We are the Rancho Cucamonga High School Drama Department, Thespian Troupe 5423. We are also known as the Players of the Vine. Our Drama Director is Mr. Loudermilk.
Our mission is to create a welcoming and safe environment for students to explore the magic of the theatre through acting, writing, directing, and technical skills such as lighting, sound, set design, costuming, hair & make-up, and stage managing. We hope to create change-makers in the theatrical arts; visionaries who aspire to not only perform but to lead and innovate.
We produce at least two productions each school year, one in the fall and one in the spring. We are hoping to also attend some theatre competitions as well as some field trips to expand our knowledge and experience in the theatre arts.
If you are interested in joining the department there are multiple ways to reach out; stop by J104 and speak with Mr. Loudermilk, reach out via our Twitter, Instagram, or email.
We hope to see you in the drama club or at an audition soon!
RCHS Players of the Vine
Fall 2022: Clue
Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu.
Spring 2023: Little Shop of Horrors
Little Shop of Horrors
Based on the 1960 film by Roger Corman and featuring a book by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Ashman, Little Shop follows meek plant store attendant Seymour, his co-worker crush Audrey, her sadistic dentist of a boyfriend and the man-eating plant that threatens them and the world as we know it.
- Little Shop of Horrors - Spring Show of 2023 (Musical)
- Looking to Audition?
- Audition Information
Technical Theater Information
- There are a limited number of spots for Tech Crew. Please sign up as soon as possible, first come - first served.
- Deadline to sign up is December 1st.
- You will receive an email from a Stage Manager by December 9th letting you know if you are a part of the Tech Crew.
- If you have any further questions, please contact us.
- Sign up for Tech Crew
- Honor Thespian - 60 total points (600 hours) earned or the equivalent of six stars. For outstanding contributions to the ideals of the Society and meritorious work in the field of theatre.
- National Honor Thespian - 120 total points (1,200 hours) earned or the equivalent of 12 stars. For exceptions commitment to the ideals of the Society and distinguished work in the field of theatre.
- International Honor Thespian - 180 or more total points (1,800+ hours) earned or the equivalent of 18 or more stars. For extraordinary dedication to the ideals of the Society and exemplary work in the field of theatre.