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Join the Actors' Rep class for their production of Arthur Miller's

The Crucible

January 8-10 @ 7pm

Matinee January 9 @4pm

General Admission: $8

Capo ASB: $6

Matinee: $6

Buy Tickets HERE



Auditions for the awesomely radical Spring Musical

Back to the 80s

are January 20th and 21st


Make sure to pick up an AUDITION CONTRACT from the Blackbox classroom and bring it with you (with a signature from your parent) to the first day of auditions, along with the following:

          -Headshot (doesn't have to be professional, we just want to remember what you look like)

          -A prepared 30 second monologue (if you are auditions for a Principle Character--one with lines and     stuff)

          -A prepared song (16 bars, with sheet music to give to the pianist)

If you have any questions at all, you can email Mrs. Tucker through School Loop.  If they questions are related to your songs, please contact Mrs. Girard.


Upcoming Events

Oct. 25th:  Build Paint Day.  10am-2pm.  Wear your building/painting clothes

Nov. 5-7:  Tech rehearsals for Noises Off  3-6pm for cast and crew of Noises Off

Nov 10:  Dress Rehearsal for Noises Off  3-10pm

Nov. 11:  Build/Paint Day (No School) 10am-2pm

Nov. 12:  Final Dress Rehearsal for Noises Off

Nov. 13:  Showcase for Noises Off (during the school day)

Nov. 13-15:  Noises Off performances 7pm and an additional 2pm matinee on Saturday.  Call times for cast and crew:  5pm.

Fall Play Cast List

Noises Off

Cast List


Dotty Otley (Mrs. Clackett)………………………....Paige Vanderwarker


Lloyd Dallas…………………………………….....................Will Conover


Belinda Blair (Flavia)………………………………….….Jasa Davidson


Garry Lejeune (Roger)……………………………………….Matt Kushnir


Frederick Fellowes (Phillip).….……………………..……….Braden Auer


Brook Ashton (Vicki)………………….………………………...Sara Neal


Selsdon Mowbray (Burglar)………………….………Michael Lahaderne


Poppy Norton-Taylor………………………....Andrea van den Boogaard


Tammy Allgood…………………………………………….…Grayce Lee


Congratulations to the cast!  Thank you to all who auditioned.  You all did a great job and really impressed me!  Please don’t be a stranger.


Cast, please meet in the Blackbox at lunch on Friday to meet each other and pick up your scripts.



Spring Musical Honored at MACY Awards

This weekend, Capo Performing Arts went to the Orange County High School Musical Theater Awards (known as the MACY Awards—Musical and Arts Commendation for Youth).  Here are some awards we walked away with:


Best Male Vocalist—Tristen Ross (Trevor Graydon). 

Highest Achievement Trophy—Andrea van den Boogaard  (Millie Dillmount)

Highest Achievement Trophy—Tristen Ross (Trevor Graydon).  Yes, he got two trophies.

Achievement Trophy—Matt Kushnir (Jimmy Smith)

Achievement Trophy—Ally Gerstley (Dorothy Brown)

Achievement Trophy—Paige Vanderwarker (Miss Flannery)

Achievement Medal—Emily Young (Muzzy Van Hos smere)

Achievement Medal—Melissa Green (Mrs. Meers)

Special Recognition Medal—Braden Auer  (Bun Foo)

Special Recognition Medal—Kyle Ray (Ching Ho)

Congratulations guys and girls!!!  Great job!

Auditions for Actors' Rep and Advanced Drama Class

On June 4th, after school in the Black Box (room T-124) we will be holding auditions for next year's Actors' Repertory class, as well as Advanced Drama class.  In order to audition for Actors' Rep, you should have already taken either Drama 1 and/or Advanced Drama with me.  In order to audition for Advanced Drama, you should have Drama experience elsewhere (middle school, community theater, or maybe your family is a supporter of the arts and you've seen a bunch of plays).  If you have been in my Drama 1 class previously, you do not need to audition for Advanced Drama (you can automatically add into the class).

Here's what you will need to prepare beforehand:

Advanced Drama:  a one minute monologue written for the stage, in a published book.  In other words, please do not write your own monologue or perform a monologue written by a buddy.  Also, do not perform a monologue from a movie or TV show.  We all love Frozen, but doing Elsa's monologue is not a way to prove to me that you belong in an Advanced High School Drama class.  :) 

Actors' Rep:  2 one minute monologues.  See above for rules about where to get them.  Make sure that the monologues are contrasting, so that they demonstrate your acting range.  For example, choose one from a Shakespeare tragedy, and one from a modern comedy.  Or, one from a 1940s Drama, and one from a modern Theatre of the Absurd comedy.  Again, demonstrate range.

For both, please make sure that you meet the time limit (a monologue that is not long enough shows that you didn't prepare or that you rushed, and a monologue that is too long shows that you don't care about your director's directions, or the time of your fellow auditioners).  Please show up before 3pm, and be prepared to stay until 4:30 (although you will be allowed to leave as soon as you've finished your audition).

I look forward to meeting/working with you all.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  I promise I don't bite.  :)

Mrs. Tucker

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie

April 23-26 at 7pm

April 26 at 2pm (Matinee)  (Only $3 for children under 14)

$15 General Admission

$13 CVHS ASB Card (limit one per student)

$10 Child under 10 years old

Lap Child is free

Buy Advanced Tickets for the Musical!

New to Capo Performing Arts:  Buy Advanced Tickets for the Musical Now!!!


Click on the link above to buy advanced tickets, reserve specific seats, use a credit card, print your tickets at home, or have the tickets held at the box office.  Of course, you will still be able to buy tickets at the box office on the night of the shows, using cash, check (made out to CVHS Drama) or credit card.

Please be aware that if you are purchasing tickets at the CVHS ASB Card price ($13), you must bring your CVHS ASB card to the door upon arrival to the performance.  If you do not have your ID card (with ASB sticker) you will be charged the additional $2 for General Admission.  Limit one CVHS ASB Card ticket per student.

No Food or Drink allowed in the Theater.

If you have questions, or issue while trying to purchase tickets, please contact Mrs. Tucker at, or through School Loop.


Spring Musical Cast List!!!

Thank you to all who auditioned!  We thoroughly enjoyed the process, and we hope you did too.  Rehearsals start on Monday February 10th.  Meet after school in the Black Box at 3pm.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Millie Dillmount:  Andrea  Van den Boogaard

Jimmy Smith:  Matthew Kushnir

Dorothy Brown:  Allison Gerstley

Trevor Graydon:  Tristen Ross

Mrs. Meers:  Melissa Green

Muzzy Van Hossmere:  Emily Young

Miss Flannery:  Paige Vanderwarker

Ching Ho:  Kyle Ray

Bun Foo:  Braden Auer

Ruth:  Jasa Davidson

Gloria:  Sara Neal

Alice:  Hailee Clover

Rita:  Madison Anderson

Ethel Peas and Pearl Lady:  McKenna Oldmixon

Lucille:  Madison Cole

Cora:  Alissa Mimm

Kenneth (the Butler):  Alexei Rehorn

Mathilde (the maid) Bessie Kurzeja

The Letch and Ensemble:  Michael Monary


Female Ensemble:  Desiree Alemansour, Lindsay Gensichen, Victoria Ducote, Sarah Shaler, Maddie Rodriguez

Male Ensemble:  Brent Stanfill, Nathanael Robinson, Daniel Monaghan, Michael Lahaderne, Grayson Burke, Brandon Sommer


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Winter Play: Almost, Maine by John Cariani

Almost, Maine, our winter play, is this weekend!  It is completely produced by our 1st period Actors' Rep class.  The students chose it, and are in charge of directing it, planning the lighting, props, sound, set design, lobby display, costumes, etc.  Come join the fun on January 24th and 25th.


Friday 1/24:  Matinee- 4:30pm, Night show- 7:30pm

Saturday 1/25: Matinee- 4:30pm, Night show- 7:30pm

Tickets: $8 w/ASB, $10 General Admission

Seating is limited.  Box office opens at 3:30pm and 6:30pm, and doors open at 4pm and 7pm.

Musical Auditions

Interested in auditioning for the first musical in the new theater?!  Auditions are coming up and are open to ALL students.  We invite everyone (newbies and veteran performers) to audition.  We are doing the show "Thoroughly Modern Millie."  It's a comedy that takes place in New York City in the 1920s.

Take note of these dates:

Wednesday January 22:  Lunch time Info meeting in the Black Box (room T124).  Pick up an audition contract, learn about what we (the directors) are looking for when we cast the show, and what the audition process entails.  Time:  Lunch

Wednesday January 29:  Dance Audition Workshop--Come to learn the audition dance.  You will be taught the dance so that you can go home and practice it over night.  You will also meet the choreographer and be able to ask questions  Time:  3-5pm

Thursday January 30 and Friday January 31:  Auditions. You will be required to perform a dance audition (taught to you the day before), a song audition (you must bring a copy of 16 bars of a song that is NOT from this show but showcases your singing ability), and an acting audition (if you are auditioning for a lead, you must memorize and prepare a 1 min monologue from a play or musical).  You  must come to both days of auditions.  Come to the lunch meeting on 1/22 to find out more information.  If you miss the meeting, you are still allowed to audition, just make sure you talk to someone who did attend, so you have all of the right information.  Time:  3-7pm

Field Trip to Segerstrom to see CHICAGO

Join us for the Performing Arts field trip to the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts to see the awesome musical, CHICAGO.  Here are the details:

When:  Tuesday, January 28th 4pm-10:30pm

What:  Bus to South Coast Plaza for dinner, see Chicago the musical, possible backstage tour of the Segerstrom theater

Why:  Because we enjoy live theater!

How:  We will be taking a bus that leaves Capo at 4pm and returns at about 10:30pm.  The cost is $32 per person, which includes transportation and the show ticket.  Please make checks out to CVHS Drama and give them to Mrs. Tucker in the Black Box, room T-124, or put them in her box.  Be sure to pick up a field trip form from her.

Fall Play Cast List Vacancy in Paradise

Vacancy In Paradise

by John Kirkpatrick

Thank you all who auditioned. It was very hard to choose from so many good choices.

- Miss H.


Cast list

Ellen Danby-Catherine (Cassie) Kurzeia

Claire Danby- Melissa Green

Laura- Madison Anderson

Bon Bon- Ally Gerstley

Celeste- Sara Neal

Myrtle- Paige Vanderwarker

Lydia- Larcyn Burnett

Caroline- Andrea van den Boogaard

Dr. Ruth- Noel Schultz

Susie- Madison Breshears

Wally Bigelow- Mathew Kushnir

J. Byron Bennett- Kyle Roy

Boxie- Will Conover

Jonas- Nathanael Robinson

Mitch- Jason Incrong

Extra Guest of the Hotel ( You will be given names during rehearsals)- Grayce Lee, Cameron Doty, Erin Doolin, Chelsea Mendoza, Jasa Davidson, Jorge Euila, Max Abhari, Ara Shamsian, Thomas Alvarez, Braden Aver


Rehearsals start Tuesday, September 24 from 3:00 – 4:30 in the black box (Everyone is called). A tentative rehearsal schedule will be passed out at this first rehearsal. Rehearsal will be every day next week after school from 3-4:30 (Everyone is called except Dr. Ruth, Susie, and Extra Guest.)Cast members are welcome to come to rehearsals that you are not called for.

Fall Play Auditions

Auditions for the fall play are Thursday, September 19th from 3pm-6:30pm in the Black Box Theater.  Auditions are open to everyone, whether you've been in a thousand plays, or you've only acted for your parents when you "promised" them that you didn't have any homework to do.  Come to the Audition Workshop on Monday after school to get details.  In the meantime, here's some info for ya:

Play:  Vacancy in Paradise by John Kirkpatrick

Genre:  Comedy

Roles:  10 female, 5 male

Preparation: you can bring your own comedic 2 minute monologue from a different play, or come to the workshop to get a monologue from the show.

Auditions:  Be prepared by practicing a comedic character (body language, voice, behavior, costume, etc.), slate properly before auditions (announce your name with confidence), do a little research on the play (Google it), don't be late, be polite and have good sportsmanship.

Contract:  Pick up an audition contract at the workshop or from Ms. H. (Mrs. Tucker's sub)

Other details:  the play is a 7th period class, so make sure that you are able to add it to your schedule (if you are in a sport that practices during 7th period, most likely you won't be able to be in the show).  If you want to crew for the show and have already taken Stagecraft or are currently in Stagecraft, you can add the play as a 7th period.  Come to the workshop for more crew details. 

Still have questions?  Come to the workshop on Monday, and/or email Mrs. Tucker via School Loop.

Break a leg!!!!! And we'll see you at Auditions!

Interested in being involved in the fall play next year?

Do you want to be a part of the first play production in the new theater? Register for 7th period Drama Musical Comedy, and you will automatically be added into the class as cast or crew. In September we will hold auditions for roles. Contact Mrs. Tucker for more information.

Auditions for Fall Classes

Auditions for Actors' Repertory class will be May 7 starting at 3pm.  Please bring 2 one-minute monologues.  They should be contrasting, and demonstrate your acting range.  For example, one could be a comedy and one a drama.  Or one could be Shakespearean and one more modern.  Etc.  Please also be prepared to answer questions about your previous theater experience.  This class is primarily for students who have completed Drama 1 and Advanced Drama, and/or have been in a play/musical at Capo. 

Auditions for Advanced Drama will be May 3rd after school (3pm for current students, 4pm for incoming freshmen).  This audition is for anyone who has not taken Drama 1, but has previous experience with Drama (either in middle school, community theater, in plays, or maybe you truly feel like you have a talent for it and you have a genuine interest that goes beyond an introductory course.  The only way to get into Advanced Drama is to either take Drama 1, or to audition.  Auditions for current Capo students will be at 3pm, and auditions for incoming freshmen will begin at 4pm.  Please bring a 2 minute monologue that you have prepared by memorizing and thinking about character motivation.  I am looking to see that you can comfortably perform while on stage, and that you are not a complete newbie to the stage.

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Tucker through School Loop or at

Stagecraft Application for 2013-2014

Interested in being in the Stagecraft class next year and working backstage in the new theater?  Fill out this application below and talk to your guidance counselor. This class fulfills the Fine Arts requirement for Graduation.

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Paramount Studios Field Trip

Paramount Studios Field Trip

Paramount Studios Field Trip

Interested in going on our 2nd annual field trip to Paramount Studios, Hollywood?  Participation is first come first served.  Sign up with Mrs. Tucker ASAP by bringing a check and picking up a field trip form.  Here is the basic info:

-When:  March 20th during the school day (we should be back by 2:30)

-Price:  $37    Please write checks to CVHS Drama, or you can pay in cash.

-What:  A tour of Paramount Studios' back lot.  We will be lead in groups of 10 by a professional tour guide.  We will be taken backstage of numerous TV shows and/or movies, and get a general tour of shooting locations for Paramount shows.  Last year, for example, we saw locations for Glee, Community, Dr. Phil, Happy Endings, The Hills, etc., etc.  We even got to eat at "Breadsticks" and the "Lima Bean" (the restaurant and cafe in Glee).  Some of our students were even lucky enough to catch a glimpse of some of the actors.

-Who:  Drama Club and Film students.

Guys and Dolls Cast

Guys and Dolls Cast

(In Order of Appearance)


Nicely-Nicely—Matt Schurmer

Benny Southstreet—Matt Kushnir

Rusty Charlie—Michael Keener

Sarah Brown—Emily Young

Arlene Abernathy (formerly Arvide)—Kate Miller

Mission Band Member—Melissa Green

Mission Band Member—Tiffany Hamidjaja

Mission Band Member—Larcyn Burnett

Mission Band Member—Nicole Moon

Harry the Horse—Jon Bareford

Lt. Brannigan—James Parker

Nathan Detroit—John Conover

Crap Shooter—Alexei Rehorn

Crap Shooter—Kyle Ray

Angie the Ox—Ryan Ngyuen

Miss Adelaide—Danielle Fockler

Sky Masterson—Josh Moynihan

Joey Biltmore—Joseph Espiritu

General Matilda Cartwright—Niki Pirbazari

Big Jule—Will Conover

Master of Ceremonies for Hot Box—Madi Anderson

Mimi (Hot Box Dancer)—Ally Gerstley

Allison (Hot Box Dancer)—Paige Vanderwarker

Ferguson (Hot Box Dancer)—Jasa Davidson

Vernon (Hot Box Dancer)—Hailee Clover

Hot Box Dancer—Andrea VandenBoogaard

Hot Box Dancer—Rachel Deitch

Hot Box Dancer—Ally Gelbman

Hot Box Dancer—Heather Armstrong

Hot Box Dancer—Molly Kuciemba

Hot Box Dancer—McKenna Oldmixon

Waitress—Rosie Boyd


Congratulations to everyone who auditioned.  You made our job very hard, and we know it's not easy to audition.  Thank you!!  If you would like to be in the crew, please do!  Cast and crew's first day of rehearsal/class will be Monday February 4th.  We will meet in B-1 at 3:00pm.  See you then!

Winter Play

Our Winter Play will be put on by our 4th period Actors' Rep class.  This year, we've selected William Shakespeare's comedy, The Taming of the Shrew.


Christopher Sly –Jorge Nuila

Sly’s wife-- Madi Anderson

Katherine Minola – Haley Dyer

Petruchio –Josh Moynihan

Bianca Minola –Alicia Handel

Baptista Minola --–Matt Schurmer

Hortensio –Matt Kushnir

Lucentio –Jonathan Bareford

Tranio –Larcyn Burnett

Gremio –Ally Gerstley

Grumio –Will Conover

Curtis—Rosie Boyd

Nathaniel—Tiffany Hamidjaja

Nicholas—Jasa Davidson

Joseph—Amber Collines

Philip—Rachel Deitch

Peter—Grayce Lee

A Tailor—Danielle Fockler

Haberdasher—Grayce Lee

Biondello –Matt Coblish

Vincentio –James Parker

A Pedant –Paige Vanderwarker

A Widow—Nicole Moon

Servants of Baptista and Lucentio—Rosie, Tiffany, Jasa, Amber, Rachel, Grayce, Danielle



Director:  John Conover

Stage Manager:  Niki Pirbazari 

Fall Play

CVHS Drama Presents:

The Diary of Anne Frank

Nov 8-10  Thursday, Friday,* Saturday at 7pm

$8 w/ASB and $10 General Admission

*Please plan to arrive early on Friday to find parking, as it is the same night as our CIF home football game.

The Diary of Anne Frank-- Cast List

The Diary of Anne Frank

Cast List


Anne Frank……………………….Allison Gerstley

Otto Frank………..…………………James Parker

Mrs. Frank…………………………Melissa Green

Margot Frank……………………….Emily Young

Mrs. Van Daan…………………………Niki Pirbazari

Mr. Van Daan………………………….Will Conover

Peter Van Daan……….…………………Matt Kushnir

Mr. Dussel………………………....…..Michael Keener

Miep Gies*………………………………..Madi Anderson

Nazi Guards………Juan Lara, Rosie Boyd, Abby Kinser


Thank you so much to all of you who came out to audition!  You all did a fantastic job and it was a VERY hard decision.  If you are interested in crewing the show, make sure to come in on Monday and talk with Mrs. Tucker.  Remember to be supportive of everyone who got a role, and demonstrate good sportsmanship.  Again, great job by everyone.


Rehearsals start Monday, but are not mandatory for anyone observing the Jewish holiday.


*Miep will also take on the lines of Mr. Krahler

Drama Club Meeting and New T-shirts

New Drama Club t-shirts are here!!  They are only $9.00, and are obviously totally awesome (see picture below).  Buy yours today with cash or a check made out to CVHS Drama.  Pick them up in C-1 anytime, or you can buy one at the first Drama Club Meeting on Thursday 9/20 at lunch in C-1.

New Drama Club Shirts

New Drama Club Shirts

Drama Board Members 2012-2013

President:  Niki Pirbazari

Vice President:  John Conover

Treasurer:  Ally Gerstley

Secretary:  Kara Leonard

Clerk:  Grayce Lee

Publicity:  Matt Kushnir

Historian:  Paige Vanderwarker

Stage Manager:  Haley (Christian) Dyer


If you have a question about Thespian points or the Thespian Society, you can email Grayce.  Want to help crew backstage or help build sets?  Email Haley.  Want to help make posters and spread the word about shows, field trips, and other events?  Email Matt.  You get the point.  Any question you have, one of our trusty Board Members can answer it.  :)

Fall Play Auditions

For our Fall Play in 2012, we will be doing...

The Diary of Anne Frank

Auditions:  Friday, September 14th  3pm-7pm   Meet in C-1.

This is a dramatic play with serious subject matter concerning the Holocaust and World War II.  It is an autobiographical play, which means that it is based on the diary of a young girl who actually went through these horrific events.  If you have never heard of the play or the book, but intend to audition, do a little research.  Any amount will help.  :)  Remember, we are always looking for new blood, so if you've never auditioned before but have always wanted to, we welcome you with open arms.  Or, if you've auditioned multiple times but have never been cast, don't be disheartened! Theater is a tough business, but sometimes it's just a matter of finding the right play and character for you!  We welcome you (back) with open arms.  :)

The cast includes 5 females, 5 males, and 3 extras (Nazi soldiers).  Audition pieces will be available the day before auditions in C-1 or on this site for download.  This is not always the case, so make sure that you take advantage of the extra time that you have and really connect with the character.  Memorization is not required, but if you've had the piece overnight, it doesn't hurt to show that you've memorized it, while also exploring the depth of the character.  Also, when you pick up an audition piece, make sure to pick up the Audition Contract and have your parents sign it.  Bring this with you to auditions.

If you have any questions about auditions, please see Mrs. Tucker in C-1 before school, during breaks, or after school.  You can find her in C-7 during 2nd period.  Or, you can always email her through School Loop or at

Performance Dates:  Wednesday-Friday, November 7-9

Capo Performing Arts New York Trip 2012

Capo Performing Arts New York Trip 2012



WHEN:  April 24, 25, 27, 28    7:30pm

WHERE:  Capo Mall--  26301 Via Escolar, Mission Viejo, CA, 92692

WHY:  To witness the amazing fun of the spring musical, and bring happiness to you.  :)

HOW:  With months of preparation, blood, sweat, tears, and smiles

PRICE:  $10 w/ASB  $12 General Admission 

Add DRAMA to your schedule!!!!

Interested in taking Drama next year?  Register for one of our 3 levels of Drama classes:  Drama 1 (for those with little to no experience), Advanced Drama (an intermediate course), and Actor's Repertory (an advanced level, audition only class).

Also, if you think you might be interested in being involved in the fall play next year (whether in the cast or in the crew), sign up for 7th period Drama Musical Comedy.  We'll have auditions in the fall, and you can drop the course accordingly (if you don't get cast and/or you don't want to be in crew).

Ask Mrs. Tucker if you have any questions.  Visit her in the Drama room (C-1) or her English room (C-7), or email her at

8th grade Advanced Drama auditions

If you are an 8th grader interested in auditioning for Advanced Drama for your freshman year, the auditions will be held on Tuesday May 15th at 4pm in the Drama room (C-1) on the CVHS Campus.  You will need to perform a 2 minute monologue that is from a published, well-known play and playwright.  You will also need to be willing to answer a few questions about your theater experience.  In order to audition you must have some experience with Drama (from Middle School classes or plays, and/or community theater.  If you have no experience, but want to be in Drama, you can easily tell your counselor that you would like to be in Drama 1 and she will automatically add you (no adution is necessary for Drama 1).

Please email Mrs. Tucker if you have any questions.


Thank you all for the great turn out and the hard work.  We had to make some VERY hard decisions--you guys didn't make it easy on us!  If you got a roll, CONGRATULATIONS!  If you did not get a roll, PLEASE consider helping us out with the musical any way you can.  Come see Mrs. Tucker if you are interested in back stage work.  Remember to congratulate and support each other, and trust in your judges' decisions which were for the good of the show.  :)  Here's to a great spring musical!

Cast:  We will see you all for the first day of rehearsal on Monday after school in Mrs. Girard's room from 3-5:30pm.


Ren McCormack--------------Chris Del Padre

Ariel Shaw----------------------Tori Scherer

Reverend Shaw---------------Matt Schurmer

Vi Moore-----------------------Kate Miller

Willard-------------------------John Conover

Jeter----------------------------Jon Bareford

Bickle--------------------------Matt Kushnir

Garvin--------------------------James Parker

Rusty----------------------------Hailee Clover

Wendy Jo----------------------Shay Weinberg

Urleen--------------------------Natalie Farrell

Mindy--------------------------Jasa Davidson

Jessie--------------------------Paige Vanderwarker

Ethel McCormack-----------Larcyn Burnett

Chuck Cranston--------------Josh Moynihan

Lyle-----------------------------Will Conover

Travis--------------------------Jorge Nuila

Coach Dunbar----------------Brandon Levine

Eleanor Dunbar--------------Adrienne Gutierrez

Lulu Warnicker--------------Rosie Boyd

Wes Warnicker--------------Will Conover

Betty Blast-------------------Niki Pirbazari

Principal----------------------Melissa Green

Cop----------------------------Rachel Deitch

Cowboy Bob----------------Matt Kushnir

Adult Townspeople-------Niki Pirbazari, Nicole Moon, Rosie Boyd, Abby Kinser, Mandy Williams, Michael Keener, Tiffany Hamidjaja

Teens-------------------------Rachel Deitch, Ally Gerstley, Amanda Ries, Joselyn Hernandez Macedo, Molly Kuciemba, Valerie Seeler, Bridget Reyes

Movie Night: Footloose

Movie Night:  FOOTLOOSE

Join us to watch Footloose (the 1980s version) in the mall.  It's Free!!   It's a good movie, and it will help you research your character for auditions.

fRIDAY 2/3/12   7pm

Musical Information

Basic Information:  Bring the following with you to the audition (Wed., 2/8):  Headshot and resume, 2 copies of 16 bars of the song you will sing for your audition, a memorized 1 minute monologue, signed audition contract.  If you have ANY questions about any of this, please ask Mrs. Tucker or Mrs. Girard.

Musical Dates:

1.  2/7/12:  Dance Workshop (meet in the mall and learn the dance for the audition) 3pm-5pm

2.  2/8/12:  Acting/Singing Audition (bring your audition contract, headshot, resume,memorized monologue, and music).  3pm-7pm

3.  2/10/12:  Dance Audition and Callback for leads (if you are called back for a lead after Wednesday, you need to pick up your sheet music from Girard before Friday, and be prepared to go head to head with others who are called back.

Results will be posted on Friday night (2/10) on this web-page, and on the external Drama website at 

Rehearsals will begin Feb. 13, and will be everyday after school from 3pm-6pm. Tech Nights are Friday April 20th and Monday April 23 from 3pm-9:30pm.  Performance dates are April 24, 25, and 27, 28.

Advanced Drama Winter Play Cast List


It’s Not About Food

Advanced Drama Winter Play


Cast List


AMY………………………….Natalie Farrell

JOEY……………………..James Parker

AMY’S MOM…………………….Adrienne Gutierrez

AMY’S DAD………………………Jon Bareford

COACH……………………Chris DelPadre

WRESTLER……………………Matt Coblish

GENERIC TV ACTRESS……………………Gabby Gerstley


YOUNG WAITRESS & DIET MOM…………………..Jasa Davidson

TV COMMERCIAL MAN…………………..Steven McFann

IF GIRL………………….Rachel Deitch

DANCER’S DANCER & EMILY…………………….Madison Breshears

DR. ELLISON & THERAPIST #2……………………….Joselyn Hernandez

YOUNG WOMAN IN MIRROR……………..Paige Vanderwarker

PERSON……………………..Rosie Boyd

LISA………………………..Haley Dyer

ELLIOT…………………..Josh Moynihan

COMPETITION MOM & JAMIE……………..Amber Collins

WRESTLER’S FRIEND…………………..Jorge Nuila

THERAPIST #1 & AMANDA………………..Bridget Browning

TERRI & ANGRY TEEN……………..Grayce Lee


*Smaller roles (such as the Someones or the random Teens) will be decided as we enter rehearsals



Assistant Director…………..Niki Pirbazari

Stage Manager……………John Conover

Backstage Crew…………..Phil Gross

Backstage Crew…………..Tori Scherer

Backstage Crew…………..Shay Weinberg

Backstage Crew…………..Brandon Levine

Backstage Crew…………..Michael Keener

Backstage Crew…………..David Fleischli

Backstage Crew…………..Alica Handel

Backstage Crew…………..Jorge Del Gado


Congratulations to the cast and crew.  If you would like to look at your lines over break, ask Mrs. Tucker for a script. 

Thursday Luncheons

Every Thursday in C-1 is a Drama Club Luncheon. 

Bring your lunch, come on in, and chill. 

Everyone's Welcome!

Hope to see you there.

Club T-shirts are here!

If you would like a Drama Club t-shirt, come pick it up in C-1.  They are only $7 (our cheapest ever)! 

You can pay in cash, or make a check out to CVHS Drama.

Drama Club:  Breaking Legs, and Taking Names!

Fall Play Announcement


Thank you to everyone who auditioned!  You all did a great job!

Rehearsals start Monday after school.  See you there.

If you didn't get a role in the play, and you want to help with backstage crew, come to the crew meeting on Thursday at lunch in C-1.

Congratulations to the cast!

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

John/Jack Worthing:  Josh Moynihan

Algernon Moncrieff:  John Conover

Gwendolyn Fairfax:  Adrienne Gutierrez

Cecily Cardew:  Gabby Gerstley

Lady Bracknell:  Niki Pirbazari

Dr. Chausible:  Brandon Levine

Miss Prism:  Melissa Green

Lane:  Steven McFann

Merriman:  Chris DelPadre 

MACYs Awards Show Info

Congratulations to our MACY Award winners!  We walked away with a lot of trophies and medals last weekend (22 in all!!??).  Plus, we walked away with trophies for:

-Best Supporting Actress--Sara Hopp

-Best Interpretive Choreography--Cris Stuart

-Orchestra of the Year--Andy Waldukat

-Beyond the Beyond--an award for the awesomeness of the overall performance.


Thank you all so much for your dedication and the passion you put into this show.  It is time to close the book on West Side Story, but it will always live on in our memories as our most successful musical yet!

West Side Story

Capistrano Valley Performing Arts Presents:


April 27th-30th  7:30pm

$12.00 or $10 w/Capo ASB

8th Grade Night:  Thursday April 28th -- $5 w/ 8th grade ID

Tickets available at the door





SHARKS                                                                              JETS

 Maria:  Lena Marandi                           Tony:  Andrew Shubin

Anita:  Sara Hopp                                   Riff:  Masen Williamson

Bernardo:  Bryce Andrews                     Action:  John Conover

Chino:  Francis Vu                                 A-Rab:  Tyson Williamson

Pepe:  Josh Moynihan                         Deisel:  Chris Del Padre

Luis:  Matt Schurmer                        Snowboy:  Jonathan Bareford

Indio:  Cameron Baxter                        Baby John:  Brian Trippe

                                                                  Big Deal:  Grant Mosley


Rosalia:  Gabby Gerstley                         Anybodys:  Natalie Farrell

Consuela:  Sam Baker                             Velma:  Shay Weinberg

Francisca:  Vannia Rodriguez                 Graziella:  Nicole Tague

Teresita:  Niki Pirbazari                             Minnie:  Alyssa Riney

Shark Girl:  Joselyn Hernandez               Clarice:  Sam Crandall

Shark Girl:  Tiffany Hamidjaj                Jet Girl:  Melissa Armstrong

Shark Girl:  Leila Esmaeili                       Jet Girl:  Rachel Deitch

Shark Girl:  Bridget Reyes                       Jet Girl:  Emily Young



Doc:  Ryan Sommer

Schrank:  Steven McFann

Krupke:  Brandon Levine

Glad Hand:  CVHS Staff member

Glad Hand's assistant:  Igor Solos

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