The Downey Legend

The Greatest Showman on Broadway

Nathalie Sibal, Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Theatre

  After a disappointing opening day on Dec. 20, The Greatest Showman made a spontaneous international box office recovery over the past few weeks. Fans all over the world have expressed their love for the musical’s inspiring and heartwarming story. Due to the film’s success, 20th Century...

One Night Only Improv

One Night Only Improv

Vicky Arguello, Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Theatre

One Night Only, Downey High’s Improv Club, held a show on Jan. 12 featuring aspiring comedians and hosted by Mr. Hansen. The show took place in the Downey High School Theater at 5 p.m. with an entree fee of $5 at the door and $3 pre-sale.   In improv, participants play different game...

You Can’t Take It With You

You Can’t Take It With You

Stefanie Chavez, Photo Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Clubs & Organizations, Theatre, Top Stories

Downey High School’s theatre department presents, You Can’t Take it With You, an award winning play, taking place in a New York home in 1936.   This play follows the story of the Sycamore and Kirby families as they deal with the complications of living a happy life versus living to please oth...

Hamilton Comes to LA: An Inspiring Musical

Brenda Melara, Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Theatre

Wait for it? The wait is over. Hamilton is here. From Broadway to LA’s Pantages Theater, the well-known musical of the nation sold out their tickets before the opening on August 11 at eight p.m. It was worth the wait because it is an untold story that everyone can relate to.   Hamilton i...

Downey’s Drama Production Presents: Into the Woods

Melissa Estrada, Section Editor

May 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Featured A&E, Theatre

Ending the year with the famous musical, Into the Woods, the Drama Production presented their final show on April 14.   Following the rendition of Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the drama crew decided to take on another style and put together the musical, Into the Wood...

Amélie: From Paris to Broadway

Jasmine Fernandez, Co-Copy Editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Theatre

They say times are hard for dreamers but they are not for Amelie– headed to Broadway in early March, the new musical brings whimsical Paris to the New York stage after a year and a half of off-Broadway performances. Although previews begin March 9 at the Walter Kerr theater, Amelie ran at Los Angeles...

The Play of the Night

Oscar Flores, Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Theatre

New year, new play! The DHS Drama Club is set to perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a Shakespearean comedy that revolves around the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta.  The performance takes place during three consecutive days (Thurs. 02/2, Fri. 02/3, Sat. 02/4) the first week and two consecutive day...

The School Master Breaks the Curse

The School Master Breaks the Curse

Melissa Hernandez, News Editor

May 16, 2016


Filed under Student Life, Theatre

Drama production had the final showing of, Fools, their last play of the year, on Thursday, May 5, at 5 PM in the DHS theater. It was a comedic show full of slapstick humor composed of two acts, which started with an introduction of the setting, a small town called Kulyenchikov, in Ukraine, given by ...

Back to the 1930s

Back to the 1930s

Irania Quintero, News Section Editor

January 6, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre, Top Stories

Downey High School’s drama department presented Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, on Dec. 5, because Lee’s novel served as inspiration to Mr. Lars Hansen due to current events in modern society. Hansen deemed it appropriate to have his students perform this play given the relativity to today...

The power of pumpkin pie

The power of pumpkin pie

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-In-Chief

December 9, 2014


Filed under Community, Theatre

Instead of hurrying home after school on Wednesday, Nov. 18, students from Downey and Warren High gathered at Stay Gallery to cheer on their classmates participating in a pie eating contest.   The contest was arranged by Warren’s Stay Connected club with hopes of raising $700 to donate to...

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