Drama update from AIDs Benefit Show, plus upcoming Events!

Mira Costa Drama/Tech AIDS Benefit Show February 6th

On Tuesday, February 6th, Mira Costa’s Drama/Tech Dept. hosted its annual AIDS Benefit show.  It was a spectacular evening which showcased the performances of students in a night of songs, dance, monologues, scenes, comedic improv, and music supporting a very worthy cause. All proceeds from the show go to Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS. Congratulations to all the student performers and tech crew who contributed their time and talent to this wonderful event.

Save the Date, March 22nd, for Dessert Theatre

Mark your calendar for Mira Costa Drama/Tech’s Dessert Theatre, scheduled for Thursday, March 22nd, at 7 pm in the MCHS Small Theatre. It’s a fabulous preview of the theatre competitions including everything from Tech Olympics to musical theatre scenes to monologues, dramatic scenes, and improve, that students will be taking to the Fullerton High School Theatre Festival. Tickets are $7 at the door.

ComedySportz News

Mira Costa’s ComedySportz team competed against Redondo Union on Friday, Feb. 9th, in a Valentine’s themed match that pitted the two teams against each other in a hilarious comedic showdown. Final score:  Costa 41, Redondo 35.  Great job, Costa CSz!

Don’t miss Mira Costa’s upcoming ComedySportz match against PV Peninsula on Friday, Feb. 15th, at 7 pm. This is an away game, which will take place in PV Peninsula’s Performing Arts Center (Building H), Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, 27118 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates. Come cheer on our fantastic ComedySportz players! Tickets $5 at the door.
Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for more info on upcoming matches:

Feb. 15th @ PV Peninsula
March 2nd @ Costa – Seniors vs. Senior Citizens
May 11th @ Redondo Union
May 20th @ Jocelyn Center – Costa vs. Senior Citizens
May 25th @ Costa – Boys vs. Girls (intramural)
June 8th @ Costa – Seniors vs. Alumni

Go ComedySportz Team Costa!!!

Mira Costa High School Drama/Tech Department Presents How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Rehearsals are well underway for Mira Costa High School Drama/Tech’s upcoming spring production of Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows’ How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a delightfully irreverent musical comedy playing April 20th-28th in the Mira Costa auditorium, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach.

Performance Dates:
Friday, April 20 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 pm
Friday, April 27 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 28 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Discount pre-sale tickets for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying will be available online April 2nd through April 20th at 3 pm at  www.miracostadramaboosters.org. Pre-sale tickets: $15 Adult; $10 Student/Senior ($1 additional fee for online orders). Tickets at the box office: $18 Adult, $12 Student/Senior.

Additional Information: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying first opened to critical acclaim on Broadway in 1961. Running for 1,417 performances, the show won seven Tony Awards, a Grammy, and is one of only eight musicals to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama. A wonderfully funny satire of big business, the production tells the story of J. Pierrepont Finch, a young window washer who follows the advice of a book entitled How to Succeed in Business to climb the corporate ladder from mail room to high-powered executive while tackling such familiar dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing coworkers, and caffeine addiction. Along the way, Finch’s unorthodox, yet hysterically humorous, business practices propel not only his meteoric rise to the top, but also his romance with secretary, Rosemary Pilkington. Packed with an amazing musical score by Frank Loesser, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying additionally showcases numerous beloved standards such as “I Believe in You,” “Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm,” “The Company Way,” “Been a Long Day,” “Rosemary,” and “Brotherhood of Man.”

With a catchy, witty score, a biting sense of humor, a charming anti-hero, and a host of quirky supporting characters, Mira Costa Drama/Tech’s production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is sure to be a hit. Power, greed, ambition… it’s all in a day’s work! Don’t miss it. Get your tickets and join us for this marvelous musical romp!!

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

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