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Review: Opening Open Mic’s laid-back setting encourages performers to express freely

Review: Opening Open Mic’s laid-back setting encourages performers to express freely

September 19, 2015
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

by Cleo Falvey The atmosphere in the band room before the school’s first Open Mic began was casual, relaxed and friendly as about 10 performers and 10 audience members chatted, reclined on couches, pillows and comfy chairs and snacked on chips, bagels and juice provided by the organizers. The...

Review: Student Directed Festival

Review: Student Directed Festival

Rosa Stern Pait, Izzy Meyers, Maya Margolis, and Jacob Spiegel
May 27, 2015
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The President's Club: The play, written and directed by Greg Williams, opens on an ordinary room,  filled with men in suits sitting around a table. All of the sudden someone yells, “Kennedy’s been shot!” and a bloody body is carried into the room. It is then revealed that this isn’t ...

2015 Progressions dance concert mixed talent with energy for powerful show

2015 Progressions dance concert mixed talent with energy for powerful show

May 12, 2015
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  This year’s Progressions show was filled with raw emotion. The hour long dance concert, on this Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, showcased what many of the high school’s dance classes have spent the past year working on. It ranged from slower modern pieces, to quicker paced contemporary...

Review: Needs Improvment Final Showcase

Review: Needs Improvment Final Showcase

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
May 2, 2015
Filed under Arts, News, Performance Reviews

  A majority of theatergoers like to watch performances where actors adhere to a specific script. The quality of a show is often calibrated by determining how well the actors accurately portray the character assigned to them. However, on May 1, at the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium, Needs Improvment demonstrated in their fourth ...

Review: Open Mic

April 30, 2015
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On the night of one of the best and most entertaining musical traditions at the high school, Open Mic Night, the attendance was rather disappointing at a mere 11 students in total. Nonetheless the atmosphere was as lively as it could be as everyone was laughing, eating snacks, and having a good time...

Brookline and Newton North’s choral groups come together for “A Team of Rivals”

Brookline and Newton North’s choral groups come together for “A Team of Rivals”

April 30, 2015
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At 8:00 p.m. tonight, Brookline and Newton North musicians broke from the rivalry and sang together, as part of the concert, "A Team of Rivals." Taking place in the high school atrium, Camerata, Newton North's Family Singers, and both schools chamber orchestras performed. Both schools came to the front...

Review: BETCo “The 17th Annual Censored Awards”

April 10, 2015
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By Grace Meyer A small group of parents and peers filed into the auditorium and sat down. They chatted quietly while they waited for the show to start, unaware that they were practicing the same constitutional right the show was focused on. On April 8, the student theater group BETCo presented...

Review: Camerata and chamber orchestra perform Bach-themed concert

April 4, 2015
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The Camerata and Chamber Orchestra simply outdid themselves Tuesday night at the Bach-themed concert in the Atrium. The concert began with a short musical intro before director Michael Driscoll explained the main focus of the night on Bach and Bach-inspired music such as Köthener Messe by Jonath...

Review: The Choreography Class New Works Showcase

Review: The Choreography Class New Works Showcase

Valentina Rojas, Staff Writer
March 28, 2015
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by Valentina Rojas From the moment the audience entered the room, the environment was one of community and learning. Before the performance began, the dancers sat on the floor, stretching and talking amongst each other and smiling as they recognized audience members. The air was relaxed, and the...

Review: A Cappella Fest

Review: A Cappella Fest

March 15, 2015
Filed under Performance Reviews

By Reeham Choudhury The lights were out, except for the spotlight centered on the floor of Dance Studio 1. All the seats were filled, forcing some to sit on on the floor. Although Friday the 13th is considered to be unlucky, those who were at A Cappella Fest this Friday night, were most certainly luck...

Review: Spring Play delves into subject of rape culture

Review: Spring Play delves into subject of rape culture

March 6, 2015
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by Cleo Falvey Talking about rape, expression of sexuality and gender stereotypes isn’t easy, but the spring play, “Good Kids,” hopes to unpack some of the stigmas surrounding rape culture. “Good Kids,” by Naomi Iizuka, centers around the gang rape of a teenage girl, Chloe (Rachel Speyer Besancon), after a p...

Review of States Festival piece: “Down Came the Rain”

Rosa Stern Pait, Co-Editor in Chief
March 3, 2015
Filed under Performance Reviews

By Rosa Stern Pait This year’s student written High School Festival piece, Down Came the Rain, performed on Saturday, was one of three shows to advance to the semifinals. The show was an exploration of the effects of parental pressure,  and was both insightful and delightful. The protag...

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