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Performing with the Pros with Liz Callaway

Performing with the Pros with Liz Callaway

  Silhouettes move against a red background. A discordant shriek echoes and they all crouch down. The spotlight flashes on and instead of students on a stage, they are the villagers on Fleet Street, singing about the demonic barber Sweeney Todd. Then Liz...

Undecided Future : Breaking into the music scene

Undecided Future : Breaking into the music scene

Ever since the band’s origin in 2012, Undecided Future’s presence has been a staple of Orange County School of Arts. Every so often during lunch, the band will take to 10th Street as students jam out to their music. The band has built up quite a solid fan base—in...

From Page to Stage : the hero’s journey

From Page to Stage : the hero’s journey

[Genevieve Swanson, Nathan Manahan, and Isabella Segovia in the play MEET & GREET] Writing is a superpower, and it comes with its own high stakes. It was hard for me to imagine that words on a page—mostly written for my private entertainment—would be projected on...

OCSA’s YoungArts Creative Writing Winners

OCSA’s YoungArts Creative Writing Winners

 Jade Matias-Bell performing poetry (Photo by Katherine Bollens) For a school like Orange County School of the Arts, YoungArts is a program that students aim to make their niche. With ten disciplines that stretch across the literary, visual and performing arts,...

OCSA Faculty Follies: Fun for all!

OCSA Faculty Follies: Fun for all!

Shows at OCSA normally feature talented students. But in Faculty Follies, the roles flipped as teachers displayed their talents! Faculty Follies is a rare occurrence; this is the first time in four years where the show has taken place. Perhaps because of this rarity,...

OCSA Season Final

OCSA Season Final

OCSA’s annual Season Finale, hosted last Saturday, was a nostalgic look back toward this past year and an exciting look toward the future of OCSA.   All 14 conservatories presented exciting and interesting performances that demonstrated the students’ unique...