A look inside: Cabot House

first_imgWhen longtime administrator Susan Livingston died last year, she left a legacy of theatrics at Harvard’s Cabot House. For nearly 30 years, Livingston produced an annual spring production that featured students, senior tutors, House masters, and their families.This year, Cabot seniors Andrew Howe and Ian Merrifield continued her tradition and will produce and direct “The Wizard of Oz.” For many entertainment groups on campus, the stage in the Cabot Junior Common Room has become a popular performance space. On April 20, 21, and April 26-28, this active spot will feature a production that is a tribute to Livingston’s memory Bewitched Julie Zauzmer ’13 told Howe that she couldn’t sing but always wanted to play the Wicked Witch of the West. The waiting room Lea Parker ’15 waited nervously for word on her performance. Judgment Yeh chewed a nail waiting to hear Merrifield’s opinion of her performance. Pure entertainment Director Ian Merrifield gets a laugh out of an auditioner’s comment. In between calls In the three-hour audition span, there was down time. Howe (left) and Merrifield watch “The West Wing” while they wait. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer ‘I Could Have Danced All Night’ Grace O’Neale ’14 crooned “I Could Have Danced All Night.” ‘If I Only Had a Brain’ Seth Pearce ’12 was the first student to audition for Cabot House’s spring production of “The Wizard of Oz.” He sang “If I Only Had A Brain” for producer Andrew Howe ’12 and director Ian Merrifield ’12. The production casts students, tutors, Housemasters, and Housemasters’ children. The making of Oz Audition Merrifield (left) and Howe review the performer. Exit, stage left Jesse Kaplan was the last to sing on the first day of auditions. Next, callbacks and rehearsals! The role of a lifetime Victoria Yeh ’12 arrived from dance class to audition. last_img read more