Wednesday, November 12, 2014

FoPA Meeting Wednesday, November 12, 7PM

Please join us for the next meeting of the Friends of the Performing Arts (FoPA), MHS parents working to support our performing arts students and teachers, financially and otherwise.  We will be talking about how we can help with the fall musical, The Man of La Mancha, and ideas for a spring fundraiser.  Please join us in the principal's conference room on Wednesday November 12 at 7PM. We look forward to seeing you!

"Man of La Mancha"

La Mancha Vlog #4
La Mancha Vlog #4
Dates and times for Man of La Mancha are Saturday 11/15 at 7PMSunday 11/16 at 5PMFriday 11/21 at 7PM and Sunday 11/23 at 5PM.  The box office will be open 1 hour before show times. Students and seniors can purchase $10 pre-sale tickets (adults $20) during the lunch time ticket sale times on 11/10, 11/13, 11/14, 11/20, or 11/21.   Tickets are available online and at the door, and will cost $15 for seniors/students and $20 for adults. Note: there is a $1.75 per ticket fee for online orders.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in helping out at any of the shows, please sign up at sign-up genius.

Look for the article about the production and its cast and crew in the Marblehead Reporter this week.

Veterans Day

On November 11, MHS choirs will perform at the ceremony commemorating Marblehead Veterans at Abbot Hall, 9:30 AM. All are welcome. 

Sing Free or Die Hard

All four a capella groups will be performing on Tuesday November 25 at 7PM in the library. Please come and be entertained before your Thanskgiving holiday.

Save the Date!

The 2nd Annual Oscar Party FoPA Fundraiser will be held onSunday, February 22, at the Warwick Theater! Walk the red carpet, win prizes, watch the Academy Awards broadcast! If you are interested in being a premier sponsor of this event ($500) please email us immediately!


Did you know that in June 2014, FoPA gave scholarships of $500 each to 20 deserving performing arts students? It was possible because of your help. 

Support our students with an annal FoPA membership.

Member: $25+ Friend: $50+ Supporter: $100 + 
Patron: $250+ Benefactor: $300+ Star: $500+ 
Angel: $1,000+

Monday, October 27, 2014

Man of La Mancha Updates

Attention Cast, Crew, and Parents of Man of La Mancha

Pre-sales of Man of La Mancha tickets to cast, crew and parents will be held in the Marblehead High School LobbyMondayTuesday and Thursday this week, October 27, 28, and 30, from 2:30 - 3:30pm.

Advanced sale ticket prices are -
Students and Seniors - $10.00
Adults - $20.00

Students and seniors can purchase tickets at advanced sale prices during lunch in the MHS lobby on November 10, 13, 14, 20, and 21.  STUDENTS - GET YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE AT THE REDUCED RATE OF $10.00!

On-line sales will open October 31 and a link will be emailed to everyone.

Ticket prices on-line and at the door - 
Students and Seniors - $15.00
Adults - $20.00

Our goal is to get the Man of La Mancha news out to the whole cast, crew and their families. Cast and crew gave their own emails as well as their parent emails if they had them, but we may have missed some people. Feel free to pass this information along or to inform us if anyone isn't on the email that should be. We will happily add them. This production is going to be great and everyone should know the details!

Production Date Change!

The performance dates have changed slightly.  There is likely to be a football playoff game on Friday, November 14 so the new dates are - 

Sat 11/15 7pm
Sun 11/16 5pm
Fri 11/21 7pm
Sun 11/23 5pm

"The Man of La Mancha" Program and Ads for the program

Every cast and crew family is responsible for the sale of two ads for the program.    

The program is a great souvenir and an important fundraiser -- we need your help! All ad sales revenue goes directly to FoPA. The more we sell, the more we make. The more we make, the more FoPA-funded student programs are possible! So, please don't stop at two ads!
Use these to order your ads and take with you to potential ad buyers - it includes samples of ads from last year.

Important tips when giving your "pitch" or ordering ads!
  1. We can design your ad! If you or a buyer provide text or have a business card or logo, we can work with that. If all you supply is text, we can work with that too.
  2. Ads honoring your child, or groups of kids are GREAT and very popular every year (ie: the neighborhood cast members, the boys, the ensemble, the crew). Ads to thank people (ie: the directors, crew, pit band) are also popular. See samples in the the Ad Info form
  3. If you have last year's program, take it along to show to ad buyers. 
  4. DEADLINE: October 30 for Ads 
Contact Kera Dalton with questions -

Man of La Mancha T-Shirts

It's time to order your cast and crew t-shirt.  Each t-shirt is $10.00

To order place your money in an envelope, put your name and the size you want on the outside of the envelope, and give it to Ronnie Mack Rosen or his mother, Gail Mack.  T-shirt order deadline is October 30.
Contact Gail Mack with questions

Cast Bios for the Program

Please write a brief bio of yourself to be printed in the program.  You may include your theater experience, how much you're enjoying this production, people you'd like to thank etc.

Deadline for submission is October 30.
Send your bio to Cheryl Byrne at -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who attended our first meeting this week.  We appreciate your participation!

Band Fundraiser Coming Up on 10/5

The 2nd Annual Marblehead High School Band Program Mattress FundRaiser Sale is coming up on Sunday October 5 in the MHS Cafeteria. Support the band! Buy a mattress at 30-60% off retail!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Our 1st Annual Oscar Party in partnership with the Warwick Theater!

Hollywood is coming to Marblehead with proceeds to benefit programs and scholarships for Marblehead High School Performing Arts students.

Get tickets here

Join us on March 2nd 6-10pm for a special night that features…
  • The Oscars broadcast live in two theaters - one quiet theater and one for chatter, hoopla and Oscar Bingo
  • Photographs on the Red Carpet
  • Delicious food and desserts from Palmers and unlimited popcorn.
  • Cash bar
  • Incredible goodie baskets raffled off from Chet's Video, Magic Hat, Ooh La La, Essex Limo and more.
  • Creative black tie and celebrity dishing 

Marblehead Hosting Dramafest at MVMS on March 1st

Marblehead is once again proud to host the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Preliminary Round.

Please come out and support the hard-working students who will come together to compete!  Marblehead will be performing Marat/Sade. Details here...

Click on this link to download and print a copy of the poster for your refrigerator, church bulletin board or place of business.  It's going to be a great show.

Student excellence in acting and technical design is recognized at each level of the competition, including the selection of an All-Star Company at the finals. Two schools chosen at the State Festival represent Massachusetts in the New England Drama Festival, the regional showcase of secondary school theatre.

Jazz Band at Berklee High School Jazz Festival

Congratulations to Scott Winship and the Jazz Band! They finished a respectable ninth out of sixteen bands in their division in the Berklee High School Jazz Festival on February 8th!

Berklee College of Music hosts its High School Jazz Festival at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Berklee’s annual event is the largest of its kind in the United States, free, and open the public.

Big bands, combos, and vocal jazz ensembles perform and compete throughout the day. All ensembles are adjudicated by a panel of Berklee’s top faculty and will receive a written critique of their performance. Top-ranked ensembles will be awarded partial scholarships to Berklee’s Five Week Summer Performance Program, and individual students are invited to audition for tuition scholarships towards the full-time program or our Five Week Summer Performance Program.

The day’s events will also include performances by Berklee faculty, tours of Berklee’s campus, open jam sessions, and much more.

Ensembles can perform in competing categories determined by school size, or choose to participate in a non-competing category. All participating ensembles are adjudicated by a panel of Berklee’s top faculty and receive a written critique of their performance.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Marblehead Rocks NE Voices

Marblehead a Cappella groups absolutely rocked the house at N.E. Voices on February 1st, winning every special award, from best rap (Serendipity's Libby Jancsey) to best student arrangement (The Jewel Tones Addy Sleeman) to best solos (Grizzly Freakin' Man Singers Jack Krivit), and more. Luminescence was a winner of the competition and appeared in the showcase on February 2nd. 

Congratulations to all of the amazingly talented students in the MHS aca groups and special thank you to Amanda Roeder and the NE Voices team.

Thanks to Chris VanRemoortel for recording the event!