The Downey Legend

The Crucible Auditions

Practicing her monologue for the upcoming play, Rachelle Escurel, 10, is auditioning to play Rebecca Nurse in The Crucible, which will be held at Downey High School in April. “I’ve previously been a part of a production here at Downey and when I first was a part of it I created so many new memories, experience, and made a whole other family with the people there,” Escurel said. “My heart broke when I [didn’t audition for the last] production and I missed everyone and wanted the experience again.”
February 20, 2020

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.”
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 High School Drama Department Reaches New Heights

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...

A Future in The Arts

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...

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.”
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...

Drama Production Presents: Grease

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...

The Greatest Showman on Broadway

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...

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.”
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...

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.”
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...

Hamilton Comes to LA: An Inspiring Musical

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...

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