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The Blog of the Algonquin Fine & Performing Arts Department


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The Show Must Go On(line)!

This year’s Algonquin Musical is going virtual and inspired the title, THE SHOW MUST GO ON(LINE)! Please support the ARHS Dramahawks by tuning in to our free show December 10 and 11 at 7pm by registering in advance at register.dramahawks.com

The 2020 performance is an eclectic mix of music, dance and monologues that highlight resilience, strength and courage. Over 40 students are involved as actors, singers, dancers, instrumentalists, and tech crew. In these uncertain times, we must find ways to cope, create, and do the things we love. Each piece of the performance is selected because it reflects the many ways humans find to persevere.


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Looking For Drama?!

Then, join the ARHS Dramahawks Canvas page!! You will get information about all things Musical, Improv, and Winter Play. Calling all actors, musicians, and tech crew!!

Being added to the list does not mean you will necessarily perform in all of the productions, but you will get information about auditions, ways to help out, zoom meetings, and general information! We are a team working together to navigate this strange year ahead!

To sign-up for the ARHS Dramahawk Canvas page and receive information about upcoming auditions and productions, fill out this google form:

https://forms.gle/gztSed7Z7GyRcmmo7


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The Laramie Project

Laramie Poster color copy.

“The Laramie Project” is a documentary-style play centered on the October 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old college student at the University of Wyoming. Shepard was brutally beaten, tied to a fence and left to die on the plains outside Laramie Wyoming because he was gay. The event focused international attention on human rights and a lack of hate-crime laws across the country and the world. The play enacts interviews given by residents in the aftermath of the murder, some unconnected with the tragedy, and some intimately involved.

Algonquin’s production of “The Laramie Project” includes 20 student actors and 10 backstage student crew members and is co-directed by Drama Teacher Maura Morrison and Biology Teacher Brian Kelly.

Performances are Thursday, February 27, 2020, in-school, and Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm.  It is the ARHS entry in this year’s Mass Educational Theatre Guild (METG) Festival on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Algonquin is hosting the METG festival again this year and welcoming Gloucester HS and St. Sebastian’s HS.  All performances will be in the ARHS Black Box. Friday night’s performance is free for students and $10 for Adults. Saturday is a $12 fee to attend the 3 shows performing for the METG 2020 festival.