Tag Archives: Performing Arts

The New York Experience: EL Students Travel to Big Apple

By Trevor Laliberte

The view of the city from the Top of the Rock, 70 floors up.

The view of the city from the Top of the Rock, 70 floors up.

Forty Edward Little music students, myself included, were in New York City last month for four days of musical and non-musical learning experiences alike, as well as a day on Broadway and every cliché tourist attraction in the Big Apple.

Spotlight on Drama: Slow Knife! The Bold, the Young, and the Murdered

Soap operas, murder, mystery, narcissism, and “slow acting” knives all in the same play? I believe so. “The Bold, the Young, and the Murdered” is essentially a satire of the soap opera genre and, to a lesser extent, the 1945 film “And Then There Were None.” This production, hosted January 18, was the directorial debut of Paige Weber and Ally LaVerdiere.

 

 

EL Poets Slam After School

Junior Jake Bazinet won the second annual Edward Little Poetry Slam with his poem "The Common Closet."

Junior Jake Bazinet won the second annual Edward Little Poetry Slam with his poem “The Common Closet.”

The second annual EL Poetry Slam was held yesterday in the library, organized by Mrs. Gleason. Students in her Oral Interpretation class as well as poets from around the school presented original works. Thirty- six students signed up to perform, so many that the event didn’t end until 4 p.m. The winner was junior Jake Bazinet. A full article on the event will run next week.

 

A Town Called Urine

"Urinetown" wowed our reviewer with spectacular musical numbers and great technical work.

“Urinetown” wowed our reviewer with spectacular musical numbers and great technical work.

By Alex Lally, ’14

It’s hard to think of the idea to pay to use the bathroom. “Urinetown,” written by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, takes that idea to an extreme satirical way. This adaptation was put on this past weekend by the Edward Little High School Drama Club and starred students Patrick Buzza, Paige Webber, Ally LaVerdiere, Matt Taylor, Liam Webster, Owen Kane, Jonathan Guy, Tynan Collins, and more.

“Urinetown” follows the story of an unnamed town in a dystopian future where the town’s water supply is very limited and people have to pay to use the bathroom to preserve nice, clean water. It’s just an ordinary day at Public Amenity #9 and naive janitor Bobby Strong (Buzza) is just doing his job. However, on this day Bobby’s dad, Old Man Strong, decides to rebel and pee on the streets. Pennywise (LaVerdiere), calls in officers Lockstock & Barrel (Taylor & Webster) to take Old Man Strong to Urinetown. Bobby is enraged by this and starts to question the right to pee. Bobby meets a girl named Hope (Weber) who shows him to follow his heart and Bobby decides to rebel against Urine Good Company.