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Spring Awakening follows a group of repressed teenagers discovering their sexuality and journeying through the emotional turbulence of adolescence.

A Controversial Awakening

Georgia Goldberg, Assistant A&E Editor February 17, 2022

Gisele Stigi '22 gasped as a blue notification darted across her screen in late august of 2021, accompanied by an email announcing her senior year musical. Her jaw dropped as she read the title, "Spring...

Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

“Spring Awakening” Musical Auditions Announced

Vasilia Yordanova, Assistent A&E Editor November 1, 2021

Auditions for “Spring Awakening,” the musical for this school year, were announced in an email to students on Oct. 24. There will be specific auditions for acting, dancing and singing, and all roles...

(left to right): Quinn Callaghan 21, Walt Schoen 21, and Staff Writer Lucas Cohen-DArbeloff 23 perform in the school play.

Spring musical premieres online

Natalie Cosgrove April 29, 2021

The spring musical, "All the Livelong Day," premiered on Vimeo on April 24. The musical is an original work created by composer Stephen Schwartz. The performance explores individual pandemic experiences...

Ben Platt to star in new Netflix show “The Politician,” premiering this fall

Emma Limor August 28, 2019

“Knowing that the beginning of his acting career was at our school shows us that we can make it to Broadway.” - Maddie Boudov '21 Peyton Hobart contemplates his political campaign in a new Netflix...

Students to act in “Into the Woods”

Sarah Reiff August 28, 2019

“[The musical] is able to tell an abundance of very important life morals in such a short amount of time.” - Alexandra du Manoir '21 The Performing Arts department plans to stage the musical “Into...

Students will sing a Lucky Riff

Ethan Lachman August 29, 2018

For the first time in over ten years, the Upper School theater department will present an off-Broadway musical, “Lucky Stiff.” “Lucky Stiff” is a comedic murder mystery mixed with elements of...

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“Auf Wiedersehen, À Bientôt…”

Sarah Lee November 20, 2017

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,...

The Emcee (Jake Schroeder 20) and the ensemble dance during Wilkommen, the opening number of Cabaret. Photo credit: Pavan Tauh/Chronicle

Cast of US musical asks community to “come to the ‘Cabaret'”

Sarah Reiff November 6, 2017

The Upper School Fall Musical "Cabaret" opened Nov. 2 and continued showings Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Performing Arts Department Head Rees Pugh said the department decided to add the Monday show due...

Student actors in the fall production of “Cabaret” make connections between themes such as politics and identity in the show and in their own lives as young adults.

Reflecting on “Cabaret”

Sarah Lee October 16, 2017

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...

Department announces Cabaret cast list

Kate Schrage September 4, 2017

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...

For the fall production of “Cabaret,” the performing arts department will use the show to represent all spectrums—including gender.

Life is a Cabaret

Sarah Lee August 31, 2017

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...

Jack Nordstrom ’19, right, as Marius and Maya Hinkin ’18, left, as Cosette comfort Henry Platt ’17, middle, as he is dying. Photo by Pavan Tauh/Chronicle

Vive la Révolution!

Josie Abugov November 29, 2016

After almost two months of preparation, the Upper School Performing Arts Department showcased four performances of Les Miserables on Nov. 3, 4, 5 and 6. The cast of 44 told a story of interconnected characters...

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