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Performing arts presents annual Student Directed Showcase

Performing arts presents annual Student Directed Showcase

by Sriya Batchu and Lauren Liu

January 14, 2020

After a semester of preparation and hours upon hours of rehearsals, the Student Directed Showcase (SDS), featuring four plays, took the stage last Friday and Saturday night. in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center. From comedic stories of interrogation to tales of love and loss, this year’s plays w...

Annual BAD concert from student performers brings holiday cheer to all campuses

Annual BAD concert from student performers brings holiday cheer to all campuses

by Irina Malyugina and Alysa Suleiman

December 15, 2019

The luxuriously heavy crimson drapes slowly unfurl to the wings of the stage, revealing a vast ensemble of seated students, dressed in identical cream-gray sweatshirts, Santa hats or reindeer ears and facing the centerstage in a semicircle. Soft beams of indigo, gold and magenta diffuse across the stag...

Harker performing arts groups dazzle audience at Santana Row tree lighting ceremony

Harker performing arts groups dazzle audience at Santana Row tree lighting ceremony

by Lucy Ge, Assistant News Editor

November 21, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, upper school performing arts groups Kinetic Krew, Downbeat, and Harker Dance Company all performed at the annual Santana Row tree lighting ceremony. Harker Dance Company danced to “Jingle Bells” by Gwen Stefani, Kinetic Krew danced to “Christmas in Hollis” by Run DMC a...

Love, loss and some laughter in between: Two casts of students perform in fall play “Almost, Maine”

Love, loss and some laughter in between: Two casts of students perform in fall play “Almost, Maine”

by Sally Zhu and Lauren Liu

November 2, 2019

After weeks of preparation and a dress rehearsal on Oct. 23, two casts of students told tales of love and loss in their performances of the fall play, “Almost, Maine,'' between Oct. 24 and Oct. 26 in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center. The evening cast performed at 7:00 pm on the three show days,...

Fall play “Almost, Maine” displays the trials and rewards of love

Fall play “Almost, Maine” displays the trials and rewards of love

by Catherine Feng and Alysa Suleiman

October 13, 2019

With all the explosive arguments and touching confessions that a classic love story presents, this year’s fall play, “Almost, Maine” celebrates the beauty of human relationships by displaying the tribulations and rewards love has to offer. Directed by upper school theater teacher Jeffrey Draper,...

Conservatory Kickoff marks official start of performing arts season

Conservatory Kickoff marks official start of performing arts season

by Irene Yuan, Asst. Photo Editor

August 28, 2019

Upper school students and parents attended the annual Conservatory Kickoff meeting hosted by the performing arts department in the Patil Theater today.  “This is our one time a year for parents and students that we come together as a unit, as a group, as an entire conservatory to talk about who we ...

Conservatory seniors honored at annual Senior Showcase

Conservatory seniors honored at annual Senior Showcase

by Varsha Rammohan and Irene Yuan

May 23, 2019

Senior members of the upper school conservatory certificate program performed at the annual senior showcase last Friday. This year marks the eighteenth anniversary of the showcase since the first one in 2002, where the inaugural certificate candidates graduated. Senior showcase honors the work and ...

Behind the Scenes: Students rehearse for annual Senior Showcase performance

Behind the Scenes: Students rehearse for annual Senior Showcase performance

by Esha Gohil and Gloria Zhang

May 21, 2019

The annual Senior Showcase premiered the performances of graduating Certificate Program seniors and their accompaniments last Friday at 7 p.m. in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center’s Patil Theater (RPAC). The upper school’s conservatory Certificate Program includes a four-year study within a f...

Students leap, twirl and jump during annual “Just Dance”

Students leap, twirl and jump during annual “Just Dance”

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

April 15, 2019

As a medley of multicolored lights flush the stage, dancers prance into their starting positions and strike a pose. The music begins, and with a graceful turn, “Just Dance” begins. Six dance groups from the lower, middle and upper schools joined together on the stage of the Rothschild Performing...

“This is Urinetown”: Spring musical “Urinetown” delves into a drenched world

“This is Urinetown”: Spring musical “Urinetown” delves into a drenched world

by Erica Cai, Esha Gohil, Sara Yen, and Gloria Zhang

April 11, 2019

With the house lights in the Patil Theater dimmed, Performing Arts Director Laura Lang-Ree exclaims from the back row of the orchestra seats, “Alright, take it to the top of the show!” Hearing these words, the cast, scattered around the stage, transforms from relaxed high school students to actors ...

Behind the Scenes: Student Directed Showcase in pictures

Behind the Scenes: Student Directed Showcase in pictures

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

January 13, 2019

Student performers presented the annual Student Directed Showcase, a performing arts event directed by seniors, this Friday and Saturday evening from 7 to 9 pm. Performed in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center’s Patil Theater (RPAC), the showcase includes four 30-minute skits. Emmy Huchley will ...

Four choral groups perform songs from around the world in winter concert

Four choral groups perform songs from around the world in winter concert

by Zachary Hoffman, TALON Reporter

December 2, 2018

Tambourines shake in hand and piano plays in the background; the voices of Harker’s choirs ring inside the theater. The Winter Concert featured performances by Bel Canto, Camerata, Cantilena and SUS4 at the annual non-ticketed event in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center on Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. The...

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