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  • March 27School Committee Meeting: March 30 at 6:00 PM in the Walsh School Committee Room, 5th Floor, Town Hall.

  • March 27 Brookline High School Dance Marathon for Boston Children’s Hospital: April 13th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Brookline Teen Center.

  • March 27College panel for students with learning differences will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at 7 pm in the MLK room

Review: Micsgiving

Review: Micsgiving

Colby Sutton, Staff Writer
November 27
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...

Review: Baltimore

Review: Baltimore

Yoel Abulaf, News Layout Editor
May 3
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

A racist drawing on a college dormitory door sparks a fire that leads to a school-wide conversation. This year's spring play, “Baltimore,” ran from April 6 to April 9. The play, written by Kirsten Greenidge and directed by drama teacher Summer L. Williams, included a cast of nine actors. Seniors ...

Gallery: Progressions Preview 2016

Gallery: Progressions Preview 2016

Cleo Falvey, Arts Writing Editor
May 3
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

Progressions, the high school dance department's annual showcase, debuts Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Roberts / Dubbs Auditorium. Until then, browse the gallery below, which was taken during the dress rehearsal for the show. ...

Review: Music Collective Concert

Review: Music Collective Concert

Evan Marohn, Staff Writer
March 31
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

  The 16 members of the Music Collective entered the stage wearing black pants and shirts, the dark-colored pattern broken only by the colorful scarves each member wore around their neck. Each musician then donned a pair of dark sunglasses before launching into their performance. The Musi...

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