High School Festival Prelims!

The DramaFest Preliminary sites are up online complete with performance titles and schedules. Check out your favorite schools to see what they’re performing.  CLICK HERE

Middle School Contest Results!

The Middle School Division’s first annual contest day was a rousing success. Thanks to Stony Brook M.S. for hosting and congratulations to ALL the students who came out to share their great work. Results are posted at this link.

2017 Contest/Scholarship Audition Results

Thanks to all who made the day of auditions and presentations at St. John’s Prep a rousing success. We had more students take part in our activities than ever before and it was obvious that the amount of acting and design talent in our students promises an exciting 2018 Festival. Winners will be contacted by the contest/audition coordinators concerning their awards. Congratulations to all!

For a list of all winners CLICK HERE!

Contest Day!

Contest Day is just around the corner. All students will meet at St. John’s Prep this Saturday, Dec. 2. Schedules and directions can be found at THIS LINK

New Middle School Contests!

Join the fun and enter the first year of the Middle School acting, costume design as well as our annual logo design contests. For a list of contests, CLICK HERE!

New Teacher Workshop!

DEVISING THEATRE IN THE DRAMA CLASSROOM:

Young Actors Write the Score

In this intensive workshop, we will explore how to create a piece of theatrical work with students that begins without a script and without a predetermined concept. We will focus on methods of engendering collaboration, bravery, and vulnerability in the classroom, and will look at ways of leading students to take their immediate ideas and then dig deeper, experiment more, and think way way outside the box.

For more information, click on THIS LINK

Member Show Lineup

One of the favorite things about the METG programs for students is meeting so many fellow drama geeks from schools across the state.  Participants share a special bond after participating in any of the events together, and it’s so cool to keep in touch with the people you meet.  We love seeing this tradition continue.  Going to see the friends you’ve made in their school’s production is a perfect opportunity to support the friends you’ve made in the past!  Here are the shows for the 2017-2018 school year.

If you have a show for the 2017-2018 school year that you would like posted here, email michaelmcgarty@metg.org

JANUARY, 2018

Salem High School 

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Jan 19-20 @ 7:30 PM
Jan 21 @ 2 PM
salemhighdrama@gmail.com

Jonas Clarke Middle School in Lexington
Shrek, Jr.
Jan 25 @ 7:30 PM
Jan 26 @ 7:30 PM
Jan 27 @ 1 PM
Jan 27 @ 5:30 PM
clarkedrama@aol.com
Framingham High School
Chicago
Jan 19 @ 7:30 PM
Jan 20 @ 7:30 PM
cbrindley@framingham.k12.ma.us
Arlekin Theater Studio for Children (presenting at The Boston Center for the Arts)
Alice in Wonderland (PRESENTED IN RUSSIAN)
Jan 28 @ 2PM and 6PM
https://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/Alice-in-Wonderland-Presented-in-Russian/

FEBRUARY, 2018

Cambridge Street Upper School
What’s Normal Anyway?
Feb 1-2 @ 7 PM
RPrice@cpsd.us

Holten Richmond Middle School in Danvers
Annie, Jr.
Feb 2-3 @ 7 PM
Feb 3 @ 2 PM
tickets@hrto.org

Pollard Middle School in Needham
Annie
Feb 2-3 @ 7 PM
Feb 4 @ 2 PM
betsey_pratt@needham.k12.ma.us

Georgetown Middle/High School
Into the Woods
Georgetown Feb 8 @ 6 PM
Feb 9-10 @ 7 PM
kerry.donovan.lee@gmail.com

Sturgis Charter Public School West @ Cape Cod Community College Theater
Detective Sketches
Feb 9-11 @ 7 PM
stagetix@sturgischarterschool.org

Southeastern Reg. Voc. Tech. H.S. in Easton
The Little Prince/Almost, Maine
Feb 28 @ 6:30 PM @ High School
Mar 2 @ 6:30 PM @ Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center in Foxboro
ccrossensills@sersd.org

MARCH, 2018

Shore Country Day School in Beverly
Shrek the Musical
Mar 1 @ 3:15 PM
Mar 2 @ 7 PM
Mar 3 @ 6 PM
scarlin@shoreschool.org

Furnace Brook M.S. in Marshfield
The Lion King
Mar 2-3 @ 7 PM
Mar 3 @ 1 PM
fbmsdramaclub@gmail.com

Dexter Southfield School in Brookline
The Bald Soprano
Mar 7-8 @ 7 PM
LCole@dextersouthfield.org

Day M.S. in Newton
The Lion King, Jr.
Mar 8, 9 & 10 @ 7 PM
jessica_mcgettrick@newton.k12.ma.us

Triton Reg. High School in Byfield
Zombie Prom
Mar 8-10 @ 7 PM
Mar 11 @ 2 PM
sharon.riordan@tritonschools.org

Melrose Veterans Mem. M.S.
Break a Leg
Mar 9-10 @ 7 PM
friendsofmelrosedrama@gmail.com

Ursuline Academy
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Dedham Mar 9-10 @ 7 PM
pschnatterly@ursulineacademy.net

Westborough High School
Urinetown, the Musical
h Mar 9-10 @ 7 PM
Mar 10 – 11 @ 2 PM
slotnicka@westboroughk12.org

 Hudson High School
Bye Bye Birdie
Mar 9-10 @ 7 PM
Mar 10-11 @ 2 PM
kmckenzie@hudson.k12.ma.us

Dover Sherborn High School
The Secret Garden
Mar 15 @ 6:30 PM
Mar 16-17 @ 7 PM
Mar 17 @ 1 PM
bergeronc@doversherborn.org

Canton High School  
Beauty and the Beast
Mar 15, 16, 17 @ 7 PM
Mar 18 @ 2 PM
katie.brobst@gmail.com

Boston College High School
Evening of One Acts
Mar 15 @ 3 PM
Mar 16 @ 7 PM
Mar 17 @ 7 PM
jpetitbon@bchigh.edu

Lincoln School, Lincoln, MA
Shrek Jr.
Mar 14 @  3:00
Mar 15 – 16 @ 7:00
khall@lincnet.org

Bigelow M.S. in Newton
Bring It On
Mar 15, 16, 17 @ 7 PM
Mar 17 @ Noon
bigelowpops@gmail.com

Swampscott M.S.
Annie, Jr.
Mar 22-24 @ 7 PM
Mar 25 @ 2 PM
Kleclerc@swampscott.k12.ma.us

Rockport Middle School
Annie, Jr.
Mar 22 @ 7 PM
Mar 23 @ 7 PM
Mar 24 @ 7 PM
Mar 25 @ 2 PM
kmccarthy@rpk12.org

APRIL, 2018

Gloucester H.S.
Once Upon a Mattress
April 5, 6, & 7 @ 7 PM
April 7 @ 1 PM
jruggles@gloucesterschools.com

Winthrop Middle School
Shuddersome
April 6-7 @ 7 PM
April 8  @ 2 PM
bdaley@winthrop.k12.ma.us

John W. Wynn Middle School in Tewksbury
If Boys Wore the Skirts
April 6-7 @ 7:30 PM
April 7  @ 2:30 PM
jdiprima@tewksbury.k12.ma.us

Millbury H.S.
Mary Poppins
April 12-13 @ 7 PM
April 14 @ 2 PM
mblessington@millburyschools.org

Arlington Catholic HS  
Grease
April 13 – 14 @ 7 PM
jbillings@achs.net

Hull High School  
Legally Blonde
April 13-14 @ 7:30 PM
April 14 @ 2 PM
jsullivan2@town.hull.ma.us

Boston College High School
Les Miserables
Apr 26 @ 4 PM
Apr 27 @ 7 PM
Apr 28 @ 7 PM
May 2 @ 4 PM
May 3 @ 7 PM
May 5 @ 2 PM
jpetitbon@bchigh.edu

MAY, 2018

Dartmouth High School
Beauty and the Beast
May 3-4-5 @ 7 PM
May 5 @ 1 PM
Shirleybyers@dartmouthschools.org

Joseph Case High School in Swansea
Anything Goes
May 11-12 @ 7 PM
May 13 @ 2 PM
CaseTheatreTickets@gmail.com

Ayer-Shirley Reg. High School
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
May 11-12 @ 7 PM
May 12-13 @ 2 PM
ayershirleydrama@gmail.com

Southeastern Reg. Voc. Tech. H.S. in Easton
Into the Woods
May 18 & 19 @ 6:30 PM @ High School
May 20 @ 2 PM @ High School
Mar 25 -26 @ 6:30 PM @ Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center in Foxboro ccrossensills@sersd.org

Welcome Back!

Welcome back for a school year filled with new theater activities.  Membership information can be located if you CLICK HERE.

MET Awards Tickets!

Tickets for the MET Awards night at the Cutler Majestic Theater on Saturday June 24th are now on sale. CLICK HERE or go to http://cutlermajestic.org to purchase yours!

Boston Theater Celebration 2017

The Boston Theatre Celebration sponsored by the METG takes place this Saturday June 3rd at Boston College H.S. on Morrisey Blvd.  Students from the Boston area schools will share their own work, participate in educational workshops, and receive awards for excellence. It’s our hope that in sharing their work, that they will create friendships that will connect our schools and provide them with a platform for future collaborations.

The METG extends an invitation to all our members to attend and support the  students. ADMISSION IS FREE. It is going to be an exciting event, hopefully the beginning of a long tradition, and we would love to see you there!

To see a schedule for the day, CLICK HERE