The Downey Legend

Downey High School Drama Department Reaches New Heights

Downey High School Drama Department Reaches New Heights

Oscar Flores, Copy Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre, Top Stories

After their performance of Grease the previous year, the DHS drama department returned to the Downey Theatre for their production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights. The showings spanned three days, from March 21-23.   Conceived by Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes, In the Heights ...

A Future in The Arts

Nicole Alvarez, Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Theatre

Lights...Camera..Action! Theatre has been a way for individuals to express themselves for decades. All the way from Broadway to a high school theatre, people around the world are telling stories through the arts. At Downey High School, drama students have continued to showcase their talents and express...

DHS Theatre Presents: Our Town

DHS Theatre Presents: Our Town

Lukas Luna, Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre

The Downey High School theatre department debuted their production of the Thornton Wilder classic “Our Town” on Nov 8. Its story revolves around the lives of the citizens in the small town of Grover’s Corner.     The play is a pulitzer prize-winning work by American playwright and novel...

Drama Production Presents: Grease

Brenda Melara, Writer

May 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Theatre

The Drama Production presents their production of Grease at the Downey City Theater. The shows took place at 12:30 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m. on May 10 and 11.The early functions were free for all Downey High School students and were purchased on the annex office, while the 6:00 p.m. shows were $8.00 for...

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...

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