Belen Villegas and Cherry Farshyan
Crimson Chronicle Reporters
Performing art students are performing the 1660 Vine musical this evening, with two more showtimes on the weekend. Some students had the chance to see the first act of the musical during their period 3 class on Wednesday, and are now invited to watch the full musical on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
1660 Vine is a musical based on a movie of the same title, which was released last month. Hollywood High’s Performing Arts Magnet partnered with the producers of the film, PhilmCo and WizEnd Productions, to debut an original musical from the school auditorium. Students who are a part of the 1660 Vine cast will be listed on the playbook for being the first ones to ever perform their roles.
1660 Vine was based on an actual building on Vine Street where social media influencers move after they “go viral.” The story is about a protagonist, Danny and his shoot on a romantical gesture video, quickly escalating to a ¨viral humiliation.” Not knowing what to do with his 15 minutes of fame he convinces his dad to move to LA, on 1660 Vine.
After moving to Los Angeles to live out his dreams of being a social media influencer, he quickly realized the horrors of the world he’s just stepped into, and struggles to express himself authentically while maintaining the popularity he’s gained. The musical explores the toxicity of social media, and the dangers of subjecting yourself to that kind of fame at such a young age.
Showtimes will be at 7 p.m. tonight, 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 11. Tickets are currently available for purchase on the website linked down below. They are $7 for students, and $10 for adults.