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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...

A show for the books

A show for the books

Moises Martinez- Cortez, Community Section Editor

May 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre

Audience members in the Downey High theatre walked in for a treat on Tues., May 6, as they observed performances put on by the music program during their annual DHS Percussion and Chamber Music Showcase.   The show began promptly at 7:00 p.m. with Mr. Fell, the music director and main host...

Rejoiced

Rejoiced

Serene Gallardo, Staff Writer

December 18, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre, Top Stories

Downey High held its annual winter concert on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Downey Civic theatre, featuring the school’s music ensembles.   Music directors Corneliu Olairu and Matthew Fell’s music ensembles came together at the theatre for a 2-hour performance off campus. The concert began...

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