The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
This March M-A’s Advanced Production took the stage to perform the entirety of William Shakespeare’s famous and not-so-famous works in under two hours. The four actors involved played all the characters as themselves, running frantically on and off stage to make it for their next cue.
The show feature leads Louie Leon (Sheridan Whiteside), Laura Fesas (Maggie Cutler), and Emma Denend (Lorraine Sheldon).
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).
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.