The Downey Legend

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...

A night of fright and murder

A night of fright and murder

Gabby Sanchez, A&E Editor

June 14, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre, Top Stories

The 6th period Drama Production Class debuted The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 on Friday, June 7 and kept audience members at the edge of their seats as they tried to solve the murder mystery while also letting out some laughs throughout the night. The performance opened on an eerie note—a ma...

The insane and the riches of The Curious Savage

The insane and the riches of The Curious Savage

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 30, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre

Downey High School’s Drama Production presented The Curious Savage on Jan.18., a play originally written by John Patrick, that sent the audience to the simpler times of, the 1950s. The comedic play evoked laughter and emotion when a wealthy widow, Ethel P. Savage, Justina Clark, is placed in an institution...

Downey students showcase their talent

Downey students showcase their talent

Joey Flores, News Editor

December 21, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Theatre

On the evening of December 7, Cultural Dance Ensemble hosted a talent show in the B building theatre that allowed students to show off their singing, dancing, or comedic talents.   The show had a total of eight contestants who were competing for the prizes. Third place winners, Nick Vazquez,...

No fear Shakespeare

No fear Shakespeare

Zaira Zamora, Staff Writer

May 30, 2012


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

Taking their own twist on a Shakespeare classic, the drama production class performed Canned Hamlet from May 24 to  May 25, at 6:00 p.m., in the Downey High School Theater. The play was student produced, student directed, and student acted proving the creativity and self-independence of the members ...

A night in New York

A night in New York

Jessica Xilo, Parent & Teachers Editor

February 10, 2012


Filed under Theatre

Chosen from the best high school musicians in the United States and Canada, Rebekah Jin will participate in the American High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall, on Feb. 12, in New York City. Senior Jin will represent Downey in the east coast on a night filled with music and pride....

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