Acting, directing, and writing; these are some of the tasks students tackle in order to make the closing performances of the Van Nuys Drama Department, the student directed plays, a success.
The auditions for these plays are exclusively for the members of the Drama Department’s club, Actors-In-Action, but the club is open for new members anytime of the year.
The student directed plays are a series of smaller plays within the entirety of the show. This year, the students are taking advantage of the opportunity given to them by the Drama Director, Mr. Randy Olea, of taking the task of running their own little play production.
The newest musical, “Ruzia’s Shadow,” is a modern rock musical created by Forgive Durden. The album made its debut last year, on the 28th of October.
Since the job to create this masterpiece is too much for one director, the students decided that managing the play should be divided into sections such as choreography, music managing, scenery, and so on.
The directors of the play wish that the plot of their musical be left untold. What they did share was that the story is about inner struggle and finding ones’ destiny; it has the essence of a love story as well.
Since the album came out to the public not so long ago, the play has never been performed on stage. This gives the students of the Drama Department the chance to rewrite it from its original rock opera form into a rock play musicale.
“It is an outstanding play! The story line was so captivating when we found it that we could not help but create it our goal to present it to our own school.” says a Tim Glick, one of the directors of the musical.
Other plays for this spectacular show are still in progress and are still in need of finalization. It is known though that 3 other plays will be in the show with the musical. All performances has to be approved by the Drama Director before it makes the show though.
The auditions for...