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Things My Mother Taught Me Play Review

Things My Mother Taught Me Play Review

As the curtains opened and the crowd went silent, Genna Shuster ’16 and Ellis Jones ’17 took the stage to perform the fantastic comedy, Things My Mother Taught Me, written by Katherine DiSavino. The play follows Gabe and Olivia as they pick up their lives and move from New York to their new life in


When we go to a restaurant or a supermarket, for the most part, we assume that what we eat is safe. This is because the FDA regulates what goes into our food in order to ensure that Americans consume foods that are safe.   Similarly, we assume that the news we read is true. Without looking

Back & Better Than Ever: Cats the Musical Review

During its time, Cats was the longest running Broadway show, closing after 7,485 performances in September of 2000. Now, it’s back! Cats reopened in late July, 2016. The music is exactly the same as the original production, and the new directors preserved the lively and upbeat nature of the show when it was first on

Symptoms Of Being Human Review

Symptoms of Being Human, written by Jeff Garvin, is a fantastic novel that deserves to be recognized. The novel follows the life of Riley Cavanaugh, who is gender-fluid and the child of a politician in a conservative town, which creates dissenion in public issues. In addition, Riley is attending a new school where not everyone

Dear Evan Hansen Review

Social media lies at the center of our lives, and some say that the only place where people turn off their phones is in the theater. But as you sit in the audience of the Music Box Theater to see Dear Evan Hansen, you hear the sound of a text message notification as the show

Almost, Maine Review

The audience left the auditorium, following SHS Drama Club’s production of Almost, Maine, overwrought by fervor and sorrow. Directed by Tali Lesser ’17 and Ellis Jones ’17, the play created magic on stage. Almost, Maine, a series of nine vignettes, is located in a town called Almost, and follows residents as they experience love and

The Hamilton Mixtape Review

Maybe you love it. Maybe it’s not really your thing. Either way, it’s been made pretty clear that there is no escaping the phenomenon that is Hamilton: An American Musical. The musical has made history as the first Broadway musical with rap music, as well as picking up eleven Tony awards. Though it’s near impossible

Hairspray Live! Review

On December 7, 2016, NBC’s newest TV musical, Hairspray Live!, aired. After months of preparation, NBC presented a three hour program with a star-studded cast, including Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein, Derek Hough and more. Universal Studios provided a perfect place to recreate Baltimore in the 1960s, with enough space to be

Clique Culture

Clique culture. You’ve seen it in Mean Girls and in Gossip Girl, and you have most likely experienced it here. Discussing clique culture is a perennial favorite here at Maroon, and with Halloween behind us, the staff has spent a lot of time reflecting on the pervasive topic. And so, we made it our mission

When Worlds Collide // Black Tap x Walter’s Review

There’s only one reason why any Scarsdale High School student would ever want to go to Mamaroneck High School: Walter’s Hot Dogs is right across the street. On September 16-18, Walter’s combined with the famous NYC restaurant, Black Tap, the place where everyone waits on a two hour line to snapchat their milkshake, for a

No Grades? No Problem

Physical education has played an integral role in our education since the dawn of our journey in the Scarsdale Schools system. In elementary school, P.E. was a particularly fun part of the day during which we could channel our cheerful youth and expand our creativity and aptitude for recreational activities. In middle school, P.E. allowed