The Downey Legend

Downey Compete At DTASC

As the director from Large Group Drama, Saul Conde, 12, was proud and passionate about their competition as they take the 9th place trophy. “DTASC has multiple categories and we had entered in large group drama which the only thing was to pick any dramatic piece, do it in 8 minutes, 4 chairs and no more than 6 people.” Conde stated “We were trying to replicate all of the KOS and terror one feels when going through a suicidal period.”

Lukas Luna and Brisa Rodriguez

November 19, 2019

  On October 29, Downey High School’s large group drama competed in Drama Teachers of Association of Southern California’s (DTASC) Varsity Division Fall Festival at Calabasas High School. Downey’s troupe scored ninth place in large group drama performing Four: Forty-Eight Psychosis by S...

Downey High School Drama Department Reaches New Heights

Oscar Flores, Copy Editor

April 15, 2019

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, Editor In Chief

December 14, 2018

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

Playing the role of Mrs. Webb in the DHS Theatre Department’s production of Our Town, between Nov. 8-15, Jillian Ulloa, 12, puts all her effort into performing one of the main roles in her fourth production in the DHS theatre. “It’s been a thrill putting together this production,” Ulloa said. “I am anxious to unveil the masterpiece we have whipped up.”

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

November 16, 2018

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

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, Co-Copy Editor

February 26, 2018

  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

Throughout the One Night Only improv show on Jan. 12 in the theater, Edward Estrella, 12, performs a variety of skit games showcasing his improvisational skills. “First we plan who is gonna be in the show and what types of shows we will perform,” Estrella said. “Then, before the show starts we run quick warm ups to get us in the spirit.”

Vicky Arguello, Writer

January 29, 2018

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

During one of the last few rehearsals for the school play, Nicole Carter, 12, runs through her lines, portraying Mrs. Kirby, at Downey high school’s theatre on the evening of Nov. 1. “I loved playing Mrs. Kirby because of her sass and style,” Carter said. “Coming to rehearsals have always been very fun because the cast is incredible.”

Stefanie Chavez, Photo Editor

November 17, 2017

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

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...

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