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Review: Baltimore

Review: Baltimore

Yoel Abulaf, News Layout Editor

May 3, 2016


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

A racist drawing on a college dormitory door sparks a fire that leads to a school-wide conversation. This year's spring play, “Baltimore,” ran from April 6 to April 9. The play, written by Kirsten Greenidge and directed by drama teacher Summer L. Williams, included a cast of nine actors. Seniors ...

Gallery: Progressions Preview 2016

Gallery: Progressions Preview 2016

Cleo Falvey, Arts Writing Editor

May 3, 2016


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

Progressions, the high school dance department's annual showcase, debuts Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Roberts / Dubbs Auditorium. Until then, browse the gallery below, which was taken during the dress rehearsal for the show. ...

Review: Music Collective Concert

Review: Music Collective Concert

Evan Marohn, Staff Writer

March 31, 2016


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

  The 16 members of the Music Collective entered the stage wearing black pants and shirts, the dark-colored pattern broken only by the colorful scarves each member wore around their neck. Each musician then donned a pair of dark sunglasses before launching into their performance. The Musi...

Review: Camerata Masterworks Concert

Review: Camerata Masterworks Concert

Chloe Jepsen, Staff Writer

March 31, 2016


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

The Camerata Masterwork Concert began at 7:30 p.m. in the atrium crowded with eager spectators. Before the performance, chorus director Michael Driscoll, expressed positive sentiments about the upcoming performance. “This is all Italian Baroque, so 1700-1750 era, featuring Camerata and a subgroup...

Review: Orchestra Concert

Review: Orchestra Concert

Sascha Wolf-Sorokin, Staff Writer

March 27, 2016


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

  The Robert Dubbs Auditorium stage was filled with performers dressed in all black. The students began playing their instruments: violins, violas, cellos and basses. The music had a fast tempo, but did not feel rushed. Suddenly, it came to a halt and the musicians drummed their feet against the flo...

Review: Choreography Showcase

Review: Choreography Showcase

Sarah Groustra, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

The air was casual as members of the high school’s choreography class stretched, chatted and straightened each other’s hair on the floor of Dance Studio One. Dance teacher Christian Polos gave the girls a signal, and the lights dimmed and the dancers lined up against the wall. On Friday, March...

Review: Catutstrophe

Review: Catutstrophe

Lauren Mahoney, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

A high-stakes lightsaber battle is not a scene you would expect to take place in front of the tomb of King Tut, but that is exactly the climax of the high school’s festival play, “Catutstrophe.” The show, directed by drama teachers Mary Mastandrea and Mark Vanderzee, was performed on March 10 and 1...

Music Collective performs at Berklee High School Jazz Festival

Music Collective performs at Berklee High School Jazz Festival

Evan Marohn, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

From performing at a laid back concert in the band room to playing in front of judges alongside bands from as far away as Florida and Denmark, the high school’s Music Collective, also known as the high school’s jazz band, has a wide variety of opportunities to showcase their music. The Berklee Colleg...

Review: Massachusetts High School Drama Festival

Review: Massachusetts High School Drama Festival

Paul Miller-Schmidt and Ella Kitterman

February 28, 2016


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

The audience laughed once again as Chuck, played by sophomore Jacob Zachary Flanders, caught a lightsaber in mid air to fight his adversary, the reincarnated King Tut, played by senior Josh Grosman, as the Star Wars theme score played in the distance. The Massachusetts High School Festival preli...

Review: “LOVE mic” full of love and laughter

Review: “LOVE mic” full of love and laughter

Sara Hogenboom, News Writing Editor

February 27, 2016


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase, Uncategorized

“You’re getting to be a habit of mine” by Peggy Lee plays over the speakers as the audience members filed into LOVE Mic, held Feb 26., 2016. Participants were asked to fill out a three question survey to pair them up with their "soulmate" for the night, and, after completing the questionnaire, h...

Review: Poetry Out Loud

Review: Poetry Out Loud

Reeham Choudhury, Sports Layout Editor

February 9, 2016


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

On Thursday, Feb. 4, a crowd accumulated outside the Black Box, waiting to enter. Students and teachers alike all grabbed a seat, waiting for the event to start. People who could not get a seat stood by the doors, attempting to catch a glimpse of the event. The crowd went silent as English teacher Rebec...

Review: Best of Broadway Musicals

Review: Best of Broadway Musicals

Marco Georgaklis, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase, Uncategorized

An inspiring orchestral harmony of piano, guitar, bass, percussion, violin, and woodwinds set the vibrant tone for the high school's Best of Broadway Musicals on Thursday, Feb. 4., at the Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium. A series of 29 songs from a variety of musicals, this well executed performance impressed ...

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