Monthly Archives: April 2010

Into the Woods: And Just Barely Out

April 30, 2010
Into the Woods: And Just Barely Out

Imagine a world where all of your favorite fairytales intersect. Now throw in some rutabaga, a cow on wheels, a childless baker, and a kleptomaniac Little Red Riding Hood—just to tie things together— and you’ve got yourself the current musical on the Loeb Mainstage. Into the Woods, by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Jordan Reddout...

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Preview: The Harvard Student Art Show

April 29, 2010
Preview: The Harvard Student Art Show

At 12pm tomorrow April 30th, the New College Theater will open its doors for the second annual Harvard Student Art Show. Throughout the day, visitors from Harvard and the greater-Boston community will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the most comprehensive picture of the university’s visual arts scene. The event offers the most...

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Godspell: Prepare Ye!

April 26, 2010
Godspell: Prepare Ye!

This coming Friday, April 30th, a new production of Godspell will open in the Loeb Ex. While the cast will, in general, stick to John-Michael Tebelak’s book and Stephen Schwartz’s music and lyrics, director Sam Linden’s (’10) Godspell promises to be a much more interactive and thought-provoking show than previous, more familiar versions. In the words...

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“Pirates” Steals Our Hearts

April 21, 2010
“Pirates” Steals Our Hearts

The Pirates of Penzance, directed by Sara Libenson ’10 and presented by the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players at the Agassiz Theater, is a must-see this season for anyone theatrically or musically inclined. Featuring strong performances and production values, HRG&SP created an entertaining, engaging, and energetic show. Although at times the campy and almost-manic...

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“Chinese Symphonic Masterpieces”: National Identity, Cultural Icon

April 21, 2010
“Chinese Symphonic Masterpieces”: National Identity, Cultural Icon

The idea for Chinese Symphonic Masterpieces formed in the mind of Molecular and Cellular Biology concentrator Hanjay Wang ’11 on a January evening in 2009. The Qingdao Symphony Orchestra, based in eastern Shandong Province of China, debuted at the Sanders Theater, presenting a synthesis of Western and Eastern music. The program included some of...

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Preview: “The Pillowman”

April 17, 2010
Preview: “The Pillowman”

“The reason never ends, something always pops up…” mused Ilinca Radulian ’11, director of the HRDC’s production of Marting McDonaugh’s The Pillowman. She was trying to think of why she decided to direct this show, a famously harrowing tale that took the theatre world by storm a few years ago. “Looking back on the process, the biggest reason was...

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“Moody’s Moods”: No Moody, but the Jazz Bands Played On

April 16, 2010

It was unfortunate that James Moody, named Harvard’s 2010 Jazz Master, was unable to attend the concert in his honor last Saturday night, Moody’s Moods (presented by the Office for the Arts) due to an untimely trip to the hospital. In Moody’s stead, both local tenor saxophonist Bill Pierce and Jazz great and Moody’s...

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10 Questions with Andrea Tyler ’10, President of Kuumba

April 16, 2010
10 Questions with Andrea Tyler ’10, President of Kuumba

In anticipation of the Kuumba Singers’ 40th Anniversary Concert, this Saturday at 8pm in Sanders Theatre, Harvard Art Review Music Board Junior Staffer Susan Reed ’12 interviewed Andrea Tyler ’10, President of the Kuumba Singers. HAR:  So you’re coming up on your 40th Anniversary Concert this Saturday at 8pm in Sanders Theatre. What is...

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Preview: EDGES–Stools, Singers, and Mics, One Night Only!

April 14, 2010

Don’t miss EDGES, a song cycle by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Thursday, April 15th in the New College Theater Studio, 3rd floor.  Graduates of the University of Michigan Class of 2007, Pasek and Paul are an up-and-coming composing team known for both their stand alone songs and their work on a number of...

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Explicit: Clever and Sexy

April 13, 2010
Explicit: Clever and Sexy

On the poster for this spring’s Expressions Dance Company show, Explicit , a woman covered in shadow sports a blazing white lace bra and two strings of pearls.  The tag line for the show reads, “Warning: Dangerously Hot Content…”  With this sort of advertising, we expected Explicit to be raunchy and dimly lit. Instead,...

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