On the Scene With Stevie T.

As the term winds down, more performances will grace the Andover stage, and surprising news from the Theater Department has changed the forecast for the term’s productions. Here’s the rundown on the Arts scene for this week… Tonight at 9:00 p.m. in the Ryley Room, following the Pep Rally, campus rock band Steal Your Face, who once again impressed audience members at Grasshopper Night with their rendition of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Aeroplane,” will perform. On Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m., Exsultemus, a madrigal a capella group from Boston directed by PA alumna Shannon Canavin ’91, will perform a concert in the Cochran Chapel. Ariel Gold ’04 writes on the group’s recent meeting with Andover’s madrigal group, the Fidelio Society, and speaks with Canavin about her experiences with music after Andover… Following Accidental Death of an Anarchist and Bad Seed, which provided two wonderful weekends of both laughter and uneasiness, Taylor Allbright ’04 presents her term’s work, the Theater Workshop production of Goodnight Desdemona, (Good Morning Juliet). After a long day of game-playing and cheering, students should definitely make plans to see this funny show. The show will be presented in Steinbach Theater at 7 p.m. on Saturday evening, and it will end in plenty of time for people to get back to their dorms and be ready for the Sadie Hawkins. In fact, bring your date to the show! For those who cannot attend Saturday night, there will also be a performance on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. Check out the preview article written by Andy St. Louis ’05 for more information on the highlight of this weekend’s Arts events… Three major changes have been announced for upcoming productions in the Theater Department. The audition dates for the Winter Theater 520 production of Hamlet have been changed. Auditions will be held THIS SUNDAY, Nov. 9, from 3:30-6:00 p.m., and Monday, Nov. 10, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., 8:00-9:00 p.m. for Seniors only. Interested auditioners should prepare a monologue of one minute or less, although a variety of monologues will be available for those who haven’t one. Jordana Wolf ’04 has stepped into a leading role in the Theater 520 production of The Bells of Amersfoort following the departure of a cast member. Wolf was originally cast in the show’s chorus and will be making her mainstage debut when the production goes up in December… Also changed is the performance date of the Theater Workshop production of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, directed by Caroline Claflin ’05. Only a week before the show was set to be performed in the Addison Gallery, creative restraints in the show’s original venue have forced Claflin and the cast to find a new performance date during Winter Term in a new venue. Katie Folkman ’04 writes on the sudden change this week… Next weekend, the Fall Dance 400 class will present this term’s production, choreographed by Instructor in Dance Mark Broomfield. The show will be a collection of dances that use jazz music as their base. The performance will surely present more of Broomfield’s innovative and fun choreography that students have enjoyed for the past two years. Check out The Phillipian next week for a preview of the performance… Tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the football stadium, following the Cluster Soccer Finals, the Blue Key Society will psyche up the school community with its annual Fall Pep Rally. As the preview video shows, this year’s theme is the Blues Brothers, and the Blue Key Heads have prepared an exciting and fun show, filled with surprises and performances by the fall varsity athletic teams. Come enjoy a fun show and support your teams at Andover-Exeter! Contact me with questions, comments, and updates regarding the arts at Andover or in the local area at