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Love’s Labour’s Lost: A Review

Love’s Labour’s Lost: A Review

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor
November 7, 2014
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

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, 2014
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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, 2014
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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...

Students take art into their own hands at Progressions

Students take art into their own hands at Progressions

May 21, 2014
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Imagine being an artist who strives for perfection and fine-tunes every aspect of a composition for weeks on end until is it exactly right.  Except instead of a sketch or painting, what is created is nothing less than a three dimensional piece of moving  art. The theme of this year’s annual ...

Actor’s experience in state competion

Rosa Stern Pait, Co-Editor in Chief
April 9, 2014
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I woke up at six o’clock on March 1st with the calm feeling Saturdays usually bring. I promptly threw myself out of bed and stood, heart pounding, in the middle of my room. It was the day of the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild’s high school competitive drama festival preliminary round, to be...

Students Performers display incredible talent at HabFest

April 4, 2014
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Friday, April 4, The Habitat for Humanity club held its annual fundraising concert, Habfest, which featured a plethora of musical acts. Leading the setlist of acts was the Testostatones, the high school’s all-male acappella group. They had an unstoppable energy and pulled of an entertaining rendition ...

Special feature: St. Vincent comes to Boston

March 11, 2014
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The lights were dimmed almost to darkness. The hundreds of men and women all crowded into the House of Blues shuffled in anticipation. After more than an hour of pressing up against total strangers and staring up at the empty stage, the show finally started. Murmurs of excitement rippled through the...

Convincing acting in Emerson festival play suggests theme of repression

Convincing acting in Emerson festival play suggests theme of repression

February 3, 2014
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The set was minimal, consisting only of a couch with disorganized kids toys and two restaurant tables. The cast consisted of just nine people, and the show lasted only 35 minutes. Within these constraints, the actors managed to establish memorable characters and interesting relationships between them,...

Preview of Winter musical: “Thoroughly Modern Millie”

January 20, 2014
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Hundreds of hours pass, voices get louder then quickly diminish, feet pound the floor, anger, sadness, and love fill the air as the actors of this year’s musical work to make their production of Thoroughly Modern Millie one for the ages. Senior Nina Goodheart plays the lead, Millie Dillmount, a gir...

Winter Concert impresses audience

December 19, 2013
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“Have you seen the new Beyoncé videos?” “Carolyn, there’s a concert about to start! Turn off your cell phone!” Before the show started, senior Micah Katz-Zeiger and music teacher Carolyn Castellano reminded the nearly-full audience to turn off their cell phones and enjoy the Winter Concert...

Freshman play excites audience with strong character bonds

Freshman play excites audience with strong character bonds

December 15, 2013
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Dressed in cuffed jeans and a gray elephant t-shirt, a flustered Bradley Boatright (Henry Morehouse) barrels onto the stage in a hurried jog, dives on the ground and raises his untied shoes, directing his mother to tie his laces. “I’m in a major freakin hurry,” he declares, his voice booming wi...

Skilled students perform at Improvised Music Festival

December 3, 2013
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Upon entering the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium, members of the audience realized they were not going to be seated in front of the stage, but rather in chairs directly on it arranged in a semicircle. Soon only the stage was illuminated, creating a small, comfortable world, complete with casual clothing, an...

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