The Fanfare

  • Check out our faculty bios! October articles coming soon 🎃
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...

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,...

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.

Review: Scenes from an Execution

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....

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 Dazzles

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...

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

The Stage is Set

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...

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.

Review of The House of Bernarda Alba

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...

A Performance of Firsts

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...

The cast of Legally Blonde performs right before spring break.

Legally Blonde: Review

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...

The arrival scene of the Queen of Hearts undeniably captured the audiences attention.

Traveling to Wonderland: Critic’s Review

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...

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

Behind the Fall Play

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...

Load More Stories