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Next in the Spotlight

Next in the Spotlight

Gauri Kaushik

May 22, 2019

s sophomore Naomi Yin filed into the black box theater along with her fellow drama students during tutorial on May 10, her jaw dropped in surprise when she was met not only by their long-term substitute teacher Jeffrey Adams, but also by Principal Ben Clausnitzer and her World Literature teacher Hannah...

A different stage: Students and staff participate in community theater

A different stage: Students and staff participate in community theater

Michelle Wong

April 11, 2018

s the lights in the theater dimmed, the room, filled with dozens of MVHS Spanish students and many more members of the community, came to an eager silence. A man stood solo on the stage, paint across his face, and began speaking in Spanish to the crowd, introducing the play “La Muerte Bail...

12 Angry Jurors: A new setting

12 Angry Jurors: A new setting

Sara Entezarmahdi

November 4, 2016

Above the tile flooring, below the dimmed lights and before the stand alone water dispenser, lies the set of Monta Vista’s 2016 fall play: “12 Angry Jurors.” The play, a rendition from the original drama written by Reginald Rose in 1964, has been modified to adapt to MVHS’ female-heavy casting...

Superstitions: Behind the curtain- Performance superstitions and rituals

Superstitions: Behind the curtain- Performance superstitions and rituals

Sarah Robinson

October 20, 2015

*Correction (Oct. 21): Rhea was previously listed as performing a ritual for an incorrect dance. n performance arts, so much can go wrong during every show. MVHS student performers have many of their own rituals that they go through before each performance, each intended to bring good luck. These ri...

Review: ‘Almost, Maine’ a heartwarming show

Review: ‘Almost, Maine’ a heartwarming show

Anjali Bhat

November 10, 2013

With powdery snowflakes, a minor fumble and sentimental kisses, this rendition of the modern play is as endearing as the innocent romances it portrays. Read More »...

Theatre: ‘The Would Be Gentleman’ story is ridiculous, but very real

Theatre: ‘The Would Be Gentleman’ story is ridiculous, but very real

Smitha Gundavajhala

March 9, 2013

“The Would Be Gentleman” opens on an intricate construction set, complete with ins and outs and levels. The workers seem to be ignoring the audience, who almost feel as though they are intruding on something they’re not supposed to see. Only the pithy dialogue and the charisma of the characters...

PHOTO GALLERY: Beginning Drama performs on May 18

PHOTO GALLERY: Beginning Drama performs on May 18

Carissa Chan

May 19, 2012

On May 18, Beginning Drama students gathered in the Blackbox to perform scenes and monologues as part of the “Discovering Self” drama event. The performances featured one to three beginning drama students and were directed by the teaching assistants: Seniors Nicolas Arquie, Anna Shabrova, Kurtis Tautscher and Marc Wheeler and juniors Evyatar Ben-Asher and D...

Theatre: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ exceeds expectations

Theatre: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ exceeds expectations

Soumya Kurnool

November 12, 2011

This just in, MVHS: the nerd finally gets the girl. “Little Shop of Horrors” is a comedy rock musical based on the 1960 film of the same name, written by Howard Ashman and composed by Alan Menken, who is known for his Disney scores from “Aladdin” to “Beauty and the Beast” to “Tangl...

The Crucible: A Puritan Guide to Witch-Hunting

The Crucible: A Puritan Guide to Witch-Hunting

Jaime Chu

November 10, 2008

Salem Witch Trials relived in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" Read More »...

Witchcraft appears in the drama department

Witchcraft appears in the drama department

Ingrid Chang

November 5, 2008

A preview of MVHS Theatre Arts department's first play of the year Read More »...