Vignette-focused fall play offers varied perspectives on love November 16, 2023 — by Alan Cai and Divya Vadlakonda The lights of the McAfee Center dimmed as junior Apollo Burgess, playing the role of the energetic Jimmy, ran into his aloof ex-girlfriend Sandrine, played by junior Annaliese Shab, at a bar. The catch: Sandrine was engaged with another man and was celebrating her bachelorette party at that moment. It took a moment for Jimmy […] read more » Falcon Focus: Ariana Tootoonchi shines on stage in 14 productions in her high school career November 15, 2023 — by Christina Labban Senior Ariana Tootoonchi gained widespread praise last fall for her heart-rending portrayal of Mary Warren in “The Crucible,” one of over 14 drama productions she has starred in over her high school career. “She played Mary Warren with so much passion and accuracy, and there was so much intensity in her voice she almost brought […] read more » Drama program to hold student-directed plays October 21, 2023 — by Richard Fan and Jeremy Si The drama program is hosting two student-directed productions this semester: “Suite Surrender,” a play directed by senior Ryan Cagliostro and “Title of Show,” a musical directed by senior Ashly Henry. The cast members of the drama program are preparing for the shows by rehearsing parts of the 90-minute play for an hour during tutorials and […] read more » Drama to perform ‘Almost, Maine’ as fall play September 30, 2023 — by Christina Labban & Mindi Hendley The play started production on Sept. 16 and will premiere on Nov. 11 in the McAfee Center. The play uses a unique narrative format: The stories of several vignettes all unfold simultaneously, but are presented at different times throughout the play. “Almost, Maine” is set on a winter night in Maine when the Northern Lights […] read more » Actors in ‘Mamma Mia’ overcome challenges of having 2 casts May 24, 2023 — by Kavya Patel The lighthearted movie musical “Mamma Mia!” was originally released in theaters in 2008 and starred Meryl Streep as Donna, the single mother of bride-to-be Sophie, played by Amanda Seyfried. In the musical, Sophie invites three past lovers of Donna to her wedding in Greece, hoping to discover which one is her father. The plot follows […] read more » ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ overcomes hurdles presented by illnesses May 22, 2022 — by Lena Aribi and Christopher Chen This year’s school spring musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” ran a total of five performances, with back-to-back shows on April 29 and 30 as well as May 6 and 7. The play follows the milkman Tevye (senior Taylor Zhou) and his three daughters — Tzeitel (junior Anastasia Ramirez), Hodel (senior Peilin Zhang) and Chava (freshman […] read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.