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Need more info about end of the year goings on with Theatre Arts?  Join our Google Classroom:  kx3u6xc

Important Upcoming Dates:

-May 12th:  Cappies Critic Applications Due

-May 14th:  Voting for new Board closes

-May 16th:  Advanced Drama Auditions due on Flipgrid

-May 19th:  Banquet at El Adobe


Click on the poster above to purchase a link to watch Urinetown on April 15-17. (Tickets on sale March 1st).  You can purchase one link for $12, or if you plan to watch with other people, please purchase the "Watch Party" link for $30.  

2020-2021 Show Season




by John Cariani

November 5th, 6th, & 7th

This show will be filmed ahead of time with no audience, and streamed to your homes on the dates above.  Please buy your tickets ahead of time for the join codes so you can join us at 7pm on your night.  We can't wait for you to see our show!




 by Moisés Kaufman

and members of the Tectonic Theater Project

Student Director:  Quinn Rizco

Co-Student Directors: Makenna Malkin and Kristen Slymen

February 26th and 27th

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April 15th-17th

All singing will be pre-recorded at home.  The production is set to be recorded, then streamed to homes.

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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.

Rick Nichols:  Capistrano Performing Arts Center  Theater Manager  ext. 2707

Cris Stuart:  Choreographer,

Justin Barnes:  Technical Director for plays and musicals,

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:  Kristen Slymen

Vice President:  Makenna Malkin

Treasurer:  Claire  Scott

Secretary:  Emilie Roper

Historian:  Quinn Rizco

Clerk:  Walker Nelson

Publicity Team:  Lucas Morgan, Chloe Beall, Bella Cherney

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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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

Great job to our Actors' Rep class on their recent performance of Laramie Project!

Auditions for Adv. Drama 2021-2022

Are you an incoming Freshman with tons of acting experience, and you are interested in skipping Drama 1 and adding right into Advanced Drama?  Or you are a future Sophomore, Junior, or Senior who was never able to fit Drama 1 in your schedule but now you are interested in adding into Adv. Drama (and you have experience)?  Click here for more info.  Turn in your monologue video by May 16th!

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