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Public Domain 2019
Santa Monica High School Humanities Center
Santa Monica, CA
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Public Domain 2019
SAT 5/25 Update: There are 15 seats available at the door for the 5PM SHOW A; families typically turn in extra tickets at the door.

The 8PM SHOW IS SOLD OUT however, you are welcome to come to the HC to wait for any last-minute extra seats to be released at the door; text 310-403-0201 (text only).

Join us for Samohi's Creative Showcase -- an eclectic evening of theatre, music, poetry, dance and comedy performed and directed, even written by, our talented Samohi students. Performances are in the Humanities Center at 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm on 5/23, 5/24 and 5/25. There are two different show line-ups performed 3 times each.

The current line-up for Show A and Show B is listed at bottom; note: show order is subject to change so please check back here or with your student for updates.

SHOW A:  5/23 @ 5pm, 5/24 @ 8pm, 5/25 @ 5pm
SHOW B:  5/23 @ 8pm, 5/24 @ 5pm, 5/25 @ 8pm

RESERVE & PICK YOUR SEATS in advance. Enter quantity of adult/student tickets then add to cart. Be sure to click the small "LET ME CHOOSE MY SEATS" button beneath the seating chart that pops up to open the option of choosing seats on the chart.

PRINT OR SHOW YOUR BARCODED TICKET ON YOUR PHONE AT THE DOOR FOR ENTRY by clicking the 2nd link that you see in your ticket purchase confirmation email.

We encourage you to reserve your seat in advance as seating is limited to 177 seats in the HC. With the performance area on the floor, Row A is the front row and on the floor; Rows B-F are elevated on risers around the performance area.

CHANGES - Once you have purchased your ticket, if you need to change seats, switch show dates, or request a refund, please contact Brown Paper Tickets (24/7) at 800-838-3006 BEFORE online ticketing closes for each show. If you need assistance, contact Denise at samohiboxoffice@gmail.com or text 310-403-0201.

ONLINE TICKET SALES will close 2 hours before show start. If there are any remaining tickets, they will be available for sale at the door when the box office opens 45 minutes prior to show start. Please check back for status updates.

PARKING is available at the Civic Center lot and structure; there is limited street parking on 7th Court and the meters on Lincoln at Michigan Ave.; the 7th Court/Michigan Ave. gate is the closest entrance to the Humanities Center.


-------SHOW A:  5/23 @ 5pm, 5/24 @ 8pm, 5/25 @ 5pm ------

Bellyache (directed by Carmen Casillas, choreographed by Alex Greenwood and Emma Skala) featuring Carmen Casillas, Gina Gobel, Alex Greenwood, Sophia Hieronymus, Roxy Ong, Emma Skala, Gaby Torres
Directors Note: This piece was inspired by the pressing debate surrounding the recent actions occurring in Alabama. As a group that identifies as strong, independent women, we felt strongly about the mistreatment many feel within society, and took this opportunity to let our voices be heard.

Merry Wives of Windsor (Shakespeare scene) featuring Nadia Goosby, Natalie Krenik, Abby Johnson and Shayna Zuckerbraun. The scene was awarded 1st Place in the Varsity Woman In Power category at the DTASC Shakespeare competition.

Jailhouse Rock (song by Elvis Presley) dance choreographed and performed by Caitlyn Gormley and Ava Jaffe

Shakespearean Monologue (from As You Like It) Eve Davidson performed this monologue at DTASC and was awarded 5th place in the Junior Varsity Audition Monologue Category.

Improv  featuring Emily Barrett, McKenna Davis, Jackson Gerard, Jordan Hadley, Ava Jaffe, Dixie Lovett, Scottie Meek, Shayna Zuckerbraun

Of Time, Love, and Memory (original piece written and directed by Kole Lee) featuring Colin Inatsugu and Kole Lee
Directors Note: This piece is about the illusion of ones memory through the allegory of magic.

The Du Siblings (scene written and directed by Mahalet Telila) featuring Stella Buzzi, Kevin Garcia, Caitlin Gormley, Brandon Lopez, Elijah Reynolds, Christine Taghizadeh, Helen Tramble, Kristeen Truong, Noah Wheeler

I Know Its Today (from Shrek the Musical, directed by Benni Safchik) featuring Eve Davidson, Ava Jaffe, Benni Safchik

Couch Shopping (original scene written and directed by Parker James) featuring Dilay Akcora, McKenna Davis, Parker James, Mateo Marquez, Samuel Moneta, Sergio Ponce, Laura Schmeichel, Kristeen Truong
Directors Note: This scene is about a young couples mission to buy a couch which is  interrupted by a unique employee and her bizarre companions.

The Cold-blooded Murder (original scene written by Jackson Gerard and Shayna Zuckerbraun, directed by Jackson Gerard) featuring Sila Akcora, Shai Chase, Jackson Gerard, Nadia Goosby, Frank Ji
Directors Note: This scene is a parody of the fact that Public Domain scenes tend to run long and sometimes get blacked out. The actors are rushing against the clock to finish the scene before its blacked out.

Silencing Faith (original scene written and directed by Christine Taghizadeh) featuring Eliza Camacho, Emily Diaz, Jenni Hudson, Rebeka Moges, Taylor Mulholland, Elijah Reynolds, Julia Rotgin, Christine Taghizadeh

Shakespearean Monologue - Mateen Bizar performed this monologue at DTASC and advanced to the semifinals in the Varsity Audition Monologue Category.

Substitute Teacher (scene by Key and Peele, directed by Stella Buzzi) featuring Stella Buzzi Isabelle Chuecos, Lauren Dawson, Max Gonzales, Brandon Lopez, Brooklin Patterson, Helen Tramble, Susanna Wise
Directors Note: This scene is about a woman who was in the military and got a job as a substitute teacher. She pronounces peoples names wrong and doesnt like to be corrected.

Hairspray (scene from Hairspray directed by Brooklin Patterson, choreography by Ava Jaffe) featuring Brooklins mom, Danny Canales, Emily Chase, Lauren Dawson, Colin Inatsugu, Ava Jaffe, Karly Kato Bang, Cydney Merritt, Yaminah Mui'ed, Benni Safchik

Come to a Party (scene from the musical Dogfight, directed by Emily Barrett) featuring Emily Barrett, Ava Jaffe, Sam Miller
Directors Note: Dogfight is an off Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Pasek and Paul. Eddie tries to convince Rose to come to a party. Rose thinks Eddie really likes her, what she doesnt know is that Eddie made a bet  who can bring the ugliest girl to the party?

Monty Python (scene directed by Ben Karni) featuring  Natalie DeMundo, Juliana Guzman, Ella Hammersly, Ben Karni, JD Russo

Pulp Fiction (scene directed by Nikola Scuric) featuring Viergela Horwitz, Sergio Ponce, Nikola Scuric, Sophie Sternberg

The Negative (scene from Waitress, directed by Rachel Lamell) featuring Abby Geissler, Jolie Glasser, Rachel Lamell

Poem (original poem written and directed by Max Gonzales) featuring Max Gonzales and John David Russo
Directors Note: Teen suicides have become too common in our society. I hope this scene makes everyone think and brings attention to this issue in a relatable way. Let's make this Mental Health Awareness month count. If you or a friend is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please call 1-800-273-8255.

A Midsummer Nights Dream: Lovers Quarrel (Shakespeare scene directed by Caitlin Durkin) featuring Shai Chase, Caitlin Durkin, Emery Komlos, Sidd Wali
Directors Note: This lively scene begins just after a magic flower has drugged the boys, Demetrius (Shai Chase) and Lysander (Sidd Wali), causing them both to fall out of love with Hermia (Caitlin Durkin) and in love with Helena (Emery Komlos), whom they had previously spurned. Confusion ensues when each girl believes the other is conspiring with the boys to trick her, resulting in a massive fight.

Without You (song from Rent) performed by Maya Lauer and Parker Lauer

Minor Soup (medley of songs arranged by Dilay Akcora) performed by Dilay Akcora, accompanied by Danny Canales, Kali Flanagan, Ethan Kauffman, Weston Kerekes
Directors Note: Music has had an enormous impact on my life and it was difficult to choose a song. My solution: intertwine my favorite styles (ballad, rock, opera and Latin) into one minor soup. Hope you enjoy!

Leave Me Be (original song written and performed by Sade Inatsugu)

Anything But Anything (original song written and directed by Chase Lipman) featuring Emily Barrett, Sade Inatsugu, Chase Lipman, Dixie Lovett, Hank Mansfield, Claire Schmelzer

Jealous (song by Labyrinth) performed by Julie Gaeta, accompanied by Chloe Stavis and Johanna James

Avalanche (song from Tales of the Bad Years by Kerrigan and Lowdermilk) performed by Sophie Golay, accompanied by Alyssa French
Directors Note: This song is about someones deeper feelings of always being the disaster. This person doesnt want to be a disaster but learns that you have to love your inner demons.

Nunca es Suficiente (song by Natalia Lafourcade, directed by Mauricio Bautista) performed by Mauricio Bautista, Gidon Cohen, Nate Comay, Oscar Cruz, Jake Dreifort, Owen Doyle, Hank Mansfield, Chelsea Moran, Shaun Morgan, Vicente Puga, Shrayes Rayman
Directors Note: This is a cover of a Los Angeles Azules song that adapts a Natalia Lafourcade record into a traditional cumbia style.

No Good (song by Kaleo) performed by Sheena Sandhu, accompanied by Nate Comay, Kali Flanagan, Weston Kerekes, Billy Shapiro
Directors Note: No Good is a country rock song that will get you moving. I chose this song because it is very different from what I usually do and I am excited as it is really fun and something you could jam out with your friends.

Cant Take My Eyes Off of You (song by Frankie Valli performed in the style of Lauryn Hill) featuring Kali Flanagan and Nadia Goosby

Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart/Should I Stay or Should I Go (song directed by Billy Shapiro) performed by Danny Canales, Kali Flanagan, Nadia Goosby, Abby Johnson, Karly Kato Bang, Billy Shapiro

Thursday, March 23rd at 8:00 pm
Friday, March 24th at 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 25th at 8:00 pm

Carnaval Del Barrio (scene from In the Heights by Lin-Manuel Miranda, directed by Victor Cruz with vocal direction by Maya Lauer) featuring Danny Canales, Victor Cruz, Karly Kato Bang, Emery Komlos, Parker Lauer, Brandon Lopez, Mateo Marquez, Sam Miller, Chelsea Moran, Sofia Rudomin, Sheena Sandhu

Reluctant Cannibal (song by Flanders and Swann, directed by Jordan Hadley) featuring Jordan Hadley and Micah Payton, accompanied by Danny Canales and Miraclestar Doby
Directors Note: This routine is adapted from a comedy album, At the Drop of a Hat by Flanders and Swann, that my grandparents shared with my dad and uncle. My dad shared it with me, and now I present it to you. Please enjoy!

Getting Married Today (song from Side by Side by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Abby Johnson) featuring Ethan Dale, Eve Davidson, Sade Inatsugu, Abby Johnson, Pearl Vaynman
Directors Note: From the Tony award-winning Best Musical Company (1971), this song is known for being one of the most difficult, fast-paced numbers in the history of Broadway.

The Game (original scene written and directed by Nola Brady) featuring Jackson Gerard, Noa Goldsmith, Dixie Lovett, Roxy Ong
Directors Note: This is an original piece about the competitive and sometimes crazy world of youth sports.

Itchy Knee (scene by Douglas Craven) directed and performed by McKenna Davis and Natalie Krenik
Directors Note:  Itchy Knee is a satire of self-conscious theatre. In this scene, two generic characters named Itchy and Knee try to unravel a meaningless mystery. They run through some dramatic cliches, use the mime phone, deliver an impassioned monologue, and then stichomythize uh, stichomythiasize stichomythipate

Improv featuring Mateen Bizar, Victor Cruz, Eve Davidson, Jackson Gerard, Karly Kato Bang, Emery Komlos, Natalie Krenik, Mateo Marquez

She Used to be Mine (song by Sara Bareilles) dance choreographed and performed by Abby Geissler
Directors Note: The song She Used to be Mine is originally from the musical Waitress. Abby would like to thank Zoe DAndrea (Samohi class of 2018) for the recording of her beautiful version of the song.

Othello (Shakespeare scene) This scene featuring Emily Chase, Jackson Gerard, Sierra Jackson, Sydni Jackson, Taylor Mulholland and Sofia Rudomin was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Varsity Large Group Dramatic Scene Category at the DTASC Shakespeare competition.

Junipers Monologue (from Tomorrows Wish by Wade Bradford) performed by Taylor Spill

Loyalties (scene directed by Abby Johnson) featuring Raphael Charles, Frank Ji, Abby Johnson, Jackson Weill
Directors Note: Commissioned and first produced by Actors Theatre of Louisville, this powerful scene questions the limits of patriotism and loyalty to ones country.

Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare scene) This scene featuring Sila Akcora, Karly Kato Bang, Victor Cruz, and Micah Payton was awarded 3rd Place in the Varsity Death Scenes category at the DTASC Shakespeare competition.

Saw: The Musical (original scene written and directed by Shayna Zuckerbraun, choreography by Ava Jaffe) featuring Jordan Hadley, Micah Payton, Jeran Bruce, Chase Lipman, Ava Jaffe, Taylor Mulholland, Shayna Zuckerbraun with Nico Bellomo on the piano

Redemption (song by Bob Marley) dance choreographed and performed by Tadeo Ornelas
Directors Note: This piece is about my internal conflicts. Everyday I try to better myself and become the kind of man I want to be. Its also about my love life and the constant struggle of coming to terms with the fact that things arent always going to go my way.

If I Had A Daughter (original piece inspired by Sarah Kays piece of the same name) written, directed and performed by Rosalind Jewett and Holly Webb

SNL High School Theatre Show (scene directed by Victor Cruz) featuring Shai Chase, Isabella Chuecos, Victor Cruz, Kevin Garcia, Maya Gonzalez, John Levis-Fitzgerald, Brooklin Patterson, Susanna Wise

Guard at the Taj (scene directed by Mateen Bizar) featuring Mateen Bizar and Sierra Jackson

Bad Guy (song by Billie Eilish) dance choreographed and performed by Sydni Jackson and Yaminah Muied

Blueberry Hill Accord (scene from Daryl Watson, directed by Natalie Krenik) featuring Natalie Krenik and Scottie Meek
Directors Note:  Lindsay and Hannah have been best friends since third grade. While eating at their favorite diner, Lindsay announces that its time for them to break up so that they can move on and meet other people. Devastated, Hannah is about to walk out on her former friend, but Lindsay stops her. Theres still one last thing that needs to be taken care of

Shakespearean Monologue Sophie Sternberg performed this monologue at DTASC and received an Honorable Mention award in the Varsity Audition Monologue Category.

Supermarket Flowers (song by Ed Sheeran) dance choreographed and performed by Rosalind Jewett and Amelia Mardesich

Larger Than Life (song from My Favorite Year by Ahrens and Flaherty) performed by Danny Canales

Piano  original untitled piano composition written and performed by Paloma Leon

Im Not Afraid of Anything (from Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown) performed by Clayton Davis, accompanied by Alyssa French

My Mind (song by Yebba) performed by Alex Muyshondt with Ila Amiri on guitar

Before You Leave (original song written and performed by Ila Amiri; string accompaniment composed by Arya Shapouri) accompanied by Grace Alexander, Ila Amiri, Danny Canales, Ella Hammersly, Garance Mallard, Kielor Tung
Directors Note: This is an original song about someones thoughts and emotions after their partner breaks up with them before they move away.

All Ive Ever Known (song from Hadestown) performed by Ella Ward, accompanied by Cooper Brooks, Danny Canales, Weston Kerekes

Good Life (song by Sammy Rae) performed by Emily Chase, accompanied by Philip Carnevale, Nate Comay, Weston Kerekes, Sidd Wali
Directors Note: This song is a song that always gets everyone excited and in a good mood. We wanted to do this for Public Domain and bring some joy!

2Cellos Smooth Criminal (instrumental by Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser; original song by Michael Jackson) performed by Melea Comay and Carmen Tryggradottir
Directors Note: We love how 2Cellos take a classical instrument and surprise people with rock songs. We hope we provide a factor of surprise and excitement during this performance.

Butterflies (original song written and performed by Jasmine Ruvalcaba) accompanied by Ila Amiri, Danny Canales, Weston Kerekes, Billy Shapiro
Directors Note: I wrote this song about a crush who gave me butterflies in my stomach (you know when you feel all nervous). I like this song because its really sweet and I think its something everyone has gone through.

Silly Sarah (original song written and performed by Rise Barkan)
Directors Note: This original song centers around those who have trouble being in the spotlight kinda ironic, isnt it?

Heartbreak Hotel (song by Elvis Presley) performed by Laqota Gunn, accompanied by Alex Homami, Weston Kerekes, Shaun Morgan, Billy Shapiro

I Wont Say Im in Love (song by Alan Menken from Hercules, directed by Riley Izen) featuring Nerea Cabana, Julie Gaeta, Riley Izen, Johanna James, Laura Schmeichel

La Banda (song by Willie Colon, directed by Mauricio Bautista) featuring Gidon Cohen, Nate Comay, Oscar Cruz, Owen Doyle, Jake Dreifort, Hank Mansfield, Chelsea Moran, Shaun Morgan, Shrayes Rayman
Directors Note: This is a cover of the famous salsa track Idilio by Willie Colon and a good representation of the romantic era of salsa in the 80s.

La Banda Encore - Suaramente


Santa Monica High School Humanities Center (View)
601 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Theatre
Comedy > Improv

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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