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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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...

Improv Workshop members (from top right clockwise) Will Farhat 21, Simone Herman 23, Alon Moradi 21 and Carter Staggs 23 perform in a group skit.

Improv group hosts online performance event

Natalie Cosgrove March 21, 2021

The upper school improv group hosted an event on Zoom, where students from the group displayed their improvisation skills through a series of games and scenes based on suggestions from the audience, March...

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...

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...

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...

The men and women in black

Aaron Park November 29, 2016

The lights in Rugby theater dimmed, and the applauding crowd quieted in anticipation. "Turn the house off, please," Savannah Weinstock ’18 said, "standby six. Go six." From high above the stage, the...

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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