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2017 State Drama Festival Finals!

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The METG State Drama Festival Finals is scheduled for Thursday thru Saturday March 30th – April 1st at the Back Bay Events Center in Boston. To see a schedule of all the schools and shows click on THIS LINK.

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Massachusetts Theater Celebration 2017

Friday, March 17th, 2017

The Massachusetts Theatre Celebration sponsored by the METG takes place this Saturday, March 18th at Weston H.S. in Weston. Students from member schools will share their own work, participate in educational workshops, and receive awards for excellence. To see a schedule of the day, CLICK HERE

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2017 State Drama Festival Semi-Final Round

Monday, March 6th, 2017

The METG State Drama Festival Semi-Final Round is scheduled for Saturday March 18th at 7 sites across Massachusetts. To see a schedule of all the sites and participants click on THIS LINK.

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2017 Drama Festival Preliminary Round

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The METG State Drama Festival Preliminary Round is scheduled for Saturday March 4th at 14 sites across Massachusetts. To see a schedule of all the sites and participants click on THIS LINK.

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NEW! Lexus Musical Grant

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

The NEW Lexus “A World of Possible” Musical Improvement Grant information and application are now online.  The deadline for application is February 1st.  To find out more, CLICK HERE

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Bridgewater State Student Workshop Day

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

The registration deadline for the student workshops at Bridgewater State College is coming up on Thursday December 15th

The METG each year offers a day of theatre workshops in January at Bridgewater State College to enhance the performing, directing and technical skills of students and their teachers.  Don’t miss out on all the fun!

Details about the day including registration forms can be found at

THIS LINK

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FALL TEACHER WORKSHOP

Friday, October 28th, 2016

The Combat Illusion:

Teaching Stage Combat to Blood Thirsty Students

This intensive day long workshop will guide participants through the challenging craft of stage combat, covering important safety skills for use on stage with their students. This is a practical course, with teachers first observing and then participating in the techniques and exercises guided by instructors, Matthew Dray and Susannah Wilson. The workshop will provide the opportunity to learn empty-hand choreography, as well as how to safely engage in fake “brawls, falls, and more! The lesson will also include how to build a fight that supports the text.

Participants of the Stage Combat workshop can expect to:

• Learn the basic skills of unarmed combat

• Understand the mechanics of a fight scene

• Learn important safety factors necessary for fight scenes

• Learn how to build dramatic tension with fight scenes

• Learn how to build a fight template to fit a text

Actors have special requirements when it comes to fighting: that it looks effective to an audience member, and that it can be performed repeatedly and safely in rehearsals and multiple performances on stage. Stage combat keeps actors safe and audiences entertained using the illusion of violence: timing, measure, targets and victim-control. The aim of this workshop is to foster a thorough understanding of the many dimensions of portrayed violence. Workshop Leader: Matthew Dray

dray3Matthew Dray is a Boston based actor and fight choreographer with extensive training in unarmed stage combat and the martial arts. His acting credits include The T Party (Company One), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Classic Repertory Company), Enemy of the People (New Brooklyn Theater), Metamorphosis, and The Traveling Lady (Boston University). His fight choreography credits include The Sickle Play at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and Macbeth at the Classic Repertory Company. He has a BFA in Theater Arts Performance from Boston University.

For Registration Materials, CLICK HERE

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Fall Show Lineup

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

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 2016-2017 school year.

If you have a show for the 2016-2017 school year that you would like posted here, email michaelmcgarty@metg.org

OCTOBER, 2016

Hudson High School
Iphigenia and Other Daughters
Oct 14 & 15 @ 7 PM
Oct 16 @ 2 PM

Tyngsborough Middle School
An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe
Oct 26 @ 27

Swampscott High School
Metamorphoses
Oct 27 & 29 @ 7 PM

Rockport High School
Young Frankenstein
October 28-30, 2016

Acton Boxborough Regional High School
Mary Poppins
Oct 28, 29 & Nov 4 & 5 @ 7 PM
Oct 29, 30 & Nov 5 @ 2 PM

NOVEMBER, 2016

Brookline High School
Julius Ceasar
Nov 2 @ 3:30 pm
Nov 3-5 @ 7:30 pm

Weston Middle School
Peter and the Starcatcher
Nov 3 @ 7 PM
Nov 4 @ 3 PM
Nov 5 @ 5 PM

Westborough High School
The Tempest
Nov 4 & 5 @ 7 PM
Nov 6 @ 2 PM

Notre Dame (Hingham)
The Wizard of Oz
Nov 4 & 5 @ 7:30 PM
Nov 6 @ 2 PM

Mansfield High School
Black Comedy & Eurydice
Nov. 4 & 5 @ 7 PM

Lynnfield Middle School
Lion King Jr.
Nov 4 & 5 @ 7 PM
Nov 6 @ 2 PM

Bourne High School
The Little Mermaid
Nov 10, 11 & 12 @ 7 PM
No 12 & 13 @ 1:30 PM

Boston College High School
Waiting for Lefty
Nov 10 & 17 @ 4 PM
Nov 11,12,18 & 19 @ 7 PM

Southeastern Regional High School
Rascals Under the Big Top
Nov 11 & 12 @ 6:30 PM

Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
In the Heights
Nov 11, 12, 18 & 19 @ 7 PM
Nov 20 @ 2 PM

Dover Sherborn High School
The Dining Room
Nov 17, 18 & 19 @ 7 PM

Xaverian High School
Brigadoon
Nov. 17, – 19 @ 7 PM

Hawthorne Brook Middle School
James and the Giant Peach
Nov 17 & 18 @ 7 PM
Nov 19 @ 2 PM

Malden High School
Godspell
Nov 17 18 & 19 @ 7:30 PM
Nov 19 @ 2 PM

Framingham High School
URINETOWN: The Musical
November 17 – 19, 2016

Hingham High School
Rock of Ages
Nov 17 @ 7:30 PM
Nov 18 & 19 @ 8 PM

Dennis Yarmouth Reg. High School
Steel Magnolias
Nov 17, 18, 19 & 20

Weston High School
As You Like It
Nov 17, 18 & 19 @ 7:30 PM

Taunton High School
Anything Goes
Nov 17 & 19 @ 7 PM
Nov 20 @ 2 PM

Hull High School
A Midsummer Night’s Dream By William Shakespeare
Nov. 18 & 19

Weymouth High School
Little Shop of Horrors
Nov. 18 & 19 @ 7 PM
Nov 20 @ 2 PM

Hudson High School
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Nov 18 & 19 @ 7 PM
Nov 20 @ 2 PM
Nov 22 @ 6:30 PM

Hanover High School
Legally Blonde
Nov 18 & 19

Sturgis Charter Schools
Romeo & Juliet
Nov 18 & 19 @ 7 PM
Nov 19 @ 2 PM
@ Cape Cod Community College Tilden Arts Center

DECEMBER, 2016

Dartmouth High School
Fools
Dec 1, 2 & 3 @ 7 PM

Norwell High School
Rumors
Dec 1, 2 & 3

Tewksbury Memorial High School
It’s a Wonderful Life
Dec 1, 2, & 3 @ 7 PM
Dec 3 @ 2 PM

North Reading High School
Oliver
Dec 2 & 9 @ 7:30 PM
Dec 3 & 10 @ 4 PM

The Bromfield School
The Wizard of Oz
Dec 2 & 3 @ 7 PM
Dec 4 @ 2 PM

Blanchard Middle School
Grease
Dec 2 & 3 @ 7 PM
Dec 3 @ 1:30 PM

Fuller Middle School
Little Shop of Horrors
Dec 2 & 3 @ 7 PM
Dec 3 @ 2 PM

Millbury High
Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors
Dec 2 and 3 at 7 PM and December 4 at 2 PM.

Lynn English High School
The Book of Everything
Dec 2 & 3 @ 7 PM

Fuller Middle School
Little Shop of Horrors
December 2 -3, 2016

Malden Catholic High School
Echoes of American Slavery
Dec 3 & 4

Dover Sherborn Middle School
Shrek the Musical
Dec 8 @ 6:30 PM
Dec 9 & 10 @ 7 PM
Dec 10 @ 1 PM

Billerica High School
Tartuffe
Dec 8, 9 & 10 @ 7:30 PM

Winthrop Middle School
Shrek, Jr.
Dec 9 & 10 @ 7 PM
Dec 11 @ 2 PM

Stony Brook Middle School
Into the Woods
Dec 9 & 10 @ 7 PM
Dec 10 @ 1:30 PM

Walsh Middle School
Hello Dolly!
Dec 9 & 10 @ 7 PM
Dec 10 @ 2 PM

Rockland High School
Grease
Dec 10 & 11

Rockport Middle School
ELF, Jr.
December 15 & 16 @ 7 pm
December 17 & 18 @ 2 pm

Lynn Classical High School
Peter Pan (nonmusical)
December 15-17

Boston College High School
Elf, Jr.
Dec 15 @ 4 PM
Dec 16 & 17 @ 7 PM

Minnechaug Regional High School
Singin’ in the Rain
Dec 16 and 17

JANUARY, 2017

Miles River Middle School in the Hamilton-Wenham
Seussical The Musical
January 12th and 13th at 7:00 PM; January 14th at 2:00 PM
http://mrmsseussical.brownpapertickets.com/

Salem High School     
Thoroughly Modern Millie
January 20th @ 7:30, 21st @7:30 and 22nd @ 2:00
Lianne Goodwin – liannegoodwin@salemk12.org

Clarke Middle School
The Wizard of Oz
Jan 26 & 27 @ 7:30 PM
Jan 28 @ 1 PM & 5:30 PM

PVPA (Pioneer Valley Performing Arts) Charter Public School
Little Shop of Horrors
1/27 and 1/28 at 7:00 pm 1/29 at 2:00 pm 2/3 and 2/4 at 7:00 pm 2/5 at 2:00pm
contact: 413.552.1580

FEBRUARY, 2017

Tyngsborough Middle School
Godspell
Feb 3 @ 7PM
Feb 4 @ 2PM & 7 PM
Feb 5 @ 4 PM

Cole Drama Club
James and the Giant Peach Jr
Friday 2/3 at 7pm and Saturday, 2/4 at 4pm at East Greenwich High School.
https://www.showtix4u.com/boxoffice
Melissa or Danielle at coledramaclub@gmail.com

Holten Richmond Middle School in Danvers
Peter Pan  
Feb. 3 at 7:00 and Feb. 4 at 1:00 and 7:00.
cherrybennett@danvers.org

Needham Middle Schools
Emma! A pop musical
February 3 & 4 at 7:30pm
February 5 at 2pm
Pollard Middle School Auditorium
Mike Ciccolella at michael_ciccolella@needham.k12.ma.us

Weston Middle School
Seussical
Feb 9 & 11 @ 7 PM
Feb 10 @ 3 PM
Feb 11 @ 2 PM
Aidan O’Hara at oharaa@weston.org

Arlington Catholic High School
Annie
Feb 10 & 11
@ The Regent Theater in Arlington
www.showtix4u.com

Georgetown High School
Shrek
February 9-11
Kerry Donovan at donovaka18@gmail.com

Southeastern Regional Voc/Tech High School
10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
February 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Contact 508-230-1442

Cameron M.S. Theatre Arts presents
Hairspray Jr.
Feb 10th @ 7pm / Feb 11th @ 3pm/ 7pm
www.showtix4u.com

Sturgis Charter Public School East and West
An Evening of OneActs: We Might Be Heroes by Kevin Broccoli and A Wrinkle in Time by Morgan Gould
Feb 10, 11, and 12
stagetix@sturgischarterschool.org

The Sage School
Peter Pan Jr.
February 18th at 4:00pm at the Norwood Theatre.
dbazinet@sageschool.org.

 

MARCH, 2017

Wilmington High School
The Lottery
March 2

Tewksbury Memorial High School
Game of Tiaras
March 2nd
dmoffat@tewksbury.k12.ma.us

Framingham HS Drama Company
Electra
METG Festival Benefit
Friday, March 3- 7:00pm
www.showtix4u.com

Westborough High School
The Wizard of Oz
March 3 and 4 @ 7pm, March 4 and 5 @ 2pm
slotnicka@westboroughk12.org

Weston High Theater Company presents
An original play devised by the ensemble
March 9 and 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm
miniganj@weston.org

Hudson High School
Pippin
Mar 10 & 11 @ 7 PM
Mar 11 and 12 @ 2 PM
Contact: 978-567-6250 x 10131

Dover-Sherborn High School
Pippin
March 16 @ 6:30; March 17, 18 @ 7:00; March 18 @ 1:00
bergeronc@doversherborn.org

Canton High School
Hairspray
March 16th, 17th, & 18th @ 7pm
brobstk@cpsmail.org@canton_theatre 610-393-6554

Beverly High School
Little Mermaid
March 16 – 19, 2017
Lyn Pilanen
978-921-6132

Hudson High School
Do Not Go Gentle
March 16 and 17 at 7:00 PM
978-567-6250 x 10131

Dedham High School
Jekyll and Hyde the Musical
March 17th and 18th
nhaywood@dedham.k12.ma.us

Burlington High School
PETER PAN
March 24, 25, 31, April 1 at 7:30 pm; April 2 at 2:00 pm
Kate McMahon for tickets: 781-270-1860burlingtontheatre.com

Lincoln School, Lincoln, MA
The Lion King Jr.
March 29 at 3:00 pm; March 30 & 31 at 7:00 pm
Kristin Hall  khall@lincnet.org

APRIL, 2017

Gloucester High School
Seussical
April 6, 7, 8
http://GloucesterHighDrama.blogspot.com

Winthrop Middle School Drama Society
spring showcase  (a showcase of student work and our drama fest piece)
April 7 and 8 at 7 and April 9 at 2 pm

Bourne High School 
Grease 
April 6 -9
mlmurphy@bourneps.org

Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School
Godspell
April 6-9, 2017
Roger Shoemaker. rogerdshoemaker@gmail.com  (508) 776-7050

Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
The Three Musketeers 
April 28-30; May 5-6
ABDrama.org

Tewksbury Memorial High School
Footloose
April 27 @ 7:00 and April 28 @ 2:00 and 7:00
Dmoffat@tewksbury.k12.ma.us

Boston College High School
The Addams Family
April 27 & May 3 @ 4 PM
Apr 28, 29, & May 4 @ 7 PM
May 6 @ 2 PM

Dartmouth High
Young Frankenstein
April 27, 28, 29 at 7pm with a matinee show at 2pm on the 29th.
Yvette Nunes (508) 961-2700

Boston College High School
The Addams Family
April 27 & May 3 @ 4 PM
Apr 28, 29, & May 4 @ 7 PM
May 6 @ 2 PM

MAY, 2017

Weston High Theater Company
Les Miserables (School Edition)
May 4 at 7 pm; May 5 and 6 at 7:30 pm
miniganj@weston.org

Hingham High
Slut the Play (dealing with rape, rape & slut shaming)
May 4-6, 7:30pm
alevy-sisk@hinghamschools.org

PVPA (Pioneer Valley Performing Arts) Charter Public School
Much Ado About Nothing
May 12 at 7:00pm and May 13 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Southeastern Regional Voc/Tech High School
The Addams Family
May 11,12, & 13, 2017 at 6:00pm  & 2:00 matinee May 13, 2007
508-230-1442

School Wareham High School
Rent School Edition
May 11-14
Carolyn Gomes Vieira  Cgomesvieira@wareham.k12.ma.us

The Bromfield School
The Man Who Came to Dinner
May 12 & 13
mbrooks@psharvard.org

North Andover HS
Macbeth
May 12 and 13

Wilmington High School
Legally Blonde: the Musical
May 12-13

Joseph Case High School
The Drowsy Chaperone
May 12th and 13th @7:30; May 14th @2:00
CaseTheatreTickets@gmail.com

Mansfield High School
The Drowsy Chaperone
May 18-20
Sheila.newton@mansfieldschools.com

JUNE, 2017

PVPA (Pioneer Valley Performing Arts) Charter Public School
Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory
June 9 and 10 at 7:00pm

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Looking Up At A New Season

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

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

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