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Hairspray

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.

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.