Monthly Archives: April 2011

“Kashmir if You Can” Shocks and Delights

April 19, 2011

Cute, vulgar, and bizarre are some descriptors that come to mind for this year’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals production, Kashmir If You Can. In keeping with Hasty Pudding Tradition, Kashmir was equally campy, raunchy, and ridiculous. The story was centered upon vapid princess Sari M. Notsari (Ben Moss ’13), who is forced by her evil...

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Dancers’ Viewpointe 11 Continues the Fine Tradition

April 19, 2011

Dancers’ Viewpointe 11: Point, View, Voice, was a bold presentation of contemporary dance and performance art. The annual show, presented by the Harvard Dance Center at the New College Theater, always manages to attract unique guest artists and take artistic risks, showcasing student and faculty talent while challenging the audience’s imagination. While the “Point”...

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An Innovative Faustus

April 19, 2011

We all know some version of Faustus: a man makes a deal with the devil in exchange for unlimited power, resources, and pleasure. Yet the moment one entered the theater for into the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s production of Faustus, which played at the Loeb Mainstage from April 1 through 9, it was clear that...

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Cabot House Musical Lives On

April 19, 2011

This year’s Cabot House Musical is a production of Annie Get Your Gun, the fictionalized story of Annie Oakley. The show is particularly poignant for Cabotians as the first show to be produced without the guidance and encouragement of the late Susan Livingston, Cabot’s beloved housing administrator. Cabot tutor (and last semester’s Acting Resident...

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Gilbert and Sullivan Players Carry Forward the Guard

April 19, 2011

For the last half of March, the Aggasiz Theater was the domain of the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players and their spring production of “The Yeomen of the Guard,” directed by Devon Dunn ’12 and music directed by Ethan Addicott ’14. Audiences enjoyed following the quandaries of Colonel Fairfax (Ian Clark ’12), who is...

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Harvard TAPS Brings Back Childhood

April 19, 2011

Harvard TAPS gave an uplifting performance in their spring show “Forever Young” in Lowell Lecture Hall. The pieces together took up the subject of growing up with playfulness and enthusiasm. From the outset, the show invoked common moments of childhood, starting with the full cast in a piece set to the Sesame Street song....

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Eastbound 2011

April 19, 2011

In the program of Eastbound 2011, the Asian American Dance Troupe (AADT) expressed the primary mission of their spring show, to showcase “the spectacular diversity of Asian cultures at Harvard University.”  In that, it succeeded: the concert was a largely enjoyable presentation of traditional and contemporary movement styles originating from China, the Middle East...

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Smooth Jazz

April 17, 2011

The soothing notes from a guitar and jazz saxophone filled the air as audience members drifted into the Cabot House JCR on Friday April 8th at 7PM. Mainly Jazz Dance Company’s spring production: “Smooth Jazz,” transformed a theater space rarely used for dance performances into an intimate “coffee house” setting for entertaining dance, live...

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Preview: Parade

April 14, 2011

Jason Robert Brown’s first musical, “Parade,” opens this week on April 14th and runs through April 17th in the New College Theater. Directed by Joshua McTaggart ’13 and music directed by Sam Schoenberg ’13, the show has an 18-person cast and is the only modern, non-original musical going up this semester. The play centers...

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Bach Society Orchestra’s Japan Benefit

April 13, 2011

The Bach Society Orchestra gave a benefit concert to a sold out Sanders theater on March 26th, with proceeds going to the relief efforts after the earthquake in Japan. The change of venue—BachSoc usually performs in Paine Hall—was a challenge for the small orchestra, but it brought them a large, appreciative audience that gave...

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