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The official student newspaper of St. John's School.

The Review

The official student newspaper of St. John's School.

The Review

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.
Into the Woods will be performed on March 3-6 in the Lowe Theater.

“Into the Woods” changes production schedule due to winter storm, moves to Lowe Theater

Dawson Chang, Staff Writer March 2, 2021
"Into the Woods" will be performed on March 3-6 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.
Special Music: Frank Willey performs Ordinary People

Special Music: Frank Willey performs “Ordinary People”

Video Staff March 1, 2018

Senior Frank Willey performs "Ordinary People," originally by John Legend. Willey also plays the lead role of Harold in the upcoming production of "The Music Man," and will perform on March 2 at 7:30...

The cast gathers after the first dress rehearsal.

“The Music Man” returns to SJS

Fareen Dhuka, Staff Writer March 1, 2018
This year's production of "The Music Man" will feature two different casts.
While performing in Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight, Fisher learned from Disney stars and famous choreographers.

Freshman performs at Hobby Center’s Theatre Under the Stars

Abigail Poag and Noura Jabir December 21, 2017
Freshman Karli Fisher performed in Theatre Under the Stars' production of "Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight."
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.
The cast of Beauty and the Beast assembles onstage while techs set up lights for the performance.

Day in the Life of a middle school musical tech

Abigail Poag and Laney Chang October 12, 2017
Read about a day in the life of preparing for the middle school musical "Beauty and the Beast", from stage techs Laney Chang and Abigail Poag.
Xanadu was presented by the Stage Theater, a small theater group that takes an experimental approach to theater.

‘Xanadu’ combines ’80s aesthetics with Greek mythology

Sophia Kontos, Online Section Editor September 13, 2017
Stages Repertory Theater combined '80s themes with Greek mythology in "Xanadu," a musical based on an '80s box office flop.
Girls tennis member Hannah Johnston plays singles against Stratford. Although boys tennis is making cuts, girls tennis has a total of 32 girls players on Varsity and JV, including one senior on JV.

Athletics, fine arts address tricky dilemma of making cuts

Maggie Ballard, Staff Writer May 9, 2017
Spring sports teams were forced to make cuts due to limited space, yet the spring musical did not.
From left: junior Katy Shafer, Sophie Clayton and Abigail Moorhead (both seniors) perform the number In the Same Boat, a song in the fictional show Robbin Hood.

Spring Musical “Curtains” challenges performers, features show-within-a-show

Sophie Gillard, Staff Writer March 1, 2017
Johnnycake's spring musical "Curtains" featured ballroom dancing, old-school jazz, and humorous writing. See photo gallery here.
La La Land, from Whiplash writer and director Damien Chazelle, is studded with breathtaking musical numbers and dance sequences.

Under Review: “La La Land”

Emily Chen, Online Editor January 18, 2017
Movie musical "La La Land" transports audiences back in time with its jazzy soundtrack and Classic Hollywood glamour.
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