North Valley Arts Academy Theater

Welcome to the North Valley Arts Academy

Theater at Shadow Mountain High School

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Cast List for Spring 2019 Production

Anonymous by Naomi Iizuka, an adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey

Thank you to all who auditioned on Thursday. It was a great group of actors, and overall the best round of auditions I have seen in awhile. I wish I could cast everyone, but directors have to make tough choices. This show was especially difficult to cast because everyone gave a solid audition. Congratulations to everyone cast.
1. Please initial next to your name on the list outside 495 to officially accept your role.
2. There will be a cast meeting Monday at lunch in Room 650 to hand out scripts and rehearsal schedules.
3. Rehearsals will begin Wed. Feb 20th. All will be called for the first week of rehearsal.

Rehearsals: NO REHEARSALS ON TUESDAYS (except for week of show), instead rehearsals will go until 5:30pm instead of 5pm.

M, W-F – Feb. 20th – April 12th, 2:30-5:30pm

Saturdays – April 6th and 13th, 10am-2pm


April 15th-24th M-F, 2:30-7pm (NO REHEARSAL Tues. April 16th)


Thurs., Fri., Sat., April 25th, 26th, 27th @ 7pm, Calls @ 5pm


Role Actor
Anon Quinn Newson
Nemasani Aunah Johnson
Naja Makenna Staley
Ali Fausto Corral
Ritu Amanda Pace
Nasreen Luis MartinezPaz
Mr. Mackus Keegan Sinur
Senator Laius Jonah Justin
Mrs. Laius Sophia Jacoby
Calista Alexis Belles
Pascal Grace Stanley
Zyclo Paden Hepting
Zyco’s Bird Emily Frye
Strygal Trevar Howell
Belen Tierney Emmons
Iganacio Justice Delgadillo
Serza Bella Johnstone
Primary Barflies Elijah Addington
Carlos MartinezPaz
Primary Sewing Ladies** Zoe Peterson
Emily Frye
Rae Furse
Amaya Munoz
* Refugee Chorus All actors will most likely also play refugees at some point during the play
** Sewing Ladies All female actors (except for Naja, Calista, and Mrs. Laius) will most likely be in the Sewing Ladies Chorus


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The North Valley Arts Academy Theatre Program is proud to present

two brand new one acts:

Squirrel Girl Goes to College



In conjunction with Disney Theatricals and Marvel, the students of Shadow Mountain are directing and performing two new one acts before they are published.

The one acts are directed by advanced drama students Zoe Wilson and Aunauh Johnson, with production assistance provided by the Drama 7-8 class. Cast members are from the NVAA Film/Music Theatre class and the Drama 7-8 class.

Audience surveys here:

Squirrel Girl Goes to College


2019-2020 North Valley Arts Academy applications:

New Students

Returning NVAA Students

Link to the SMARTS Drama Parent Booster Club webpage.

Collaboration with Disney Theatricals for Peter and the Starcatcher

Shadow Mountain High School and the North Valley Art’s Academy Theatre Program worked with Disney Theatricals in New York as one of four high schools chosen across the nation to pilot Disney’s Peter and the Starcatcher before the amateur rights were released.

We provided Disney Theatricals with feedback on the challenges and opportunities this particular script provided for high school theatres.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER and the NVAA Theater Program was featured in Raising Arizona Kids Magazine  – read the great press here

The North Valley Arts Academy’s performance of Peter and the Starcatcher was featured in the Paradise Valley Independent. . . check out the article here!

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