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Theatre Arts


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Recent Productions
Spring Musical - Beauty & the Beast
March 15-17, 22-23
Winter Play - Lost Girl
November 30, December 1-3, 2023
Fall Musical - Sweeney Todd
October 5-8, 2023
Spring Musical - LES MISERABLES
March 24-26, 31 & April 1 2023
December 1-4, 2022
Fall Musical - Chicago
October 6 - 9, 2022


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

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THEATRE ARTS 1 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:  Theatre Arts 1.    Year long course       Meets UC/CSU “F” and “G” Requirement


This class is designed to further develop the skills obtained in Beginning Acting.  We will continue to study acting through a series of exercises and explorations in self-awareness, physical/vocal centering, emotional awareness, connection to partners, and character development through monologue work, and audition/professionalism skills. As the majority of students will be Sophomores/Juniors, a focus on college and careers in performing arts will be included to enhance their future experience. Students will also study directing, and work on creating originally written and designed pieces for performance. This course is designed to fit the desires and skill level of the students involved, making it collaborative and challenging.



Grades 10-12             Prerequisite: Theatre 1, plus 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!     


2024-2025 Thespian Leadership Board
President: Victoria Vasquez
Vice President/Activities: Suriyana Sukha
Thespian Clerk: Allison Sutton
Secretary: Sophia Rivera
Treasurer: Kiera Miller
Historian: Tiffany Meyer
Marketing Director: Nicholas Collins
Public Relations: Elisabeth Sluk

Awards & Accolades 

  • Best Actress in a Leading Comedic Role: Jasmina Guerra
  • Best Supporting Actress: Katy Cloutier
  • Broadway Artist Alliance Scholarship Winner: Katy Cloutier
  • Scholarship Winners: Ava Berry, Jasmina Guerra

Adjudicator Award

Lilianna Kruk & Julia Silkes


Director Award
Bodie Beaumont-Gould, Kayla Garcia
Technical Theater Scholarship Recipient
Ava Berry


Certificates of Achievement

From the cast….

Lilianna Kruk

Jordan Benitez

Ben King 

Katy Cloutier 

Bodie Beaumont-Gould

Eliza Peterson

Kyla Simon

Finn McGonigle

Kamalieoke'ehukai Jellings


From the crew….

Jack Bergman

Amelia Paulson

Julia Silkes

Kayla Garcia 

Ava Berry

Ruari Root 

Hannah Kobayashi

Zoey Cervantes 

Kiera Little

Danielle Bellamy

Sam Krug

Front of House/Apprentice Crew 

Maya Patel

Sydney French

Sound Crew 

Stage/Build Crew

Scenic Art Crew 

Lighting Crew 

Properties Crew 

Costume Crew 

Hair & Makeup Crew 

Taylor Holmes 

- 2nd Place Overall Sweepstakes
- 2nd Place Large Open Comedy "How to Survive High School Without Really Trying"
- 4th Place Large Open Drama "Women of Lockerbie"
- 5th Place Playwrights of Color "Anonymous"
- Honorable Mention: Same Script Category
2nd Place: Small Group Comedy "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress"
  • 2nd Place: Student Original Category "AP Couple's Therapy"
  • Certificates of Achievement: Ashley Lopresto, Ava Berry, Avery Smigel, Brent Jasso, Dylan Dean, Eliza Peterson, Evelyn Shepphird, Hadley Short, Hannah Kobayashi, Jack Bergman, Jessica Spotts, Kai Jellings, Katy Cloutier, McKenna McEveety, Ryan Mayfield, Sam Krug, Serena Boensch
The Drowsy Chaperone:
  • Lead Performance in a Musical: Brianna Baker as Janet
  • Lead Performance in a Musical: Victoria Bruckner as Woman in Chair
  • Supporting Performance in a Musical: Julia Thau as Chaperone
  • Featured Performance in a Musical: Ava Encinas as Mrs. Tottendale
  • Ensemble: The Drowsy Chaperone
  • The Crucible:
  • Lead Performance in a Play: Ashley Lopresto as Abigail Williams 
  • Lead Performance in a Play: Jason Young as John Proctor
  • Direction: Melissa Staab
  • DTASC: 1st Place "Large Open Comedy" Category
    • Mario Lomeli Scholarship: Brianna Baker
  • CETA: The Crucible
    • Adjudicator Award: Kayla Louie, Skyler Gabriel, Cindy Myer, Blake Van den Eikhof
    • Certificates of Achievement

      Jason Young

      Ashley Lopresto

      Cindy Meyer

      Victoria Bruckner

      Ashley Harris

      Ace Pascual

      Jordan Benitez

      Daniela Talleda

      Hunter Wedaa

      Joel Pierce

      Stetson Torok

      Emma Hunt Blake Van den Eikhof

      Kayla Louie

      Julia Thau

      Zoe Doll

      Nina Forshey

      Skyler Gabriel

      Kristiana Oduwole

      Caroline Alley

      Foster Townsend Sophia Turcot Brianna Baker



      STAGE/BUILD Crew
    • 1st Place Technical Theatre Scholarship: Blake Van den Eikhof
  • 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