In this modern-day rendition of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, complete with selfies and sweater vests, Blair theater brings Hamlet to life. With a wonderful cast and set, the play is two-hours well-spent.
It is her passion for Shakespeare and acting that has carried junior Ronee Goldman to the final round of the English Speaking Union (ESU) National Shakespeare Competition.
As the first drawing of the curtain nears, nerves abound backstage. And after the final drawing of the curtain, pride and oftentimes tears are apparent in the days after performance week.
Blair theater has delivered another fantastic production in its fall play, "Much Ado About Nothing". With a stellar cast and crew, and a creative twist, the theater department showcased this celebrated Shakespeare comedy in the best possible light.
Let's face it: English is the only class that's required for all four years of high school, so people may be reluctant to enroll in even more English electives. However, as Blazers finalize their schedules for the 2015-16 school year, it's important to understand the extent of English courses in our school.
Yet again, Blair theater has brought together an incredibly talented cast, exquisite costuming, authentic music and a well-designed set to their performance of this year's spring musical, "Fiddler on the Roof."
Kelly O'Connor, who has taught at Blair since 1997, is a passionate thespian who has enthusiastically embraced the role as director of Montgomery Blair's school plays and musicals.
The complex story, talented cast and spellbinding set make for an exciting and whimsical pirate adventure.
The May 9 edition of Blair theatre's "The Canterbury Tales" was a fun filled show that successfully overcame some technical difficulties in order to produce tons of laughs.
The nine dancers of Blair's Latin Dance club line spread into a triangle formation on command in preparation for the fast coming Latin Dance Competition. Edwards exclaims, "Start over. Start over. That was too messy." An audience member critiques, "Catherine was really cheating out."
Broadway stars Brian d'Arcy James and Nicholas Rodriguez, in conjunction with the organization ArtSpeak!, will come to Blair at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, to speak with students and community members about their journeys to Broadway. They will also be performing songs, answering questions, taking photographs with audience members and signing autographs.
This year's spring musical, "Into the Woods," will have a considerably smaller cast than usual, and many students who usually participate in the school plays will not be able to. Although the original cast for "Into the Woods" is very small, director Kelly O'Connor added a few roles to create an ensemble.
Just when you thought Les Miserables couldn't get more perfect in Blair drama teacher Kelly O' Connor's vision of the classical French novel, director Tom Hooper's version sets the bar even higher. Les Misérables, one of the most anticipated movies of 2012, exceeds all of its expectations.
Blair productions, such as the traditional fall play, have been post-postponed. The play will take place in February, and the musical will be in May.
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