Developing proficiency and skill in the performing arts so students may enter college and the career field with confidence in their craft and as firm believers and defenders of their faith in Jesus Christ.
In 2015, “How To Succeed In Business…” had our first EVER M.A.C.Y. nomination for Best Actor (Codey Huntting) and Best Actress (Kristen Reyes).
In 2013, "Anything Goes" was asked to perform as a featured school in the M.A.C.Y. Awards ceremony at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
In June of 2007, the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) awarded CVCS an Exemplary School Program for the 2007-2008 school year. This prestigious award was presented to CVCS from more than 120 applications.
In 2007 at the Music & Art Commendation for Youth (M.A.C.Y.) award ceremony, six individual awards were received by students for their performances in My Fair Lady. This followed on the heels of the six MACY awards received in the spring of 2006 including Best Show of the Day, Best Ensemble and a Spotlight Award for one of the five Best Shows in addition to the eight individual awards received by cast members.
In 2005, the Performing Arts Department became a charter member of the International Thespian Society
Current High School Theatre Arts Programs:
- Theatre Arts Class
- Spring Musical (open to all CVCS high school students)
- Year-End Fine and Performing Arts Showcase
High School Performing Arts at CVCS offers choir and performing arts classes during school hours, which include an intense curriculum in music theory, vocal performance, drama, dance, stagecraft, and entertainment technology. Yearly performances include a fall musical or drama production, full-length spring musical, and a year-end showcase production. Often students of all ages who are not in high school may be invited to audition for the spring musical. A commitment to after-school rehearsal and performance hours is required for all participants in the CVCS spring musical production. Students may be eligible for extra credit for contributing to the stagecraft and costume design/sewing elements of performing arts.
The junior high and high school performing arts department is directed by Darren Huntting. A beach bum from Huntington Beach, Darren Huntting has a lovely and talented wife (Barbara) and three children (Corey, Codey and Carissa). He holds a Master’s degree in Music from Azusa Pacific University. Darren has been very involved in music, theatre and the arts since he was a child. Darren has served as a Worship Pastor for more than 16 years and has been in music education for 20 years. Starting in 2012, Darren had a 10-month run in The Voices Of Liberty at Disneyland. Darren has directed many musicals and dramas in his many years of teaching in schools, directing at different churches and community choirs and theatres. His favorite theatre role was playing King Arthur in Camelot. Darren is so thankful to be back in Orange County and for the opportunity to teach Junior High and High School Choir, Theatre Arts and Chapel Praise Band here at CVCS.
Originally from Decatur, Illinois, Barbara Huntting is a self-proclaimed musical theatre geek. She has been married to husband, Darren, for 24 years. The Hunttings are almost "empty-nesters" with the youngest of their 3 children attending high school at CVCS. Barbara has been teaching in schools and giving private voice/piano lessons for 27 years. She holds an Associate’s degree in Education, and a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Heartland Bible College (formerly Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College). Barbara is thrilled to serve the students and parents of CVCS in several capacities - elementary music teacher, Jr. High & High School accompanist, and Director of the CVCS Arts Academy. In addition to music, Barbara's other passions include endless papercrafting and zentangling.