“And what’s that got to do with us?”

People who know me are more than aware that, despite not actually being in the cast or crew, I have not been able to stop talking about “Cabaret” for the past two months. It’s one of my favorite musicals of all time, and the sentimental value of it being the last fall musical I’d see […]

“Auf Wiedersehen, À Bientôt…”

“Auf Wiedersehen, À Bientôt…”

The house lights came up, and Sophia Nuñez ’20 found herself in tears at the end of the Nov. 4 performance of “Cabaret.” She tried to distract herself and join in on conversations with friends, but the emotional impact of the show remained. “Seeing how our lives aren’t forever and how we have to do […]

Technical issues halt Cabaret performance

The light board and haze machine froze at the start of the second act of Cabaret, causing the performance to halt Saturday. As the lights flashed and the haze on the stage built, one of the directors of the show, Michele Spears, announced to the audience that the musical needed to pause to fix the […]

Reflecting on “Cabaret”

Reflecting on “Cabaret”

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday since Sept. 5, the sound of actors’ feet moving swiftly across the floor as they dance the Charleston and singers harmonizing floats out of Rugby Theater, the drama lab and the dance studio. According to Performing Arts Department Head Rees Pugh, “Cabaret” presents the young actors in the Harvard-Westlake production […]

Department announces Cabaret cast list

Cast: Emcee: Jake Schroeder Cliff: Michael Gaven Sally: Charlotte Weinman Schneider: Alex Goldstein Schultz: Alec Davila Ernst: Jakob Klein Kost: Tarin North Customs Officer / Klub Denizen: Will Newhart Max / Klub Denizen: Jordan Yadegar Bobby / Klub Denizen: Tyler Ganus Victor / Klub Denizen: Shana Brindze Maitre D’ / Klub Denizen: Clay Hollander Sailor […]

Life is a Cabaret

Life is a Cabaret

When Natalie Kroh ’18 opened her email May 13 and learned “Cabaret” would be the 2017 fall musical, she was less than thrilled. Since the musical takes place in late Weimar Germany, Kroh was initially concerned about its intense themes. Ultimately, after reflecting on the current political climate, she said she came to a different […]

Choir students perform ‘Give My Regards to Cabaret’

Choir students perform ‘Give My Regards to Cabaret’

Choir students performed in “Give My Regards to Cabaret” Friday and Sunday. Students in Bel Canto, Chamber Singers, Wolverine Chorus and Jazz Singers performed a variety of Broadway songs in Rugby Auditorium. Students sang in combined choir groups as well as duets, trios and solos. The music selection ranged from the early 20th through 21st […]

Choral students to perform cabaret

Choral students will perform “Give My Regards to Cabaret” May 20 in the Rugby Theater. The show is a tribute to Broadway. This will be the final performance directed by choir teacher Rodger Guerrero, who will be leaving the school at the end of this year. For the Broadway theme, students will sing songs from […]

Fosse biographer speaks on the importance of music in movies

 During a short break while guest teaching performing arts teacher Ted Walch’s Cinema Studies class March 10, Sam Wasson ’99 learned that his book “Fosse” about choreographer-director Bob Fosse was awarded Best Biography at the Los Angeles Festival of Books. Wasson, a Fosse expert, visited all of Walch’s Cinema Studies classes to discuss how to […]