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Prelude to a Kiss is the new winter play presented this year by Mentor Theatre

Mentor Theatre Presents “Prelude to a Kiss”

Doug Slovenkay, Contributor February 1, 2023

Mentor Theatre's latest production, "Prelude to a Kiss," is a must-see for all theater-goers. The play, written by Craig Lucas, tells the story of a young couple named Peter and Rita who engage in a whirlwind...

The Lockdown at Mentor in December was a challenge for students.

The Lockdown – How Did We Respond? (Part 1)

Doug Slovenkay and Loren Wandersleben January 9, 2023

The unnerving prospect of a lockdown is the elephant in the room inside just about every school building in America - a fear rooted in an ever-growing amount of anecdotal evidence that suggests that violent...

A look at the set of Leading Ladies

Mentor Theatre Presents “Leading Ladies”

Doug Slovenkay, Contributor October 28, 2022

At long last, the 99th season of Mentor Theatre is underway! This weekend, audiences have the opportunity to get their first taste of Mentor’s season of “Love and Romance” with the hit comedy “Leading...

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Love is In the Air as Mentor Theatre Introduces its 99th Season

Doug Slovenkay, Contributor October 7, 2022

Love is in the air as Mentor Theatre kicks off its 99th season - one centered around a theme of love and romance. This year, Mentor will again be putting together three productions - a fall play, a...

Introducing the Candidates for Homecoming Queen

Introducing the Candidates for Homecoming Queen

Doug Slovenkay, Contributor October 4, 2022

Election day is upon us! No, I’m not referring to our governmental elections set to take place next month, but rather to the impending King and Queen elections for Mentor High School’s Homecoming Dance!...

Mentor Top 25 Goes Back to the 80s

Mentor Top 25 Goes “Back to the 80’s”

Doug Slovenkay, Contributor September 15, 2022

Following their long-awaited trip to Walt Disney World in Florida this past June, Mentor Top 25 wasted little time getting back into the swing of things by resuming rehearsals in mid-July. This year,...

The Mentor Theatre Senior Class of 2022 takes their final bow at the annual Inductions ceremony.

Mentor Theatre Closes Curtain on 98th Season

Doug Slovenkay, Contributor May 24, 2022

At long last, Mentor Theatre’s 98th season has come to a conclusion. This year, thespians brought to life three different productions centered around the theme “Murder Mysteries”: The Bad Seed...

Mentor alum Jade Rush

Mentor alum Jade Rush swims with the “sharks”

Doug Slovenkay, Contributor May 6, 2022

Here at Mentor High School, students are fortunate to be given the opportunity to become involved in a number of different career technical programs that give students specialized training for a given...

Top 25 Presents Their Annual Big Show

Top 25 Presents Their Annual “Big Show”

Doug Slovenkay, Contributor April 22, 2022
This year, Top 25’s theme is “All about Disney!”
The Mystery of Edwin Drood was a spring musical with hundreds of possible endings!

Behind the Scenes with “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”

Doug Slovenkay, Contributor April 21, 2022
The result of this controlled chaos was an action-packed, humorous, and always-unique conclusion that kept the audience on their toes right until the very end.
Exclusive Interview with MHS Alumni Tony Gonzalez and Jim Cooney

Exclusive Interview with MHS Alumni Tony Gonzalez and Jim Cooney

Doug Slovenkay, Contributor March 22, 2022

    Here in Mentor, we are fortunate to not only have the facilities to allow for the seeds of an excellent performing arts program to be planted but also to have a culture that has turned those seeds...

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