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It was a fun experience but being new to it, challenging to keep track of the prompts and storyline. Everyone was very supportive, said Hunt. Pictured is the skit, Film Critic, where DeBoer and DeClerck discussed The Friendly Alien. Photo by: Ava Mohror

Faculty Fundraiser Improv Show was a success

Ava Mohror and Elizabeth Gallo January 19, 2024

The eighth annual Faculty Fundraiser Improv Show brings laughter to Ventura and funding to the drama department On Friday, Jan. 12, the VHS Drama Department held its eighth Faculty Fundraiser Improv Show....

Every improv show cast member had a seat on the Little Theaters stage. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

“WHAT?!”: another improv show?

Alejandro Hernandez March 17, 2023

Third student improv show of the year was held in the Little Theater From 7:05 to 8:45 p.m. March 17 in the VHS Little Theater, 16 students performed at the first “WHAT?!” improv troupe spring show....

“What? Improv Troupe” performers Quinn McMurty ’24 (far-left) and Sinthia Cardenas ’23 (far-right) point imaginary guns at each other as a part of the “Storyline” game. Photo by: Nicklaus Shelton

VHS Theater Department presents “What? Improv Troupe” in the VHS Little Theater

Alejandro Hernandez and Nicklaus Shelton December 3, 2022

The improvised show allowed actors to perform unscripted “What? Improv Troupe,” also known as the Ventura High School Improv Show, took place between 7:05 and 8:37 p.m. Dec. 2 in the VHS Little Theater....

During the bows, all the students took a moment to thank the crew and show director, Stefoni Rossiter.  Photo by: Greta Pankratz

The winter showcase returns in-person

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz March 2, 2022

 VHS drama department highlights standout performances of the year in the annual winter showcase The annual Winter Showcase took place on Fri., Feb. 4, and Sat., Feb. 5 at 7:00 p.m. It was led by Stefoni...

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...

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...

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”...

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