Sketches of Summer- Lilah Weisman ’20

Students spent their summers attending programs to help further develop their skills in various art forms. Lilah Weisman ’20 spent her summer studying theater at the National High School Institute Theater Arts Division, more commonly known as Cherubs, at Northwestern University. During the seven-week intensive, Weisman took voice, movement and acting classes. Students also performed […]

Play-ing for Progress

Students performed a redesigned version of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Feb. 8-10 including LGBTQ characters. In directing the show, performing arts teacher Rees Pugh decided to put a progressive twist on the old Shakespearean story. The comedy portrays the events surrounding the forbidden marriage of two characters. In Shakespeare’s version, these characters […]

Shake-spirit of Equality

Shake-spirit of Equality

The United States midterm elections marked a historical moment for LGBTQ people, with record numbers of LGBTQ candidates taking office. As the government begins to reflect the diversity within the country, the Performing Arts Department will similarly mirror the increasing representation of LGBTQ people in the winter play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” During the Elizabethan […]

Welcome to ‘Our Town’

Welcome to ‘Our Town’

Rehearsals are underway for the upcoming winter play “Our Town,” will take place Feb. 1-3 in Rugby Auditorium. “Our Town” is a metatheatrical play that follows the storyline of a young couple, Emily and George, and their daily lives in the small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. The play’s lead character, the Stage Manager, […]

Love Like Snow Other

Love Like Snow Other

  Ginette (Caroline Cook ’19) is sitting next to Pete (Erick Gredonia ’17) when the two reveal that they love each other. However, Pete explains that by sitting directly next him, Ginette is also technically as far away from him as she can possibly be. Disheartened, Ginette leaves Pete. “I thought the prologue was adorable. […]

Rehearsals begin for upcoming spring play

A cast of twenty students and a live band of six instrumentalists are set to perform in the spring play “Almost Maine” taking place Feb. 2-4 in the Rugby Auditorium. The play, written by John Cariani, is a compilation of nine inter-connected scenes set during wintertime in a small town in Maine. The story follows […]

Students audition, begin rehearsing for spring play

Performing arts teacher Christopher Moore released the cast list for the spring play “Almost Maine” in an email to students Saturday afternoon. The play features a cast of 20 students and a live band of six instrumentalists in a compilation of nine inter-connected scenes set in a small town in Maine. Students auditioned for the […]

Rose sold for cast members in the play

Students purchased roses for cast members in the play, “The Madwoman of Chaillot.” Social Commitee announced the rose sale during the First and Third Wednesday assembly last week, and roses were for sale all week on the quad. Roses were sold for $3 apiece, in bundles of four for $10 or eight for $20. Students […]

Actors present winter play ‘The Madwoman of Chaillot’

Actors present winter play ‘The Madwoman of Chaillot’

Twenty-four actors performed in the winter play, “The Madwoman of Chaillot,” Feb. 5, 6 and 7. The show focuses on the story of Madame Aurelia, played by Natalie Musicant ’17, who attempts to work with her friends to rid the world of evil. “The whole cast clicked on opening night,” said Talia Lefkowitz ’17, who […]

Actors perform play ‘The Madwoman of Chaillot’

Actors perform play ‘The Madwoman of Chaillot’

Twenty-four actors performed in the winter play, “The Madwoman of Chaillot,” Feb. 5, 6 and 7. The show focuses on the story of Madame Aurelia, played by Natalie Musicant ’17, who attempts to work with her friends to rid the world of evil. “The whole cast clicked on opening night,” said Talia Lefkowitz ’17, who […]