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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 […]

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New Theater Department Teacher Adjusts to Teaching at Newton South

October 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Abby Lass It is second lunch on a Monday, and Ms. Perkinson sits at her desk in the Theater Office. Perkinson is the newest addition to the NSHS Theater Department’s staff, teaching sections of Public Speaking, Actor’s Workshop, Acting for the Stage and Screen, and ELL Drama and Speech -a new class focused on giving new English speakers the confidence to speak publicly and create characters. She does all this while in […]

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Review: Song of Achilles Troy

October 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Gil Alon   Theatre Ink, Newton North’s theatre program, and Newton Theatre Company worked together to bring Part Two of the Song of Achilles Troy to Newton North, which premiered September 18th-20th under the direction of Melissa Bernstein, the parent of a South student. The actors participating in the production were mainly members of the Newton community, consisting of students from both North and South, college students, and other adults in the […]

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This is a Review About Zombies

June 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Karen Weinstock This is a Musical About Zombies (TIAMAZ) is a completely student-operated production that debuted last week and ran from May 29-31. The musical was written by senior Celina Siegel and directed by senior Sophie Cash, with students filling most other typically adult roles, such as choreographer. The show was performed in the lab theater, which gave it a very intimate feeling. There was a platform creating a second level and […]

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Students Perform in Boston Ballet’s ‘Next Generation’

May 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Siena Small   For students at the Boston Ballet, dance is a passion and something that can always be taken a step further.  The studio, directed by Margaret Tracey, is considered a place of practice and skill. On May 14, the school had its fifth annual showcase for dancers in their pre-professional program, called Next Generation.  Among these dancers were Newton South students Ethan Epstein, Bona Lee, and Isabella Auerbach. The show […]