In a community like Blair, one that prides itself on tolerance, how do Blazers relate to the words coming in through their headphones?
Everything about Lorde emanates confidence. (Lorde is a stage name; her real name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor). From the unflinching way she stares out of music videos to the proud, knowledgeable words she sings to her persona, Lorde is captivating, and she knows it.
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.
Shakespeare would be proud of Blair's production of his comedy "The Taming of the Shrew" and the extended sequel "The Tamer Tamed," written by John Fletcher. With the audience sitting right up on the stage, the dynamic play fully engaged the audience with its witty humor and authentic implementation.
While Rihanna has sky rocketed into a household name, the quality of her music has been on a downward spiral.
The Montgomery Blair Players brought the classic story of love, promises and revolution to life in the student-run production of "Les Misérables." This timeless Victor Hugo novel was transformed into an opera-esque musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, which the Blair Players made their own with stunning vocals, music and set design.
It's time to take a short study break and let loose with some energetic tunes and upbeat lyrics.
The Montgomery Blair Players presented the classic Frank Loesser musical "Guys and Dolls" on Friday and Saturday night. This much-loved musical highlighted the Blair Players' extraordinary talents and emotionally engaged the audience. And though this performance shone brightly in many ways, the most memorable aspect of this production was the outstanding acting. All of the lead actors portrayed their characters with incredible depth, sang beautifully and carried off the musical's humor in a very convincing way.
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