The Boiling Point

Shakespeare you can love: Drama prepares ‘Twelfth Night’

Daniel Steinberg, Staff Writer

November 5, 2012

From the mismatched chairs and miscellaneous props strewn across the floor to the dazed ninth-grader waltzing in 20 minutes late, the Wildfire Theater did not appear ready for a play on Thursday, Oct., 11, after school. But it was only a rehearsal – in fact, the very first line rehearsal of Shakespeare's...

Two in one: melt some crayons and your stress

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Arts Editor

September 7, 2012

As the stress of a new school year quickly approaches, a good art project can help. Anything rainbow is trendy now so why not make some rainbow art? Now before you prejudge this project as childish or unsophisticated, you have to think about the outcome of the project. It’s easy to do and will...

At 69, Barry Manilow shows ‘Fanilows’ he still has it at Hollywood Bowl

August 4, 2012

By Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Arts Editor I became a Fanilow on July 4, 2012. I know what you’re going to say.  How can I possibly be a Barry Manilow fan?   My response: ”Tame thy tongues!”   The July 4th concert at the Hollywood Bowl was chock full of L.A.’s finest mixed nuts and everyone, ...

One-Acts Review: Versatility and a little Music

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Lifestyles Editor

July 19, 2012

Through five performances of five original plays and a song – yes a song – this year’s Festival of One-Acts, titled Don’t Look Down! was brilliant and full of surprises. In ways familiar and new, the students of Shalhevet Drama showed their versatility and talent. The fact that the festival...

Fanilows Unite to Celebrate the Fourth

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Arts Editor

July 15, 2012

I became a Fanilow on July 4, 2012. I know what you’re going to say.  How can I possibly be a Barry Manilow fan?   My response: ”Tame thy tongues!”   The July 4th concert at the Hollywood Bowl was chock full of L.A.’s finest mixed nuts and everyone, regardless of age, just loved Barry. My...

Students showcase poetic abilities

Sharona Sedighm, 10th grade

July 2, 2012

On the night of the Poetry Rodeo on March 14, students arrived excited yet nervous to perform their own poetry with professional poety Ellyn Maybe's band. With over 30 people attending the Cafe in the Beit Midrahs, 12 performers came up, sharing works of sadness and loneliness to happiness and humor. "My...

Students participate in worldwide outdoor piano experiment

Students participate in worldwide outdoor piano experiment

Eden Braunstein, Staff writer

June 12, 2012

Jerram’s experiment. The artist installed painted pianos all around the world in order to give what he called "invisible communities" –  groups of people who see each other every day but never interact – an opportunity to bond over something loud.  Music. And so the journey began. After...

AP Art will be replaced with new ‘Honors Art’ class next year

Colleen Bazak, Features Editor

April 18, 2012

In what may or may not be a sign of things to come, AP Studio Art will not be offered as of next year and will be replaced by an honors art class designed for Shalhevet by Art teacher Roen Salem. Juniors enrolled in the two-year course now will be able to finish it next year, but no new students will...

Going solo: New view of ‘kol isha’ lets girls sing on their own

Going solo: New view of ‘kol isha’ lets girls sing on their own

Rebecca Mandel, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 18, 2012

The Megillah reading was over, and in the Bet Midrash a party and talent show were in full swing. Suddenly the room was quiet, as a girl in a lace dress Purim costume bared her soul to students, faculty, and administrators. Just her voice, her microphone, and her guitar. It's happened a million times ...

Movie Review: ‘The Artist’ speaks volumes without a word — or even an explosion

By Eden Braunstein, Staff Writer

February 21, 2012

In a world where explosions and overly animated acting form the basis of most movie blockbusters, one would expect a silent film such as The Artist*  to be an attempt at capturing a glamorous age of Hollywood’s past.  The Artist* is just such an attempt and more – and it also manages to be a b...

Drama Review: Confined to mere stage, a classic novel comes alive

Jacob Ellenhorn, Arts & Entertainment Editor

December 23, 2011

Pride and Prejudice, the latest Shalhevet production, is an adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel and a very ambitious undertaking for the drama department. The book itself is fairly lengthy and full of distinct characters arranged to highlight the mores of English landed gentry.  Plot and subplots...

Shalhevet Drama finds an unexpected mirror In ‘Pride and Prejudice’

Leila Miller, Editor-in-Chief

December 23, 2011

This story is a National Winner in the Features Story category of Quill and Scroll’s 2012 International Writing and Photo Contest, judged by the American Society of News Editors. Innuendos, fluttering eyelashes and sweetly spoken backhanded insults are familiar to all teenagers, even on a stage ...

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