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Winter Play: PROOF

Algonquin presents, Proof by David Auburn. Proof tells the story of a young woman dealing with the loss of her father, a brilliant mathematician, who suffered from schizophrenia and her experiences dealing with her own brilliant mind and the frightening possibility of following too closely in her father’s footsteps. The story is a great combination of humor and sincerity that highlights real life issues including relationships and coping with loss and uncertainty. The cast has been working very hard to meet the challenge. There are some mature moments including language use and drinking, which may not be suitable for younger audiences.
Additionally, we will be having talk-backs with the cast after each school performance so that audience members can hear about the cast’s experience working on the show. This has been a very entertaining and educational experience for all involved and we hope to see you there!
Additionally, Algonquin is hosting two other schools for the Drama Festival on Friday afternoon and evening. During the afternoon, our students will have the chance to meet other students from Dennis-Yarmouth and Ayer-Shirley High Schools and showcase their work for each other!


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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.