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Review: Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage

Review: Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage

Sabrina Zhou and Mia Thompson

June 14, 2018


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The stage lights shined a myriad of colors onto the iridescent backdrop. The warm glow of chandeliers accentuated the gold accents on the walls. It is the summer of 1963 at a resort in the Catskills, a mountain range in New York. This resort is the main setting of a beloved movie and a new musical, Dirty ...

Review: Progressions 2018

Rachel Lee, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


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A red-lit backdrop and a cluster of black silhouettes begin the performance. Still dancers quickly come to life, throwing their arms in all different directions to the first sharp beats of the music. Hands quickly retracting back inward, the group moves together, functioning like one single body as they tw...

Review: Needs Improvment

Review: Needs Improvment

Sandeep Gingipalli, Staff Writer

May 20, 2018


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From Irish pirates in 1647 to a group of people in heaven explaining how a banana peel led to their humorous deaths, the Needs Improvment show on May 11 made hilarious and witty dialogue out of bizarre scenarios. The event took place in the Robert-Dubbs Auditorium and left the audience laughing from...

Review: Poetry Fest

Review: Poetry Fest

Rachel Nguyen, Staff Writer

May 6, 2018


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On April 26 in the basement of Brookline Booksmith, the Brookline community, including students and faculty members of the high school, were ecstatic. It was a full house and everyone was on the edge of their seats. It was the annual Poetry Fest. This event encourages students, staff members and ...

Review: Open Mic

Review: Open Mic

Dan Friedman, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


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Open Mic Night is exactly as it sounds: a casual and friendly event for which students sign up to perform, and then do. Open Mic Night is primarily student-run and performed. The atmosphere was very warm and inviting: At the front of the room, there were the instruments, and then directly in front, t...

Review: All-Town Orchestra Concert

Review: All-Town Orchestra Concert

Yiming Fu, Staff Writer

April 1, 2018


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The white shirts worn by the middle school students contrasted against the black clothing that the high schoolers dressed in. With violins tucked away in rest position, they all sat side by side and tapped their shoes against the stage floor in excitement. The unified rumble slowly crescendoed and b...

Performance Review: Chamber Music Festival 2018

Performance Review: Chamber Music Festival 2018

Renata Shen, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


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A group of students sit in the center of the black box auditorium, instruments in hand. In one seat, the cellist adjusts his endpin, in another, a pianist opens her music to the right page. All sit silently, holding a collective breath of anticipation. With the slightest nod from the first chair violin...

Review: “Fighting Words”

Review: “Fighting Words”

Madison Sklaver, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


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“You’ll never know how it feels until it happens to you.” Light illuminates the ten actors standing at the back of the stage. Their expressions show their frustration as they step up one by one to share what words mean to them.   The introduction to the characters’ opinions kick off th...

Review: Emerson Play

Review: Emerson Play

Priya Karumanchi, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


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The mustard yellow walls are decorated with picture frames and quotes all around. A refrigerator is covered with art and family pictures. Once in the black box, the audience is transported to the home of a family in the ‘70s. Kids on the Sidewalk, written and directed by senior Sarah Groustra, takes plac...

Review: Pippin

Review: Pippin

Amanda Kravitz, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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A young boy is sleeping in the middle of the stage as voices begin to echo, “Pippin, everything you have been looking for” and “you are not very smart, Pippin.” I was curious if this was a dream or real life as the narrators appeared on stage to set the scene of this year’s musical. As me...

Poetry Out Loud 2018

Poetry Out Loud 2018

Madison Sklaver, Staff Writer

February 3, 2018


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As the judges huddle in the corner, conferring, contestants wait. Some look relieved, but most are anxious. Some chat with one another, others stare off into space and bounce their legs up and down, patiently waiting to find out who won. On Feb. 1, 17 students of all grades performed and competed at t...

Review: Moonlighting

Review: Moonlighting

Jason Altshuler, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2018


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Have you ever seen your teachers sing, dance or play the guitar? On Friday, Jan. 19, students and families did, as hundreds crowded into the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium to watch the first Moonlighting show since 2012. Moonlighting is a variety show in which faculty members, not students, perform. According...

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