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Katina Christensen played Jack's Mother in

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.
Last year's musical,

Johnnycake transitions to online auditions, creates new Student Playwriting Festival

Gabrielle Solymosy, Copy Editor October 1, 2020
With the virtual start to the school year, Upper School theater directors met with Johnnycake officers over the summer to adapt and revamp their production plans. 
The cast of

‘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.
D’Artagnan (sophomore Tanner Watson, middle) defends Constance (junior Natalie Brown, right) from Count Rochefort (junior Henry Miller, left).

Three Musketeers, EHS football game scheduled simultaneously

Russell Li, Staff Writer October 28, 2019
The Upper School fall play "The Three Musketeers" and the football game against EHS took place at the same time on Oct. 4.
The Fall One Acts, Zombies for Dummies, will be performed on Oct. 20 at 2:00 and 5:00 in the Black Box Theater.

Fall One Acts cast transforms into zombies

Mia Baumann and Ryan Doughty October 20, 2019
The Fall One Acts, Zombies for Dummies, will be performed on Oct. 20 at 2:00 and 5:00 in the Black Box Theater.
Freshman Ava Steely applies sophomore Alex Aitken's zombie makeup.

Video: Behind the scenes of the Fall One Acts

Ryan Doughty, Video Editor October 19, 2019
Video Editor Ryan Doughty goes behind the scenes of the Fall One Acts set.
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.
Freshmen Lindsay Frankfort and Ella West acted opposite one another in the One-Acts.

Fall One-Acts offers actors more onstage time, larger roles

Ashley Yen, Staff Writer November 4, 2018
The Fall One-Acts, performed on Oct. 21, gave students the opportunity to explore theater and play larger roles.
Sophomores Gabrielle Solymosy and Leena Hanson helped the kids practice the songs for their performances.

Students volunteer at The River, help disabled perform

Fareen Dhuka, Staff Writer September 12, 2018
This summer, several students volunteered at The River Performing and Visual Arts Center to help children with disabilities express themselves through arts.
Pod on the Quad: Almost, Maine

Pod on the Quad: Almost, Maine

Sophia Kontos, Online Section Editor January 24, 2018
On the first-ever segment of the Review's new podcast, Pod on the Quad, hear from performers in the upcoming Black Box production of Almost, Maine.
While performing in

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."
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