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‘Rent’ works to inspire, inform

‘Rent’ works to inspire, inform

David Andrews, Monarch HS, Louisville, Colo.

March 14, 2014


Filed under Theater

This spring, the theater department will be tackling "Rent," which follows the lives and struggles of a group of aspiring artists and friends in their Bohemian neighborhood in Manhattan, known as Alphabet City, during the tumultuous 1980s. Brian du Fresne, Monarch teacher, and artistic director for the...

“The Winter’s Tale,” a Shakespeare B-side

“The Winter’s Tale,” a Shakespeare B-side

Elizabeth Tarangelo, San Dieguito Academy, Encinitas, Calif.

March 7, 2014


Filed under Theater

If you find yourself debating on whether to go see the new movie “Winter’s Tale” at Edwards San Marcos or the timeless play “The Winter’s Tale” at The Old Globe, the latter is undeniably the better choice. Something of a Shakespeare B-side, “The Winter’s Tale” is one of the last pl...

‘Urinetown’ spices up theater

‘Urinetown’ spices up theater

Ira Zuckerman, Ballard HS, Seattle

March 5, 2014


Filed under Theater

Each year, at the turn of winter to spring, a special aura emanates out from the black box and through the freshman hallway. It constitutes the after-school atmosphere, seeping out like incense through the sounds of choral songs and the vibrations of choreographed dance. Last year, the theater produced...

Godspell shines as ‘Light of JC’

Godspell shines as ‘Light of JC’

Madison Meyer, John Carroll School, Bel Air, Md.

February 19, 2014


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The lights bathe the stage in red as Judas ties Jesus to the blackboard. The disciples and the company kneel, praying as Jesus’s last few notes seem to pierce the air. The moment is solemn, with heavy guitar and rock music echoing as Jesus dies. JC’s fall musical “Godspell” is filled with...