

Once Upon a Mattress

Playwright 

Apprx Date

Jerry Award Nominations

Outstanding Orchestra

Outstanding Lead Performers: Madelaine Hodel (Queen Aggravain),

 Spencer Davidsz (King Sextimus)

Director : Ashley Retzlaff

Choreographer: Allan Zablocki

Music Direction: Guy Gregg,

Doug Clum and Gillian Pacetti

Tech Director: Hailee Bode

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

Playwright 

Apprx Date

Notes/ Awards

Director : Ashley Retzlaff

Choreographer: Allan Zablocki

Music Direction: Guy Gregg,

Doug Clum and Gillian Pacetti

Tech Director: Hailee Bode

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Playwright 

Winter 2015

Jerry Awards 

Outstanding Lead Performer:  Gavin Nardi (Leaf Coneybear)

Outstanding Supporting Performer:  Grace Nuck (Rona Lisa Perretti)

Nominations

Outstanding Orchestra 

Outstanding Lead Performers: Katherin Nasci (Marcy Park)  

Johanna Schmidt (Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere)   

Outstanding Musical Direction:  Gillian Pacetti 

Director : Elizabeth Fritz, 

Music Direction:  Gillian Pacetti

New Beat on an Old Drum

Playwright 

Fall 2014

Notes/ Awards

Director :Elizabeth Fritz

The World Goes Round

Playwright 

Apprx Date

Jerry Awards 

Outstanding Ensemble

Outstanding Supporting Performer: Andrea Hyatt

Nominations

Outstanding Orchestra

Outstanding Musical Numbers: “Coffee in a Cardboard Cup” “Sara Lee”  “Money, Money” “The Grass is Always Greener”

Outstanding Lead Performer: Ben Quartemont, Allison Steinberg

Outstanding Director: Tom Weissgerber

Outstanding Musical Director: Nikki Mattfeld

Outstanding Choreographer: Tina Wozniak

Outstanding Lighting Design: Rick Chojnacki

Director : Elizabeth Fritz, Tom Weissgerber

Choreographer: Tina Wozniak

Music Direction: Nikki Mattfeld

We're Not Making This Play Up as We Go Promise

& Variation on a Theme

Playwright 

Apprx Date

Notes/ Awards

Director : Ashley Retzlaff

Choreographer: Allan Zablocki

Music Direction: Guy Gregg,

Doug Clum and Gillian Pacetti

Tech Director: Hailee Bode

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

Playwright 

Apprx Date

Notes/ Awards

Director : Ashley Retzlaff

Choreographer: Allan Zablocki

Music Direction: Guy Gregg,

Doug Clum and Gillian Pacetti

Tech Director: Hailee Bode

Midsummer Night's Dream

Playwright 

Apprx Date

Notes/ Awards

Director : Ashley Retzlaff

Choreographer: Allan Zablocki

Music Direction: Guy Gregg,

Doug Clum and Gillian Pacetti

Tech Director: Hailee Bode

The Apple Tree

Playwright 

Apprx Date

Notes/ Awards

Director : Ashley Retzlaff

Choreographer: Allan Zablocki

Music Direction: Guy Gregg,

Doug Clum and Gillian Pacetti

Tech Director: Hailee Bode

The Jury Room

Playwright 

Apprx Date

Notes/ Awards

Director : Ashley Retzlaff

Choreographer: Allan Zablocki

Music Direction: Guy Gregg,

Doug Clum and Gillian Pacetti

Tech Director: Hailee Bode

Congratulations to the One Act

Cast & Crew!  

The OCHS Theatre one act play competed at the WI State Theatre Festival this weekend. Earning nominations for Outstanding Acting were Jonathan James for his roles as Wikipedia, HBO, Announcer, & Corban; Isabella Holterman for her roles as Wikipedia contributor, Netflix, & Grandma and Minwoo Ruehle as Google, Additionally the one act cast & crew brought home four awards: Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Directing - Elizabeth Fritz,

Outstanding Acting - Mileah Hopfensperger


AND.....biggest of all, the Critic's Choice Award, (kind of like best of show at state) which represents the highest standards of excellence at the State Festival. Criteria for consideration include innovative vision, authentic storytelling, and artistic development; the production should clearly support learning and development of students.

Congratulations cast and crew, well done!

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