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The Red Velvet Cake War On Stage At YHS

OAKHURST — Two theater arts students in the Yosemite High School class of 2019 are taking to the stage in order to create a legacy. And they’re doing it in a really funny way, as in, you’ll laugh your way through this familiar show. Cindra Jimenez and Haley Hammond are directing and starring in The Red Velvet Cake War — ...

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Holiday Shenanigans Courtesy Of YHS Theater Arts

OAKHURST — Stop by Yosemite High School for some merry-making this week, as the Theater Arts Department presents Holiday Shenanigans, a one night comedy variety show that features 25 students from YHS’s Advanced Theater Arts class. “It’s a celebration of the holidays and a chance to laugh and enjoy the spirit of the season with family and friends,” says department chair Lars ...

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

UPDATE: Nov. 12 — Director and YHS Theater Department chair Lars Thorson says the play has been canceled at this time. No further update is available. Another production is planned for this year, and we will update when details become available. OAKHURST — Yosemite High School’s theater department invites the community to their fall play, The Curious Incident of the Dog ...

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Minarets’ Twist On Mamma Mia The Musical

By Francine Soliz — O’NEALS — Originally a musical but taken into the hands of directors, “Mamma Mia” has been entertaining romantics around the world. Being the media-driven school we are, of course we invested time in producing “Mamma Mia” in all its glory. Kayla West, the director for our high school drama club, is jumping with joy. “It is a fun ...

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Local Drama Club Tackles A Tricky Task In Ashland

By Rebecca Townsend —  O’NEALS — The Minarets Drama Club recently returned from their annual field trip to the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, organized by drama teacher Kayla West and Spanish teacher/dance coach Karen Urrutia-Polnitz. Our students joined others from Sanger and Clovis to watch five productions, including Romeo and Juliet, Sense and Sensibility, Othello, The Way the Mountain ...

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Yosemite High School Theater: Putnam County Spelling Bee

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Wednesday, Apr. 4 through Saturday, Apr. 7. The show starts at 7 p.m. in the YHS Theater. “I hope people will come out and support our show, and the arts at YHS,” says Theater Arts teacher Lars Thorson. “Many people told me that with all of ...

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Minarets High School Presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

By Isabel Olivas —  COARSEGOLD — It may be a tale as old as time, but this year the Minarets Drama Club is putting on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. To date, this will be their biggest production yet and the actors are working tirelessly at rehearsals. According to the Drama Director, Mrs. West, they will be taking a minimalist ...

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Sabrina King’s Mission Improvable At YHS

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School senior Sabrina King has been a member of the school’s theater arts department for all four years of attendance, and for her senior project, she’s raising money for the cause. In conjunction with the YHS Advanced Theater Arts class, Sabrina will present Mission Improvable on Thursday and Friday, Mar. 30 and 31, in the Yosemite High School ...

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Yosemite High Theater Festival Standouts

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School Theater Arts students enjoyed the process and earned awards at the Lenaea Theater Festival in Folsom last month. The Lenaea Festival is the largest high school theater festival in Northern California, with more than 60 schools participating in the program. Yosemite High School seniors Zoe Bush and Kelly Ravel earned special Judges Awards for their ...

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YHS Theater Arts Presents “In Process”

OAKHURST — My students are presenting three one-act plays, scenes, and monologues on Friday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. in the YHS Theatre. We are calling the evening In Process and it includes material that the students will have just taken to the Lenaea High School Theater Festival in Folsom on Friday, Feb. 10 and Feb. 11. This is the largest high school theater ...

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