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By KATE HAMILTON
Assistant news editor

For anyone who has gone through the acting program or participated in an acting class, improvisation is often one of the favorite performance games. It is also vital to the acting process as it teaches actors how to handle mistakes during a performance while still staying true to their character. For these reasons, Tiffany LaBarbera, who has been taking on Cynthia Crass’ classes while she is on a yearlong sabbatical, is offering a class entirely devoted to improvisation—“Comedy Sportz.”  (more…)

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Some cast and crew members pose for a photo before their no-makeup dress rehearsal. Sarah Chen/The Paw Print

Some cast and crew members pose for a photo before their no-makeup dress rehearsal. Sarah Chen/The Paw Print

 By MONIQUE CHAN
Staff writer

The appearance of stylish head­scarves, creatively tied to hide the bundle of curlers nested un­derneath, on campus is always an indication of an upcoming drama performance. This season, that per­formance is the fall play, The Man Who Came to Dinner, a comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.

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Madrigals perform in the McWilliams Courtyard on the Halloween Music Assembly. Evan Robinson/The Paw Print

 

By ELLIE MALCHIONIE
Assistant news editor

 This Halloween, the Upper School was treated to the annual Music Assembly on the McWilliams Courtyard. The as­sembly, which has become a tra­dition in recent years, features performances by three campus musical groups: the Madrigals, the orchestra and the jazz band. Madri­gals director Alan Geier feels that the Music Assembly has become “one of the highlights of the fall.”

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By CHARLOTTE CLEARY
Life editor

Senior Kate Hamilton got her start acting in the Poly third grade production of “The Lorax” and has held a passion for performing ever since.

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By CHARLOTTE CLEARY
Life editor

Senior Akemi Leung is one of the most talented young musicians on the Poly campus. A violinist for almost twelve years, she began playing at the age of five, inspired by her cousins who are professional musicians and by close family friends who play in the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Violin is a major part of Leung’s life, and she has invested substantial time and energy to accomplish much.

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By ALIXANDRA BINNEY
Story editor

When Cynthia Crass, Theater Department Chair, announced The Pajama Game as this spring’s musical,
much of the campus did not know what to expect. Most of us children of the 90s had never heard of this
50s-era musical before. Then, on April 25, senior J.P. Alanís entered the Garland stage and, breaking the fourth wall in true Shakespearean fashion, told the audience to “watch for the symbolism.”

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