The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

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This March M-A’s Advanced Production took the stage to perform the entirety of William Shakespeare’s works in under two hours. The four actors played all the characters as themselves, running frantically on and off stage to make it for their next cue. Read more about the crazy show here

The show starred Jacey Williams, Maile Coberly, Sophie Glinder, and Alexandra Ornes as themselves and a variety of Shakespeare’s characters.

The man Who Came to Dinner

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In March of 2019, Menlo-Atherton Drama presented The Man Who Came To Dinner, a hilarious comedy chronicling the antics that come along with fame.

When the famous radio host Sheridan Whiteside overstays his welcome at a starstruck family’s home, everyone must find a way to deal with his biting remarks, zany guests, and scheming.

Get the behind the scenes look here

The show feature leads Louie Leon (Sheridan Whiteside), Laura Fesas (Maggie Cutler), and Emma Denend (Lorraine Sheldon).

Hairspray

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In the fall of 2018, Menlo-Atherton Drama took on its biggest challenge yet. With a cast and crew of over 150 people, Hairspray undoubtedly made history at M-A. Through the hard work of actors, the cosmetology club, the cheer and dance team, the crew, and tech, the show was one that no one will ever forget!

Following teenager Tracy in the early 60’s who dreams to act on a local Baltimore TV show, Hairspray illustrates how, through her efforts, she comes to learn about the terrible discrimination of people of color present in the Jim Crow era. The show and its music preaches tolerance, acceptance, and the importance of equality in both the 1960’s and the world of today.

Read more here

Leads included Sean Fabrega (Tracy Turnblad), Matthew Roisen (Edna Turnblad), Blake Mathews (Link Larkin), Emma Denend (Velma Von Tussle), and Francesca Battista (Amber Von Tussle).

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Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat

In March of 2018, the Menlo-Atherton Drama Department put on an energetic and colorful performance of Joseph. The show followed Joseph as he goes on a crazy adventure throughout the ancient world, rising from farmer to Pharaoh's number two in no time, but also learning many important lessons along the way.

Leads included Jacey Williams, Karina Yum, and Maria Ornes as Narrators, and Wesley Barker as Joseph.

Read about the show here

The Crucible

In the fall of 2017, Menlo-Atherton performed Arthur Miller's classic play The Crucible.

With a cast of over 30 people, Bear Stage Drama put on a performance to remember.

Leads included Ian Peterson as John Proctor, Izzie Nada as Elizabeth Proctor, Zoe Schacter-Brodie as Marry Warren, Ethan Stoneham as Thomas Putnam, and Kate Mulhern as Abigail Williams.

Read more about the show here

The Addams Family

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In March of 2017 the Menlo-Atherton Drama Department put on a spectacular performance of The Addams Family (a musical), reviving characters from the beloved television show of the same name.

Leads included Emma Denend (Wednesday Addams), Teddy Pagee (Gomez), Izzie Nada (Morticia), George Stevenson (Fester), and Milo Brosamer (Lucas Beineke).

This comedic show was chalk full of humor, love, and... of course... the Addams Family! Watch the trailer here