Posts Tagged ‘ Theatre ’

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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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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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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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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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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Fun Inside-Out

March 26, 2011

In performances of Inside Out in the Loeb Ex this March, Chris Gummerson’s quirky assemblage of characters swept audiences away from the anxiety of the fast-paced, technology-driven world and into the adventure and misadventure of the Alaskan wilderness.  The one-act play centers around Charlie Hart (Phil Gillen ’13), an overextended employee for a telecom...

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Oedipus, Updated

March 19, 2011

There’s plenty of contemporary drama this season to satisfy a variety of audiences–the Classical Club’s production of Oedipus Rex adds some ancient drama to the options. The club members’ fresh translation preserved high style ancient Greek language while adding a more accessible contemporary feel. There were only a few moments throughout the play where the...

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Preview: Black Arts Festival 2011

March 2, 2011

Today, Thursday March 3rd, through Saturday March 5th , the Kuumba Singers and a wide range of other arts groups on campus will together present this year’s Black Arts Festival. The theme of the festival is “How it Feels to be Colored Me,” after the Zora Neale Hurston essay on when she felt “colored”...

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