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2014 Season

The Secret Life of Girls

By: Linda Daugherty

Directed By: Cory Ott


June 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2014

At Grace Lutheran Church, Wadsworth, Ohio

OCTA Performance: June 14th, 2014 (Hudson, Ohio)

State Conference Performance: August 31st, 2014 (Perrysburg, Ohio)


"I'm going to tell you a secret—and I don't want you to tell. The secret is about me—about my life—how it will never be the same again." In this honest and unflinching dramatization of teen-girl angst, a window is opened into the tumultuous and destructive world of girls' bullying. Abby seeks to gain acceptance as the newest member of the school championship volleyball team. As she and her teammates struggle to find a friend, a place in the group and themselves, their jockeying for position is sometimes humorous and often heartbreaking. Invitations are extended or withheld, individual friendships sacrificed to collective judgments, and alliances formed and changed daily as they careen from exclusion to isolation to acceptance and back again.



  • Participation Award
  • Excellence in Directing: Cory Ott
  • Excellence in Set Design
  • Excellence in Ensemble: The Cast
  • Excellence in Acting as Abby: Kelsey Sandmann
  • Excellence in Acting as Stephanie: Katie Ridler
  • Excellence in Acting as Abby’s Mom: Autumn Ridler-Pippin
  • Alternate Invitee to State Conference 2014

State Conference 2014 Awards:

  • Merit in Costumes: Cory Ott and Cast
  • Merit in Ensemble: Cast

Disney's 101 Dalmatians Kids

Music by Mel Leven and Randy Rogel and Richard Gibbs and Brian Smith and Martin Lee Fuller and Dan Root

Lyrics by Mel Leven and Randy Rogel and Richard Gibbs and Brian Smith and Martin Lee Fuller and Dan Root

Book adapted by Marcy Heisler

Additional lyrics by Marcy Heisler

Music adapted by Bryan Louiselle

Music arranged by Bryan Louiselle

Directed By: Cory Ott

Assistant Directed By: Kelsey Sandmann

Musical Directed By: Linda McNamara


July 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2014

At The Wadsworth High School James R. McIlvaine Performing Arts Center

OCTA Jr. Performance: August 2nd, 2014 (Tiffin, Ohio)


Artistically-inclined pet owners Robert and Anita live happily in London with Dalmatian parents Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until the monstrous Cruella De Vil, Anita's former classmate, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat! Join all the dogs of London as they daringly rescue the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.


  • Participation Award
  • Merit in Musical Performance as Cruella: Jasmine Ridler
  • Merit in Narrator Quartet: Skylar Barnett, Nataley Davis, Allison Schroeder, and Alaina Tennant
  • Merit in Musical Direction: Linda McNamara
  • Excellence in Directing: Cory Ott
  • Excellence in Costumes

You're A Good Man Charlie Brown

Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. SchulzBook

Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner

Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer

Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Original Direction for this version by Michael Mayer

Originally Produced in New York by Arthur Whitelaw and Gene Persson

Co-Directed By: Linda McNamara & Pam Csaky

Choreographed By: Maria Puglisi


October 11th and 12th, 2014

At O.J. Work Auditorium


You're a Good Man Charlie Brown tells the story of an average day in the life of the famous comic strip child hero, Charlie Brown. Lucy is infatuated with Schroeder and takes great pleasure in tormenting Charlie Brown. Linus loves his blanket. Snoopy lives in his rich imagination. Charlie Brown is in love with a little, redheaded girl. Watch as the whole gang interacts, and perhaps, learns something right before your eyes!

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