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Send “Stay Tuned” cast & crew to the New England Theatre Festival

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.

benefitposterPlease 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

Norwood Drama’s “Stay Tuned” moves on to METG Finals!

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 !

METG 2015 Festival Preliminaries to be held at NHS

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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.

DATES:

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)

PARTICIPANTS

On February 28th, we are honored to host the following productions:

NORWOOD Stay Tuned
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
9:00am PLAY #1:
10:00am PLAY #2:
10:45am BREAK
11:15am PLAY #3:
12:15pm PLAY #4:
1:00 – 1:50pm LUNCH
1:55pm GREETINGS – IN THE THEATRE
2:00pm PLAY #5:
3:00pm PLAY #6:
3:40 – 4:15pm BREAK
4:30pm PLAY #7:
5:30pm PLAY #8:
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

Open Class — Workshop

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Class plays in progress will be posted on Monday for your review

Also, please send me a quick email at ejohnquinn [at] yahoo.com with your name and preferred email address (you know the drill, replace the [at] with the usual symbol) and I’ll send the link and any future updates directly to you.  I appreciate the list of emails provided in class, although I’m finding a few are a little bit indecipherable.

Casting Notice: Stay Tuned [METG 2015 Festival]

 “Stay Tuned”

An original play written by Jessica Gregorio for the METG Festival 2015.
Rehearsal Schedule

Ensemble

  • Claudia Marchionda (Evelyn)
  •  Danny Hernon (Caleb)
  • Erin Fogarty (Margo)
  • Ben Wong (Will)
  • Erin Feeney (Andie)
  • Taylor Murchie (Holly)
  • Alexis Turchetta (Jonah)

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  • Deirdre Sandstrum
  • Nichole Ring
  • Meghan Ring
  • Imani Mitchell
  • Isabella LeSavage
  • Kathryn Klinz
  • Ahmad Karanough
  • Brendan Donoghue
  • Brandon Cimeno

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