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The Zoomprov cast in all its glory. (Top row left to right; junior Wyatt Mojo, Senior Sofia Mastroianni, senior Kylie Pence, sophomore Lilia Duque; middle row left to right; senior Jaidyn Sellers, junior Mya Sherman, senior Samantha Hirschhorn, senior Jack Zilles; bottom row left to right; sophomore Sinthia Cardenas, senior Ramsey Dillon). Photo by: Yasmin Myers

Zoomprov: To be or not to be?

Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers March 6, 2021

VHS Drama department showcases its first virtual improv show.  On Feb. 5 and 6, the What? Improvisation Troupe made its debut of the 2020-21 school year through a Zoom livestream. The one-hour shows...

The fall play Zoomdunnit was the first ever virtual play put out by the VHS Drama Department and was written by Drama Department students. Photo from: VHS Yearbook

VHS Drama department draws its *virtual* curtains

Yasmin Myers February 1, 2021

Modern day rendition of a murder-mystery set in today’s world captivates those who watch.  The drama department broke the barrier of in-person performance to bring the virtual audience a murder mystery...

Mamma Mia was well received and memorable play. Photo from: Ashlynn Vaglica

The curtain closes early, but the show goes on in their hearts

Charlotte D'Orsi May 27, 2020

Despite the school closure, VHS thespians find solace in the memories they’ve created over the years. The VUSD school closures brought a cloud of mourning to Ventura High School students. Spring athletes...

(Left to right) Junior Jay Reynolds, sophomores Joseph Lombardo, Alina Reitz, senior Daniel Metten and freshman Mya Sherman read through the script for the very first time. Photo by: Miles Bennett

Will the shoe fit?

Shannon David and Alina Calamia March 10, 2020

VHS’s Drama department prepares for the spring musical, Cinderella. [dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]n April, the Ventura High School Drama Department will be performing “Cinderella” as the 2020...

Sebastien DeClerck (pictured left) next to Linda Bergfeld (right) acting out a game where they pretend to be Oompa Loopas making chocolates. Photo by: Greta Pankratz

Teachers made a hoot at the faculty “fun-raiser”

Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers January 15, 2020

VHS faculty showed their silly side to raise funds for the drama department. [dropcap size=small]O[/dropcap]n Friday Jan. 10, Ventura staff members performed in the sixth annual faculty “Fun-Raiser”...

Junior Angelina Flum states that there are a bunch of interesting and funny things that keep you engaged [during the rehearsal] and that its exciting to see the play come together. Photo from junior Angelina Flum

Anatomy of Gray practice has us hooked on a feeling

Yasmin Myers November 13, 2019

Actors and stage managers disclose the details before the curtains unfold [dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]alented actors and stage managers come together on Anatomy of Gray to create a great production....

Say What?: Improv Troupe presents their first show

Say What?: Improv Troupe presents their first show

Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers October 26, 2019

After enduring fierce auditions, this year’s improv cast proves they’ve got what it takes On Saturday Oct. 18, a talented group of students known as the What? Improv Troupe debuted at the Backstage...

From right to left, freshmen Sinthia Cardenas, Arkiran Khiara, and Vanessa Mercado practicing the alto part of Holiday Film Festival, arranged by Alan Billingsley. Photo by: Juliana Jacobson

They harmonize before the sunrise

Juliana Jacobson October 25, 2019

Members of Company, Ventura Unified all district Choir, sing before everyone wakes It was 6:16 a.m. on Oct. 8, the sky had slowly started the process of changing from black to a cool blue. Outside the...

MAMMA MIA: AUDITIONS TO OPENING NIGHT

MAMMA MIA: AUDITIONS TO OPENING NIGHT

Ryan King June 12, 2019

Click the link below to watch a documentary on the production of Ventura High School's spring musical, Mamma Mia! The documentary follows the leads of the production over a course of about three months...

Editorial: I am Drama and so can you

Editorial: I am Drama and so can you

Sam Coats June 6, 2019

When students think of the theatre, their minds go to choreography, or singing -- perhaps the overacting that sometimes shows up on high school stages. However, the flamboyance and negative stereotypes...

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