Kadet Kapers Returns to the Hill

Fun Times at Oklahoma Military Academy

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On Friday night, June 11 2021, “Kadet Kapers”, a talent show put on by the cadets, officially returns to
the Hill for the first time since 1971!

Do you remember the fun, antics, and music in the auditorium for Kadet Kapers (also called Cadet Capers) through the years? The Drama Society was in charge of the annual presentation of Kadet Kapers which was the highlight of each year’s dramatic efforts and was an original production written and produced by the cadet’s themselves.

Think of when you were on the “Hill” when you could make fun of cadets, officers, the faculty, the commandant and the president of the school. Where you could see homespun humor, practical jokes, ballet (cadet style, of course), guys dressed as women, comedians, music, and other questionable skits – Kadet Kapers! The first “Amateur Hour” for cadets was performed in 1938. Kadet Kapers was established in 1942 and lasted until the  last one in 1971.

The following OMA Alumni have committed to participating in the 2021 Kadet Kapers: Phil Goldfarb, Randy Vierling, David Raper, Joe Davenport, David Oldaker, Jim Elder, Harry Simpson, Barry Grabel, Johnnie Davis, Bill Shaffer and Ken Turk. Ken Colley has volunteered to be the director.

We already have a few skits lined up (along with a few surprises), but if you have a suggestion, idea or would like to try and recreate what you did, please contact Danette Boyle in the Alumni office and let her know. This will be the highlight of Friday night June 11th at the reunion. You do not want to miss it!

More information to come on this exciting addition to the 2021 OMA Alumni Reunion!