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Winter Concert 2018

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.

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 the faculty, Upper Division and Middle Division, started off the night with beautiful holiday song...

Uncertainty, University and a Theatre Teacher

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

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 feels for a teacher, an employer, for a [director].” - Michael Frayn, Copenhagen   ...

Review: Museum

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.

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, pedestals and elaborate modern art. The seats embraced a new exciting world of the unique play: Museu...

Review: Scenes from an Execution

IGNORANCE IS BLISS:  The moment that a drunken sailor (played by Touchton) discovers Galactia’s painting, he realizes what  his enlistment in the navy has in store for him.

Tess Fuller, Section Editor

February 4, 2018

Two minutes and forty-three seconds. That’s how long it took to be immersed in the 16th century Venetian world of Advanced Theatre Ensemble’s production of Scenes from an Execution by Howard Barker. The roaring Renaissance took on a life of its own onstage with Bella Diaco ’18 and Garrett Distasio...

Pride and Prejudice Dazzles

BENNET FAMILY TIES: Cameron Gunn ’19 (from left), Taylor Hooker ’19, Katie Crino ’18, Anna Roman ’18, Jackson Meyer ’18, Addison Aloian ’18 and Rajshree Chettiyar ’19 all acted as the Bennet family.

David Fernandez, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017

This past weekend, the Advanced Theater Ensemble (ATE) performed an adaptation of the play “Pride and Prejudice” under the direction of Theater Director Chris Marshall. Families, fellow students and friends of cast members attended the multiple showings and were all very impressed with the outcome...

The Stage is Set

After the Curtain Closes: Cast of the ATE Stage 2 production answers questions after the show.

Catelin Lipham, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

On Wednesday Sept. 27, some of the members of the Advanced Theater Ensemble, more commonly known as ATE, took to the stage in the newly renovated Flex studio to put on a collection of scenes with the goal of tolerance and acceptance, as well as making people more aware of their own actions and the actions...

Review of The House of Bernarda Alba

SETTING THE STAGE: The set staged the scenes perfectly. Large, reinforced doors in the back stood for the strong oppression inflicted by Bernarda. The angled windows on the back walls were made disproportionate as to enhance the essence of wrongness in the house. The large cracks between all the boards captured the influence that the outside world had on their home and the lives of all who resided in it.

Tess Fuller, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017

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

STAGE THREE OF STAGE TWO: The cast of Stage Two ends the production with a live audience Q&A session, speaking about the technicalities in producing the play, their thoughts about the scenes, and their favorite moments in the production.

Emma Edmund, Web Editor

October 18, 2016

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

The cast of Legally Blonde performs right before spring break.

Juan Coste Delvecchio, Staff Writer

April 26, 2016

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

The arrival scene of the Queen of Hearts undeniably captured the audience's attention.

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015

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

Advanced Theater Ensemble has worked hard not only to perfect their show but also to actively promote it.

Sarah Mohammadi, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015

        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

AD prepares for the musical.

Danielle Carolan, Staff Writer

December 7, 2014

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...