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OC arts high school connects students to Hollywood




Orange County School of the Arts students make a final impression on agents and managers before leaving the stage after their performance. The students rehearsed for about six months in preparation for their showcase at the Matrix Theatre in L.A.
Orange County School of the Arts students make a final impression on agents and managers before leaving the stage after their performance. The students rehearsed for about six months in preparation for their showcase at the Matrix Theatre in L.A.
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Orange County School of the Arts students make a final impression on agents and managers before leaving the stage after their performance. The students rehearsed for about six months in preparation for their showcase at the Matrix Theatre in L.A.
High school seniors Phillip Jarrell (left) and Will Daniel (right) on stage at the Matrix Theatre in L.A. The students were performing during the Orange County School of the Arts' second-ever student showcase.
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Orange County School of the Arts students make a final impression on agents and managers before leaving the stage after their performance. The students rehearsed for about six months in preparation for their showcase at the Matrix Theatre in L.A.
Juniors Ymari Stephens (left) and Dacota Nitti perform in front of agents and managers in L.A. The students were bused up from their high school in Orange County for the opportunity.
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Orange County School of the Arts students make a final impression on agents and managers before leaving the stage after their performance. The students rehearsed for about six months in preparation for their showcase at the Matrix Theatre in L.A.
Shannon Viele and Michael Tingley rehearse a scene from "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams. The high schoolers beat out several hundred of their classmates to win a spot performing in front of about 80 agents and managers in L.A.
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