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Emily Tucker Drama Teacher, Theatre Director

Capistrano Performing Arts Center

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spring musical 2022

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matilda cast list

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

Auditions January 5th and 7th 


Puffs Cast Photo

About Capo Theatre Arts

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 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 

Cris Stuart:  Choreographer,

Maddy Cole:  Assistant Director


Capo Theatre Arts Club

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

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.  


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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

MACY Awards

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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)  


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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 Ron Miller


The Capo Drama Cappies Team:

Claire Scott --Lead Critic

Kristen Slymen

Makenna Malkin

Anya Nygaard

Evan Nowack

Isabelle Le

Caleb Martinez

CVHS Drama

Did you miss our 2021 spring musical?  Well you're in luck!  Click the poster link below to watch the recorded version of our outdoor performance of Urinetown from March 2021.  The link is active until March 2022.

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