The Fanfare

  • November 15Stay Six Feet Apart!

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.
The Upper Division music program showcased their hard work from first semester with a holiday-themed concert.
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...

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.
Chris Marshall takes on a familiar role at The Tampa Repertory Theatre
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...

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.
The fall play presents a hilariously unexpected side to museums
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,...

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.
The winter play painted a world for the audience to experience for themselves.
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....

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.
“Pride and Prejudice” transports audience to Austen-era England.
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...

The Stage is Set

After the Curtain Closes: Cast of the ATE Stage 2 production answers questions after the show.
Take an in-depth look at the first Stage 2 production performed by some of the cast members of the Advanced Theater Ensemble.
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...

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.
Once again, the Advanced Theatre Ensemble leaves us in awe.
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...

A Performance of Firsts

Stage Two starts off the year with an all-female crew.
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...

Legally Blonde: Review

The cast of Legally Blonde performs right before spring break.
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...

Traveling to Wonderland: Critic’s Review

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

Behind the Fall Play

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

Behind the Scenes: Advanced Drama

AD prepares for the musical.
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...

Load more stories