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Iris Fu (12) performs the emergency room scene for The Laramie Project. This years fall play will perform from Oct. 26 to 28.

Conservatory kicks off new year with audition action

by Alison Yang and Claire Yu October 5, 2023

The frenzy of audition season brought actors, singers and dancers back to the Rothschild Performing Arts Center (RPAC). Fall Play auditions for Moises Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theater’s...

Students in Governing Alice played by Sidak Sanghari (9), Leyla Artun (12) and Arianna Weaver (12) wave their hands. Four student-directed plays performed in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center on Jan. 7 and Jan. 8.

Annual Student Directed Showcase production entertains audience amidst COVID-19 pandemic

by Sally Zhu and Kinnera Mulam January 20, 2022

Where can you learn about all of American history and grow inspired by a basketball team’s hunt for new players in one sitting? Or enter a fictitious world of shunned “lefties” and sympathize with...

Vidya Jeyendran (12) points at a piece of artwork to Fonda Hu (12) as they walk through the Nichols Atrium. All the exhibitions belonging to the End of Year Art Show are being exhibited across campus from May 7 to May 28.

Truly a work of art

by Aastha Mangla and Sabrina Zhu May 16, 2021

Two students step into the Nichols Atrium, looking at walls filled with patterns and colors. They slowly walk through the hallways and observe the black and white photographs, complex graphic designs and...

Remembering our playing fields

Remembering our playing fields

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham September 4, 2020

Since we were whisked off campus nearly six months ago, one of the many notable shifts in our lives has been the lack of sports. Although professional leagues have begun to return in some capacity, Harker...

A poster advertising the Nanoseed benefit concert, scheduled for this Friday. Nanoseed, founded in 2014, is a student-run nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviate poverty in areas of rural China. There are twelve branches across California, each of which is headed by three students at the school where the branch is located.

“Give to grow”: Nanoseed Benefit Concert aims to alleviate poverty in rural China

by Lauren Liu, Reporter March 11, 2020

After months of planning, dozens of audition files and weeks of promotion, the Nanoseed Benefit Concert will bring music and dance to the Rothschild Performing Arts Center this Friday starting at 7 pm.  Tickets...

Vance Hirota (12) jumps over Chloe Chen (12) as a part of their contemporary dance to Work Song by Hozier. More than 50 students in total performed in Hoscars, the upper school annual talent show, held on Feb. 7 in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center.

Annual Hoscars showcases singing, dancing and tableau talents

by Sally Zhu and Brian Chen February 18, 2020

More than 50 students performed in Hoscars, the upper school’s annual talent show, showcasing the musical and artistic skills of the students, on Feb. 7 during a special schedule.  Themed “Summer...

Sarina Sharma (11), playing Ginette, smiles as she rests her head on Nicky Kriplanis (11) shoulder in the prologue of the fall play. The play, Almost, Maine, was performed between Oct. 24 and Oct. 26 by two casts of students in the Patil Theater.

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...

Malar Bala (10) stands by the Women in STEM (WiSTEM) poster board while Erica Cai (10) signs up. Students who still want to sign up for a club can contact club officials and ask to be put on the mailing list.

Student organizations invite new members to join at Club Fair with interactive activities

by Sriya Batchu, Reporter September 11, 2019

This year’s annual Club Fair invited upper school students and faculty to explore and join a variety of student organizations in the RPAC lobby and the donor plaza during lunch today. Club Fair usually...

A saxophonist solos on top of the upper school Jazz Bands set during Evening of Jazz. Both upper schoolers and middle schoolers performed at the event, which featured an extensive set list as well as a ceremony honoring the graduating seniors.

Jazz groups perform in an Evening of Jazz, ending with a commemoration of graduating seniors

by Esha Gohil, Reporter April 21, 2019

Jazz groups from the Middle School and Upper School continued their annual tradition of performing in Evening of Jazz, held tonight in the Rothschild Performing Center. The show started at 6:30 p.m and...

Joel Morel (11) grins at the audience as he dances in perfect coordination with his fellow members of Kinetic Krew. Kinetic Krew, 
an all-boys group directed by Rachelle Haun, features dancers from 9th to 12th grade.

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...

Ellie Lang-Ree (12), in the role of Mrs. Gibbs, mimes stringing beans with Marina Logue (12), who plays Mrs. Webb. Our Town, this years fall play, portrays a pre-industrial small town at the cusp of the 20th century, with machinery and cars appearing as the plays timeline progresses.

Cast performs annual fall play, first in RPAC

by Michael Eng, Global Columnist October 31, 2018

The faint smell and sizzle of bacon circulates throughout the audience while Mrs. Webb, played by Marina Logue (12), prepares breakfast on stage. Her daughter, Emily, played by Dilara Ezer (12), travels...

Senior Raphael Sanche performs a line at a Sept. 17 rehearsal for the upcoming fall play, Our Town. Early rehearsals, which began this month, have focused on character development, actor movements and line run-throughs.

Fall play cast begins rehearsals

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter September 21, 2018

Rehearsals have officially begun for the upcoming fall production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” after months of behind-the-scenes planning and preparation. The play tells the story of the...

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