Our Drama Dept. puts on two full scale productions per year, a play (often with musical elements) in the fall and a crowd-pleasing musical in the spring. Both productions feature the talents of our 6 -12th grade students on stage and behind the scenes.
Up Next - Murder at the O'Malley Inn
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Murder at the O'Malley Inn is a comedic Christmas whodunit musical written and directed by our very own Jennifer Oertel. This hilarious mystery stars some of our most talented middle and high school students and will run for two weekends in December. Be sure to come to all of the shows as each performance has a different ending!
Four Performances Only:
Friday, December 8, 2023 6:30 pm
Saturday, December 9, 2023 6:30 pm
Friday, December 15, 2023 6:30 pm
Saturday, December 16, 2023 6:30 pm
All performances held at
Alhambra High School
150 E St, Martinez, CA 94553
Questions? Contact Jennifer Oertel email@example.com
Drama Dept. Creative Team
Jennifer Oertel - Writer / Director
Ms. Oertel is the head of the drama department, director of the shows, and the sixth grade English and history teacher. She has written three plays for CCCS, and she is excited to see her newest play, Murder at the O'Malley Inn, come to life on stage this December. Jennifer has performed in many shows and musicals, and now she loves to write and direct. In her free time, Jennifer reads, writes, snuggles Kitty O'Malley, and watches reruns of Frasier.
Kris Bell - Choreographer - Murder at the O'Malley Inn
After 45 years of tap dancing, performing, teaching, choreographing, and directing a Tap Camp in the Redwoods, Kris decided to retire. She is very happy to be dragged back into the spotlight to help her cousin in this delightful show!
Mr. Seel is a business leader, teacher, writer, musician and long-time supporter of CCCS. He has been accompanist for CCCS concerts for several years and has also led worship in local churches. Graham has written numerous worship and secular pop songs, and is excited about his first foray into composing for musical theater.
Ann-Marie Fullmore - Department Choreographer
You may recognize Ann-Marie as our school's Director of Marketing and Development, but her first love is musical theatre. She started dancing as a preschooler and never stopped. Ann-Marie has performed in over 40 musicals and choreographed and assistant directed countless others. She was also a member of Tap Explosion, the Bay Area's premier Tap company, for several years. The spring musical will be the fourth show she's choreographed for CCCS.