Seneca County Opportunity Center & Heidelberg Students to Perform in Musical

By Hannah Hawk, SCOC Public Relations Coordinator


Students and adults from the Seneca County Opportunity Center (SCOC) will take to the stage with Heidelberg University students in the musical “A Barnyard Moosical,” on Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m. in Heidelberg’s Ohl Concert Hall.

The unique partnership allows individuals with disabilities to take the stage and perform in front of an audience. Heidelberg theatre students have been conducting weekly workshops and rehearsals at SCOC in preparation for the performances. The production is made possible thanks to the proceeds from the first collaboration and performance in 2022, titled “A Year with Frog and Toad.” Proceeds from this show will go toward future art education at SCOC.

“A Barnyard Moosical” features four funny animals dancing and singing about their unusual farm. The chickens sure can shake a leg, the pigs love to clean, the cows dance an awesome chorus line, and the goats cook up a tasty gourmet pizza. In addition to the toe-tapping music, audiences will be treated to a preview of the process of producing this musical collaboration between the Seneca County Opportunity Center and Heidelberg University. Drawings and artwork created by the students and individuals will be displayed during the reception after the performance.

The musical is co-directed by Sandy Kimmel, the Music and Movement instructor at SCOC, and Riley Ameel, a junior theatre major at Heidelberg. Riley’s role in co-directing the production is part of a student research project at Heidelberg. This is the second production put on by Heidelberg students and SCOC students and adults that will hopefully continue as an annual event.

Tickets are $5 for general admission and free for youth and can be reserved at