Zionsville Times Sentinel

Features

July 2, 2014

'Hair' gives students valuable experience

Summer Stock Stage opened and closed the 1960s classic "Hair" last weekend with three Boone County natives among the cast of the rock musical.

Two Zionsville residents and one from Thorntown played tribe members in the production: Weston LeCrone, who will be a freshman at Zionsville Community High School; Elaine Ortyl, a ZCHS graduate who will be going into her freshman year at Millikin University; and Sam Lynch, who will be a junior at Western Boone Junior-Senior High School

According to assistant director Charles Goad, the performances were modified from the original version of the script, which follows the stories of "Berger" and "Claude" as well as the "tribe," a group of politically active hippies.

"We're embracing the show in the spirit that it was originally presented by theatres," Goad said. "You meet a bunch of hippies, and they sing and dance. They introduce themselves to you. [You] find out that Berger was kicked out of school and that Claude is getting drafted and that he gets killed. That's the basic story of 'Hair.'"

It is tradition for the cast members to name their tribe and find personas for their characters. The Summer Stock cast decided to name their tribe Thunderdust. Ortyl named her character LeeAnna, who is a college student that decided to become part of the tribe to protest the Vietnam War. Lynch's tribe member, named Dandy Randy, joined the tribe to try and discover the reason why there is so much violence in the world.

LeCrone said he had fun creating his character and that it made the experience unique.

See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.

1
Text Only
Features
  • NEI ZT072314 Robert Neal pic Local professional actor passes along skills Anyone who has seen Robert Neal on stage knows he has a presence that is hard to ignore. It is hard to imagine he actually describes himself as shy — and even reclusive at times. Born in Brazil, Indiana, Neal has lived in Zionsville for 10 years. Along with acting, he teaches at the University of Indianapolis, Summer Conservatory for Youth at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, and takes outside gigs.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • BIZ ZT070914 Sages Simple Syrups pic Couple gives nondrinkers something to sip on One Whitestown couple was miffed that there was such a craze for craft cocktails sweeping the nation, but nondrinkers were left out of the loop. Ryan O'Neill stopped drinking when he found out he would be a father two years ago. Not wanting his wife, Bryna, to give up drinking as well, the couple founded Sage's Simple Syrups, which can be used in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

    July 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • BIZ ZT070214 sugar bowl pic old and new Lebanon native brings back the Sugar Bowl John Staton has fulfilled his destiny by returning to his hometown of Lebanon and reopening a favorite restaurant from his childhood — the Sugar Bowl.

    July 2, 2014 3 Photos

  • NEI ZT070214 Hair pic 'Hair' gives students valuable experience Summer Stock Stage opened and closed the 1960s classic “Hair” last weekend with three Boone County natives among the cast of the rock musical.

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • NTG ZT062514 TOY pic ZCS Teacher of the Year is inspired, inspiring According to Sharon Boggs, she had never won anything in her life, but as of May, Boggs can proudly display her title of District Teacher of the Year for the Zionsville School Corporation. Boggs was also named teacher of the year for Union Elementary.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS ZT062514 Alec Yoder pic Junior Olympian trains in Zionsville gym InterActive Academy sits right off US 421, taking up 60,000 square feet. Within its walls, 30,000 of those square feet are dedicated to training gymnasts — including Alec Yoder, who will represent team USA in the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, in August.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • CTY ZT062514 mrs boone pic queen Bowen crowned Mrs. Boone County A new Mrs. Boone County was crowned Saturday, June 21, at the 56th annual pageant held at the Theatre at the Milk Building. Anita Bowen, executive director of Boone County Senior Services, was given this honor this year.

    June 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • BIZ ZT061814 train shop photo Businessman has big plans for small shop Right now, Zionsville Train Depot contains one track with one model train running. A few shelves contain Playmobil, Chuggington and Thomas the Tank Engine toy inventory from Watts Trains and Toy Shop. A sky tram system hangs above the bare track but not for long. Owner of the train depot, Rick Whitt, has big plans for his little store.

    June 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS ZT061114 Naturalist photo New naturalist looking to grow programs Visitors to the Zion Nature Center will be greeted with a new face as Mindy Murdock begins her work as the center’s new naturalist. Murdock is a northeastern Ohio native and has spent most of her life there. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology. Her previous experience includes working at Cleveland Metroparks.

    June 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • NTG ZT050714 art show pic ZCHS students showcase life through art Evie Brooks understands the impact of art on life — especially hers. The Zionsville Community High School senior, who won Best of Show at the school's End of the Year Art Show with an environmental sculpture, said art has expanded her horizons. She'll attend Syracuse this fall to study architecture, and art played no small part in that.

    May 7, 2014 1 Photo

Order Times Sentinel photos


Photos from July 2014

Facebook
Twitter Updates
AP Video
Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide