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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The ensemble cast (above) rehearses a key scene in the beginning of the play. This is a complex arrangement with a large number of castmates involved, so each person must be aware of his or her surroundings. Photo by Sophia Tao. The members of the choir (below) laugh good-naturedly as vocal coach Sheila Townsend offers positive criticism about their performance. It took a few attempts, but they eventually performed the piece to her satisfaction. Photo by Harini Shyamsundar.

The unsung experts of ‘Almost, Maine’

Sophia Tao November 16, 2013

This story was reported on by Harini Shyamsundar and Sophia Tao.   Singing a different tune Juniors Corena Lentz and Nayanika Raj and sophomores Osher Fein, Emaan Khan and Fatima Mejia...

Senior Sarah Baxter, playing Hollywood starlet Rose La Tou in Advanced Drama’s “The Curse of the Cobra’s Kiss,” speaks to senior Kate Mulligan’s Detective Jessica Maples as audience members watch. “Cobra’s Kiss” was performed in an interactive format, with the audience seated all around the action, similar to the “Shakesperience” produced by Drama earlier this year. Photo used with permission of Kim Saunders.

Drama: Murder mystery absorbs and delights with interactive setup

Amrutha Dorai December 17, 2012

‘Curse of the Cobra’s Kiss’ a priceless artifact. I helped solve a murder. Well, no, not really. It wasn’t a real murder — just the mysterious deaths of three characters in Advanced...

Building sets and self-confidence

Building sets and self-confidence

Sara Yang November 26, 2011

Senior Jordan Thompson sat at her computer, alternating between her Facebook and email accounts every five minutes. Finally, four hours after the 5 p.m. callbacks had ended, the cast list...

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