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Review: The Giver Freshman Play

Review: The Giver Freshman Play

Rachel Myers, Staff Writer

December 9, 2015


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Sofia Tong / Sagamore Staff Futuristic music plays as the audience settles in their seats. The music pauses, and a group of actors dressed head to toe in the color gray enter the stage. This year’s freshman play “The Giver” debuted on December 9th in the black box. The play is based on...

Review: TeenWord Poetry Slam

Review: TeenWord Poetry Slam

Ani Mathison, Staff Writer

December 7, 2015


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Art is a tool for storytelling. Unlike many other artists, poets are unable to take advantage of costumes and dance routines to share their stories. Poets rely on their choice of words and their limited, but powerful, body movements that enable the story to come alive. The slam poetry competition took pl...

Review: Micsgiving

Ido Kushner

November 29, 2015


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The night kicked off with a performance by senior Zach Altshuler and band director, Carolyn Castellano. The duet performed the song “It’s Too Late” by Carole King, while the audience clapped their hands to the fast tempo. Micsgiving, the high school’s November Open Mic Night on Tuesday, Nov....

Movie Review: Spotlight

Movie Review: Spotlight

Sarah Groustra, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015


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  On Jan. 2, 2002, the Boston Globe Spotlight news team published an article revealing a sexual abuse scandal that hit close to home for many of its readers--the offenders were all officials in the Catholic Church and had molested hundreds of young children for years. The new movie "Spotlight...

Review: Orchestra/Camerata Concert

Review: Orchestra/Camerata Concert

Mia Abulaf, Staff Writer

November 15, 2015


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  MIA ABULAF/SAGAMORE STAFF The first Camerata-Orchestra concert of the year took place on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium. As the lights dimmed, the orchestra crew prepared for playing on the stage. They first performed an exciting but short excerpt of a piece while...

Review: Needs Improvment/BETCo

Benjamin Mandl, Staff writer

November 13, 2015


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  The Needs Improvment and BETCo showcase began with all the actors marching onstage while happy music played. Shortly afterward, there was an opening monologue by an actor, senior Gabe Doyle, to which the rest of the cast told him, “You need improvement!” On Thursday, Nov. 12, Needs Improvment...

Shakespeare Review: Lear

Shakespeare Review: Lear

Kayla McKeon, Staff Writer

November 6, 2015


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  From strutting down the runway to family feuds, Queen Lear keeps the audience on its toes. A new take on the Shakespeare classic King Lear brings the audience into a world of high fashion and misplaced love. Queen Lear, directed by Mary Mastandrea, takes the classic Shakespearean tale ...

Review: October Open Mic Night

Ani Mathison, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015


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  The night began with band director Carolyn Castellano, senior Tristan Geary, and senior Jory Cherry singing a song about dirt. “This is a song about dirt. Nothing else,” said Castellano, before beginning their number that set the mood for the evening: fun, casual and funny. The song fe...

Review: Opening Open Mic’s laid-back setting encourages performers to express freely

Review: Opening Open Mic’s laid-back setting encourages performers to express freely

September 18, 2015


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by Cleo Falvey The atmosphere in the band room before the school’s first Open Mic began was casual, relaxed and friendly as about 10 performers and 10 audience members chatted, reclined on couches, pillows and comfy chairs and snacked on chips, bagels and juice provided by the organizers. The...

Review: Student Directed Festival

Review: Student Directed Festival

Rosa Stern Pait, Izzy Meyers, Maya Margolis, and Jacob Spiegel

May 27, 2015


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The President's Club: The play, written and directed by Greg Williams, opens on an ordinary room,  filled with men in suits sitting around a table. All of the sudden someone yells, “Kennedy’s been shot!” and a bloody body is carried into the room. It is then revealed that this isn’t ...

2015 Progressions dance concert mixed talent with energy for powerful show

2015 Progressions dance concert mixed talent with energy for powerful show

May 12, 2015


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  This year’s Progressions show was filled with raw emotion. The hour long dance concert, on this Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, showcased what many of the high school’s dance classes have spent the past year working on. It ranged from slower modern pieces, to quicker paced contemporary...

Review: Needs Improvment Final Showcase

Review: Needs Improvment Final Showcase

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor

May 2, 2015


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  A majority of theatergoers like to watch performances where actors adhere to a specific script. The quality of a show is often calibrated by determining how well the actors accurately portray the character assigned to them. However, on May 1, at the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium, Needs Improvment demonstrated in their fourth ...

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