Behind The Scenes

Daphne Marsters, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

   Here at El Modena, we are lucky to be the only high school with a full-day theatre program in Orange Unified. Unfortunately, a large chunk of the student body is unaware of how the class functions and what it does, aside from the few advertising posters scattered across campus. El Modena Frontl...

Alexandria, an Actress and an Inspiration

Alex strikes a pose

Scarlett Adams, Copy Editor

March 12, 2020

Alexandria Mangrich, senior at El Modena High School, is closing in on her high school career as the second semester slowly begins to wind down. Yet Alex has been keeping busy with her involvement in the drama department on campus and in the social scene here at El Modena. Being a very outspoken and ...

Spring into the Arts Festival

Junior Vanessa Carroll does an arabesque  in the Nature Center  (Photo via Justin Luong).

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

May 7, 2018

   The 2018 Spring into the Arts Festival occurring on May 30 in the Nature Center during periods one through four and after school beginning at 4 p.m., is a collaboration between the different branches of the performing and visual arts department.   Integrating the themes of rebirth and the jubilation of spr...

Coming Soon to an El Modena Theater Near You

Toni Hernandez, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017

The drama program at El Modena high school has produced a large number of wonderful productions. The past school year there was The Importance of Being Earnest and Once Upon a Mattress. Each play featured a wonderful cast chosen by Deborah Gillen, the drama teacher at El Modena. Similar to last year,...

El Modena’s First Fall Festival

First Fall Festival

Abby Sheppard, Advertising

October 15, 2016

DRAMA Students participating in drama on campus had the honors of performing at the first ever, fall festival. With the topic of Urban Legends, drama students excitingly fulfilled a captivating show. Their performances were broken down into five categories. All five acts consisted of humor-like a...

High School Drama with James

James Rice smiling for the camera

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor

September 5, 2016

Since there was recently try-outs for the upcoming drama performance, Frontline decided to get the rundown on what's in store for the upcoming year from senior James Rice, who was one of the many that tried out for a part in the play, that didn't make the cut. Frontline: "What is the name of the...

A Closer Look into Drama’s Senior Acts

Break a Leg: El Modena students will perform in humorous acts as well as emotionally engrossing ones

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016

During the last few weeks of April 2016, El Modena's Drama Department gave outstanding performances in their three-act musical titled "The Apple Tree." The musical was mostly student based, with assistant directors such as freshman Nicole Richmond directing "Adam and Eve", junior Carmen Gurrola directing "The ...

Into the World of the Labyrinth

The Goblin King is one of the many characters portrayed by Remy.

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

April 20, 2016

  Junior Amanda Remy first joined Speech and Debate as a freshman.  That year, she competed at Nationals with her humorous interpretation of “Almost the Bride of Dracula”.  This year, Remy will compete at Nationals again in the same event, but with a new piece based on the 1986 film, “The Laby...

Bringing Shakespeare into the Modern World

Leonardo DiCaprio and Clare Danes star in

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor

February 24, 2016

Shakespeare has remained timeless throughout the ages. Readers are still shocked by the villainy of Iago, the star-crossed love of Romeo and Juliet, the vengeful nature of Hamlet. Although, reading Shakespeare's writing allows analysis of the Elizabethan language, drama was meant to be performed and...

Introducing “The Apple Tree”

THE APPLE TREE: The mesmerizing musical with three stories and three casts.

Fatima Shamsi, Online Manager

February 23, 2016

Mrs. Gillen:   Frontline: As the director of the play, why did you decide to do this musical?   Mrs. Gillen: I decided to direct this musical because it is not as well-known as others and does not contain many big music productions. It does, however, contain three separate stories with dif...

Holy Musical [email protected]

The cast of Holy Musical B@man dances to the last number of their performance on opening night

Alexandra Christensen, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016

El Modena’s Theater Arts class put together a hilarious production of “Holy Musical [email protected]”. The original show had a cast of about six to eight members, but in this student lead production, primarily directed by Savannah Pabst (11), was an expanded cast to diversify it.   “Holy Musical [email protected]

Broadway Bound

Lentz in 12 Angry Jurors

Francesca Sarmiento, Staff Writer

January 23, 2016

All the world is senior Jessica Lentz’s  stage, and she merely a player... Frontline: How long have you been in drama? Lentz: I have been in drama for 2 years. FL: How many plays have you been in? Lentz: So far I have been in 6 plays, and they have all been super fun. FL: What was ...

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