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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.


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POPS Night!

The music departments annual POPS Night is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30 at 7pm in the ARHS A gym. This is a fabulous evening of entertainment celebrating another successful year for all of our curricular and extra-curricular performing groups. Film music, rock, jazz, Broadway, 70s and more will all be featured on the program. Admission is $10 and tickets will be available at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm


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Music Department Tours NYC

Recently, the music department participated in a 3-day tour of NYC with 67 of our music students. The choir, band and orchestra performed in NYC at two very impressive venues: St. John the Divine Cathedral and St. Paul the Apostle Church. The trips activities were socially and musically educational and our students represented our community well in NYC.

Some of the highlights of the trip included: our performances, attending School of Rock the Musical, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square and Central Park and the 9/11 Memorial Museum.


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Algonquin Instrumental Groups to Perform at Mechanics Hall

All four of the Algonquin Instrumental groups: Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and String Orchestra will be performing in the MICCA Gold Medal Showcase at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA. These groups were invited to attend this performance based on their superior ratings at the MICCA Festival on March 24.

Please join us on Sunday April 8 at Mechanics Hall to celebrate the accomplishments of our fine musicians. The Algonquin groups are scheduled to perform at 4pm. The organizers of the event noted the Showcase may run ahead of schedule and there is the potential for the Algonquin time slot to begin at 3:30pm- so get there early to grab a seat. Admission is free!!