The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

Student performers dance in front of a city backdrop in full Chicago-style with flair, darkness and all that jazz. The show opens tonight at 7 p.m. in the Cal High theater.

Cal drama brings criminally good jazz with ‘Chicago’

Tejas Mahesh, Staff Writer April 26, 2023

The dark thrill of Broadway’s musical “Chicago” finishes its three-night run tonight at Cal High’s theater. Set in Chicago during the jazz age of the 1920s, “Chicago” is a musical about women...

From left to right, Miles Vetrovec, Maya Chakravarthi, Lia Roy, Devin Addiego, Madison Reedy, Saachi Sharma, and Kit Town rehearse for their upcoming performance in “Clue”. The closing show is tonight at 7 p.m.

‘Clue’ in on Cal’s spring play

Shravya Salem Sathish, Opinions Editor April 29, 2022

Most board games induce thoughts of vacation nights, childish arguments and the back of a dusty closet that hasn’t been touched since middle school. But not Clue. A comical but chilling mystery, it...

Senior Ryan Hannon-Hippe, left, and junior Quinn Morgan perform in the one act play 13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview on Oct. 27-28. The Student Directed One Act Play Festival featured three short plays and was the first live performance by Cal High drama since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020.

Live theatre is back

Evan Heinz, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

Live theatre returned to campus last week, and drama students couldn’t have been any happier. In the first live performance since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the school in March 2020, the Student-Directed...

Cal Highs production of Hamlet will be streamed Feb. 11-16. Students iperforming include, from left to right, Gavin Preisser as King Claudius, Jennifer Casavant as Queen Gertrude, and Jude Lee as Marcellus.

Behind the scenes of Cal’s ‘Hamlet’ production

Daphne So, co-Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2021

Usually in drama teacher Laura Woods’ theatre productions, numerous rehearsals and practice performances are hosted after school to prepare for the semester show. Dozens of people work backstage to paint...

During Cal Highs fall drama show, Help Desk, Candence Spencer, left, has her call to the help desk answered by Devin Addiego. Unfortunately, Addiegos character, Boffo the clown, is of no help because Spencers character is afraid of clowns. The virtual show was recorded beforehand and made available for viewing last Thursday and Friday.

First virtual drama show, “Help Desk”, delivers lots of laughs

Michelle Nguyen, Features Editor November 8, 2020

COVID-19 has stolen the spotlight from the drama kids, but even a global pandemic can’t stop Cal High’s drama department.  As they say, the show must go on. The drama program’s Theater...

Expect to be spellbound by musical

Expect to be spellbound by musical

Sarah Chi, Opinions Editor April 21, 2015

Spring. S-P-R-I-N-G. Spring. Spring is the season of new beginnings. Flowers, pastel colors, allergies and bees. More specifically, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Cal High’s first...

Next Victim, Please has killer cast

‘Next Victim, Please’ has killer cast

Sabine Hrkalovich, Opinions Editor February 11, 2013

     After the stress of finals, the Cal High drama class’s production of “Next  Victim, Please” was gladly welcomed by Cal students. The satirical play about murder mysteries, which ran...

Audience left dying of laughter

Audience left dying of laughter

Pierce Woodward, Advice Columnist November 16, 2012

The dinner theater murder mystery show, “Movie Mayhem: The Final Take,” hosted by Cal High’s drama class last month was a smash hit. I noticed upon entering the dining room at Crow Canyon Country...

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