Jonathan is proud to be President of the 2017-2018 TAG Board He has been on the TAG Board in many different roles since the board was created. Jonathan is very excited to work with the new group of TAG teens and create opportunities for teenagers in the area to participate in a quality, fun, learning theatre environment. Jonathan has been involved in many theater productions through SOAR, STMA High School, and other community theatre companies. These productions include: Seussical (SOAR), Pirates of Penzance (STMA High School), After Hours (STMA One Act), and many more. Jonathan cannot wait to see what the next year entails and cannot explain how happy he is to be doing great things in our theatre community.
Amanda is ecstatic for her second year on the TAG Board! She is proud to be serving on the board as Vice President this year. Last year Amanda was the TAG Board’s Director/Assistant Media Director. Amanda has been involved in over 15 theatre productions, three of which have been with SOAR. She plans on doing as much theatre as she can! Amanda is having an incredible time with TAG, and she cannot wait to see what comes next!
Lauren is excited to be joining the TAG Board for the 2017-2018 season! She has been in three productions with SOAR and has loved each and every one of them. She is a senior at Rogers High School and takes PSEO classes through the University of Northwestern St. Paul. Lauren is the alto section leader for the RHS Chamber Singers and is involved in the RHS Drama Club. She is also a member of her youth group worship team, playing piano and singing. At RHS, Lauren was “Jan” in Grease, “Smitty” in How to Succeed, and “Dan” in Joseph...Dreamcoat. She has also participated in the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Showcase for three years, with one honorable mention and two outstanding individual awards. She has also been in productions with Cross Community Players, Front Porch Musical Theatre, and Lyric Arts. She is super pumped to be a part of TAG with all these spectacular people and can barely wait to see what this coming year has in store!
Mary is really excited to be the treasurer of TAG this year! She will be a freshman at STMA this fall. She has been working with Soar Regional Arts for 5 years now and has really loved it. She absolutely loves performing and is excited to be working on some “behind the scenes” projects this year. She is going to be in STMA high school's fall musical as well as auditioning for One Act. Mary is ready to be a part of giving the communities of St. Michael, Otsego, Albertville, and Rogers amazing theatre experiences!
Perrin is thrilled to start her first year on the TAG Board with so many wonderful people. She most recently served as Dance Captain for SOAR’s production of Annie. She has been an active dancer for 14 years and is trained in tap, jazz, and clog dancing. Perrin loves to be in the spotlight and says the stage is her second home. She is currently a junior at Buffalo High School and is an active member of their theatre department. Perrin is ready to bring her energy and enthusiasm to the table to help promote SOAR and get more people involved.
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!
Social Media Committee
Kylie Bjork / Kelsey Frederick
This year we opened two positions that will assist our Media Director. Kylie and Kelsey will help brainstorm contests and content for our social media sites. Most recently they helped create the costume promo on our Twitter page. Stay tuned to see what else they will have up their sleeves this year!
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.
Teen Social Committee
Avery Erickson / Jude Adams
This year we also added a Teen Social Committee to help engage teens in our area with theater. The committee will be led by Avery and Jude. We will be announcing our very first informal gathering shortly. The teens will also be working on adding a murder mystery party in the spring/summer.