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February 14th: Future Sea Hawk Rising Artist Workshop Day (grades 5-8)

February 28th: Comedy Sportz Match 7 pm

March 20-22, 27-28: Spring Musical 9 to 5

April 22-23: Advanced Drama Auditions


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Winter Play - The Crucible
December 5, 6, 7, 8, 2019
Fall Musical - The Drowsy Chaperone
October 4-6, 10-12, 2019
Spring Musical - Into the Woods
March 22-24, 29-30, 2019


Contact Us!
Ms. Melissa Staab
Theatre Arts Director
(310) 798-8665 x4041
Mr. Bob McDonald
Theatre Arts Manager
(310) 798-8665 x4057

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DRAMA A/B              Grades 9-12               Prerequisite:  None  

Year long course       Meets UC/CSU “F” Requirement


“Today You are You, that is Truer than True. There is no one alive who is You-er than You.” In this class, students explore the basic elements of acting and movement, play performance, theatrical history, and technical design. Whether you have never been on stage before, or you are very familiar, there will be something new to learn for everyone! No acting experience is necessary, and any student in any grade level is welcome to enroll. Come join RUHS Theatre Arts!



Grades 10-12             Prerequisite:  Drama A/B    Year long course       Meets UC/CSU “F” and “G” Requirement


Students ready to take their acting skills to the next level can take this course to further hone character development, scene study, monologue work, and audition/professionalism skills. Students will also study directing, and work on creating originally written and designed pieces for performance. 



Grades 10-12             Prerequisite:  Drama 1-2 OR Audition (by appt. with instructor)        

Year long course       Meets UC/CSU “F” and “G” Requirement


Students are able to audition for this course to continue their pathway in theatre arts. Advanced Drama students focus on career preparation, advanced scene work including Shakespeare, and are even able to work with professionals in the industry. The class attends the DTASC festival where schools compete in several categories of acting and participate in exclusive performance opportunities for the high school. Towards the end of the year, Advanced Drama holds a festival of One-Acts that are completely student directed, produced, and performed!     


2019-2020 Thespian Leadership Board
President: Kayla Louie
Vice President/Activities: Brianna Baker
Treasurer: Ashley Lopresto
Secretary: Ava Encinas
Historian: Jason Young
Thespian Clerk: Sophia Turcot
Marketing Director: Cindy Meyer
Comedy Sportz Manager: Owen Haddad

Awards & Accolades 

  • DTASC: 1st Place "Large Open Comedy" Category
  • DTASC: 1st Place "Student Original" Category
  • CETA: In Any Language  Adjudicator Award: Tina Zarro – Costumes
    • Certificates of Achievement = Costume Crew, Properties Crew, Makeup Crew, Ashley Lopresto, Beck Hokanson, Blake Van den Eikhof, Brianna Baker, Conner Foley, Jason Young, Jeannie Lambert, Kayla Louie, Liana Moore, Liza Holmes, Madison Reno, Madisyn Young, Max Gorman, Nina Forshey, Owen Haddad, Sophia Turcot, Stetson Torok, Sue-Anne Silkes, Tina Zarro, Victoria Bruckner, Zoe Doll
  • National Youth Arts: In Any Language

    • Best Actor in a Leading Role: Max Gorman for Aldo Carmenelli

    National Youth Arts: Into the Woods

    • Best Ensemble
    • Best Supporting Actress: Cindy Meyer for the Witch
    • Best Actor in a Leading Role: Beck Hokanson for the Baker
  • JRAY Winner for Best Crew & Technical Execution
  • National Youth Arts Winner: Best Production, Best Choreography, Best Youth Orchestra, Lead Actress: Maegan Hood as Polly Baker
  • CETA: Certificates of Achievement = Brianna Baker, Sterling Goddard, Liana Moore, Max Gorman, August Hatherley, Jen Craddock, Beck Hokanson, Lizzie Fauver, Lisa Diethelm, Danielle Silkes
  • DTASC Honorary Mention for Drama Category and Monologue Category - Brianna Baker