The Review

Johnnycake transitions to online auditions, creates new Student Playwriting Festival

Last year's musical,

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. 

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

The cast of

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.

Three Musketeers, EHS football game scheduled simultaneously

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

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.

Fall One Acts cast transforms into zombies

The Fall One Acts, Zombies for Dummies, will be performed on Oct. 20 at 2:00 and 5:00 in the Black Box Theater.

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.

Video: Behind the scenes of the Fall One Acts

Freshman Ava Steely applies sophomore Alex Aitken's zombie makeup.

Ryan Doughty, Video Editor

October 19, 2019

Video Editor Ryan Doughty goes behind the scenes of the Fall One Acts set.

“9 to 5” explores feminism in work environment

Franklin Hart (played by senior Gray Watson) hangs in midair as three of his employees take revenge on him for his sexist, egotistical nature.

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.

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

Freshmen Lindsay Frankfort and Ella West acted opposite one another in the One-Acts.

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.

Students volunteer at The River, help disabled perform

Sophomores Gabrielle Solymosy and Leena Hanson helped the kids practice the songs for their performances.

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.

Freshman performs at Hobby Center’s Theatre Under the Stars

While performing in

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."

“Beauty and the Beast” lauded despite three weeks lost

65 middle school students took part in

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.

Day in the Life of an ISAS Arts Festival actress

From left: senior Irene Vazquez and junior Nicole Vermeulen reenact a scene from the play

Irene Vazquez, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2017

Read about the Day in the Life of Irene Vazquez, who acted a scene from "Intimate Apparel" at the ISAS Arts festival.

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