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The halls are alive with the sound of music: exploring Music Week’s history and impact

The halls are alive with the sound of music: exploring Music Week’s history and impact

Isabella Abbott, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


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Solo cellist Elad Babillo filled Olshan Lobby with warm melodies, marking the beginning of a week full of music and learning for the school community. A group of students gathered before the start of A Period to witness this inaugural performance, and throughout the rest of the day, the halls of Tilli...

King Charles III: Costume and makeup

Eliza Poster, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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Moments after an ensemble member strides off the Gross Theatre stage, they are engulfed in the backstage ambiance which play director Benjamin Posner described as “controlled chaos.” Actors rush to designated changing areas, swiftly swapping garments, pulling off wigs, smearing a new shade of lipsti...

King Charles III: British accents in theatre

Ben Wang, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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Imagine having a robin’s egg resting on your tongue; that’s what the actors in the winter play, King Charles III, have been practicing for weeks. During four of their rehearsals, dialect coach Kate Villanova helped the actors prepare for their roles as British people, and one piece of advice she ga...

King Charles III: Student Review

Sam Keimweis, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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The Queen is dead, the new king is upending the status quo, and England is collapsing into chaos. Thrust into the setting of the Tony award nominated predictive play King Charles III, the Horace Mann Theater Company (HMTC) produces a brilliant performance full of emotion, thought-provoking themes, and ...

King Charles III: Genderless casting

Amleia Feiner, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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When director Benjamin Posner was casting The Horace Mann Theater Company’s (HMTC) production of King Charles III, he left out one notable casting criteria: gender. Four main, male characters in the script were changed to females characters. In fact, the original production of the play featured only tw...

Diversity in Television

Madison Li and Mayanka Dingrha

February 1, 2019


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70 percent of 127 students who responded to a Record poll believe there is a lack of representation of people of color in television. “Whether we are conscious of it or not, so much of what we learn growing up and our subsequent views of the world around us comes from what we see on television,” Al...

A day in the life of a student dancer

A day in the life of a student dancer

Talia Winiarsky, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


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Skilled student dancers turn, jump, and leap through each day. Dance is an activity that, when pursued on a serious level, requires a significant time commitment, which can be challenging to balance with the rigors of school and other activities. Student dancers practice their passion during the school day ...

Zoe Maltby ‘10 looks back through the lens: then a student, now a filmmaker

Andie Goldmacher, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


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Zoe Maltby (‘10) is an actress, filmmaker, and playwright, who used the lessons she learned from Art of Film and the friends she made in the HMTC (Horace Mannn Theatre Company) to establish her career. Maltby is currently attending graduate school at the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, which is the...

Manuscript honors alumnus William Carlos Williams on Red Wheelbarrow Day

Lauren Kim, Contributing Writer

December 14, 2018


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Red Wheelbarrow Day took place last Friday from periods A through H to honor alumni and poet William Carlos Williams. Hosted by the publication Manuscript, which includes “art, poetry, and flash fiction” Managing Editor Claire Yoo (12) said, the event allowed students to stop by and write poems. Fro...

Steel Band performs in Tuesday concert

Maztar Azmi and Abby Beckler

December 14, 2018


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Laughter, smiles, and percussion lit up the stage on Tuesday night, as the Steel Drum ensembles’ performances filled the cafeteria during the Holiday Concert series with the sound of energetic and rhythmic music. This was the Steel Drum groups first major concert of the year, they played through a...

Former students reflect upon their careers in the performing arts

Former students reflect upon their careers in the performing arts

Eddie Jin, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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Beyond the high achieving alumni in the fields of business, politics, journalism, and science, many former students of the school dominate in the arts and entertainment industry as comedians, actors, and musicians. Of the many alumni who have pursued the arts, Scott Rogowsky ’03, a stand-up comed...

Student Review: HMTC delivers a powerful, deep rendition of Ionesco’s Rhinoceros

Student Review: HMTC delivers a powerful, deep rendition of Ionesco’s Rhinoceros

Samuel Keimweiss, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


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A man and a woman sit at a table. They talk to each other and order drinks. Everything seems perfectly fine, but something feels off. Look closer. The man is not a man, but a beast; a rhinoceros. Such is the nature of director and Theatre Teacher Joseph Timko’s adaptation of Eugene Ionesco’s 19...

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