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“Footloose” musical explores the importance of community

“Footloose” musical explores the importance of community

Mira Donahue, Staff Writer

January 18, 2020

A trio of silhouettes stands atop large podiums at the back of the stage and lively rock music fills the auditorium. The silhouettes individually turn around and become three teenage girls dressed in bright ‘80s colors. Suddenly the whole cast is running onstage in the intro to “Footloose,” the...

“Spongebob the Musical” reflects on present-day politics

“Spongebob the Musical” reflects on present-day politics

Nina Rogers, Regulars Editor

November 22, 2019

“Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?” If you don’t know the answer to that question and don’t subsequently yell it over-enthusiastically when asked, are you really a member of Generation Z? Set along the streets of Bikini Bottom, “The Spongebob Musical,” based on the book by Kyle Jarrow...

“Hamlet” transcends original story to explore social media and mental health

“Hamlet” transcends original story to explore social media and mental health

Jade Kwitkiwski and Rachel Lee

November 8, 2019

Unsheathing a pair of lightsabers in Google-esque headquarters, employees dressed in professional office clothing engage in a playful, yet skilled, fencing duel. This surprising moment of sudden excitement established that this rendition of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” was speaking, even shouting, to...

Freshman play offers a musical twist on classic Alice in Wonderland

Freshman play offers a musical twist on classic Alice in Wonderland

Phoebe Kallaher and Anoushka Mallik

October 30, 2019

“Off with her head! Off with her head!” chants the Queen of Hearts, played by freshman Mila Stojanov. The line, repeated throughout the freshman play, built suspense in the bizarre and absurd world of Alice in Wonderland. Truly standing the test of time, Alice in Wonderland is the classic tale...

Review: Música y Cultura 2019

Review: Música y Cultura 2019

Peter Finnerty, Staff Writer

June 20, 2019

The loud beat of the drum swirled with the cheers from the audience; Música y Cultura was underway. People gathered in the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium for the Música y Cultura performance to watch musicians and dancers celebrate Latin American, Caribbean and African culture through exciting song and dan...

Review: Camerata-Orchestra Concert

Review: Camerata-Orchestra Concert

Peter Finnerty, Staff Writer

June 20, 2019

The conductor raised her hands as the lights dimmed. The room went silent as each person focused their attention onto the stage and waited for the performance to begin. The Camerata-Orchestra Concert in the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium featured a variety of different music, from Beethoven’s works to Iri...

Freshmen play stays serious while provides comic relief

Freshmen play stays serious while provides comic relief

Zoe Tseng, Staff Writer

June 12, 2019

Sometimes you need to let go of something because it’s weighing you down, but some things are worth fighting for; especially family. At the Marlow Little Big Top Circus, this particular family is a troupe of performers facing bankruptcy. The freshmen play, “Under the Big Top,” written by Martin Fo...

Review: Band Night

Review: Band Night

Katherine Picker, Staff Writer

June 12, 2019

Dinosaurs, cheese hats, race car drivers, and jesters are probably a few of the last things that you’d expect to see at a band concert. However, that’s exactly what makes the band concerts at BHS so unique. The Band Night concert on May 16, 2019 showcased three different bands: concert band, Music C...

Dancers break free from conformity in Progressions show

Dancers break free from conformity in Progressions show

Hallie LeTendre and Erika Sanchez

May 14, 2019

As the stage lights began to dim, the bodies of dozens of dancers appeared. Dressed in all-grey outfits, the dancers effortlessly began to take up space on the stage.  The atmosphere was set dark, with a sole fluorescent light shining, reflecting on each dancer’s silhouette. The fluidity of their movement ...

Students and teachers collaborate on script for competition

Students and teachers collaborate on script for competition

Anoushka Mallik, Staff Writer

March 24, 2019

Shhh It’s scripting! The process of writing the statewide competition play, this year titled “Shhh It’s Coming”, is a collaboration with equal input between students and teachers. The collaborative process allows for the play to grow and improve. The process begins with an idea sprouted...

Needs Improvment and BETCo performance sparks humor and deeper thought

Needs Improvment and BETCo performance sparks humor and deeper thought

Phoebe Kallaher, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

From ranting about all the reasons to hate doors to an impromptu country song about skater boys, girls and people, the dual performance of Needs Improvment and the Brookline Education Theatre Company (BETCo) was both hilarious and captivating. In their first show of the year, Needs Improvment and BETCo perf...

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