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Review: Needs Improvment

Review: Needs Improvment

Sandeep Gingipalli, Staff Writer

May 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

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...

Performance Review: Acapellafest 2018

Performance Review: Acapellafest 2018

Evan Porco, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Arts

A line of students stands centerstage, with light shining solely on them. Dressed in jeans and black shirts, the students begin to sing a cover of “Roses” by The Chainsmokers, filling the room with a symphony of a capella. On Mar. 16th and 17th, 2018, the annual Acapellafest took place in Dance ...

Review: “Fighting Words”

Review: “Fighting Words”

Madison Sklaver, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

“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...

Performance Review: All-Town Chorus 2018

Performance Review: All-Town Chorus 2018

Taeyeon Kim, Staff Writer

January 14, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

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...

Freshman Play 2017 Review: “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Freshman Play 2017 Review: “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Charlotte McMahon, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

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: Needs Improvment Showcase and BETCo’s Other Things

Review: Needs Improvment Showcase and BETCo’s Other Things

Daisy Elliot, Staff Writer

November 19, 2016


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

The Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium filled with students and eager parents on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m., all gathered to watch the first Needs Improvment and BETCo performance of the year. The crowd chuckled, gasped, and applauded throughout Needs Improvment’s entire performance. BETCo (Brookline Educatio...

Shakespeare Review: Lear

Shakespeare Review: Lear

Kayla McKeon, Staff Writer

November 6, 2015


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

  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 ...

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