2013 Summer Musical
Directed by Hazel Clarke
Auditions May 21 - 24
for more information visit: www.penhighdramabooster.com
End of the Year Drama Banquet and Awards Night
May 26, 6pm in the PAC
Hosted by Maika Koehl and Adam Whitman
Produced by Drama 2
Come enjoy an evening celebrating our school year and
productions as we say farewell to the class of 2013!
Dessert provided by the PVPHS Drama Boosters immediately following.
Semi-formal attire requested.
On Saturday, April 27 students from the Drama Department travelled to Fullerton Union High School to compete in the Drama Teacher Association of Southern Californiaís (DTASC) Spring Shakespeare Festival. Competing at the C Division Festival against 46 other schools, students from the Drama 2 and 3/ 4 Advanced classes reached semi-finals in: Audition Monologue (Gillian Kalmey), B Stories (Kellen Goff, Emily Hupp, Miranda Moore), Much Ado About Nothing (Samantha Collins, Katie Murray, Kelsey Roche, Rachel Whitaker, Adam Whitman, Mykaila Williams, Daniel Zimmerman), Romeo and Juliet (Louie Enriquez, Holly Gould, Matthew Hansen, Alina Jarrin, Chris Lucas, Hannah Olsen, Claire Williams), Tragic Deaths (Cassandra Dunn, Alexander Eisemann, Allie Fafard, Mason Dunbar), Grand Tour (Mason Dunbar, Alisha Prasad, Bethan Saunders). Kaitlin Chang reached Finals and earned an Honorable Mention distinction for the Set & Light Design Category.
The 9th graders in Drama 1 Advanced competed at the B Division festival and had great success. Semifinalists included: Audition Monologue (Francesca Lauro, directed by Kaitlin Chang and Luke Dimyan). Other groups which reached the final round: 5th place, Grand Tour (Caitlyn Barresi and Mira Kalmey directed by Michael Tanny and Mykaila Williams), 4th place in Tragic Deaths (Josh Barri, Mary Bronaugh, Kayla Vokolek, Leah Whang, Directed by Holly Gould, Gillian Kalmey and Hannah Olsen), 2nd place in Replay (Brennen Bates, Laura Griffin, Corey Lyle, Lara Minder and Raz Mohammadi; Directed by Matthew Hansen, Alina Jarrin and Kelsey Roche) and Romeo and Juliet (Brandon Halvorsen, Michelle LaFever, Katherine Petts, Christina Robinson and Katie Shewfelt; Directed by Katie Murray and Liana Petraki), and 1st Place in B Stories (Annie Chen, Nina Donville, Marin Grgas and Lizzie Van Gieson; Directed by Adam Whitman and Daniel Zimmerman). The Peninsula Drama I team combined to win 4th Place in Sweepstakes (overall points) out of all 32 schools entered in the B Division.
Thank you loyal fans for a great year! We'll be back in the Fall!
On April 12 and 13 students from the Drama 2 class and the ensemble the Spring Musical, Curtains attended the CSU Long Beach TheatreFest, competing against 600 students from 25 high schools from all over Southern California. Of the 19 entries from Peninsula, 9 of them made the semi-final round.
Two groups advanced to the Final Round with Kaitlin Chang earning 3rd place in Scenic Design. Member of our Spring Musical cast performed a 13-minute cut of the Spring Musical Curtains and earned 3rd place in the Musical Theatre Ensemble category.
Peninsula High School was one of forty-one schools invited to attend The 16th Annual California Youth in Theatre Day held in Sacramento on March 12, 2013. Peninsula High drama students, Rachel Whitaker, Luke Dimyan, Alexander Eisemann and Claire Williams joined 221 other California high school theatre students to perform their prize- winning monologues, scenes, songs and dances. The groups performed for Legislators and legislative aides at the Sacramento Theatre Company. Luke and Rachel were chosen by the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California (DTASC) to perform their award-winning scene from the October Fall Festival. Students spent the morning at the State Capitol building where they had a chance to meet with Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi before spending the day at Sacramento Theatre Company.
Congratulations to the student film TRANSIENCE directed by Alexander Eisemann for winning 2nd place in the California Educational Theatre Associationís (CETA) annual film festival. The film features Mason Dunbar, Alexander Eisemann, Hannah Olsen, Ashley Trutanich