It’s Baltimore, 1962, and Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and big dreams. She might not look like the obvious choice to dance with the teen heartthrobs on the Corny Collins Show, but her determination, optimism and energy change not only the show but the lives of all around her. Set at a turning point in the Civil Rights movement, the hilarious, high energy rock musical Hairspray tell the story of integration, inclusion and progress, proving that “Yesterday is history and it’s never coming back.”
$5 for students/seniors/military, $15 for general public
Limited seating for Thursday evening.
Friday and Saturday performances are SOLD OUT.
Available tickets on sale at the door only.
Box office and on line sales are closed.
WHS Theater Company Cast of Hairspray in Rehearsal
Jigsaw was written by an ensemble of 21 student actors, telling the story of a family broken apart by crisis and the extraordinary steps that eventually bring it back together. The thirty-five minute play combining mystery, comedy, tragedy and a highly unusual approach to story-telling is the WHS Theater Company's entry into the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild's annual festival in March.
who receivedan award for Excellence in Playwriting.
The WHS Theater Company presented "Limited Edition," a play written and directed by Weston junior Sammy Hooper, as one of ten shows at the Emerson Theater Festival, held in the Tufte Center at Emerson College on Saturday, January 26.
The Weston High School Theater Company opened its 2012-2013 season
with Shakespeare’s controversial comedy
The Merchant of Venice
November 15-18, 2012
Weston High Auditorium
With dark humor and iconic characters like money-lender and outcast Shylock, wealthy and crafty Portia, and generous but hate-filled Antonio, The Merchant of Venice confronts issues of discrimination and exclusion based on religion, race, class, gender and sexual orientation. As in real life, the issues sometimes prove more than the characters can handle.
Two different casts brought the play to life for
alternate performances on
ANTONIO, a merchant of Venice Seb Pihan
BASSANIO, his friend, in love with Portia Alex Rougeau
SHYLOCK, a Jewish money-lender Charlie Gold
OLD GOBBO, Lancelot’s father Max Alagna
PRINCE OF MOROCCO, suitor of Portia Marquis Williams
PRINCE OF ARRAGON. suitor of Portia Grant Fishman
LEONARDO, servant of Bassanio Michael Brown
SALERIA, friend of Antonio Katherine Goff
BALTHAZAR, a servant George Capalbo
SINGER, in Portia’s ensemble Samantha Marchiony
PORTIA’s SERVANT Donya Potter
ANTONIO’s SERVANT Madison Garland
STEPHANIA, a servant of Portia Irene Kim
(Note that all of the kids are in all shows--just not always in the same role).
Thursday and Saturday at 7:30pm
PORTIA, a wealthy woman from Belmont Kristen Sands
NERISSA, her maid and friend Shelby Cobb
SALANIA, Antonio’s friend Ayanna Hudson
SALARINA, Antonio’s friend /VIOLINIST Miranda Burrage-Goodwin
LORENZO, Antonio’s friend, in love with Jessica Geoffrey Binney
GRATIANO, Antonio’s friend, in love with Nerissa Nate Ko
JESSICA, Shylock’s daughter Jessica Ober
TUBAL, Shylock’s friend Jacqueline Mone
LANCELOT, servant to Shylock, then to Bassanio Tyler Toledano
DUCHESS OF VENICE Mikaela Thompson
Friday at 7:30 and Sunday at 3:00pm
PORTIA, a wealthy woman from Belmont Grace Harper
NERISSA, her maid and friend Miranda Burrage-Goodwin
SALANIA, Antonio’s friend Jasmine Austrie
SALARINA, Antonio’s friend Annie Burkus
LORENZO, Antonio’s friend, in love with Jessica James Cebulla
GRATIANO, Antonio’s friend, in love with Nerissa Sammy Hooper
JESSICA, Shylock’s daughter Kat O’Connor
TUBAL, Shylock’s friend Bennet Karel
LANCELOT, servant to Shylock, then to Bassanio Clark Eglinton
To produce four shows per year: two plays, one musical and an evening of student-directed work. Students are encouraged to participate in Theater Company activities by auditioning as performers or by contributing as backstage workers. Rehearsals and stage sessions take place after school and on weekends. The group also sponsors workshops, field trips to local theaters and elsewhere, presentations of student-written work as well as participation in the Boston Shakespeare Competition the Mass Youth Playwrights Project and the Massachusetts High School Drama Festival.
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