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Addams Family Cast, Crew, and Pit

Addams Family Cast, Crew, and Pit

Paramount Studios Field Trip

Paramount Studios Field Trip

Paramount Studios Field Trip

Paramount Studios Field Trip
CVHS Drama

Capo Nominated for 21 Cappies Awards!!

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 at the Grove Theater in Anaheim.  Buy tickets at the door or talk to Mrs. Tucker.


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.


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 Classes

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

Drama 1

Advanced Drama

Actors' Repertory


Drama Musical Comedy

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

President:  Maddy Cole

Vice President:  Sara Neal

Treasurer:  Julie Moffitt

Secretary:  Madison Null

Historian:  McKenna Oldmixon

Clerk:  Michael Lahaderne

Publicity:  Erin Doolin

Stage Manager:  Tanner Hurley 

International Thespian Society

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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:

Madison Cole (Lead Critic)

Erin Doolin (Lead Critic)

McKenna Oldmixon

Jennifer Hardy

Michelle Meledy

Olivia Wolff

Bessie Kurzeja

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

Advance Tickets Now On Sale

The Addams Family Musical

Buy your tickets now by clicking the link below.  We'll see you at the show!

April 20-23  at 7pm,

w/ a matinee on 4/23 at 1pm


General Admission  $15

Student   $13

Children under 10 and Matinee  $10

Paramount Studios Field Trip


WHERE:  PARAMOUNT STUDIOS, Hollywood California

DATE:  March 7, 2016

COST:  $58.00 (make checks to CVHS Drama)

WHO:  Drama, Stagecraft, Film, and Sound Design Students

WHAT:  A behind the scenes tour of the Paramount Studios lot, lessons on the history of film and TV in Hollywood.  Bring some extra money to buy lunch.  We will leave campus at 8:00am, and return by 2:30pm.



Turn in your money to and pick up a field trip packet from  Mrs. Tucker in the Blackbox ASAP,

but no later than Monday, February 22nd.

If you have any questions, email  This trip is 1st come 1st served so secure your spot now.


The Addams Family Cast

Congratulations to the cast!!!


Gomez............Wyatt Webb

Morticia..........McKenna Oldmixon

Wednesday......Sara Neal

Lucas............Nico Zani

Fester...........Maddy Cole

Pugsley.......Valerie Sloan

Mal...........Cameron Conner

Alice...........Bessie Kurzeja

Grandma......Julie Moffitt

Lurch..........Cole Moore



Jennifer Hardy, Kalie Lanik, Olivia Wolff, Peyton Sotelmyre, Julia Gavriliuc, Erin Doolin, Angel Calaguas, Allison Inciong, Jane Huish, Elyse Abregov

Ethan Khron, Michael Monaghan, Michael Lahaderne, Garrett Vallejo, Max Abhari, Noel Calaguas, Casey Corbett, Johnny Brull, Jackie Chen, Zack Andrus

Auditions for Spring Musical

Spring Musical INFO MEETING Wednesday, December 16th in the Blackbox at lunch.  Come and find out about the musical auditions, what it takes to be in a musical, the plot of the show, etc, etc.  Feel free to ask questions as well.  There is no obligation to audition, it's just an informal, informational meeting.


Auditions will be January 6-8, after school.  

Wednesday 1/6:  Dance Workshop.  Come learn the audition dance from our choreographer, so you can practice that night.

Thursday 1/7:  Lead auditions (singing and acting), Ensemble audition (singing)

Friday 1/8:  Dance Auditions and Callbacks for Leads



   -Learn and practice the audition dance

   -Find, practice, and bring in 2 copies of 16 bars of sheet music from a musical (not Addams Family, not pop music)

   -If you are auditioning for a lead, find and rehearse a 30 second-60 second monologue (not from Addams Family or from TV/Movies)     which displays your acting ability, and convinces us that you can be the character you are auditioning for.  Find monologues in Mrs. Tucker's monologue books, or online.  Remember, this show is a comedy (a dark comedy--so show us your sarcasm and your confidence.  Have fun with it!)

  -Bring in your Audition Contract (pick one up at the Info Meeting or from Mrs. Tucker)


Any questions?  Come to the Info Meeting, or ask Mrs. Tucker in person or via email.

All in the Timing Tickets Now On Sale!

Buy your tickets now to see our Actors' Rep winter production of the absurdist play, All in the Timing, by David Ives.  Click here to buy tickets, or use the link below.  Please be aware of adult content and themes, and mature language.



Getting rid of Halloween decorations this year? We want them!!!

Capistrano Valley Performing Arts is producing The Addams Family for our Spring Musical this year.  It is a ghoulishly gothic tale of a family who lives in a haunted mansion, and enjoys wreaking havoc on "normal" people.  If you are considering getting rid of your Halloween decorations, or if you'd like to take advantage of the clearance sales at Halloween stores/Michaels/Hobby Lobby/etc., please consider donating them to us!!  Bring any items to Mrs. Tucker's classroom (the Blackbox) on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays.  See the list below for details.  (Items we don't need are anything specifically Halloweeny such as pumpkins, candy corn, etc.)

  • Candelabras
  • Flickering candles
  • Cobwebs
  • Graveyard head stones
  • White face make-up
  • Spiders
  • One gigantic spider (the size of someone’s back)
  • Metal (or metal-looking) goblets and chalices and dinnerware
  • Gothic decorations
  • Gothic furniture (twin bed, small couch, side table)
  • Material to create a 10 ft tall wrought iron gate
  • Material to create a 20 ft tall oak tree
  • Fake cross bow
  • Traditional Addams Family costumes (See attached picture)


Thanks so much for your help, and be sure to put the show on your calendars for April 20-23 2016.

Addams Family

Addams Family

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

Tickets for Twelve Angry Jurors

Buy your tickets now!  Shows run Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, October 14th, 15th and 17th at 7pm. 

Buy tickets online (by clicking the link below) or at the door. 

$10 General Admission, $8 w/Capo ASB or middle school ID. 

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Buy your Drama Club T-shirt

Show your school spirit, and your dramatic side at the same time!  Buy your 2015-2016 Drama Club t-shirt now!  Please bring $10 (or a check made to CVHS Drama) to Mrs. Tucker or Julie Moffitt before this Friday.  If you can't find either of us, put your money, name, and t-shirt size in an envelope and put it in Mrs. Tucker's mailbox in the front office.

CAST LIST for Fall Play

Twelve Angry Jurors


Juror#1 (Foreman):  Garrett Vallejo

Juror#2:  Casey Corbett

Juror #3:  McKenna Oldmixon

Juror #4:  Erin Doolin

Juror #5:  Jakob Longcob

Juror #6:  Madi Null

Juror #7:  Maddy Cole

Juror #8:  Bessie Kurzeja

Juror #9:  Michael Lahaderne

Juror #10:  Olivia Wolff

Juror #11:  Sara Neal

Juror #12:  Valerie Sloan

Guard:  Michelle Meledy


Congratulations!  Rehearsals start Monday after school.  See you then!



Auditions for the fall play, Twelve Angry Jurors, is Friday August 28th from 3-6pm.  Prepare a 1 minute dramatic monologue (not from TV/Movie, and not self-written).  Make sure you have your parents' permission to be in the play.  If cast, the rehearsals will be every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with various additional rehearsals on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The play performance is Oct. 14, 15, and 17.

If you have any questions, email or come talk to Mrs. Tucker.

2015-2016 Show Season Announced!!

Fall Play:  Twelve Angry Jurors

Winter Production (produced by Actors' Rep):  All in the Timing

Spring Musical:  The Addams Family

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