Thursday, June 27, 2013

Get thee to Spamalot

Sure to be a great time, the production is directed by Marblehead High School Theatre Director Steve Black and features Marblehead High School 2013 graduate Joe Boyce who will start the theatre program at Boston University this Fall. 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sweeney Todd Receives Multiple Nominations

The MET Musical Awards is an educational program sponsored by Broadway in Boston and run by the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild as a way of recognizing outstanding performance and production values as displayed by Massachusetts high schools and middle schools during the course of the theater season, which ran from September 1 through May 19, 2013.  Schools that wish to participate in the MET program submit their shows for consideration to a panel of experienced theater adjudicators who evaluate each participating production and score them in a number of performance and design categories based on standard scoring criteria. Educational comments are returned to the directors to share with their students in order to improve scholastic programs.

In its inaugural year, 44 high schools across the state participated in the MET Musical Awards. Marblehead High School’s production of Sweeney Todd brought in seven nominations, including a nod for Best Production! Other nominations included Best Leading Actress: Libby Jancsy, Best Supporting Actress: Tatiana Dalton, Best Stage Management: Max Levine, Best Sound Design: Baie Rogers and Jake Carey (winner), Best Music Director: Amanda Roeder, and Best Props: Davis Franklin (winner).  

In an interview on Fox News, METG Executive Director Mike McGarty stated that over 600 people attended the awards ceremony at the Paramount Theatre in Boston.  The opening act was MHS’s Libby Jancsy and Joe Boyce performing “Little Priest” from Sweeney Todd.  McCarty was thrilled that the arts are alive at all of the participating schools, and hopes to get more Boston schools involved in next year’s program.  For more information on METG, go to their website at