by LOGAN JACKSON
Special to The Tystenac
Attitude, popularity, and hours of rehearsal. Tiffin University held its first-ever musical, Heathers, which was “like, totally not for kids.”
Originally released in 1989, Heather’s can sometimes be considered the foundation of Mean Girls. The show follows the storyline of the three most popular girls in school, along with Veronica, who adjusts her lifestyle to impress her new friends. This show is known for humor, drama, and fantastic music.
Opening night was Feb. 15th and it kicked the weekend off with a successful show. Most students involved spent countless hours in rehearsal and their hard work paid off afterward. Nearly all music students volunteered to help in any way they could, including lights, sound, and ushering.
Not shown is Aly Horn, the director of the musical. Horn chose this as TU’s first musical because “the music and requirements fit all of the cast accordingly and well.”
Horn is a professor in the Music Department. She has experience with Vocal Coaching, directing Higher Ground (Tiffin’s previous all-female a capella group), the Pop Choir, and she is also a professor for a number of Music Fundamental classes. Although this isn’t her first time directing a musical, this is her first as part of the TU family.
Senior cast member, Layla Pollock, was asked what her favorite part of being involved was. She initially stated that it was difficult to choose, due to the many good things. overall, “getting to witness everybody coming out of their shell, also piecing every scene together into a whole act”.
Another great part Pollock mentioned she was proud of how students involved were actually creating characters, rather than a college student imitating a character, making the act more believable. Among the cast, Chloe Holt and Darla Arnette are first-year students and they made a phenomenal impression.
More photos and remarks available across Tiffin Music’s social media platforms.