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The Review

The Playwriting Festival will feature nine plays written and performed by students.

Playwriting Festival features nine plays written, performed by students

Aleena Gilani and Katharine Yao October 21, 2021
On Oct. 22 and 23, the Student Playwriting Festival will return for a second year, featuring nine plays written and performed by students.
Katina Christensen played Jacks Mother in Into the Woods. Because the show took place indoors, all actors wore large, clear face masks.

Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” brought to Lowe stage

Mia Hong, Lillian Poag, and Yasmin Stein April 7, 2021
"Into the Woods" seemed like the perfect musical to perform amid a pandemic: small cast and minimal choreography. Little did Director Jamie Stires-Hardin know how complicated staging a musical during a pandemic would turn out to be.
To produce some of the plays, actors filmed their individual performances from home, and the videos will be arranged on the screen, similar to a Zoom call.

Johnnycake hosts first-ever Student Playwriting Festival

Abigail Hindman and Ella Piper Claffy November 18, 2020
Johnnycake and fine arts directors decided to hold the first-ever Student Playwriting Festival this year.
Band Director Darrell Parrish is retiring after teaching at SJS for 26 years. Students held a car parade for Parrish on April 15 to bid him farewell.

Band members hold car parade, say farewell to Darrell Parrish

Indrani Maitra, Copy Editor April 24, 2020
Band Director Darrell Parrish is retiring after teaching at SJS for 26 years. Students held a car parade for Parrish on April 15 to bid him farewell.
Terpsichore member Yuki Chevray dances from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students participate in fine arts ensembles from home

Edward Chen, Staff Writer April 16, 2020
Students continue to participate in fine arts ensembles at home through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The cast of The Cripple of Inishmaan has been attending regular rehearsals in the Black Box leading up to the play.

‘Cripple of Inishmaan’ cast prepares for performance, explores Irish dialect

Gabrielle Solymosy, Cameron Ederle, and Ryan Doughty January 29, 2020
The cast of "The Cripple of Inishmaan" used unique methods to learn the Irish dialect used in the play.
To give choreographers more time to hone their dances and reduce dancers’ workload at the end of the first semester, STUCHO will take place on Jan. 17 rather than the middle of December. As the performance date approaches, Gidi’s choreographers are scheduling more rehearsals to finalize details.

Behind the scenes: dancers prepare for choreography showcase

Edward Chen, Bailey Maierson, Olivia Doan, and Fareen Dhuka January 17, 2020
Go behind the scenes of the Student Choreography Showcase with editors Fareen Dhuka and Celine Huang and learn about STUCHO's new guidelines with our staff!
Terpsichore and Caprice III rehearse D-Hall, a hip-hop piece choreographed by guest choreographer T’Noya Thompson-Gonzales.

Dance concert features flashback performances

Ashley Yen, Staff Writer April 25, 2019
The Upper School Dance Concert, Flashbacks and Favorites, will be performed on April 26 and 27 at 7:30 pm in the Lowe Theater.
Franklin Hart (played by senior Gray Watson) hangs in midair as three of his employees take revenge on him for his sexist, egotistical nature.

“9 to 5” explores feminism in work environment

Fareen Dhuka, Online Section Editor March 23, 2019
On March 1 and 2, Upper School students performed "9 to 5," a musical that showcases the theme of female empowerment in a work environment.
Stage manager Lucy Curtis works in the sound booth, following along in her script as actors run scenes in Lowe Theater. As stage manager, she organizes the shows cast, gives backstage cues and facilitates communication between director and the set crew.

Behind the scenes, stage managers ensure show goes on

Stage managers organize a show by running the cast, giving backstage cues and facilitating communication between the director and the set crew.
Chorale, one of the Upper School choirs, performs at the Fall Choral Concert, which took place on Oct. 15.

Fall choral concert showcases songs from diverse cultures

Celine Huang and Ella Chen October 25, 2018
On Oct. 15, all SJS choirs performed at the Fall Choral Concert at St. Luke's, featuring numerous songs from different cultures in foreign languages.
65 middle school students took part in Beauty and the Beast.

“Beauty and the Beast” lauded despite three weeks lost

Sacha Waters, Staff Writer October 18, 2017
65 Middle School thespians performed "Beauty and the Beast" to rave reviews, despite challenges from missing over three weeks of rehearsal time.
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