CANYON CREST ACADEMY PRESENTS THE
COMEDY SKETCH SHOW
On April 1st through 4th, 2008 Canyon Crest Academy
will present a truly unique theatrical experience in its Black Box Theatre:
Comedy Sketch Show.
In the tradition of Saturday Night
Live, a team of talented Canyon Crest students, working together with a
gifted teaching artist, have come together to create a fun evening of humorous
sketches entirely written during a comedy writing workshop, and then performed
by those same students at the show. This
is an unprecedented endeavor for a high school theatre program and is guaranteed
to bring down the house with laughter.
"What makes CCA such an exciting place is we can allow a small group
of students the opportunity to work with a professional in the community for the
express purpose of scientifically studying sketch comedy," says Michael
Schwartz, Director of the Theatre Conservatory at Canyon Crest Academy.
That professional is Matt Asciutto, a professional improvisational
comedian who is presently the director, head writer, actor and co-founder of the
Wimbly Humor Institute, a sketch comedy troupe currently based at the National
Comedy Theatre in Missions Hills (www.nationalcomedy.com
). Asciutto also teaches
improvisation to high school students all over San Diego County, and during his
own high school days at La Jolla High School spent two years as a member of the
La Jolla High School Zamboni Racers, a comedy improvisation team.
“I’m really excited about bringing an opportunity to high school
students to not only create comedic material and present it to their peers, but
more importantly, to give kids a venue to create and build this material in
workshop format with other writers their age,”
Those students include a small but gifted cast:
Sarah Scull, Sami Matsey, David McClurg,
Nick Scutti and Isaac Goodfellow. Many
of the cast members are also members of Canyon Crest’s own Comedy Sportz team,
an improvisation competition team. The
Assistant Director and Stage Manager is student Alexa Bergman.
Shows are at 7:00 p.m. on April 1, 2 and 3, and at 1:00 p.m. on April 4.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $6 for students. Tickets
may be purchased online at www.cca-envision.org
or at the box office at the time of the show.
Canyon Crest Academy is located at 5951 Village Center Loop Road in San
Comedy Sketch Show is a CCA Envision production, a unique, award-winning
arts program which enriches the lives of all CCA students through a wide variety
of classes -- both during and after school -- through opportunities for
exploration and interaction with teaching artists in their chosen fields of
study. Envision is made possible through the support of the
Canyon Crest Academy Foundation, www.canyoncrestfoundation.org.