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Review of The House of Bernarda Alba

Review of The House of Bernarda Alba

Tess Fuller, Staff Writer
February 8, 2017
Filed under School Productions, Showcase

Last semester, Berkeley’s Advanced Theatre Ensemble (ATE) performance of You Can’t Take It With You captivated Berkeley’s audience and left a few, like myself, wondering what else was in store.   This semester’s production of “The House of Bernarda Alba” was no different. To des...

A Performance of Firsts

A Performance of Firsts

Emma Edmund, Web Editor
October 18, 2016
Filed under School Productions

This year, the Advanced Theatre Ensemble decided to try something different — dividing the cast into two, with one half working on the Main Stage Production that begins shows on October 20, and the other half preparing a Stage Two Production. The first Stage Two Production had cast members choose scenes ...

Legally Blonde: Review

Legally Blonde: Review

Juan Coste Delvecchio, Staff Writer
April 26, 2016
Filed under School Productions

On the 17th-19th of March, the theatre, band and tech departments came together to produce a musical adaptation of the movie “Legally Blonde.”  Directed by Chris Marshall, the musical came together after weeks of strenuous, yet rewarding, rehearsals and proved to be a musical worth seeing. In ...

Traveling to Wonderland: Critic’s Review

Traveling to Wonderland: Critic’s Review

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer
October 19, 2015
Filed under School Productions

This past weekend, Berkeley’s Advanced Theater Ensemble (ATE) put on the production of Alice v. Wonderland. Chris Marshall, ATE’s new director, described these actors as one of the most talented group of theater artists he has ever worked with, and after witnessing the madness of Wonderland come to ...

Behind the Fall Play

Behind the Fall Play

Sarah Mohammadi, Staff Writer
October 15, 2015
Filed under School Productions

        Advanced Theatre Ensemble’s  fall play, Alice vs. Wonderland, opens tonight at 7 o’clock! There’s something different about this play, however. Shrouded in mystery, details of the play remain a secret to students and faculty members. Advanced Theatre Ensemble actress, Morgan Alexand...

Behind the Scenes: Advanced Drama

Behind the Scenes: Advanced Drama

Danielle Carolan, Staff Writer
December 7, 2014
Filed under School Productions

Every Friday night, students look forward to attending football games or other sporting events. However, athletic performances are not the only events for students to watch. Advanced Drama puts on incredible shows each year for everyone to come see. This talented group of performers deserves more credit...

Dracula the Musical?: Finding the Comedy in Horror

Dracula the Musical?: Finding the Comedy in Horror

Mira Rajani, Staff Writer
October 8, 2014
Filed under School Productions

Dracula. Sound familiar? An isolated, macabre castle. A ghastly Count with no reflection. A classic horror story featuring bloodsucking vampires, an asylum, and…travelogues? Berkeley’s Advanced Drama class is putting a comic twist of the infamous Dracula with the fall play Dracula, the Musical?. Th...

Behind the Curtains of a Berkeley Musical

Austi Critchfield, Staff Writer
January 23, 2014
Filed under School Productions

The warm touch of spring will grace Berkeley grounds with a renewed vigor: the frigid cold front will be gone, the birds will flutter about, and a metaphorical song will dance on the lips of nearly every student. While the season brings a tangible lightness to the air and to the heart, it also beckons...

Theatre of the Night Rocks Out

Natalie Yob, Staff Writer
December 6, 2013
Filed under School Productions

When Kathi Grau first began working in Upper Division, the theatre department was undergoing a major transition towards a more formal drama program. With these new adjustments taking place, Grau hoped to, “give the students a creative outlet” through which to prepare for future auditions and experiment...