Scho Show Creatures and Conspiracies Goes Down as Another Successful Scho Show

Braden McDonald, Reporter

Westerville South’s very own Troupe 513 22nd annual Scho Show on Nov. 19, 2021. Troupe 513 holds Scho Show every year because they celebrate an alumni Erin McKinnely and the fact that anyone has a place in theater. 

Every year Scho Show has a different theme. This year the Scho Show directors chose the theme to be “Creatures and Conspiracies” so the show focused the skits and songs on conspiracy theories and spooky creatures. 

Scho Show is a student-directed show that consists of themed skits and songs that are meant to give anyone and everyone their chance to shine on the stage. The directors of the show are chosen by the upcoming seniors the year prior to the show. There are seven total directors who all focus on a different part of the show.

The show being student-directed and also being such a big production normally leads to some challenges along the production process, senior Tyler Zwick, who is the acting director of the show, claimed, “I would probably say that the hardest part of directing was nailing all the logistics. There is a lot that goes into putting on a show behind the scenes working with everyone who participated really made it easy on us though.” 

With such a huge cast who are all in a multitude of skits and songs organizing the schedules for when and where people are supposed to be there is quite the challenge. Senior Kyra Lesmerises, who is the Production Manager was in charge of anything behind the scenes stated, “I think the hardest part of being a director was just making sure everything was organized well and communicated well. We wanted the process to be as stress-free as possible so we had to make sure we were very on top of everything.”

There is no question that the directors are the most involved people in the show, with this extra time involved the directors are also Scho Shows biggest fans.

 “It’s hard for me to pick a favorite since the whole show was really special to me. If I had to pick, I would have to say friends on the other side. Latif and Mahad killed it with the singing and I loved watching the featured dancers because they made crazy choreography look so effortless,” Zwick stated. 

The annual scholarship show has all money made from sales go towards the director’s scholarships. This year Scho’s show had two showings because the theatre could only have half capacity due to covid restrictions. After the final curtain closed, Scho Show made a very successful total of $3600 which the Westerville South Theatre Boosters decided to round up to a $4000 dollar total that went towards scholarships for the directors. 

Scho Show is a fan favorite every year that sells out because of its light-hearted fun on stage. “I’m very proud of how the show turned out! Everyone had a great time and everything went smoothly the night of the show(s),” claimed Lesmerises.