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New teacher Christian Penuelas (right) calls up his fifth period theater students, sophomore Isabella Castaneda (middle) and freshman Anabelle Kim (left) for a demonstration of an improvisation performance. All drama levels are in one class period.

And action: new theater teacher aims to stage live performances next spring

Irene Sheen October 6, 2021

New Sunny Hills theater teacher Christian Penuelas still recalls his first time watching La Habra High School Theater Guild’s re-enactment of “Beauty and the Beast.” The admirable size, grandeur...

Theater teacher Amanda Gieser (left) glances at one of her performers being lifted up by cast members of 2018s Chicago during a rehearsal. The musical about women in the Roaring 20s was the last one staged in the Performing Arts Center before it was closed down for renovations at the end of May in 2019. Last year, Sister Act was performed at Buena Park High Schools Performing Arts Center. Gieser had planned to stage Newsies for the fall musical of the 2020-2021 school year but had to cancel it because of COVID-19 health and safety restrictions.

The show will not go on; fall musical axed because of COVID-19 health and safety

Yeihn Lee November 17, 2020

“We'll all be out there carrying the banner man to man. We're always out there soakin' ev'ry soaker that we can. Here's the headline: Newsies on a mission!” Those words from the musical “Newsies”...

Like last years drum line presentation in the quad during Back-to-School Night, this section of the Lancer Regiment will perform again Aug. 27 in the quad before parents visit their childrens teachers. (Accolade File Photo)

Aug. 27 Back-to-School Night changes for parents include new locations for drama, choir, band classes

Michelle Buckley August 27, 2019

Because of ongoing construction to the Performing Arts Center [PAC], parents who want to visit their children’s drama, choir, and band classes will have to go to different locations on campus during...

A worker continues construction on the first day of school inside the closed Performing Arts Center. He was working on a part of the stage during a tour that principal Allen Whitten gave to two Accolade staff members. Photo by Accolade news editor Tyler Pak.

$4.5 million PAC modernization expected to finish next February, officials say

Hope Li August 16, 2019

While the Performing Arts Center [PAC] remains closed for remodeling until at least February, the programs that use it during the school year have had to adjust to new locations ranging from Buena Park...

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