Category: 2012-2013 Season (Page 1 of 2)

The Crucible, by Arthur Miller: June 13th, 14th, 15th at 7pm

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Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

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METG MA HS Festival Semi-Finals at NHS [March 9, 2013]

2013 The Massachusetts High School Festival (Massachusetts Educational Drama Guild) includes 115 one-act plays produced by member high schools. Norwood High School will be one of several hosts for the second level of the competition — semi-finals. Student excellence in acting and technical design is recognized at each level, including the selection of an All-Star Company at the finals. Two schools chosen at the State Festival will represent Massachusetts in the New England Drama Festival, the regional showcase of secondary school theatre.

Participants

On March 9th, we are honored to host the following productions:

Joseph Case’s ‘Argonautika’
Wilmington’s ‘Still Falls the Rain’
Winthrop’s ‘Winners’
Sturgis’s ‘Booby Trap’
Duxbury’s ‘The Cage Birds’
Hamilton-Wenham’s ‘Static’

Festival Schedule

8:00 – 8:30 ARRIVAL
8:30 – 8:45 JUDGE/CONSULTANT MEETING – IN THE LIBRARY
8:45 – 9:15 MEETING FOR DIRECTORS, SUPERVISORS, JUDGES, TIMEKEEPERS – IN THE BAND ROOM
9:20 GREETINGS – IN THE THEATRE
9:30 PLAY #1                  Wilmington H.S. Lamplighters Drama Guild Still Falls The Rain
10:30 PLAY #2                  Winthrop H.S. Drama Society Winners
11:15 – 12:15 LUNCH
12:20 GREETINGS – IN THE THEATRE
12:30 PLAY #3                  Joseph Case H. S. Theatre Company Argonautika
1:30 PLAY #4                  Hamilton-Wenham Regional H.S. Static
2:15 – 2:45 BREAK
2:50 GREETINGS – IN THE THEATRE
3:00 PLAY #5                  Stergis Public Charter School Booby Trap
4:00 PLAY #6                  Duxbury H.S Cage Birds
4:45 DISCUSSION GROUPS
5:30 PIZZA PARTY – IN THE DINING HALL
5:30/6:00 DANCE – IN THE GYM
7:00 AWARDS CEREMONY – IN THE THEATRE

Informational documents and required forms

METG Festival Checklist
Your Play Data
Extra_Nametags
Medical Form
Rights
Tech Form
NHS Stage, Sound, Lighting Information
NHS Directions and Parking

Online Resources

Directions & Parking

King Stag [Spring Festival Play 2013]

Performances

March 2nd at the METG Massachusetts High School Festival

March 16th at 11:30 am at the Massachusetts Collaborative Festival at Cambridge Ringe and Latin HS

March 19th at 7pm at Norwood High School

 

 

Hamlet, by William Shakespeare

Time is out of joint

Our Hamlet is set in some re-imagined late 1700s–early 1800s Danish court, although both time and place are unpinned from historical accuracy. The artistic focus is to create a place and time far from our own in which costuming establishes the majesty of Court, while allowing the actors free movement.

Unlike many contemporary productions, in our play, swords don’t become guns, and yet our soldiers carry muskets. Our Ghost dresses as a Medieval soldier to ensure some recognition that he appears from another time and dimension.

Though this be Madness, yet there is Method in it…

Although formally titled The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, we did not focus solely on Hamlet’s flaws. Our play searches for the humor embedded throughout the play, which is often lost in film adaptations. Claudius knows to a certain extent what Hamlet is up to and Hamlet knows what Claudius is up to.  Revenge and madness triumph.

Cast and Crew

Hamlet:                   Leo Blais                                    Leo Blais

Claudius:                 Chris Little                                Matthew Foley

Gertrude:               Christina Grillo                        Mia Ferreira

Ghost:                      Austin Mathieson                  Frank Schuth

Horatio:                  Alexis Turchetta                    Alexis Turchetta

Polonius:                Robert Way  (1/17, 1/18), Alexander Hartgrove (1/19, 1/20)

Laertes:                   Caitlyn Lee                               Caitlyn Lee

Ophelia:                  Claudia Marchionda            Madison Tribuna

Rosencrantz:        Stephanie Cutler                   Stephanie Cutler

Guildenstern:       Danny Hernon                        Danny Hernon

Osric:                        Ben Kerns                                 Kathryn Klinz

Marcellus:              Ben Wong                                 Nick Gassoway

Bernardo:              Imani Mitchell                         Nichole Ring

Francisco:               Erin Feeney                              Erin Feeney

Gravedigger:        Austin Mathieson                  Austin Mathieson

Clowns:                   Dina Delic, Sam Smith          Luis  Cheuh, Deirdre Sandstrum

Ambassador:        Erin Feeney                              Erin Feeney

Fortinbras:            Tom Little                                 Tom Little

Player King:          Anthony Zona                         Anthony Zona

Player Queen:      Erin Feeney                              Erin Feeney

Players:                   Ben Wong, Nick Gassoway, Dina Delic

 

Directors:                              John Quinn and Mia Ferreira

Stage Manager:                   Brigid Sandstrum

Fight Choreography:        Ian Cardoni

Sound Board Operator:  Riley Degre, Zachary Sitar

Lighting Design:                   Rob Strano

Costume Design:                  Brigid Sandstrum, Alexis Turchetta, Tess Gautreaux

Set Design:                               James Bowers

Jimmy Tingle Live! Benefit Performance — Jan 11th at 7:30pm

Jimmy Tingle’s “American Dream: Live on Stage and Screen” is a unique theatrical event featuring a film screening of Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream, followed by a Q & A and a Live Jimmy Tingle Stand Up Comedy Performance at the NHS Paul M. Alberta Performing Arts Center on Friday, Jan. 11 at 7:30pm.

A tour de force

Comedy, commentary, and conversation with some of America’s most iconic personalities and social critics, as well as family, friends, and total strangers as they speak up and speak out on the American Dream.
As he weaves his stand up comedy career into the fabric of the American Dream onscreen, you’ll meet Oscar winners and comedians, historians and the homeless as he aspires to make us laugh, to make us think, and encourages us to dream. Featuring the interviews and opinions of Robert Altman, Bobcat Goldthwait, Howard Zinn, Mort Sahl, Janeane Garafalo, Sean Hannity, Lewis Black, Al Franken, Robert Reich, Colin Quinn, Barry Crimmins, Jimmy’s mother Frances and more. Music by Willie Nelson, The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones, The Neighborhoods, and Jimmy Tingle on harmonica.

The live Tingle performance following the Film and Q & A will feature both “The Best Of” material from his previous one person shows as well as new material garnered from the 2012 election season and that week’s headlines – Topical, Timeless, Tingle !!!! Regarded as one of the top social commentators of his generation, Jimmy Tingle’s wry and insightful look at contemporary society shines a bright light on life’s absurdities.

Join Us

Buy tickets online or contact the NHS Fine Arts Office (781) 352-3546.

  • Gen’l admission tickets: $25 advance or $30 at the door.
  • Student tickets: $10 advance or $15 at the door.

Thank you!

Performance proceeds will help send Norwood High School Drama program participants to perform at the 2013 American High School Theater Festival/ Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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