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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Cayley Tolbert-Schwartz 24, who plays Mrs. Lovett, sings alongside patrons of her meat pie shop.

Theater department opens “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

Davis Marks and Everett Lakey February 8, 2024

Walking to rehearsal while attending a summer theatre program, Elise Fried ’24 and Anna Ames ’24 eagerly discussed their favorite Broadway shows. With their senior year approaching, Fried and Ames...

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...

Thespians gather for a group photo after a performance of J.B..

Fall Play: ‘JB’

James Hess and Natasha Speiss November 17, 2021

The upper school Performing Arts Department opened the fall play, “J.B.,” to audiences in Rugby Theater on Oct. 29, 30 and 31. The show marked the first large-scale in-person Performing...

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
Delving into themes of representation and love, students and director of “Stage Door” discuss the play’s impact on them.

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...

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