• The 1980's

    In the spring of 1985, the Judson S. Erne Auditorium opened at Columbus North High School, and now the North Drama program finally had a home.  Sets, props and costumes could be stored and reused.  Students would have to learn how to run wireless microphones and focus lights.  This was the single greatest event in North Drama history, and it created a home and paved the way for everything else to come.
    Now having a home base, Tower quickly expanded the program.  He created a third show opportunity, an Evening of Theatre.  He believed this production should encompass different areas of performance, including instrumental and vocal performances.  He also believed in bringing others into the process.  In 1989, he coordinated a residency with well-known playwright Stephen Gregg, who directed one of his own plays.  In 1988, he let one of his students direct for Evening of Theatre, the first time a student had directed a play in several decades.
         Makin' It, Evening of Theatre '90, How to Succeed in Business Without
         Really Trying
         David and Lisa, Evening of Theatre '89, Godspell
         The Matchmaker, Evening of Theatre '88, The Wizard of OZ
         Ah, Wilderness!, Evening of Theatre, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
         Our Town, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
         A Murder is Announced, Mame
         Feiffer's People, Once Upon a Mattress
         Lou Gehrig Didn't Die of Cancer, Grease
         The Wizard of OZ
    1980- 1981
         Annie Get Your Gun
         Anything Goes
    Visit other North Drama Eras
    The 2000's          The 1990's          The 1980's         The 1970's         The 1960's
    The 1950's          The 1940's           The 1930's          The 1920's and Earlier

    We have incomplete information for some of these years and shows.  If you know anything about what shows were performed or who was involved, or even pictures, programs or posters that we could borrow and scan onto the website,
Last Modified on August 25, 2009