Hall of Fame
Meet Past Members of Our Creative Team
Remembering the RHS Performing Arts Staff who have left their mark on Redmond High School Drama.
Pit Orchestra Director
Andy Robertson was the Director of Bands at RHS for 30+ years. In addition to leading the various RHS bands and ensembles, Mr. Robertson conducted the pit orchestra for RHS musicals. His pit orchestras often received top honors at the 5th Avenue Theatre Awards. He was an outstanding music educator and mentor for multiple generations of band and drama students alike. He was famous for his jokes and puns that kept his students groaning. Andy loved what he did and he cared deeply for each of his students.
Technical Director and Theatre Manager
PAC icon Ruth Barton served as RHS Theatre Manager and Technical Director for 18 years. She taught her students the ins and outs of all aspects of technical theatre. Light, sound, and set design... Fly rail, spotlights, mics, props… How to build sets and use power tools, how to operate the light and sound board, how to call a show... She mentored, inspired, and pushed students to be the best they could be. She ran a tight ship and kept everyone safe. Above all, she loved her students fiercely.
Danika Drake served as RHS Drama Director for three years. She saw RHS Drama through the most turbulent years of the Covid-19 pandemic, finding creative ways to present theatre online and advocating for theatre opportunities. She directed Dog Sees God, Anything Goes, Macbeth, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Alice in Wonderland, Little Shop of Horrors, and Night on Broadway (a collaborative event put on by the entire RHS Performing Arts Department).
Anna-Lisa Notter served as RHS Drama Director for one year, directing Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Ms. AL is known for her creative spirit and her positive, upbeat attitude.
Brian Toews served as RHS Drama Director for one year, directing The Music Man.
Misty Carson Doty served as RHS Drama Director for 11 years. She had a strong belief in her students' abilities and provided outstanding opportunities for student leadership, often with award-winning results. Some of the shows she directed include Chicago, RENT, Once on this Island, Singin' in the Rain, Legally Blonde, Little Shop of Horrors, The Wedding Singer, Pippin, Urinetown, How to Eat Like a Child, and Oklahoma.
Sharon Pape served as RHS Drama Director for 16 years. She started as the drama teacher at Redmond Junior High in 1978. In 1990, the two programs merged. During her time at RHS, she directed far too many shows to list, but some highlights include Bye Bye Birdie, John Lennon and Me, Noises Off, The Wizard of Oz, Oliver, The Man Who Came to Dinner, It's a Wonderful Life, Robin Hood, and Cinderella.
For more information about how RHS Drama got started, see Ms. Pape's reflections Origins of Redmond Drama.