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Review: Winter Concert 2016

Review: Winter Concert 2016

Yuen Ting Chow, Staff Writer
December 17, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

With snowflakes projected on the walls and green, red and blue lights shining on the stage, excited families and students found their seats on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. to witness the amazing musicians and vocalists at the high school. First up was the Concert Band, who started the night off with Of ...

Freshman Play Review: The Phantom Tollbooth

Freshman Play Review: The Phantom Tollbooth

Sonia Bhattacharyya, Staff Writer
December 8, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

In pitch black lighting, low voices began to cry, “You’re in the doldrums.” The audience found itself transfixed as deep voices, illuminated by gradually increasing red lights as fascinating characters rose up into full posture. The Lethargarians had appeared, clothed in hooded grey sweats, encircli...

Review: Jazz Improv Music Festival

Review: Jazz Improv Music Festival

Jan Bloch, Staff Writer
December 4, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

With both the audience and the musician on stage, a very personal experience occurred on Dec. 2 in the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium.  This concert was led by three groups of musicians. The first group was led by Jorrit Dijkstra and were called Matchbox Trio. The second group was the Junior Music Collective, and the third group was the A...

Review: Micsgiving

Review: Micsgiving

Colby Sutton, Staff Writer
November 27, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

Feet tapping, heads bouncing and students lined up for turkey sandwiches. This was the scene at the annual Micsgiving open mic event on Nov. 24, hosted by band director Carolyn Castellano. The show began with a student who performed a song and played guitar along with it. The band Lemon Juice, which...

Review: Needs Improvment Showcase and BETCo’s Other Things

Review: Needs Improvment Showcase and BETCo’s Other Things

Daisy Elliot, Staff Writer
November 19, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

The Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium filled with students and eager parents on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m., all gathered to watch the first Needs Improvment and BETCo performance of the year. The crowd chuckled, gasped, and applauded throughout Needs Improvment’s entire performance. BETCo (Brookline Educatio...

Review: Julius Caesar

Review: Julius Caesar

Jason Altshuler, Arts/Breaking News Writing Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

With elements that will resonate with anyone and everyone, the high school’s Shakespeare play Julius Caesar sheds light on the politics and inner workings of human society. The Drama Society’s take on William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, directed by Mary Mastandrea, places the classic narr...

Review: Needs Improvment Battle

Susanna Kemp, Staff Writer
May 31, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

The Needs Improvment “Battle” on May 28 in the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium pitted alumni against current members of the improv troupe in a good-natured competition that was both hilarious and bittersweet, as it marked the last performance for the seniors. The current members of the troupe marched on...

Review: Student Directed

Review: Student Directed

Leon Yang, Raven Bogues, and Karina Lorenzo
May 31, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

Student Directed, which was performed on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 featured a series of twenty-minute plays directed and performed by students.   Friday, May 20 “High School Musical”: Adapted and directed by sophomores Felicia Rosen and Emily Gerson and written by Peter Ba...

Review: Spring Music Festival

Review: Spring Music Festival

Elizabeth Filine and Leon Yang
May 18, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

Spirituals and psalms, jazz and marches, pop and movie scores. The Spring Music Festival, which features musical groups at the high school, took place on Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 18. The Festival blended a light atmosphere with a serious approach to performing and music. The Festival is s...

Review: Don’t Knock Opportunity

Review: Don’t Knock Opportunity

Rosa Stern Pait, Co-Editor in Chief
May 18, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

A high school senior who got into his dream college in another state but decides not to go because he needs to take care of his younger sisters. A biracial girl who isn’t sure which box to check for “ethnicity” on official documents. A 19-year-old who learns about confidence and identity while d...

Review: Needs Improvment Spring Performance

Review: Needs Improvment Spring Performance

Izzy Gonzalez
May 15, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Uncategorized

Unlike any other kind of acting, improvisation brings an extra element of excitement to the stage: neither the audience nor the performers know exactly how a scene will play out.   On Friday May 13th at 7:30 p.m., the high school’s enthusiastic Needs Improvment group had their spring performance in th...

Review: Progressions 2016

Review: Progressions 2016

Cleo Falvey and Lizzy Filine
May 5, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

  The lights dimmed, and the audience watched as dancers, illuminated only by the glow of the cell phones they were holding, walked onstage during the first dance of the night in Progressions 2016, which was called “Honey.” Progressions, which runs from May 5-7 in the Roberts / Dubbs Audito...

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