El Estoque

Curtain call

Curtain call

ZaZu Lippert

April 5, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Performing Arts, Theatre

he lights fade to nothingness as I take one last look around. My head snaps forward. I shake out my hands. Breathe in, breathe out. I close my eyes, but open them again as anxiety, excitement and anticipation course through my veins. The music begins. I stop going through every detail in my head, le...

Piecing clues together with Drama’s ‘Murder Mystery’

Piecing clues together with Drama’s ‘Murder Mystery’

Jennie Chen

October 26, 2016


Filed under Arts, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Reviews, Theatre

Co-authored by Emma Lam On the night of Oct. 22, the entrance of room F104 welcomed guests in with an inviting “Welcome Aboard” sign. Audience members were led into the black box, which was decorated and arranged to resemble a cruise ship dining room. Curious as to what was going on, the audience lo...

Theatre terms explained by ITS members

Theatre terms explained by ITS members

Devika Watave

November 17, 2015


Filed under Briefs, Performing Arts, Theater, Theatre

ere are some theatre terms commonly used in play production. Junior Nelson Niu Sophomore Jeremi Kalkowski  Junior Sithara Menon ...

Year in Review: Reflection on MV Saturday Night Live

Catherine

May 24, 2014


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Drama students look back on their changes since their first performance this year in MVSNL. Read More »...

An evening of entertainment

An evening of entertainment

Shuyi Qi

February 6, 2014


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  Annual Drama Showcase provided night of hilarious improvisation, poignant monologues. Read More »...

The unsung experts of ‘Almost, Maine’

The unsung experts of ‘Almost, Maine’

Sophia Tao

November 16, 2013


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Theatre

This story was reported on by Harini Shyamsundar and Sophia Tao.   Singing a different tune Juniors Corena Lentz and Nayanika Raj and sophomores Osher Fein, Emaan Khan and Fatima Mejia stood huddled in a semi-circle around their vocal coach, Sheila Townsend, after having just rehearsed ...

Review: ‘Almost, Maine’ a heartwarming show

Review: ‘Almost, Maine’ a heartwarming show

Anjali Bhat

November 10, 2013


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With powdery snowflakes, a minor fumble and sentimental kisses, this rendition of the modern play is as endearing as the innocent romances it portrays. Read More »...

Preview: Preparation underway for ‘Almost, Maine,’ to open Nov. 8

Preview: Preparation underway for ‘Almost, Maine,’ to open Nov. 8

Yashashree Pisolkar

November 7, 2013


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Fall production cast members work on finishing touches before opening night. Read More »...

MVSNL Preview: Musical guests to be violinist duo

MVSNL Preview: Musical guests to be violinist duo

Rhonda Mak

September 20, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Theatre

This Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sept. 21, Monta Vista Saturday Night Live, hosted by literature teacher Mark Carpenter, will be showing in the auditorium. While a large component of the show is the comedy sketches –– written and directed by students ––the musical performances are als...

Reflections from four Drama seniors

Reflections from four Drama seniors

Margaret Lin

March 17, 2013


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  “It’s a home away from home,” senior Grant Menon said as he twisted around in his seat and gestured toward the black box. During the week of March 13 to March 16, El Estoque followed Menon and three other Drama seniors — Kaz Tarshis, Dania Khurshid and Vineet Vijaykumar — as ...

Theatre: ‘The Would Be Gentleman’ story is ridiculous, but very real

Theatre: ‘The Would Be Gentleman’ story is ridiculous, but very real

Smitha Gundavajhala

March 9, 2013


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“The Would Be Gentleman” opens on an intricate construction set, complete with ins and outs and levels. The workers seem to be ignoring the audience, who almost feel as though they are intruding on something they’re not supposed to see. Only the pithy dialogue and the charisma of the characters...