Spoken Word Club to hold auditions

Auditions for the Spoken Word Club will commence in Ahmanson Lecture Hall at 3 p.m on Dec. 1. Students will select a classic poem from a book comprised of around 100 poems to memorize and write a response to. The audition is open to all students. Students in the club have been meeting every Monday […]

Auditions begin for ‘West Side Story’ production

Auditions began Monday for the upper school theater department’s 2015 fall musical “West Side Story”. The musical is about gang warfare, but it is based on William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and was written by Stephen Sondheim. Singing auditions are slated for today, acting auditions are scheduled for tomorrow, and dance auditions are set for […]

Symphony, Jazz Band, Chamber Singers hold auditions

Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors auditioned for Symphony, Jazz Band and Chamber Singers in March and April. The results for Symphony will be announced today. Symphony auditions required students to sight-read, play a piece that they had been working on with their teacher and perform some scales. “I have some plans to try to build […]

Auditions hit the 60s

The countdown has begun. A total of 44 days remains until Nov. 8,  opening night. The cast and crew have 40 more rehearsal days. Before those numbers gained meaning to the cast of “Hairspray,” every member had to go through a process that spanned more than two weeks: auditions. A total of 67 students auditioned […]

Dancer performs in professional music video

Six days after responding to a friend’s Facebook post, Alexis McCarthy ’14 finds herself in a backyard filled with dancers, extras and cameras. Her hair and makeup are done, and she has her choreography down pat. The story of how she got to the backyard began when McCarthy saw Ali Bloomgarden’s ’13 post on Facebook, […]

Mark your calendars

Although auditions begin this week for the fall musical, “Hairspray,” upper school performing arts productions do not begin until November.  This year’s productions include choral, jazz and orchestra concerts, as well as dance shows and plays.

Junior debater to compete in South Africa

By Mariel Brunman Elle Wilson ’13 will travel to Cape Town, South Africa for 10 days in January to represent Team USA and compete in the World Championships of Debate. “It is such an amazing opportunity to be able to go to a competition like this,” Wilson said. “I am so excited to meet all […]

Musicians audition for Jazz Band

By Jean Park Student musicians practiced a prepared piece and sight-reading skills for the Jazz course auditions, which were held last week for Studio Jazz Band, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Rhythm Section. Shawn Costantino, director of the jazz program, said he based his decision on each musician’s improvement throughout his or her current course and […]

Celebrities prepare students with 'audition from hell'

By Ali Pechman “Hey, Tom Hanks again,” Kat Arenella ’10 heard across the Drama Lab Jan. 15, as Tom Hanks called her phone. “I saw you at the audition, and I thought you were really great. My friends and I are getting together for a party, so if you want to come…” Arenella has three […]

Auditions begin today for spring play

Auditions for the spring play, comedy “You Can’t Take It With You” by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, begin today at 3 p.m. in the Drama Lab, and will continue Wednesday and Thursday at the same time. Students are advised to read the play before auditioning, which can be checked out overnight from the […]