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Kari is super excited to be involved in a program that helps teen to go beyond the performing aspects of theatre and go behind the scenes and see what makes a show run. This organization has many teens taking on leadership opportunities, such as student choreographer and director. She hopes all the hard work that has been put into TAG pays off in the end. Kari has been involved in 20+ productions including: STMA’s One Act Selfie, and Bye Bye Birdie, and SOAR’s shows Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Jungle Book. TAG is a great opportunity and I hope more teens get to see what a great experience it is next year!
Jack Strub
Applications are closed!
Thank you to everyone that applied! We will announce our new board in August!
Kari Lenneman
Vice President
Calista Cherches
Calista is proud to be this year’s Vice President of TAG. She is a senior at Buffalo High School. She caught the “theater bug” when she was just 7 years old and has been hooked ever since! Calista has spent her past two summers with SOAR in High School Musical (Sharpay) and Seussical (Sour Kangaroo). Being a part of TAG is important to her because she believes TAG leads to great theater opportunities for teens unlike any other theatre group she’s seen. Calista is excited to get to work and help impact the community in a positive way this year!
Jonathan Haller
Jonathan was the TAG Media Director last year, and had an awesome time. Jonathan has been in many theater productions with SOAR including Seussical, 101 Dalmatians, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and High School Musical. He is glad to be a part of this group and is excited for another year on the board. Jonathan is looking forward to our TAG social this spring! He plans to help TAG be a great teen-led branch of SOAR, helping to put on great shows in the future.
Jack is thrilled to join the TAG Board! He has only been in one SOAR production but loved the experience so much he had to continue with SOAR! He is a senior at Blaine High School where he is current Vice President and former Treasurer (sophomore year) and President (junior year) of the school’s Thespian Troupe. He has a passion for everything theater and has been in a ton productions. In fact, his “Wickersham” role in SOAR’s Seussical marked his 30th show, with others including “George Banks” in Blaine’s Mary Poppins and “Cornelius Hackl” in FOG’s Hello Dolly. While for most of those productions he has been on the stage, he also has had a few chances to direct and write, both of which he fell in love with right away. Last year he was given the opportunity to fully direct, design, and overlook all aspects of tech, and also act in a play he had been in the process of writing for nearly four years. He is excited to bring his leadership, directing, and money counting “skillz” to TAG and can’t wait for a great year of theater with SOAR.
Media Director
Dominic Clemons
Dom is very excited to have the role of Media Director for TAG, and is happy to work with the organization that got him started with acting. He has been a part of Broadway in the Park and TAG’s production of High School Musical through SOAR, he was in STMA’s musical production of Guys and Dolls as well as the One Act’s production of Nora’s Lost. Dom hopes to bring his energy and excitement to the table and to get SOAR’s name out to the communities. He would also like to get more teens involved in SOAR. Dom believes SOAR is an amazing opportunity for people to make new friends and have fun. He believes SOAR can bring a side out of people they didn't know they had through acting.​
In the summer of 2014 SOAR created a Teen Advisory Group (TAG) that would have a board that mirrored the SOAR board. Each summer the TAG board applications open for the next school year. In the short time since TAG has been created, they have produced a musical (High School Musical) with shadowing opportunities. Created programming for teens (Broadway in the Park) where they worked on all aspects of four different shows for families. Our TAG media director is also in charge of our social media campaigns on Twitter, Instagram, and SnapChat. Teens that are general members of TAG participate by volunteering for SOAR events. We hope to have our general members more involved by participating or leading committees as our program grows. If you are interested in becoming a part of our general membership, please click the button below!
TAG Board Applications
Lead Project: SOAR Videography
Lead Project: TAG Workshops
Supporting Projects: TAG Socials
Lead Project: TAG Socials
Supporting Projects: Lion King Jr and Broadway in the Park
Lead Project: Broadway in the Park
Supporting Projects: Lion King Jr
Lead Project: Social Media (Instagram/SnapChat)
Supporting Projects: Lion King Jr, Broadway in the Park
Assistant Media Director
Amanda Krinke
Amanda is very excited to be joining the TAG Board for the first time this year! She wants everyone to know the warmth, and fun that comes with theater and the arts. She has been doing theater since she was five, and plans to be a part of it for the years to come. She is a freshman this year at Buffalo High School, and she is ready to take on new challenges and to help the community to get involved with SOAR. She is excited for a wonderful year with TAG!
Lead Project: Lion King Jr
Supporting Projects: Social Media (Twitter)
What does the TAG Board do? TAG is a limited membership group which meets quarterly to discuss and promote teen involvement within SOAR. To become a TAG member, you must be between the ages of 13-19 and be willing to put your time and creativity to work!
What are the benefits of becoming a TAG member?

  Build leadership skills

  Boost resume/college application

  Earn community service hours

  Network/socialize with other teens

  Be a part of something really fun!
TAG members will:

  Manage and promote our Twitter and Instagram accounts

  Promote teen participation within SOAR

  Give back to SOAR through volunteering

  Develop and lead their own project under the guidance of a TAG adviser.