“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 […]

Students perform at first Coffeehouse of year

Students perform at first Coffeehouse of year

Students shared their talents with the community at the first Coffeehouse of the year Nov. 13 in Chalmers Lounge. Students performed short skits that included singing, stand-up comedy and instrumental covers. Soloist singer Kate Konvitz ’20 said her favorite part of Coffeehouse was seeing all the different manifestations of talent. “I signed up for Coffeehouse […]

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 […]

Students perform in spring jazz concert

Middle and upper school jazz musicians performed in the annual spring jazz concert on April 29 in the Upper School Rugby Auditorium. Students performed a wide variety of pieces including songs from World War II and songs by the band Radiohead. The theme of the program was pieces of American music, the majority of which […]

12 plays selected for Playwrights Festival

Performing arts teacher and Playwrights Festival producer Christopher Moore announced the titles of 12 plays that the school will produce for the 2017 Playwrights Festival. The Reading and Selection Committee, comprised of 33 community members and industry professionals, read through 37 plays before making their decisions. Auditions for the Playwrights festival begin Monday and will […]

New choir director joins upper school performing arts

Eric Gault will direct the upper school choirs following the departure of Rodger Guerrero, who ran the choral program for the last 15 years. Gault received the position after consideration from both a board of Harvard-Westlake performing arts teachers and the students in last year’s choir classes. The search committee for the upper school choral […]

Seniors to play in last concert of the year

Seniors in Symphony Orchestra will perform Terry Riley’s musical piece “In C” outdoors on the Feldman-Horn plaza beginning at 4:30 p.m. May 31. This will be the seniors’ last concert. As a tradition, seniors have performed “In C” in past years for the senior art festival. “In C” will be the only performing arts portion […]

Students direct productions for Playwrights Festival

Students direct productions for Playwrights Festival

Sixteen students wrote 13 student-written plays for the Playwrights Festival 2016, which took place in Rugby Theater April 28-30. Drama teacher Christopher Moore directed and led students throughout its production and organized the event as a whole. The festival was comprised of performances that ranged from political commentaries to genres such as horror and comedy. […]

Scene Monkeys acts out skits

Scene Monkeys acts out skits

Members of the Scene Monkeys improvisation group performed two shows in the Rugby Auditorium May 13. “There was just so much adrenaline and energy on stage, and it felt like all the monkeys were on the same page,” Talia Leftkowitz ’17 said. The experience of performing in front of an audience was very different from […]

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