The Walnut Hills High School Theatre Department Welcomes Audiences to PUFFS


Sophie Christian and Kamani Killings in the Walnut Hills High School Theatre Department’s production of Puffs. Photo by Mikki Schaffner photography

Cincinnati, OH – Following their previous success from their production of Carrie the Musical, The Walnut Hills High School Theatre Department is eager to welcome audiences to the Rick Steiner Black Box Theatre with the comedy, PUFFS – a hilarious parody of the story of “the boy who lived” and attended a certain “school of magic” for seven years (get it? You get it).

The show runs April 20-21, 2023 at 7 p.m. with additional 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday, April 22nd, and Sunday April 23rd.

This clever and inventive play “never goes more than a minute without a laugh” (Nerdist) giving you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along” (Hollywood Life), featuring many recognizable characters from a Certain School of Magic and Magic. Their “hilariously heartfelt!” (Metro) An epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.

Regarding the show, director Helen Raymond-Goers says, “Puffs is hilarious, you should come see it!”

Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for students. They are now available, and can be purchased at:

CONTENT WARNING: Due to some strong language and adult content, this production is recommended for mature audiences 13 and up.

WHHS_Puffs2This production and the entire WHHS Theatre Season is graciously sponsored by the Walnut Hills High School Class of 1964 Performing Arts Fund.

Featuring Kyra Doty as Wayne Hopkins, Sophie Christian as Megan Jones, Adeleigh Karoutchi as Oliver Rivers, Katie Berich as Narrator, Andrew Canter as Harry/Hermeeon 2/Myrtle/Ric Gryff/Susie Bones, Corinne Adams as Hannah/Mr. Nick/ Professor McG, Kamani ______ as Hermeoon 3/Frenchy /Rita/Scooter/Rowena /Professor Sprouty /Xavia Jones, Emma Dalton as Blondo Malfoy/Mr. Voldy, Hadian Dwyer as Fat Friar/Second Headmaster/Zac Smith/Very Tall Man, Hoyt Noble as Clumsy Longbottom/Goyle /J. Finch /Uncle Dave, James Overton as Ms. Babble/Runes Teach/Professor Lanny/Professor Locky/Professor Turban, Loretta Rubin as Hermeoon/Sally Perks, Malcolm Ward as Cedric, Nate Caudill as Anthony Goldstein/Leanne/Mr. Bagman/Real Mr. Moody/Viktor, Riley Soutar as Big Snek(Bassylisk)/Ernie Mac/Ghost History Teacher, Uyen Dao as Colin/First Headmaster/Ginny/Helga, and Wolf Singer as A Certain Potions Teache/Sal/Seamus

Directed by Helen A. Raymond-Goers
Co-Assistant Directed by Ryan Peerless and Lizzy Rebber
Technical Direction by Helen A. Raymond-Goers
Production Stage Manager- Nyla Shahanavaz
Assistant Stage Manager- Graham Gardner
Costume Designer- Emma Smith
Lighting Designer- Sophie Glenn
Props Designer- AJ Frecker
Scenic Designer- Chloe Goodman
Sound Designer- Maya Busche
Marketing and Publicity Head- Lizzy Rebber
Head Electrician- Maya Busche


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