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CVHS Drama


The Theater Program at Capistrano Valley High School includes a comprehensive performing arts training.  We offer training in Drama, Choir, Pit Orchestra, Stagecraft, and Musical Production.  Three levels of Drama are offered including: Drama 1, Advanced Drama, and Actors' Repertory.  The after school productions are audition-only but are open to all.  Auditions are held during the first week of fall semester for the fall play, and the week before the spring semester for the musical.  Please visit the Visual and Performing Arts tab above to navigate through the Drama and Stagecraft pages, or visit Choir or Band for more information on those programs.


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Theater Arts Support Staff:

Emily Tucker:  Drama Club Advisor, Drama Class and Stagecraft Teacher, Play and Musical Director.

Rick Nichols:  Capistrano Performing Arts Center  Theater Manager  ext. 2707

Cris Stuart:  Choreographer

Theatre Arts Classes

For more information on the Theatre Arts classes taught at Capo, click the links below.


Drama 1

Advanced Drama

Actors' Repertory


Stagecraft/Theatrical Production

Drama Musical Comedy



Officer Lockstock…………………….Maddy Cole

Bobby Strong…………………….Nico Zani

Hope Cladwell………………………….Sara Neal

Caldwell Cladwell……………………Jonathan Campisano

Penelope Pennywise………………..Jennifer Hardy

Little Sally……………………….Jane Huish

Little Becky Two Shoes……………….Olivia Wolff

Hot Blades Harry……………….Michael Lahaderne

Mr. McQueen………………Garrett Vallejo

Senator Fipp………………….Cole Moore

Officer Barrel…………………Kayla Bryant

Old Man Strong………………Roberto Viveros

Josephine Strong……………………Katherine Lubinski

Soupy Sue………………Valerie Sloan

Tiny Tom…………….Ethan Kron

Mrs. Millineum…………….Alexa Parvaneh

Bobby the Stockfish…………Keenan Prijoles

Dr. Billeaux…………….Johnny Brull

Billy Boy Bill………………….Zack Andrus


The Poor

(sometimes doubling as Cops and/or Rich): 

Brenna Martinez, Elyse Abregov, Allison Inciong, Jacob Carlyle, Sierra Sutphin, Megan Mars,

Megan Ross, Janice Barajas 

The Rich

(sometimes doubling as Cops and/or Poor): 

Natalie Hill, Julianne Citino, Elise Larson, Chloe Konoske, Jordyn Bitton, Alyssa Tock, Grayson Kukuk

Capo Drama Club

The Drama Club meets once a month in the Blackbox classroom at lunch.  Members mingle with other students who are theatre enthusiasts, and attend drama club events like field trips, bonfires, the annual holiday party, the Halloween party, the kickball event, etc.  There is no obligation if you are in the club, but you are welcome to, and encouraged to, sign up for crew work for the plays.  If you have any questions, email the club advisor,  Mrs. Tucker, or ask any of the Board Members listed below.


Drama Club Executive Board 2016-2017

President:  Sara Neal

Vice President:  Maddy Cole

Treasurer:  Garrett Vallejo

Secretary:  Jennifer Hardy

Historian:  Olivia Wolff

Clerk:  Alyssa Cook

Publicity:  Morgyn Drummond

Stage Manager:  Tanner Hurley 

Capo Drama wins 6 awards at 2016 Role About Festival, including two 1st place trophies!

Congratulations to all of our RoleAbout Theatre Festival participants.  We had 11 groups make it to finals.  Great job everybody!

1st Place Trophy:  Contemporary Comedic Monologue, Maddy Cole

1st Place Trophy:  Classical Scene, Morgyn Drummond and Lauren Lumia

2nd Place Medal:  Song, Sara Neal

3rd Place Medal: Original Monologue, Garrett Vallejo

3rd Place Medal:  Film Monologue, Valerie Sloan

3rd Place Medal:  Film Scene, Johnny Brull, Alyssa Cook, Brenna Martinez


Capo Nominated for 21 Cappies Awards in 2016!!

Congratulations to all of the nominees for the Cappies Theater Awards!  Your school couldn't be more proud of you!!


7 Nominations for Twelve Angry Jurors

Sound:  Maddie Rodriguez, Spencer Price, William Scully

Costumes: McKenna Oldmixon, Madi Null, Megan Auer, Maddy Neal

Supporting Actress:  McKenna Oldmixon

Featured Actress:  Erin Doolin

Comic Actress:  Maddy Cole

Lead Actress : Bessie Kurzeja

Best Play


14 Nominations for The Addams Family

Marketing and Publicity in a Musical:  Erin Doolin, Peyton Stotelmyre, Capo Media

Make-up and Hair:  Morgyn Drummond and crew

Sound:  Maddie Rodriguez and Spencer Price

Props:  Emilie Meledy, Spencer Price

Costumes:  Madi Null, McKenna Oldmixon and crew

Lighting:  Sarah Grulikowski and Henry Dittrich and crew

Sets:  Emilie Meledy, Stagecraft Class

Stage Management:  Tanner Hurley

Stage Crew:  Emilie Meledy and crew

Ensemble:  Ancestors

Featured Actress:  Julie Moffitt

Comic Actress:  Madison Cole

Supporting Actress:  Sara Neal

Best Musical


We have been invited to perform a scene from each show at the Cappies Gala on May 22nd 2016 at the Grove Theater in Anaheim.  Buy tickets at the door or talk to Mrs. Tucker.

International Thespian Society

Troupe 1090

Here at Capo Drama, we are involved in the International Thespian Society.  The goal of ITS is to honor student excellence in theatre arts.  Upon completing and recording 100 hours of theatre-related activities, a student can opt to be inducted into the ITS, thereby becoming an official, card-carrying Thespian.  These theatre-related activities include being in the cast or crew of a play or musical, attending a play or musical, writing a critique of that performance, being on the Executive Drama Board at school, etc., etc.  See the form to the left for a more detailed explanation of the Thespian Point System.  


California Educational Theatre Association               

Capo Drama is a member of CETA.  We enter our fall play as a submission for the Southern California theatre competition, and we attend the festival with about 1,000 other California high school Drama students every January.  At the festival, we attend workshops, a professional Comedy Sportz show, and four award-winning high school plays. There are also scholarship competition for aspiring actors/actresses or those who want to go into educational theatre. For more information about the California Educational Theatre Association, click here.


Honors Awarded:

2015: Monologue Finalist Winner, Andrea van den Boogaard

2010:  Best Lead Actress, Lisa Del Padre, Rumors 2009

2009: Best Supporting Actor, Ambrose Cappucio, Bullshot Crummond 2008

MACY Awards

Music and Arts Commendation for Youth


Capo Drama participates in the Orange County MACY Awards by entering our spring musical for adjudication by the MACY panel of judges.  The MACY Awards, founded in 1969, is dedicated to encouraging, recognizing and rewarding achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre.  For more information on the MACY Awards, click here.


Honors Awarded:

2015  Back to the 80s:  Outstanding Achievement (7 trophies), 2 Achievement (2 awards), Special Recognition (2 medals), Bright Spot (2 medals)

2014 Thoroughly Modern Millie:  Best Male Vocalist (1st place trophy), Highest Achievement (2 trophies), Outstanding Achievement (3 awards), Achievement (2 medals), Special Recognition (2 medals)

2013 Guys and Dolls:  Best Choreography Trophy, Highest Achievement (1 trophy), Outstanding Achievement (3 trophies), Achievement (5 awards), Special Recognition (2 medals), Bright Spot (7 medals)

2012 Footloose:  Outstanding Achievement (2 trophies), Achievement (3 awards), Bright Spot (9 medals)

2011 West Side Story:  Beyond the Beyond (first place trophy), Best Interpretative Choreography (1st place trophy), Best Orchestra (1st place trophy), Best Supporting Actress (1st place trophy), Highest Achievement (3 trophies), Outstanding Achievement (3 trophies), Achievement (6 awards), Special Recognition (3 medals), Bright Spot (4 medals)  


The Cappies is a theatre critque writing program that aims to celebrate high school theatre.  Student critics from participating schools attend high school productions, compose reviews and submit them to their Cappies mentors in hopes of being published.  OC Cappies works with the Orange County Department of Education and current season student reviews are published on The Orange County Register website.  There is also a Tony's style Gala at the end of the year awarding the top-achieving schools, based on their peer reviews.  


So far this year, Capo Drama has had four of our critics published in the OC Register for their remarkable reviews.


The Capo Drama Cappies Advisor is Emily Tucker, and the mentor is Ron Miller.


The Capo Drama Cappies Team:

Maddy Cole (Lead Critic)

Nico Zani

Michael Lahaderne

Sara Neal

Jennifer Hardy

Alyssa Cook

Olivia Wolff

Garrett Vallejo

Sarah Grulikowski

Actors' Rep Winter Production

All in the Timing

and other Absurdist Scenes


Sure Thing:  Bessie Kurzeja, Max Abhari


Words, Words, Words:  Swift-Jennifer Hardy, Milton- Olivia Wolff, Kafka-Madi Null


Universal Language:  Maddy Cole and Erin Doolin


Phillip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread:  Baker- Garrett Vallejo, Phillip-Cameron Conner, Woman 1-Morgyn Drummond, Woman 2- Sara Neal


The Philadelphia:  Savannah Wolff, Michelle Meledy, Jennifer Hardy


Variations on the Death of Trotsky:  Michael Lahaderne, Alyssa Cook, Erin Doolin


Out of Character*:  Noel Schultz, Casey Corbett


*Not written by David Ives

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