Posts Tagged ‘ Reviews ’

Parade

May 6, 2011

Amidst the craziness of pre-frosh weekend and Yardfest, Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown’s “Parade” was performed in the New College Theater.  Known for its powerful, beautiful music and its sad, painfully true story, “Parade” is a musical that tugs at the heartstrings while remaining consistently entertaining throughout. This production, directed by Josh McTaggart...

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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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Take Her, She’s Mine: Harvard in the ’60s

April 8, 2011

As Harvard students, rushing around campus from dawn to dusk, we can easily forget the many students that have come before us and the trials and tribulations they must have faced in their respective eras.  Thankfully, Take Her, She’s Mine, mounted in the Adams Pool by director Madeleine Bennett (’11), addressed this problem.  A...

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LHO’s Candide: A Vocal and Orchestral Showcase

April 7, 2011

After productions of Tosca, Otello, and Turandot, it was rather refreshing to see the Lowell House Opera return to the lighter fare of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide.  Based on Voltaire’s famous satire, the opera is full of catchy tunes, hilarity, and moral lessons as the young Candid encounters many a trial and tribulation after he...

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Skinwalking: Turning Sand into Glass

April 7, 2011

Last weekend, “Skinwalking” compelled and disturbed audiences over its five performances in the Loeb Ex.  The four-act play is the thesis of senior Cecelia Raker ’11, who set out to explore the differences between Judaism and Christianity, and more broadly, belief and skepticism. Raker has clearly done her research—several pages of eloquent program notes assure...

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Solid A Cappella Sampler for Junior Parents

March 29, 2011

The Junior Parents’ Weekend a cappella jam had a lot working against it, from its Friday afternoon time to its brevity to its awkward insertion after Drew Faust’s welcome address and a panel of speakers addressing junior parents. It would be unfair and impossible to compare it to Harvard’s more typical a cappella jams—packed,...

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