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CHICAGO: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION is coming to Algonquin!

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Set in the legendary city during the roaring jazz hot 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma is serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two have been having an affair. Driven chorus girl Roxie has been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie’s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve.

The show will open on Thursday, December 6 at 7pm, and will run until Saturday evening.

Tickets are now available online at: https://arhschicago.brownpapertickets.com

or in the ARHS main office. $10 for students, $15 for adults


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Wegmans…THE MUSICAL 2.0!

Overview:  “Wegmans…THE MUSICAL”  was written in 2012 by Maura Morrison’s Advanced Drama class after the town of Northboro welcomed the first Wegmans store in Massachusetts.  It’s the story of twin brothers both managing competing supermarkets in Northboro.  One is wildly jealous of the splash Wegmans makes in town and plots to destroy its success.  There is also a couple who gets engaged in the store (this really happened)  and a missing elderly man in the frozen foods aisle .  The songs include parodies from RENT, Les Miserables, Wicked, Hamilton and Eminem.  Six years have passed since Wegmans… THE MUSICAL hit the Algonquin stage. Can you believe they’re letting them do this again?!  This minimally updated version is shamelessly called; Wegmans… THE MUSICAL 2.0!
 
Location:  Algonquin Auditorium, 79 Bartlett Street,  Northboro, MA
 
Dates:  Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 8 @7pm
Seats are free- donations appreciated


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Wegmans… The Musical 2.0

Wegmans…the Musical 2.0 is coming to the ARHS auditorium June 7 and 8 @7pm. 61 students are part of this original show about twin brothers managing competing supermarkets in Northborough, a lost elderly man living at Avalon apartments and the real-life event of a proposal in the store. This updated show was written by the 2012 Advanced Drama show, adding a live all-student pit band. Wegmans is providing props for the show where food and theatre collide.