OSKALOOSA — The OHS Storybook Players celebrated 40 years as a traveling theatre group on Saturday with two phenomenal performances at George Daily Auditorium. Forty-three Storybook Players took to the stage to perform Rumpelstiltskin, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Hansel and Gretel, and Sherklock Holmes: The Case of the Stolen Shoes.
First created in 1983 by Randy Wright, Storybook is largely unchanged by time and steeped in tradition. Sixteen of the original 80’s scripts are still in rotation today, in addition to several scripts from the 90’s. Each performance always starts with the Name Game and ends with the Final Song. The most notable change in the program’s history is the creation of the senior show. Beginning in the 29th season (2011-2012) seniors started writing, casting, and directing their own play. This year’s senior show, Sherklock Holmes (pictured) blends Shrek inspired characters with the well known detective, Sherlock Holmes.