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Review: Pippin

Review: Pippin

Amanda Kravitz, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

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


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

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...

Review: Needs Improvment

Review: Needs Improvment

Sophia Stewart, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

How would a meeting of the Reptilian Sexuality Club go down, and what would feuding librarians have to say to each other? The members of Needs Improvment took on these tricky questions, while wearing pajamas, in a witty, spontaneous, and absolutely hilarious performance on Jan. 11 in the Roberts-Dubbs...

Performance Review: All-Town Chorus 2018

Performance Review: All-Town Chorus 2018

Taeyeon Kim, Staff Writer

January 14, 2018


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Beautiful harmonies filled the air as the Baker School Chorus launched into “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor,” a poem by Emma Lazarus that was later set to music by Irving Berlin. The themes of this year’s All-Town Chorus Festival were undeniably clear: unity, inclusivity, hope, love and above...

Performance Review: Winter Concert 2017

Performance Review: Winter Concert 2017

Jade Kwitkiwski, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Uncategorized

Delicate white projections of snowflakes danced on either side of the grand stage, the red velvet curtains framing a glowing stage. Orderly rows of black chairs sat in curved lines along the stage, waiting in anticipation for the next applause-worthy performance. On Dec. 14th, 2017, the Performing Arts Depa...

Review: Student-selected art show

Review: Student-selected art show

Sidonie Brown, Staff Writer

December 17, 2017


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Danish-French Impressionist Camille Pissarro once said, “Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” This quote decorates the starry background of Brookline sophomore Ourie Ophir Azoulay’s painting, which is a recreation of Pissarro’s own Boulev...

Freshman Play 2017 Review: “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Freshman Play 2017 Review: “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Charlotte McMahon, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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The lights fade in as many different characters sit, staggered across the stage. A young boy, Peter, exclaims “When I was a boy I wished I could fly.” Moments later, pirates flood the stage aboard ships, ready to head off along the many adventures to come. This year’s freshman play, “Peter and th...

Review: First Light

Review: First Light

Taeyeon Kim, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

The cold night in Coolidge Corner was filled with the glow of shops and fairy lights, bustling activity and the sounds of harmonious music and laughter. It was officially First Light. First Light is a 20-year-old annual event held in Brookline to encourage people to shop locally and support the ...

Review: BETCo’s “Sheeple Magazine”

Review: BETCo’s “Sheeple Magazine”

Cassidy Washburn, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

Nine students sit in chairs facing a podium from which Headmaster Anthony Meyer would soon address them. The students chat amongst themselves, but the constant presence of phones distract them from the important issues, such as the lack of girls in the science classes, a concern that only two student...

Review: Needs Improvment show

Review: Needs Improvment show

Mia Thompson, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

An angry vegan at a meat festival, a girl with a lot of Eggos and two friends with strong feelings towards activism were just a few hilarious characters in Need’s Improvements comedic skits on Friday. Needs Improvment’s first show of the school year took place on Nov. 17, and they did not disapp...

Camerata-Orchesta concert review

Camerata-Orchesta concert review

Ella Kitterman, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2017


Filed under Performance Reviews

  Seeing the Camerata Choir, dressed in traditional black robes which a purple scarf around their necks, made me prepare myself for a long night of traditional church hymns and stuffy music. Yet when the tambourine started playing, I found myself unexpectedly tapping my foot to the high tempo...

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