Come see Mary Poppins live on May 7, 8,9 at 7pm and May 10 at 2pm, tickets at the door. Contact the Backstage Boosters, the NHS Fine Arts Office (781) 352-3546 or NHS Drama and Music students to purchase discounted tickets in advance.
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On April 23rd our troupe of award-winning actors, writers, and a range of other creative stagecrafters from Norwood HS head north to represent Massachusetts with a performance of “Stay Tuned” at the New England Theatre Festival in Maine. It was a great honor to be chosen to represent the state at this regional festival after advancing through three rounds and performing at METG State Finals last month, but that honor comes with a high cost: approximately $275 per student for housing and transportation. The burden of that cost falls on our 24 students who have worked so hard to make this show the success it is.
Please help us raise funds for the students involved in this award-winning play to attend the New England Theatre Festival. Come see the show right here at home (NHS) on April 17th at 7pm! All proceeds will go towards this fund. Dan Busler has generously created keepsake posters for sale towards the fund.
Or if you can’t make it, NFACT and the Backstage Boosters have kindly offered to process all donations (which are tax-deductible) made online. To contribute offline, please make your check out to Backstage Boosters and note that you’d like the money put towards the Norwood Drama NETF trip. Or give online through NFACT.
Even small amounts add up quickly if we reach enough people. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
— John Quinn
After a strong performance at semi-finals tonight, this award-winning show and this awesome troupe are moving on to METG’s state-wide FINALS held March 26-28th in Boston !
2015 The Massachusetts High School Festival (Massachusetts Educational Drama Guild) includes 112 one-act plays produced by member high schools. Norwood High School will be one of several hosts for the first level of the competition — preliminaries. 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.
|Preliminary Round||Saturday, February 28, 2015|
|Semi-Final Round||Saturday, March 14, 2015|
|State Finals||Thursday, Saturday, March 26-28, 2015|
|New England Festival||Thursday, Saturday April 23 – 25 2015 (Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport ME)|
On February 28th, we are honored to host the following productions:
|BOSTON LATIN||Pullman Car Hiawatha||Rehearsal: Tues, Feb 24th 5:45 – 7:15pm (arrival 5:15pm)|
|DEDHAM||All I really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play||Rehearsal: Wed, Feb 25th 7:30 – 9pm (arrival 7pm)|
|HOLLISTON||TBA||Rehearsal: Mon, Feb 23rd 7:30 – 9pm (arrival 7pm)|
|JOSEPH CASE||Johnny Got His Gun||Rehearsal: Thurs, Feb 26th 5:45 – 7:15pm (arrival 5:15pm)|
|MIDDLEBORO||Second Death of Priscilla||Rehearsal: Tues, Feb 24th 7:30 – 9pm (arrival 7pm)|
|NORWELL||God of Carnage||Rehearsal: Mon, Feb 23rd 5:45 – 7:15 (arrival 5:15)|
|WILBRAHAM & MONSON||Original- Choose Your Own Adventure||Rehearsal: Wed, Feb 25th 5:45 – 7:15pm (arrival 5:15)|
Festival Schedule (details to come)
|7:45 – 8:15am||ARRIVAL – PLEASE DON’T BE TOO EARLY OR TOO LATE. YOUR HOST WILL GREET YOU, PROVIDE NAMETAGS AND LEAD YOU TO YOUR CLASSROOM.|
|8:00 – 8:15am||JUDGE/CONSULTANT MEETING – IN THE FINE ARTS OFFICE|
|8:15 – 8:45am||MEETING FOR DIRECTORS, SUPERVISORS, JUDGES, TIMEKEEPERS, CHECKER – IN THE BAND ROOM|
|8:55am||GREETINGS! – IN THE THEATRE|
|1:00 – 1:50pm||LUNCH|
|1:55pm||GREETINGS – IN THE THEATRE|
|3:40 – 4:15pm||BREAK|
|6:20pm||STUDENTS RETURN TO THEIR ROOMS TO COMPLETE STUDENT RECOGNITION FORMS / CLEAN ROOMS.|
|6:40pm||DISCUSSION GROUPS – IN EACH SCHOOL’S ASSIGNED CLASSROOM|
|7:00pm||DANCE / PIZZA PARTY – IN THE CAFETERIA (AND POSSIBLY GYM)|
|8:30||AWARDS CEREMONY – IN THE THEATRE|
More Information and Forms
2015 METG Festival Information
2015 METG Festival checklist for schools attending competition at NHS
2015 Norwood General Info Booklet
NHS Festival Lighting & Electric
NHS Directions and Parking
Directions & Parking
Working with NFACT to raise money for Norwood Public School’s Fine Arts Department, Comedian Jimmy Tingle presents “Humor for Humanity” at 7pm on November 22, 2014 at Norwood High School’s Paul M. Alberta Performing Arts Center.
“If Robert De Niro had decided to be a comedian, he might have come out something like Tingle, with his off-center smile, blue-collar physicality and exquisite sense of timing.” – Boston Globe
From Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show to CNN, MSNBC and 60 Minutes II, comedian and commentator Jimmy Tingle’s satirical comedy falls somewhere between Jon Stewart and Jay Leno. His unique brand of topical yet timeless social and political humor is smart, insightful, and just plain hilarious. Targeting the NSA, The Tea Party, ISIL, Pope Francis, the US Government and Jimmy’s own wife, Jimmy Tingle will make you laugh and make you think. Clean, intelligent humor for all audiences, all political leanings.
“Mr. Tingle brings so much energy and personal warmth to this nonstop performance that one comes away from it strangely uplifted. He reveals often mortifying absurdities in virtually everything that comes to his attention… Yet he is so cheerfully intelligent that he makes his audience optimistic in the face of appalling reality.” – New York Times
Buy tickets directly from a Norwood Public School student to support NPS Fine Arts! Cost: $10 for students and $25 for adults in advance, $15 for students and $30 for adults at the door. Jimmy Tingle also offers tickets online (although NFACT pays a fee per online ticket).
“More than comic wit…so cheerfully intelligent he makes his audience optimistic in the face of reality. One comes away uplifted.” –The New York Times