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  • March 7STATES PLAY: Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, 16 at 7:30 pm in the Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium

  • March 7Ticket sales for Junior Semi-Formal began March 1st and will continue until Wednesday, March 15th.

  • March 7SPRING PLAY: "EVERY 28 HOURS" March 8, 3:30 pm, March 9 & 10, 7:30 pm, March 11, 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm in the Black Box theater

Review of Musical: “Hairspray”

Review of Musical: “Hairspray”

Sofia Georgaklis, Sports Writing Editor
February 5
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By Sofia Georgaklis The Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium was bustling with anticipation and excitement as it filled at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4 for the debut showing of “Hairspray.” Directed and choreographed by S. Christien Polos, the lively performance was the perfect way to celebrate the end ...

Review of Emerson Festival play: “Manic Panic”

Review of Emerson Festival play: “Manic Panic”

Louie Goldsmith, Staff Writer
January 31
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By Louie Goldsmith In the Black Box on Friday, January 30 the cast of the Emerson Festival play debuted their show “Manic Panic”. The show was written and directed by senior Noa Goihberg, and follows a family that has been greatly affected by mental illness. Protagonist Lee Kirshner (Kaitlynd ...

Review of Jan. 9th Needs Improvment show

Review of Jan. 9th Needs Improvment show

Sara Hogenboom, Staff Writer
January 13
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By Sara Hogeboom A piano plays pop power ballads in the corner of the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium. The audience mills around while listening to classics such as “Tell Me More” from “Grease” and “You Can’t Stop The Beat” from “Hairspray.” The audience members take their seats in fr...

BETCo previews their show “Netflux”

BETCo previews their show “Netflux”

January 13
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By Maya Morris The theater group BETCo began the preview of their show “Netflux” with a girl sitting in a cafe with her laptop. The girl, named Mel, is surrounded by chaos caused by drama between multiple different characters. Mel manages to finds her escape in the comfort of the website Netf...

Winter Concert Review

Winter Concert Review

December 22
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By Bertina Xue Holiday themed decorations, including snowflake projections on either side of the stage and a smattering of santa hats set a festive mood for the 2014 Winter Concert on Friday Dec. 19 in the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium. The concert featured engaging performances from the Concert Ba...

Freshman play review

December 14
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By Yoel Abulaf The Black Box was as full as it could be at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10. This year’s freshman play is “Holes,” an adaption of the book by Louis Sachar. The show ran for 90 minutes with a 10-minute intermission. The show followed pretty much the same structure as the book....

Slam Poetry team hosts second annual TeenWord poetry slam

Slam Poetry team hosts second annual TeenWord poetry slam

Sofia Tong, News Editor
December 7
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By Sofia Tong The bounce and rhythm of words, the intricate stressing of rhymes, the flow and ebb of phrases accompanied by the quiet patter of snaps: the sounds of a poetry slam are unmistakable. The TeenWord poetry slam was hosted for its second year Saturday night by junior Josh Grossman. It to...

Improvised Music Festival Review

Improvised Music Festival Review

Sam Klein, Sports Layout Editor
November 22
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by Sam Klein The Brookline High Music Collective came on stage decked out in every color of the rainbow. The front row of the Music Collective included saxophonists junior Zach Altshuler, freshman Evan Jacobson, seniors Gabriel Mininberg and Jared Shanks, and trumpeters senior Korey Caron and freshmen...

Needs Improvment/BETCO Review

Needs Improvment/BETCO Review

November 16
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When the doors to Robert-Dubbs Auditorium closed to mark the start of the show, the lights in the theatre did not go out and the stage lights did not flicker on. In fact, the stage itself was bare with the exception of one chair, a chair which was not even involved in the entire first performance. The...

Love’s Labour’s Lost: A Review

Love’s Labour’s Lost: A Review

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor
November 7
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The goal: to get back on track with schoolwork and not get distracted by petty romantic interests. The obstacle: a sudden appearance by some amazing girls. This is the situation Prince Ferdinand, Lord Berowne, Lord Longaville, Lord Dumaine and Lord Hawthorne, 5 young scholars at the Univers...

“Love’s Labour’s Lost”: a preview of the Shakespeare play

“Love’s Labour’s Lost”: a preview of the Shakespeare play

October 30
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Five male students at the University of the Nine Worthies are facing a dilemma. The five friends, Ferdinand, Longeville, Hawthorne, Dumain and Berowne, had been having a good time at college until Ferdinand convinced the others they needed to buckle down and focus on their education. As a result,...

Student directors discover nuances of leading peers

Student directors discover nuances of leading peers

May 28
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At the end of every year, the school’s drama teachers take a step back and let students write, direct and perform their own plays. The Student-Directed Play Festival is an annual event where students submit their own ideas for short plays to direct. Some are approved, allowing directors six...

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