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01/20/15 - The 18th Annual Ten Minute Play Festival!

Departments: Acting, APA Student Council, MMET Music, MMET Media, Music, Media and Entertainment Technology, Technical Theatre, Costuming, Dance, Musical Theater, Orchestral Music, Theatre

This year our student playwrights and directors will bring you the following plays and talented casts.

Hello Beautiful, a drama by Faith Longo
Directed by Giorgia Somerville
Ingrid Gabby Garcia
Violet Abigal Taugher
Colton Austin Schulte

Moments Await, a drama by Makena Pang
Directed by Mikaela Cole
Clara Amaras Miller
Blaire Rebeka Fodor
Marley Wendoly Espitia
Noel Tristen Blackwell

Please Wash Your Hands, a comedy by Levi Lindsay Directed by Rachel Ford
Plumber Daniel Lesnick
Sane women Calysta Byers
Crazy Man Shannon Jackson
Manager Aaron Stafford

Orphy and Hall, a drama by Morgan Aranda
Directed by Thuany Cruz
Orphyeus Christopher Delfino
Hall Caitlyn Abrahams
Ensemble Alyssa Musgray, Jaqueline Orquieta, Claudia Valenta

Tempest, a drama by Riley Smith
Directed by Zack Ali
Tempest Rachel Fishbough
Jill Brooke Teasley
Interviewer Catlynn Yates
Ensemble Malia Merrill, Jordyn Fletcher, Madison Correia

The Sentinel, a romantic thriller by Lilia Van
Directed by Nicholas Stenseng
Sentinel Jonathan Palafoutas
Rita Hannah Looper
Paper Boy Blake Laszlo
Ensemble Ayla Valantine, Jordan Schochet


El Paseo, a musical by Jacky Dang
Directed by Zoee Gallego
Gabriel Adrian Villegas
Marina Sariah Perez
Andrea Emma Baltodano
Police Officer Shannon Mahoney
Ensemble Emily Schreiner, Shelbi Schumacher, Megan Krizan, Daniel Lesnick

Mauerspringer, a drama by Jacob Menke 
Directed by Kate Napoli
Conrad Finn Mitchel

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01/15/15 - Auditions for The Scarlet Letter

Departments: Acting, APA Student Council, MMET Music, MMET Media, Music, Media and Entertainment Technology, Technical Theatre, Costuming, Dance, Musical Theater, Orchestral Music, Theatre

APA Theatre Auditions for  Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter

Acting students will audition in class Tuesday, January 27  and Acting- 5th, Actors Rep 3-5, Styles 5-6:30 pm 

Students not in an APA acting class will need to sign up for an appointment to audition on the APA callboard.  The potential times are: Wednesday, Jan. 28 starting at 5:30 pm. Tuesday or Wednesday, January 27/28 at tutorial or lunch.

Callbacks, Friday January 30 1:00-5:00 pm by invitation

If you have a 5th or 6th period you will come when you are finished with class.

 

Auditions will be in T-2.  You will need to perform a 1 minute memorized dramatic monologue.  

A drama by Halsted Welles, directed by Robert Rotenberry

 

In a Puritan settlement in Boston in the mid 1600’s, inside the jail is one Hester Prynne, an adulteress who's just about to be released from prison so that she can be paraded through town, displaying the scarlet "A" that she's been forced to wear as evidence of her adultery. The townspeople are outraged and it is supposed to be a mark of shame, but since Hester is a master at needlework, she makes her “A” beautiful. She has a baby daughter, Pearl, but her husband has been away for two full years. Hester has committed an inexcusable crime and has compounded it and confounded her prosecutors by refusing to name her partner in sin. The man who allows her to protect him suffers more from pangs of conscience than he would have from public humiliation. The dramatic climax shows us once again the timeless truth that compassion and understanding are forever more powerful than vengeance and cruelty.

 

The first read through is February 11. Rehearsals start in February 17.  Until the last week rehearsals will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.    If you have any conflicts with rehearsals (or performances) you must put it on your audition form so we can consider if we can work around it. If you suddenly have conflicts you may be replaced. Due to the nature of the script the scenes will be divided into rehearsal groups.  Therefore not all actors will be called all the time. The show runs April 23-26.   

There are a lot of roles: 5 are leads, 8 supporting and 24 featured roles.   A few additional townspeople will probably be cast as well.  

 

The Scarlet Letter Characters

 

Leads

Hester Prynne is passionate but also strong—she endures years of shame and scorn. She equals both her husband and her lover in her intelligence and thoughtfulness. Her alienation puts her in the position to make acute observations about her community, particularly about its treatment of women.

Arthur Dimmesdale is a young, intelligent and emotional clergyman and his sermons are thus masterpieces of eloquence and persuasiveness.   He had an affair with Hester and is the father of Pearl.  His commitments to his congregation are in constant conflict with his feelings of sinfulness and need to confess. He deals with his guilt by tormenting himself physically and psychologically, developing a heart condition as a result. 

Roger Chillingworth- Hester’s husband in disguise.  He is a scholar and uses his knowledge to disguise himself as a doctor, intent on discovering and tormenting Hester’s anonymous lover. Chillingworth is self-absorbed and both physically and psychologically monstrous. His single-minded pursuit of retribution reveals him to be the most malevolent character.

Pearl- Hester’s 7 year old daughter young girl with a moody, mischievous spirit and an ability to perceive things that others do not. She is wise far beyond her years, frequently engaging in ironic play.  

John Wilson- The eldest clergyman in Boston.  He is a scholar and a man of a kind and genial spirit.

 

Supporting Roles

Mistress Hibbins- The sister of the Governor is middle-aged and a witch.  She tries to recruit Hester and then later pearl into worshiping the Dark Man of the Forest (the Devil).  

Students 1-4- The 4 narrators are high school students who are reading The Scarlet Letter for English class. They have a lot of lines.  Will be 2 girls and 2 boys or 3 girls and 1 boy.

Governor Bellingham- is a wealthy, elderly gentleman who resembles a traditional English aristocrat.

Townsman 1- Middle aged, he is the leader of the group of men that Chillingworth talks to.

Townswoman 1 –Middle aged, mean.  Wants Heather punished.

Townswoman 2- Judgmental, old, unrelenting.  

Townswoman 3- Middle aged, disapproving.  

Townswoman 4- The one sympathetic woman who doesn’t speak out against Hester.    She is young, sad faced and gentle.  She works as a servant for Dimmesdale.

Townswoman 5- The cruelest wife is the ugliest and carries a lash with leather thongs to beat Hester with.

 

Featured Roles

Townsmen 2-5 - These husbands and fathers of the town are 

Maiden 1-3- These three younger, unmarried women who are all vying for Dimmesdale’s attention hoping that they can win his hand in marriage.  They are pretty and starry eyed.  They have a glow of awe about Hester and her carnal knowledge.

Boy 1 & 2, Girls 1-3-These seemingly sweet and adorable children taunt Hester and Pearl with horrible names outside their cottage.  From the mouths of babes come the unkind words of their parents. They play games and run wild often.

Beadle - A grim and grisly character, he has a hard cruel face. He is a minor parish officer who keeps order in church.

Judge- Denounces Hester for not telling who the father of her baby is.

Jailer Brackett- Keep Hester in the jail.  While not kind he is also not as harsh as some of the town.

Bondservant- Works in the service of The Governor.  May be male or female.

Seaman- Spanish speaking, drunk man who has no respect for the puritans. 

Indian- Accompanies Chillingworth to the town.

Witches- Dance with Mistress Higgins in the forest for the Devil

 The Scarlet Letter- Townspeople/Understudies including the magistrate, dignitaries, banner carriers and bumpkins.

01/11/15 - mark your calendar--- Feb. 22 3pm-9pm EEFA FUNdraiser at Surf Dogs on Warner in HB

  Have Fun while helping the EEFA foundation fund arts education opportunites for students k-12 as well as provide scholarships for graduating seniors. There will be continuos APA enterainment all-evening-long! Raffles and opportunity drawings, yummy food. Come on down, stay for an hour or 2 or 3 : )

12/15/14 - District Wide Talent Show Audition Information

Open to any students, faculty, or staff of the HBUHSD.

Application due January 9th at 3pm.  Turn in to your school’s activities office.

Applications can be found at: application download

Auditions Saturday, January 17 (all day)

The big show is March 5th at 6:30pm in the HBUHSD Historic Auditiorium

 

For more information: 714.563.2514 x4025

12/11/14 - 5th Annual APA Dance Festival

Departments: Dance

Applications for the 5th Annual APA Dance Festival are now being accepted! Anyone is eligible to enter- choreographers, studios, universities, high schools, colleges and professional companies from all over Southern California take part in this diverse festival, held at the Rose Center Theater in Westminster. Finalists will be posted here no later than January 19.

Click here to download the packet, due before December 22.

We look forward to seeing everyone's submissions!

12/10/14 - ALMOST, MAINE - CAST

Departments: Acting, APA Student Council, Musical Theater, Theatre

 ALMOST, MAINE - CASTING.  THANK YOU to everyone who auditioned!  These were very hard decisions to make due to the all the talent we saw over the past week.

CONGRATULATIONS to our cast members, listed below.  Our first read-through will be held this THURSDAY, 12/11 from 7:00-9:30pm in the MP Room.  You will also be understudying at least one other role, TBD. 

 PROLOGUE, INTERLOGUE, and EPILOGUE

PETE &

GINNETTE, who have been dating for a little while.

Blake Laszlo

Sariah Perez

 

HER HEART

EAST, a repairman

GLORY, a hiker

TBD

Katie Peterson

 

SAD AND GLAD

JIMMY, a heating and cooling guy;

SANDRINE, his ex-girlfriend;

VILLIAN, a salty WAITRESS.

Benjamin Belhassen

Laura Harris

Kate Napoli

 

THIS HURTS

MARVALYN, a woman who is very good at protecting herself, &

STEVE, an open, kind fellow whose brother protects him.

Cassie Kirkconnell

Nick Stenseng

 

GETTING IT BACK

GAYLE &

LENDALL, longtime girlfriend and boyfriend.

Sidney Farrar

Jake Webber

 

THEY FELL

RANDY &

CHAD, two “County boys.”

Jonathan Palafoutas

Andy Jacobson

 

WHERE IT WENT

PHIL, a working man, &

his hardworking wife, MARCI.

Jacob Menke

Rachel Fishbough

 

STORY OF HOPE

HOPE, who has traveled the world, &

a MAN, who has not

Alyssa Hall

Daniel Lesnick

 

SEEING THE THING

RHONDA, a tough woman, &

DAVE, the not-so-tough man who loves her

Thuany Cruz

Grant Rincon

12/09/14 - Actors Rep Comedy Club on December 15.

Departments: Acting, APA Student Council, MMET Music, MMET Media, Music, Media and Entertainment Technology, Technical Theatre, Costuming, Dance, Musical Theater, Orchestral Music, Theatre

Actors Rep will be presenting a comedy club on Monday, December 15 at 7:00 pm in the Black Box Theatre.    In a teen nightclub type setting the student produced performance will feature stand-up comedy, improvisation and comedy sketches.   The doors open at 6:30 and be advised that seating is limited.  The last show was sold out so get there early.   The hour long show is a fun night up full of laughs.  Snacks are available for purchase.  Fist show this year

Improv

 

Sam Johnson

 

sketches

12/08/14 - ALMOST, MAINE - CALLBACKS

Departments: Acting, APA Student Council, Musical Theater, Theatre

ALMOST, MAINE - CALLBACKS

THANK YOU to everyone who auditioned!  These are the actors we need to see again tomorrow (Tuesday).  Check the list below to see which roles you are called back for and what time we need to see you in the MP Room.

PLEASE NOTE, if you were not called back, that doesn’t mean we aren’t considering you...

 Also, those called back may be considered for roles in addition to those they are called back for.    

 

GIRLS:

Emma Baltadono

Thuany Cruz

Haley Blizzard

Kayla Boogar

Grace Bowen

Sidney Farrar

Rachel Fishbough

Alyssa Hall

Laura Harris

Rossella Juliano

Cassie Kirkconnell

Makenna Low

Kate Napoli

Anna Nguyen

Sariah Perez

Katie Peterson

 

 

BOYS:

Benjamin Belhassen

Christopher Delfino

Erik Drake

Andy Jacobson

Blake Laszlo

Daniel Lesnick

Jacob Menke

Jonathan Palafoutos

Grant Rincon

Nicholas Stenseng

Jake Webber

 

 

6:00-6:20pm - PROLOGUE, INTERLOGUE, and EPILOGUE

PETE

GINNETTE, who have been dating for a little while.

Blake Laszlo

Andy Jacobson

Jonathan Palafoulas

Christopher Delfino

Sariah Perez

Cassie Kirkconnell

Grace Bowen

Haley Blizzard

Laura Harris

Makenna Low

 

6:20-6:40pm - HER HEART

EAST, a repairman

GLORY, a hiker

Grant Rincon

Jacob Menke

Jake Webber

Andy Jacobson

Katie Peterson

Laura Harris

Kayla Boogar

Alyssa Hall

 

6:40-7:00pm - SAD AND GLAD

JIMMY, a heating and cooling guy;

SANDRINE, his ex-girlfriend;

VILLIAN, a salty WAITRESS.

Benjamin Bellhassen

Daniel Lesnick

Nick Stenseng

Jacob Menke

Emma Baltadano

Haley Blizzard

Alyssa Hall

Sidney Farrar

Laura Harris

Rossella Juliano

Kate Napoli

Kayla Boogar

Rachel Fishbough

 

 

 

7:00-7:20pm - THIS HURTS

MARVALYN, a woman who is very good at protecting herself, and

STEVE, an open, kind fellow whose brother protects him.

Emma Baltadono

Cassie Kirkconnell

Katie Peterson

Rachel Fishbough

Makenna Low

Nick Stenseng

Blake Laszlo

Jacob Menke

Jake Webber

 

7:20-7:40pm - GETTING IT BACK

GAYLE &

LENDALL, longtime girlfriend and boyfriend.

Sidney Farrar

Emma Baltadono

Rachel Fishbough

Anna Nguyen

Jacob Menke

Jake Webber

Benjamin Belhassen

Grant Rincon

 

7:40-8:00pm - THEY FELL

RANDY & CHAD, two “County boys.”

Grant Rincon

Jake Webber

Jacob Menke

Nick Stenseng

Andy Jacobson

Jonathan Palafoutas

 

8:00-8:20pm - WHERE IT WENT

PHIL, a working man, and

his hardworking wife, MARCI.

Grant Rincon

Jake Webber

Jacob Menke

Benjamin Belhassen

Kate Napoli

Kayla Boogar

Rachel Fishbough

Anna Nguyen

Thuany Cruz

Rossella Juliano

 

8:20-8:40pm - STORY OF HOPE

HOPE, who has traveled the world, and

a MAN, who has not (MUST BE SHORT OR THIN)

Sidney Farrar

Alyssa Hall

Rachel Fishbough

Anna Nguyen

Makenna Low

Nick Stenseng

Andy Jacobson

Daniel Lesnick

Erik Drake

 

8:40-9:00pm - SEEING THE THING

RHONDA, a tough woman, and

DAVE, the not-so-tough man who loves her

Thuany Cruz

Rossella Juliano

Rachel Fishbough

Kayla Boogar

Grant Rincon

Jake Webber

Andy Jacobson

Jonathan Palafoutas

12/08/14 - ALMOST, MAINE - CALLBACKS

Departments: Acting, APA Student Council, Musical Theater, Theatre

 

ALMOST, MAINE - CALLBACKS

 

THANK YOU to everyone who auditioned!  These are the actors we need to see again tomorrow (Tuesday).  Check the list below to see which roles you are called back for and what time we need to see you in the MP Room. 

 

PLEASE NOTE, if you were not called back, that doesn’t mean we aren’t considering you.  Also, those called back may be considered for roles in addition to those they are called back for.    

 

GIRLS:

Emma Baltadono

Thuany Cruz

Haley Blizzard

Kayla Boogar

Grace Bowen

Sidney Farrar

Rachel Fishbough

Alyssa Hall

Laura Harris

Rossella Juliano

Cassie Kirkconnell

Makenna Low

Kate Napoli

Anna Nguyen

Sariah Perez

Katie Peterson

 

 

BOYS:

Benjamin Belhassen

Christopher Delfino

Erik Drake

Andy Jacobson

Blake Laszlo

Daniel Lesnick

Jacob Menke

Jonathan Palafoutos

Grant Rincon

Nicholas Stenseng

Jake Webber

 

 

6:00-6:20pm - PROLOGUE, INTERLOGUE, and EPILOGUE

PETE

GINNETTE, who have been dating for a little while.

Blake Laszlo

Andy Jacobson

Jonathan Palafoulas

Christopher Delfino

Sariah Perez

Cassie Kirkconnell

Grace Bowen

Haley Blizzard

Laura Harris

Makenna Low

 

6:20-6:40pm - HER HEART

EAST, a repairman

GLORY, a hiker

Grant Rincon

Jacob Menke

Jake Webber

Andy Jacobson

Katie Peterson

Laura Harris

Kayla Boogar

Alyssa Hall

 

6:40-7:00pm - SAD AND GLAD

JIMMY, a heating and cooling guy;

SANDRINE, his ex-girlfriend;

VILLIAN, a salty WAITRESS.

Benjamin Bellhassen

Daniel Lesnick

Nick Stenseng

Jacob Menke

Emma Baltadano

Haley Blizzard

Alyssa Hall

Sidney Farrar

Laura Harris

Rossella Juliano

Kate Napoli

Kayla Boogar

Rachel Fishbough

 

 

 

7:00-7:20pm - THIS HURTS

MARVALYN, a woman who is very good at protecting herself, and

STEVE, an open, kind fellow whose brother protects him.

Emma Baltadono

Cassie Kirkconnell

Katie Peterson

Rachel Fishbough

Makenna Low

Nick Stenseng

Blake Laszlo

Jacob Menke

Jake Webber

 

7:20-7:40pm - GETTING IT BACK

GAYLE &

LENDALL, longtime girlfriend and boyfriend.

Sidney Farrar

Emma Baltadono

Rachel Fishbough

Anna Nguyen

Jacob Menke

Jake Webber

Benjamin Belhassen

Grant Rincon

 

7:40-8:00pm - THEY FELL

RANDY & CHAD, two “County boys.”

Grant Rincon

Jake Webber

Jacob Menke

Nick Stenseng

Andy Jacobson

Jonathan Palafoutas

 

8:00-8:20pm - WHERE IT WENT

PHIL, a working man, and

his hardworking wife, MARCI.

Grant Rincon

Jake Webber

Jacob Menke

Benjamin Belhassen

Kate Napoli

Kayla Boogar

Rachel Fishbough

Anna Nguyen

Thuany Cruz

Rossella Juliano

 

8:20-8:40pm - STORY OF HOPE

HOPE, who has traveled the world, and

a MAN, who has not (MUST BE SHORT OR THIN)

Sidney Farrar

Alyssa Hall

Rachel Fishbough

Anna Nguyen

Makenna Low

Nick Stenseng

Andy Jacobson

Daniel Lesnick

Erik Drake

 

8:40-9:00pm - SEEING THE THING

RHONDA, a tough woman, and

DAVE, the not-so-tough man who loves her

Thuany Cruz

Rossella Juliano

Rachel Fishbough

Kayla Boogar

Grant Rincon

Jake Webber

Andy Jacobson

Jonathan Palafoutas

11/20/14 - APA Wear: great stocking-stuffers!

You can order your APA Wear online for the upcoming holidays at www.hbapawear.org

11/15/14 - Dear lords and ladies of the APA court... Two more chances to see AS YOU LIKE IT!

You don't even have to wait in line. Get your tickets (and pick your seats) on-line:  www.hbapa.org/content/you-it