Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The musical will hit the WHS stage this Thursday through Saturday.
This week, Watertown High School students are putting the finishing touches on a classic musical - "Bye Bye Birdie." The show features senior Chris Barry as Albert, junior Melissa Loumi as Rosie Alvarez, sophomore Jake Roche as Conrad Birdie and junior Mary Breen as Kim MacAffee. Over the past few years, WHS has brought a variety of musicals to the stage, said director Beth Peters, who is working with musical director Dan Wulf. "I had never done it as a director and it's a classic American show," Peters said. "Last year we did 'Seussical' which is kind of strange, and we have done more adult musicals like 'Guys and Dolls' but this one is about students." The show includes 25 WHS students on stage, plus about 10 back stage and six in the …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Talented ensemble of students brings stories of Dr. Seuss to life.
Got a thing for Thing 1 and Thing 2? Well, if you do, then Seussical's for you! Anyone familiar with Dr. Seuss knows how easy it is to giggle at the author's imaginative and rhythmic patterns. His humor and wit will be put to music this weekend as Watertown High School students perform 'Seussical' in WHS's Shaw Auditorium. The production is directed by Mary ElizaBeth Peters, with musical direction by Dan Wulf and choreography by Meghan Riling. It's the 15th Watertown High School production and sixth musical directed by 'Beth,' who views the show as a celebration of individuality, family, community, and loyalty. "At a time when young people are dealing with difficult issues in all aspects of their lives, we wanted to take time out to …
Friday, February 10, 2012
WMS is one of 20 schools chosen for grants to help their musical productions, Watertown Splash reports.
Watertown Middle School's spring musical will get a boost from NBC's new musical drama "Smash" and preparations for the production will be featured during broadcasts of the show. Watertown Splash, the WMS student newspaper, reports that chorus/theater teacher Abby Casey applied for the grant, and the middle school was one of the lucky 20 schools nationally picked to be part of the grant program. "Smash" and iTheatrics of New York City will come in with equipment, props, and costumes, Splash reports. Rehersals will be taped and footage will be will be shown during commercial breaks of “Smash.” Read more in the Watertown Splash story.