The student voice of Berkeley Preparatory School

The Fanfare

The student voice of Berkeley Preparatory School

The Fanfare

The student voice of Berkeley Preparatory School

The Fanfare

REACH: Chris Marshall directs the first warm-up to prepare the cast for rehearsal.

All My Sons Rehearsal Gallery

Lily Shirmohammad, Staff Writer November 3, 2022

THE THREE ANNAS: Anna Kerrennina was played by three different students each representing a different version of herself. She was played by Mercy Roberts ’23 (from left), Lea Testeil ’22, and Sophia Vasiloudes ’22.

Anna Karenina Play

Peyton Kirtley, Photographer November 15, 2021

JUST DANCE: Choir teacher Mrs. Westerfield and the Berkeley Singers encourages the crowd to get up and dance during their show- stopping and lighthearted performance.

Lights on the Lawn

Vivian Willis, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

SENIOR SEASON: Seniors starring in The Tempest were each honored with a banner, which is also given each year to seniors on sports teams. Photo by Rachel Mintz ’21

Berkeley Breaks into the Film Industry

Rachel Mintz, Section Editor February 11, 2021

In the middle of a pandemic, theater lives on at Berkeley Prep because of The Tempest. Instead of a play, students adapted by taking part in a production similar to what one might think Hollywood would...

ROUGH TIMES: Despite being incredibly talented at Chess, the stress that results from it leads Beth to abuse sedatives and alcohol, displaying a very realistic portrayal of addition. (Photo by Phil Bray/Netflix, no changes made)

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Review

Emma Reilly, Section Editor February 9, 2021

While searching through Netflix one day in mid-October, I scrolled to their “Trending Now” section. It was here that I saw the icon for Scott Frank’s The Queen’s Gambit decorated with a little...

AREA 51?: Halloween brought many creatures and aliens to the Berkeley campus this year. Photo by Rachel Mintz

Gallery: Halloween Parade

Charvi Sharma, Head Photo Editor November 12, 2019

MATTHEW’S FUNERAL: Charlotte Graham ‘21 plays a priest who leads Matthew’s service, while snow falls from the sky. Photo from the Theater Department.

Behind the Scenes of The Laramie Project: An Interview with Katie Fletcher

Catherine Amburgey, Section Editor November 7, 2019

Berkeley’s The Laramie Project sheds light on how one single event can affect an entire culture. The play featured verbatim interviews of Laramie residents reacting to the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard....

A NEWS SENSATION: The set depicted the true spirit of the play, putting the media on a literal platform. Photo by Mr. Marshall

Review: Laramie Project

Penelope Grapsas, Staff Writer October 16, 2019

As the lights dim in the theatre, the audience is immersed in a news sensation coming to life before their eyes - a collage of poignant news reports and headlines unearthing the tragedy that occurred in...

HOLIDAY TRADITIONS: Beatitones, Riju Datta 20 and Thatcher Crouch 21, gesture and sing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Both members have performed this song in previous years as it is known as a Berkeley holiday staple.

Winter Concert 2018

Catherine Amburgey January 7, 2019

On November 28, the Upper Division music program joined together for the Winter Concert in the Lykes Center for the Arts. The Symphonic Orchestra, which practices once a week and features members of...

ACTIVE LISTENING: Heisenberg and Bohr listen carefully to Margrethe as she explains to the two men what happened between them the night of Heisenbergs visit in 1941.

Uncertainty, University and a Theatre Teacher

Tess Fuller, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 7, 2019

“So now here I am, walking through the [winter] twilight, to [the Studio 120 Theatre at USF], followed, presumably, by my [comedic friend]. What am I feeling? Fear, certainly- the touch of fear one always...

STUDENT PIECES ON SET: Various pieces featured on the set of Museum were created by members of Berkeley’s Advanced Art class, including Maureen Tanner ’19, Asher Behar ’19, Alexandra Politowicz ’20, Jacqueline Hennecke ’20, Ornella Pigeon ’19.

Review: Museum

Penelope Grapsas, Staff Writer November 30, 2018

Similarly to other Berkeley productions, every seat in the house was occupied. However, this time, these seats were scattered along the stage and surrounded an elaborate art exhibit with white floors,...

BOTH BANDS: Mary Schneider 21 plays the pipes with PDC, along with the trombone for the Marching Buccaneers.

Sounds of the Stadium: The Bands of Berkeley

Catherine Amburgey, Section Editor November 29, 2018

On November 9, the Bands of Berkeley joined together for a final fall performance in the Lykes Center for the Arts. It was entitled Sounds of the Stadium and included the Marching Buccaneers and the...

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