Interested in auditioning for the first musical in the new theater?! Auditions are coming up and are open to ALL students. Stay tuned for more information (like which show we will be doing), but take note of these dates:
Monday January 27: Audition Workshop--Come to learn the audition dance, learn about the audition requirements, and pick up an audition contract
Thursday January 30 and Friday January 31: Auditions. You will be required to perform a dance audition, a song audition, and an acting audition. You must come to both days of auditions. Come to the workshop to find out more information.
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.
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
CAST PLEASE READ BELLOW
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
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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)
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
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!
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
A Tailor—Danielle Fockler
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
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
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
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 email@example.com
Performance Dates: Wednesday-Friday, November 7-9
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
FOOTLOOSE CAST LIST
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
Wendy Jo----------------------Shay Weinberg
Ethel McCormack-----------Larcyn Burnett
Chuck Cranston--------------Josh Moynihan
Coach Dunbar----------------Brandon Levine
Eleanor Dunbar--------------Adrienne Gutierrez
Lulu Warnicker--------------Rosie Boyd
Wes Warnicker--------------Will Conover
Betty Blast-------------------Niki Pirbazari
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
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.
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 http://sites.google.com/site/capodrama/
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
AMY’S MOM…………………….Adrienne Gutierrez
AMY’S DAD………………………Jon Bareford
GENERIC TV ACTRESS……………………Gabby Gerstley
CALORIE WOMAN & TV COMMERCIAL WOMAN………………Abby Kinser
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
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. J
Every Thursday in C-1 is a Drama Club Luncheon.
Bring your lunch, come on in, and chill.
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:
WEST SIDE STORY
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
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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