The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

HW Project released for students and faculty

Sydney Fener February 9, 2021

The HW Project, a multimedia production including over 23 separate student works, premiered Jan. 22 on Vimeo in place of the regular fall play.   Upper School Performing Arts Technical Director and...

Foot in the Door

Foot in the Door

Tanisha Gunby March 4, 2020

Diversity in the Cast When Greta Zumbrunnen ’21 was cast to play Billy in “Stage Door,” they said that they were prepared to play the character as a male, just as the writers Edna Ferber and George...

Sketches of Summer- Lilah Weisman ’20

Jordan Murray August 28, 2019

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...

Play-ing for Progress

Annie Beckman March 1, 2019

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...

Illustration by Samantha Ko

Shake-spirit of Equality

Jordan Murray November 15, 2018

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,...

From left to rightAndrea Yagher ’20 and Ari Yaron ’18 run through lines. Students prepare to be in “Our Town,” a metatheatrical play with a minimalist set. The show will take place in early February.

Welcome to ‘Our Town’

Caty Szeto January 10, 2018

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,...

Love Like Snow Other

Love Like Snow Other

Jiwon Park February 17, 2017

  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...

Rehearsals begin for upcoming spring play

Kate Schrage November 29, 2016

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,...

Students audition, begin rehearsing for spring play

Kate Schrage November 14, 2016

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...

Rose sold for cast members in the play

Aaron Park February 13, 2016

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...

SCENES FROM CHAILLOT: Jared Gentile ’16 (left in tan) demands that Natalie Musicant ’17 (left) allow Ari Yaron ’18 (left in stripes) to leave the cafe that Musicant owns. Credit: Pavan Tuh/Chronicle

Actors present winter play ‘The Madwoman of Chaillot’

Katie Plotkin February 11, 2016

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...

SCENES FROM CHAILLOT: Jared Gentile ’16 (left in tan) demands that Natalie Musicant ’17 (left) allow Ari Yaron ’18 (left in stripes) to leave the cafe that Musicant owns. Credit: Pavan Tuh/Chronicle

Actors perform play ‘The Madwoman of Chaillot’

Katie Plotkin February 7, 2016

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...

Load More Stories