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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 2018-2019 school year.

Directors of member shows, get your show posted here by filling out this form.

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OCTOBER, 2018

Framingham HIgh School
Peter and the Starcatcher
October 12 & 13
www.showtix4u.com

Gloucester High School
Mmmbeth & Hamlette
October 25 and 26 @ 7pm; October 27 @ 1pm & 7pm
www.gloucesterhighdrama.blogsp...

Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
October 26-28, November 2-3
www.ABDrama.org

Hudson High School
As You Like It
October 12 and 13 at 7:00 pm; October 14 at 2:00 pm
978-567-6250 x10131

Tyngsborough Middle School
Holes
October 25 and 26 at 7:00 pm
fott.info@gmail.com

Rockport High School
Disney's High School Musical
October 26 and 27 at 7:00 pm and October 28 at 2:00 pm
dferazzi@rpk12.org

Brookline High School
Measure for Measure
October 31 at 3:30 pm and Novemeber 1, 2, and 3 at 7:30 pm
mastandreamary@gmail.com

NOVEMBER, 2018

Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
HONK! A Musical Comedy
November 2, 3, 9, 10, 11
www.vpa.cpsd.us

Swampscott High School
Funny Little Thing Called Love
November 1 & 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets available before the show

Dover-Sherborn High School
Little Women
November 1 @ 6:30, November 2 @ 7:00, November 3 @ 2:00 and 7:00 bergeronc@doversherborn.org

Braintree High School
Applause
November 7, 8, 9, and 10
dwayne.dahlbeck@braintreeschools.org

Cameron Middle School
Into the Woods, Jr.
November 9 at 7:00 pm and November 10 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
www.showtix4u.com

Ursuline Academy
12 Angry Women
November 9 & 10
pschnatterly@ursulineacademy.net

Lincoln School
Still Life with Iris
November 15 & 16
781-259-9400 x1128

Hawthorne Brook Middle School
The Wizard of Oz
November 15, 16, and 17 at 7:00 pm and November 17 at 2:00 pm
omoriarty@nmrsd.org

Chelmsford High
Fiddler on the Roof
November 15, 16, 17
cochranl@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

Billerica Memorial High School
Peter and the Starcatcher
November 15,16 and 17 at 7:30
cdearbeck@billericak12.com

Roosevelt K-8 School
The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe
November 15-17
sgonzalez@bostonpublicschools.org

Hingham High
URINETOWN
November 16 @ 7:30, November 17 and 18 @ 8:00pm http://hinghamschools.com/hing...

Notre Dame High School (Hingham)
Chicago - High School Edition
November 16 and 17 at 7:00 pm and November 18 at 2:00 pm
boxoffice@ndahingham.com

Hudson High School
Annie
November 16 and 17 at 7:00 pm, Nov. 18 at 2:00 pm, and Nov. 20 at 6:30 pm
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Wayland High School
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown - A Student/Faculty Production
November 16 and 17 at 7:30 pm; November 18 at 2:00 pm
aidan_ohara@wayland.k12.ma.us

Millbury High School
Blithe Spirit
November 16 and 17 at 7:00 pm, November 18 at 2:00 pm
www.millburydrama.org

Commonwealth School
Rhinoceros
November 16 and 17 at 7:30 pm
kventimiglia@commschool.org

Mansfield High School
Mrs. California by Doris Baizley
November 16th & 17th at 7:00 pm
Tickets will be available at the door

Weymouth High Theater Company
Chicago - High School Edition
November 16 and 17 at 7:00 pm and November 18 at 2:00 pm
whtc@comcast.net

Triton High School
Our Town
November 29 and 30 and December 1 at 7:00 pm
susan.densmore@tritonschools.org

North Reading High School
Shrek the Musical
November 30 @ 7:30 pm, December 1 at 4:00 pm, December 7 at 7:30 pm, December 8 at 4:00 pm
www.ticketstage.com/NRHS

Pope John XXIII High School
Little Shop of Horrors
November 30 and December 1
lplona@popejohnhs.org

Hull High School
Disney's High School Musical
November 30 at 7:00 pm and December 1 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
https://tinyurl.com/HHSTATix-18

Beverly High School
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
November 30 at 7:00 pm
December 1 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
December 2 at 2:00 pm

Ayer Shirley Regional High School
The Importance of Being Earnest
November 30 at 7:00 pm and December 1 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
(978) 772-2545

DECEMBER, 2018

Nashoba Valley Technical High School
Xanadu
December 6 and 7 at 7:00 pm, and December 8 at 3 pm
https://NTXanadu.brownpapertic...

Dover-Sherborn Middle School
High School Musical
December 6 @ 6:30, December 7 @ 7:00, December 8 @ 1:00 and 7:00 bergeronc@doversherborn.org

Pickering Middle School
The Nick of Time Christmas Show
December 6, 7 and 8, 2018
appletone@lynnschools.org

Framingham High School
Mamma Mia!
December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14
www.showtix4u.com

Lynn English High School
Poe
December 7 and 8 @ 7pm
Tickets at door only

BMC Durfee High School
The Little Mermaid
December 7,8,9
lterry@fallriverschools.org

Winthrop Middle School
Beauty & The Beast Jr
December 14 & 15 @ 7pm and December 16 @ 2pm
www.winthropdrama.com/middlesc...

Stony Brook School
Urinetown - The Musical
December 14th at 7pm and December 15th at 1pm and 7pm
awatson@westfordk12.us

Rockport Middle School
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
December 13 and 14 at 7:00 pm and December 15 at 2:00 pm
kmccarthy@rpk12.org

JANUARY, 2019

Walsh Middle School
The Little Mermaid
January 11 at 7:00 pm, January 12 at 2:00 and 7:00 and January 13 at TBA

Tyngsborough HIgh School
Drowsy Chaperone
January 11th, 12th, 26th
fott.info@gmail.com

Jonas Clarke Middle School
Anne of Green Gables
January 31 at 7:30pm, February 1 at 7:30 pm, February 2 at 1:00 pm and 5:30 pm www.ClarkeDrama.com

FEBRUARY, 2019

Tyngsborough Middle School
Into the Woods
February 1, 2 and 3 at 7:00 pm and February 2 at 2:00 pm
fott.info@gmail.com

Shore Country Day School
Oliver!
February 27 10:00 preview matinee (free for local school groups), February 28 at 3:15 pm, March 1 at 7:00 pm, March 2 at 6:00 pm
www.shoreschool.tix.com

MARCH, 2019

Roosevelt K-8 School
The Lion King
March 14-16
sgonzalez@bostonpublicschools.org

Hudson High School
Mary Poppins
March 8 at 7:00 pm, March 9 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm, and March 10 at 2:00 pm
978-567-6250 x10131

APRIL, 2019

Gloucester High School
Mama Mia
November 4, 5, and 6 at 7:00 pm and November 6 at 1:00 pm
gloucesterhighdrama.blogspot.com

Millbury High School
Anything Goes
April 5 and 6 at 7 pm, April 7 at 2 pm
millburydrama.org

Hull High School
Epic Proportions
April 12 at 7:00 pm
April 13 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
https://tinyurl.com/HHSTATix-18

MAY, 2019

Tyngsborough HIgh School
Les Miserables
May 4, 5, 10, and 11
fott.info@gmail.com

Ayer Shirley Regional High School
Little Shop of Horrors
May 10 and 11 at 7:00 pm and May 12 at 2:00 pm
(978) 772-2545

Lawrence School
Into the Woods
May 11 and 12 at 7:00 pm and May 12 at 2:00 pm
vsantos@falmouth.k12.ma.us


Directors of member shows, get your show posted here by filling out this form.

METG Alum Bo Burnham speaks about DramaFest on NPR

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Bo Burnham, 2008 St. John's Prep graduate recently spoke to NPR's Fresh Air host Terry Gross about his new movie, Eighth Grade and also about how the METG DramaFest impacted his life. To hear a clip from the show CLICK HERE! Courtesy of Fresh Air with Terry Gross (WHYY/NPR)

Weymouth High School Basks in Afterglow

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The Weymouth High School Theater Company recently won top honors at a state drama festival, but the thrill of victory has not been fully realized by Angela Puleio, a senior.

Malden H.S. performs as Lexus Grant recipient

This year's Lexus "World of Possible" Musical Improvement Grant recipient was Malden High School. The cast of Once on This Island performed "We Tell the Story" for the opening number at the Broadway In Boston season announcement gala.  To see a video of their performance, CLICK HERE

Winthrop High School Wins State DramaFest for 2nd Year.

The Winthrop High School Drama Society has certainly earned its applause, as they’ve come in first at the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild (METG) state finals for the second year in a row. Out of 14 schools, Winthrop took the lead, right alongside Sharon High School and Weymouth High School.

Melrose HS Brings "A Moment in Time" to DramaFest

The award winning Melrose High School Drama Club, along with its Director and Advisor, Timothy Daly, are pleased to announce that they will be performing the play, “A Moment in Time” at the 2018 Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Drama Festival or “Drama Fest.”

Hanover High School hosts a Preliminary Drama Festival

On Saturday, March 3, Hanover High School will play host the preliminary round of the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Drama Festival, performing “A Day in the Garden,” an original script written by junior John Salvucci.

NEW! Lexus Musical Grant

A Unique Opportunity

Premise:   School theatre programs provide a home where students can feel accepted, valued, and part of something larger than themselves.  Given that the creative process of mounting a full scale musical is daunting, this program will endeavor to identify and support the improvement of fledgling musical theater programs in middle and high schools in Massachusetts. The Lexus World of Possible Improvement Grant is part of their pledge to better children’s lives—allowing them to pursue their dreams.

Purpose:   To search out and support promising, but struggling Massachusetts school musical theater programs that share the passion and enthusiasm of mounting a musical, but need financial backing to begin the process of improving both the technical and performance quality of their annual shows. This program should also ensure improvement to give these students the chance to be recognized for their achievements in theatre arts as part of the MET Awards Program.

Who is eligible to apply:   All members of the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild who currently produce at least one musical production per year.

Amount of Award: Lexus Corporation has promised $5000 per year to award to one or two schools to improve their programs.

Process:

  1. Applicants will submit an application by February 1st
  2. Applicants will submit a letter of support from the school’s administration stating the programs strengths and weaknesses by February 1st
  3. The MET Grant Committee will review the applications and schedule an on-site visit hopefully during a production rehearsal or performance to determine the scope of the school’s existing theater program.
  4. The MET Grant Committee will choose finalists for the grant award that will be presented to LEXUS for the final approval.
  5. Winners will be notified in late May with the award presentation at the MET awards in June.

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.

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