Costa Drama/Tech Wins Multiple Awards At Fullerton Theatre Festival!

Congratulations to Mira Costa Drama/Tech for taking home awards in several categories at the Fullerton College High School Theatre Festival which took place Mar. 22nd-23rd. Costa competed against dozens of schools in a wide range of theatre competitions, including Tech Olympics, musical theatre scenes, monologues, comedic and dramatic scenes, and comedy improv.

Here are the final results:

Musical Theatre:  2nd Place for “A Chorus Line” – cast: Clare Arnold, Scott Baxter, Carson Billingsley, Joie Culligan, Jenna Gaspari, Jack Gebele, Emma Gray, Cole Konis, Rachel Langetieg, Caroline Lesser, Griffin Moore, Max Orroth, Mary Clare Powell, Owen Price-Hughes, Natalie Rebenkoff, Logan Rice, Julia Russell, Hannah Ryan, Tucker St. Ivany, Olivia Stanley, and Zehra Topbas.

Classic Ensemble – Dramatic or Humorous:  2nd Place for “The Imaginary Invalid”: Sydney Holliday and Chase Ramsey

Theatre Games:  3rd Place – Team Ha Ha: Franny Barile, Carson Billingsley, Emma Gray, Lilly Kohler, Ansley Rowell

Tech Olympics
Tech Overall: 1st Place – Green Team, 2nd Place – Gold Team
Costume Quick Change: 1st Place – Gold Team, 2nd Place – Green Team
Tool Usage Relay: 1st Place – Green Team, 2nd Place – Gold Team
Wiring: 1st place – Green Team, 3rd Place – Gold Team
Prop Set-up: 2nd Place – Green Team
Individual Knot Tying: 3rd Place – Sofia Aguirre

Green Team: Zac Bell, Sophi Boylan, Olivia Nguyen, Madison Reinart, Samantha Ruhl

Gold Team: Sofia Aguirre, Mia Davis, Carly Jaeger, Janireth Lopez, Kira Mateo

Alternates: Maddy Lathbury, Yua Watanabe

Congratulations, as well, to the finalists in various acting and theatre games categories: Maggie Cubillos, Hope Hawkins, Natalie Rebenkoff, Ansley Rowell, Travers Tobis, Team TBD: Sophi Boylan, Peter Moglia, Rebecca Rawson, Stephanie Sala, Zehra Topbas — and to all the students who participated in the festival.

Way to go, Mira Costa Drama/Tech!

Dessert Theatre
On March 21st, students from the Drama/Tech Department presented Dessert Theater, a night of performances showcasing the scenes, tech events, and theatre games they were taking to the Fullerton Festival.  Audience members enjoyed the preview performances and had a chance to eat delicious dessert items at intermission and before and after the show. Congratulations to all the Dessert Theatre performers for a wonderful evening of entertainment and yummy treats.

Mira Costa High School Drama/Tech Department presents The Drowsy Chaperone
Don’t miss Mira Costa Drama/Tech’s spring musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperoneis a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. The Drowsy Chaperone is playing April 26th-May 4thin the Mira Costa auditorium, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach.

Performance Dates:
Friday, April 26 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 pm
Friday, May 3 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 4 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Discount pre-sale tickets for The Drowsy Chaperone will be available online April 8 through April 26 at 3 pm: Click Here
Pre-sale tickets: $15 Adult; $10 Student/Senior ($1 additional fee for online orders).
Tickets at the box office: $18 Adult, $12 Student/Senior

Click Here for info and online orders.

Additional information:  With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record — the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of glamorous, hilarious delight.

Don’t miss it as the quirky characters in this madcap musical burst into life on stage! Get your tickets and join us for The Drowsy Chaperone!

For more information: Sene Gray, MCHS Drama Publicity [email protected]

ComedySportz News
Mark your calendar for the final ComedySportz home match this year:  Fri., May 31 – Costa Seniors vs. Alumni. Join us for a hysterically funny blast from the past as previous students square off against our graduating players. The match will be held in the MCHS Small Theatre. Tickets $5 at the door.

Go ComedySportz Team Costa!

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