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CVHS Theatre Arts

Are you an incoming Freshman with Theatre experience, interested in auditioning for Advanced Drama (so you can skip Drama 1)?  Click here for more information, and be sure to join the Google Classroom.  Video auditions are due May 10th.  
If you are a current Capo student or transfer and have Theatre Experience, please follow the steps above, but in your audition please introduce yourself and which class you are interested in auditioning for (Advanced Drama or Actors' Rep).
If you are interested in joining our Introduction to Stagecraft class, please fill out the Stagecraft Application, linked to the left in the Digital Locker.  You can choose to print out the PDF and email it to me, or do the Google Form.
As always, feel free to email Mrs. Tucker with any questions at


Matilda……..Bella Cherney 
Understudy for Matilda + Ensemble…..Daisy Koprowski
Trunchbull………Nicole Isaac
Miss Honey………Maiya Stigall
Understudy for Miss Honey + Ensemble…….Kylie Furgeson
Mr. Wormwood……..Mason Gulline
Mrs. Wormwood…….Isabelle Le
Michael Wormwood……Will Mayer
Mrs. Phelps………Karina Yousuf
Bruce………..Mckenzie Cahill
Lavender………Taylor Bitton
Doctor/Escapologist……Evan Nowack
Acrobat……….Anya Nygaard
Rudolpho……..Dylan Kalaie
Amanda……..Kaitlyn Scanlon
Nigel……..Noah Reynen
Eric……..Charles Luu
Alice……….London Koprowski
Hortensia……..Ryland Henderson
Tommy……..Scott Garreton
Sergei……..Sebastian Elizarraras
Ensemble (including Henchmen, Parents, Big Kids, Dancers, and Cook):  Grant Caruso, Josh Radensky, Chase Powers, Kaydence Bellerive, Julianne Tawara

2021-2022 SHOW SEASON



Or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic
by Matt Cox
October 7th, 8th, and 9th


The Musical
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music and Lyrics by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin
November 17th, 18th, and 19th @ 6pm

Roald Dahl's MATILDA 

The Musical
Book by Dennis Kelly
Music by Tim Minchin

March 30th-April 2nd



The Theater Program at Capistrano Valley High School includes a comprehensive performing arts training.  We offer training in Drama, Choir, Dance, 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 typically held during the first week of fall semester for the fall play, and the first week of spring semester for the musical.  Please visit the Visual and Performing Arts tab above to navigate through the Theatre Arts and Stagecraft pages, or visit Choir or Band for more information on those programs.
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Theater Arts Support Staff:
Emily Tucker:  Theatre Arts Club Advisor, International Thespian Troupe Leader, Drama Class and Stagecraft Teacher, Play and Musical Director.
Justin Barnes:  Capistrano Performing Arts Center  Theater Manager  ext. 2707 
Erin Girard:  Vocal Music Director
Cris Stuart:  Choreographer,
Maddy Cole:  Assistant Director


The Theatre Arts 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 2020-2021
President:  Bella Cherney
Vice President:  Sebastian Elizarraras
Treasurer:  Grant Caruso
Secretary:  Isabelle Le
Historian:  Evan Nowack
Thespian Clerk:  Anya Nygaard
Publicity: Taylor Bitton


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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.  


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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, visit
Honors Awarded:
2020: 1st Place for Best Play in O.C.- Clue
2018:  Runner up for Best Play in O.C.- Antigone
2017:  Runner up for Best Play in O.C.-Rumors
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


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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, visit
Honors Awarded:
2019 Seussical
2018 Legally Blonde
2017  Urinetown:  Starlight trophy, 3 Highest Achievement trophies, 3 Outstanding Achievement trophies, 1 Achievement trophy, 3 Special Recognition medals), 3 Bright Spot Medals
2016  Addams Family:  4 Highest Achievement (4 trophies) 3 Outstanding Achievement (3 trophies) 2 Achievement (2 awards), Bright Spot (5 medals)
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 non profit
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.  
The Capo Theatre Arts Cappies Advisor is Emily Tucker, and the mentor is Maddy Cole
The Capo Drama Cappies Team:
Isabelle Le--Lead Critic
Anya Nygaard
Evan Nowack
Scott Garreton
Kaitlyn Scanlon
Karina Yousef


Emily Tucker   Drama Teacher, Theatre Director




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Capistrano Valley Theater Arts presents Chicago, September 26th, 27th, 28th