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Female playwrights’ works headed to Wellesley stage in September

The ninth annual Our Voices Festival will take place on Sept. 12 at Wellesley College, giving female poets and playwrights from the Boston area a chance to brainstorm and swap advice during the day, and then present staged readings at night for the public’s enjoyment. The evening event is free and starts at 7pm at […]

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Wellesley Theatre Project to present The Addams amily

“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky!” The frightfully delightful world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch comes to spooky and spectacular life in this all new story, based on the bizarre and beloved characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams. The family is put to […]

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Wellesley Theatre Project to present Oklahoma!

                        Wellesley Theatre Project will present 3 performances of the classic musical Oklahoma! on July 31 (7pm) and Aug. 1 (2 and 5pm). Performances are held at the Wellesley High School Katherine L. Babson, Jr, Auditorium, 50 Rice St. Tickets are priced $12 for adults […]

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Wellesley resident to perform in Xanadu

Wellesley’s Cathy Merlo will play Calliope, a jealous muse bent on taking revenge against fellow muse Clio, in Moonstruck Theater Company/Amazing Things Art Center’s presentation of Xanadu in Framingham. There will be 7 shows between Friday, July 24 and Sunday, August 2. Based on the cult-classic Olivia Newton-John film, Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek […]

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Multi-talented Wellesley resident earns local theatre award

The Wellesley Players Star Award was presented this month to Robert Pascucci of Wellesley at the Players’ annual meeting. The award is given each year to a member whose long-term contributions go above and beyond expectations. Pascucci — sound designer, performer extraordinaire and doctor in residence —  has been a staple in Wellesley Players for […]

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Wellesley teen on team launching free theatre workshop for kids

Three local teens who have studied drama, voice and dance are combining their talents to offer the new Magic Dragon Theatre Workshop to young students this summer – for free. Melinda Kalanzis (Wayland High School) came up with the idea as a way to reach young students who hadn’t had an opportunity to get involved in theatre, and […]

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Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” at Wellesley High this week

Bookending Wellesley High’s graduation ceremony on Friday, the school’s Drama Society closes its season with William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors,”  on Thursday, June 4 and Saturday, June 6. One of Shakespeare’s earliest works, this play is known for its slapstick humor and witty dialogue but also has a deeper message, presenting themes of alienation and the search for […]

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Wellesley Middle School drama to showcase student-written performance

The Wellesley Middle School drama department presents “I Love Broc ‘N Roll,” an original comedy written by WMS 8th graders Cameron MacKinnon and Max Randall. The pair entered their script in the school’s 3rd annual 8th grade playwriting contest, and their work was selected from several entries. Also to be featured as part of the […]

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