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Join us for a Theatre Arts Field Trip up to the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on May 8th to see Mean Girls.  Buy your ticket on the Webstore, then bring your receipt to Mrs. Tucker to pick up your Field Trip Packet.  First come First Served!

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Theatre Arts

Welcome to Capo Theatre Arts!

The Theater Arts program at Capistrano Valley High School includes a comprehensive performing arts training.  We offer training in Acting, Stagecraft, IB Theatre, Musical Production, Choir, and Pit Orchestra.  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 tabs to the left to navigate through the Drama and Stagecraft pages for more information.


For further information about Capo Drama classes, festivals, awards, field trips and upcoming productions, click below.

Capo Theatre Arts


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March 25th - 28th   @7pm

$17 General Admission


Matinee 3/28  @ 1pm

2019-2020 Theatre Arts Season

Fall Musical


September 26th-28th


Fall Play:


November 20th-22nd


Spring Musical:

9 to 5

March 25th-28th 


Actors' Rep Production:


April 24th and 25th 


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4 Year Plan

Incoming Freshmen 4 Year Plan for Theatre Students

Wondering how to fit Theatre into your class schedule?  Check out this info, then email Mrs. Tucker with any further questions.  Update:  CCP is no longer a required class for graduation, so Freshmen now have more room in their schedule to take a Theatre class!


Actors' Repertory Class:  May 2019.  Auditions for current Drama students who want to reach the top level acting class at Capo.  Pre-requisite is Drama 1, Advanced Drama, or a combination of the two, or extensive theatrical training at a different high school or theatre.  More information on what to prepare for the Actors' Repertory Class audition.


Advanced Drama Class:  May 2019.  Auditions are only for students who feel that they are ready to skip a year of Drama 1.  This should only be considered for students who have experience in plays (at Capo or community theatre) and have a love of theatre.  Students will be skipping a year of lessons, so they should be fast learners who can catch up with the terminology, theatre history, and analysis techniques taught in Drama 1.  More information on what to prepare for the Advanced Drama Class audition.


There are no auditions necessary if you want to add Drama 1 to your schedule, or if you are a continuing Drama 1 student who wants to take Advanced Drama.

Meet Our Drama Support Staff

Emily Tucker (Theatre Teacher, Director) Mrs. Tucker teaches Stagecraft, Drama 1, Advanced Drama, Actors’ Repertory, and Drama Musical Comedy (the after school productions of straight plays and musicals).  She has directed 24 plays and musicals during her ten years at Capo. She received the Capistrano Valley High School Teacher of the Year in 2012.  More information about Ms. Tucker, or email with any questions.


Rick Nichols (Theater Manager)  Mr. Nichols runs the Capistrano Performing Arts Center, and has come to us with years of experience working  and running tech and crew for such renowned companies and Disney and Segerstrom Performing Arts Center.  He manages the scheduling for the stage, outside rentals, and keeps the space looking beautiful and running smoothly.  He also assists with technical crews and construction crews during Stagecraft class and after school crew.  To reach Mr. Nichols, please email


Cris Stuart  (Choreographer)  Cris has been the on-site choreographer for Capistrano Valley High School musicals for 20 years.  He has won numerous awards including Best Interperative Choreography and Best Choreography at the O.C. MACY Awards.  He also choreographs dances for cheerleaders at various schools and companies in southern California, including a recent half-time dance for the Lakers cheerleaders.  Additionally, he has choreographed dances for TV, including a music video for Gwen Stefani.  


Directions to Theater
Directions to Theater