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Preview of Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens

January 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Anastasia Kadiyala Arts Reporter Star Wars, the fourth highest grossing film franchise worldwide, recently released a trailer for the long-awaited seventh installment, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Force Awakens is set to be released in December 2015. The movie is set thirty years after Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi. Since the first Star Wars movie premiered in 1977, many advancements have been made in the film industries, especially with […]

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Why the DUFF is More Than Another Teen Movie

January 23, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Dar Alon and Karen Weinstock Editor-in-Chief and Arts Managing Editor 10 Things I Hate About You, Mean Girls, She’s All That, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. The genre of teen movies– or chick flicks–  exploded during the 90s and continues to spawn copycats of the seemingly same plot with different characters. The DUFF, Designated Ugly Fat Friend, is originally a novel that follows Bianca, played by Mae Whitman. During a party, […]

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Thirteenth Time’s the Charm: How Joslin Pettingell Broke Into South Stage

January 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Abby Lass Though on the shorter side, Joslin Pettingell is hard to miss with her bleached, pink-tipped hair. Bundled up in her fur coat, her smile is only enhanced by her dark, electric blue lipstick. You don’t have to spend very long with Pettingell to realize she’s anything but your average high school student, but Joslin’s theater experiences are another matter entirely. After participating in her middle school’s productions of Anything Goes! […]

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Denebola Netflix Recommendation: Psych

January 07, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Gil Alon Looking a new show to binge-watch on Netflix to distract you from the ever-growing pile of homework on your desk? Psych is the way to go. Psych is a comedy that follows two best friends and partners in crime, Shawn Spencer and Burton Guster, as they solve crimes for the Santa Barbara police department while running their own psychic detective agency, Psych. Shawn solves crimes by pretending to be psychic, […]

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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 […]