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A Look at Children of the Candy Corn and Genesis: The Prequel

December 13, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

  By Sam Hirschhorn News Reporter South’s one and only improvisational comedy group, Children of the Candy Corn, presented their first live show of the year, titled Genesis: The Prequel on November 14th,. The night was filled with various improv games and lots of laughter. The audience also had a significant role in the show, at times offering suggestions to start improv scenes. Children of the Candy Corn practices on Mondays and Thursdays, […]

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Frosh Play Actors Reflect on their Acting Experience

December 03, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Anastasia Kadiyala Arts Reporter   Every fall South Stage presents the Frosh Play, usually a collection of ten minute plays tied together by one overarching theme. This year’s play, Do I Know You?, ran from November 20th to the 22th, with the overarching theme of discovery. The play is broken up into ten minute scenes in order to give everyone a decently sized role, to promote development of acting skills. It was directed […]

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Senior Members of South Stage Reveal the Process of Auditioning

December 01, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Gil Alon Arts Reporter What really happens at auditions? For the South Stage freshmen, that is a daunting question. Many students will go through their first South Stage auditions this week and are therefore unsure of what to expect. Veteran seniors, on the other hand, have been through auditions multiple times and are able of reveal the details of the typical audition process. “You enter the room and sit down with the […]

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Student Directing Festival– Meet the Directors

November 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Gil Alon The Student Directing Festival is coming to the lab theater at Newton South, April 29, 30 and May 1st. Auditions will be held in February in the auditorium, along with the auditions for Macbeth. Rebecca Williams, Yasmin Yacoby, and Samuel Fidler, all seniors, are busily preparing for their directed or original plays to take the stage. Williams is directing a show called Park Angel, by Isaac N. Perelson, while Yacoby […]

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Rose Tint South Stage- Rocky Horror Officially Replaces Rent

November 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Abby Lass The Rocky Horror Picture Show is to replace Rent as South Stage’s winter musical Rocky Horror, the dark satirical cult classic (of which a movie version came out in 1975), follows the adventures of Brad and Janet, two completely ordinary people, and their fantastic encounter with the “Transylvanian Transvestites”. After the upheaval that followed the cancellation of Rent, some students were hesitant to latch on to the new show. “I […]

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Empty Bowls Charity Event to Take Place Today

November 06, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By: Gil Alon The 12th annual Newton South Empty Bowls charity event will be in the cafeteria on Thursday, November 6th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. The community will come together to help fight hunger by raising money for the Centre Street Food Pantry in Newton. Guests will buy a bowl for $10 ($5 for students); with this purchase comes unlimited soup and a jazz concert. The ceramic students will be creating the […]

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Lucky Stiff Review, From a Guy That Doesn’t Know Plays

November 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Daniel Carney I have seen South Stage posters strewn about the school for the past three years, walking by each and every play that was probably an exceptional show. This year, however, I’m enrolled in a public speaking class, in which it is mandatory that I attend at least one Newton South Stage production each semester to get a passing grade. Always wanting to get ahead of the game, me and my […]

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La Vie Bemused- South Stage No Longer Set to do Rent

October 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

South Stage announced on Monday that, because of complications with the rights for Rent, the school will not be allowed to put on the production this year. Jeff Knoedler, Newton South’s theater director, announced during a South Stage meeting that Rent – Jonathan Larson’s edgy rock-musical depicting the dark, angst-filled lives of struggling artists that had been scheduled as South Stage’s winter musical since last spring – had to be pulled due to […]

By Sheila Tobin

Review: Lion King on Stage Just as Magical as Disney Original

October 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Abby Lass Disney’s The Lion King is the highest grossing musical in history, and it’s not hard to see why. While the show doesn’t exactly have the macabre sex appeal of Chicago or the hitting social challenges of Witness Uganda, the show is still a thrilling experience for the audience. The story closely follows its animated inspiration, with the addition of a few new songs such as “They Live in You” and […]