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Legally Blonde

Wednesday, November 13 at 3:30pm

Thursday, November 14 at 7pm

Friday, November 15 at 7pm

Legally Blonde is a musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach. The story is based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown. It tells the story of Elle Woods, a much beloved sorority girl who follows ex-boyfriend Warner to Harvard Law School in hopes of winning him back. With an unapologetic trust in her own pinky-pink powerful femininity plus the support of her loyal Delta Nu Greek chorus, various unexpected advocates and a little studying, Elle discovers that she has a knack for using law to help others, and surprises everyone...even herself!

All School Dance Concert - 2019

Friday, December 6 at 3:30pm

Saturday, December 7 at 7pm

The 2019 All School Dance Concert, under the artistic direction of dance instructor, Holly Rothschild, features new works from 21 student choreographers from grades 7-12 along with choreography by guest artists, Genna Moroni and Angel Tyson. Four coding students will be creating visual installations for a portion of the new works.  Join us for an eclectic and exciting dance event.

Winter Choral Concert

Friday, December 13 at 7pm

Past Productions

The Performing Arts Department is dedicated to creating professional quality performance that ranges in style from self-created pieces to classical works to contemporary performance. Students are taught to respect the creative environment and all the elements that go into the realization of a production, both on and off-stage. Two fully-equipped performance spaces and a large scene shop provide the ground for skilled tech training and ambitious scenic, sound and lighting design elements.

2018 - 2019

Spring Choral Concert ~ A Clear Blue Morning

 

The Spring Choral Concert honors the work of our singers this semester. With our graduating seniors in mind, this concert program was created with the end signifying a new beginning. With Dolly Parton’s Light of a Clear Blue Morning being the inspiration and catalyst for the evening's message, this program symbolizes the path of life through the metaphor of darkness to light. The concert begins with intensity and dynamic pieces that contrast the peacefulness and stillness to follow. In the end, the concert arcs to the breaking of dawn when a new day is upon us, giving us a renewed spirit and hopeful anticipation for tomorrow.

Choirs in performance include the Marlborough Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Melodic Mustangs, and Community Choir. We are also pleased to feature soloists in the Vocalist-In-Residence Program under the direction of guest artist, Lisa Vroman.

Evening of Dance - Theme and Variations

 

The 45th Annual Evening of Dance, featuring Dance Dimensions, is pleased to present Theme and Variations.

Investigating the complex language of contemporary dance, we celebrate works choreographed by students, Guest Artist Hai Cohen, and Mpambo Wina.

All School Dance Concert - Haiku

 

"Haiku" The 2018 All School Dance Concert was a successful blend of guest artist and student choreography.  Highlights include guest choreography by veteran broadway dancer, Lisa Donmall-Reeve and tap artist, Johnnie Hobbs.  This year's concert doubled in the number of student participants and choreographers.  Student participation ranged from 7th - 12th grade encompassing a wide swath of our community.  The performance featured new choreographers mentored by Artistic Director, Holly Rothschild and students with substantial choreography experience.  Student choreography ranged stylistically from contemporary to an aerial piece.   The ensemble included 23 dancers and a crew of seven and featured a video installation by a Marlborough coding student. As one prospective student said, "I really hope that I can be a part of this program in years to come.  Thank you for putting on an outstanding show.  I hope to see you next year at Marlborough!".

Winter Choral Concert - Beautiful December

 

The Winter Choral Concert honors the work of Marlborough's singers. This semester, in addition to working on the musicality of our pieces, we also strove to bring expression and joy to our performances. The title of the program, Beautiful December, comes from one of the pieces in the concert, and is meant to highlight the sentiments of the winter season's holidays: Love, Joy and Peace. 

Fall Production - Our Town

In small town turn-of-the-century New England, dawn breaks each morning and the evening quiets down around 9:30 pm. Life is simple in its routine: lovely and bittersweet in turn.  In the American theatre classic, Our Town, we are reminded of a universality of human experience: growing up, living, loving and dying...and how, in the end, what matters are the shared moments of joy and sorrow, appreciation and respect for the natural beauty on earth, and perhaps most importantly, the quality of our connections to one another.

 

Marlborough Ensemble Theatre ~ "We Twelve"

Marlborough Ensemble Theater presents

We Twelve

adapted by Gleason Bauer from the screenplay of "Twelve Angry Men" by Reginald Rose and the play, "Twelve Angry Women" by Sherman L. Sergel

 "We Twelve" tells the story of twelve jurors locked in a hot room at the tale end of a muggy New York summer. Charged with the civic duty of deciding whether a boy will be sentenced to die for his alleged crimes, the jurors reckon with the heat, their own personal biases, the impossibility of the task, and a changing culture that was fast rushing them toward an unrecognizable future. Peeking back into this August afternoon in 1962, we may recognize how far we’ve come, be we are also asked to face the reality of how much further we have to go.

Instrument Ensemble ~ Spring Recital

 

The Marlborough Instrumental Ensemble presents an evening of Chamber Music. 

The recital features a wide variety of music - Classical, contemporary and jazz.

Spring Production - The Little Prince

The Little Prince is the most famous work of French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. In the stage adaptation, we follow the Aviator, the Little Prince, the Fox, the Rose and others on a journey of transformation, interplanetary travel and enduring friendship. 

2017 - 2018

All-School Play - Peter and the Starcatcher

Who was the wild child Peter Pan before he got his name? And what is a girl doing standing up against the most-feared pirate on the seven seas? Join us for a pirate-packed, starstuff-studded wickedly fantastic romp with Molly the Starcatcher, Boy the orphan, and a bounty of outrageous characters jammed full of vim, vigor and attitude.

There may be magic.
There could be mermaids.
There will be fisticuffs with the evil captain, Black Stache!

All-School Dance Concert - Intersections

Under the artistic direction of dance instructor, Holly Rothschild, this year's All School Dance Concert, titled Intersections, will be an assemblage of student choreography exploring themes of space and light. Guest artist, Carole Kim, who created the immersive projections for the Performing Arts Department's production of A Wrinkle in Time this past spring, will create projection landscapes which investigate the interaction of technology and movement. Ms. Kim will use elements of the student’s choreography to design her projections.

Winter Choral Concert - Will the Circle Be Unbroken

The concert is entitled "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" as we celebrate our community of voices in song. The night features pieces sung by Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, AHA Choir Guild, 3rd & Rossmore, as well as individual soloists.

Evening of Dance Featuring Dance Dimensions - Letters to the World

The Evening of Dance, a celebration of universal dance forms, features student work and professional choreography. This year Dance Dimensions is proud to present an evening of dance entitled Letters to the World, which honors the work and legacy of dance pioneer Martha Graham. Choreographed by guest artist Pia Vinson, the company highlights two pieces that utilize the Graham technique. Also of note is a stage set that includes specially designed objects reminiscent of Calder and Noguchi, with whom Graham collaborated for her own stage.

Marlborough Ensemble Theatre - The Women of Lockerbie

Set in the small town of Lockerbie, Scotland seven years after the horrific crash of Pan Am flight 103, this play acts as a meditation on the power of love to overcome hate, and is a poetic testament to the power of women and community.

Instrument Ensemble - A Recital of Chamber Music

The Marlborough Instrumental Ensemble presents an evening of Chamber Music. 

The recital features a wide variety of music - Classical, contemporary and jazz. 

Middle School Musical - Singin' in the Rain

In Singin' in the Rain, the stage musical, we come face to face with all our favorite characters from the Hollywood classic. Silent film stars Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont struggle as the silent film era pirouettes awkwardly into the age of the talkies. They are joined by the comedy-genius Cosmo Brown and aspiring actress Kathy Selden (as well as many other wonderful characters) who are a part of this delightful story. Come see Marlborough's Middle School performers and technicians as they bring this gem to life. Feet will dance and songs will sing: Join the fun!

2016 - 2017

All-School Musical - The Tempest

The Tempest - an Indie-Pop Musical brought to life an island over come and transformed by the vengeful wrath of a commanding sorceress. The island begins to unwind and come to life when a revelation of love challenges the balance of power.

All-School Dance Concert - A Pleasant Disorder of Things

A Pleasant Disorder of Things featured a range of dance styles, from hip-hop to contemporary to Bollywood and more. This eclectic show included student choreographers and guest artists under the artistic direction of Holly Rothschild.

Winter Choral Concert

Dance Dimensions - Dances at a Gathering

The 43rd Annual Evening of Dance, Dances at a Gathering, was a tribute to the work of Jerome Robbins and featured choreography by Sara von Gillern as well as a number of student choreographers.

Drama Ensemble - Steel Magnolias

Photo by Noelle Gilbert

 

The Drama Ensemble presented "Steel Magnolias," the story of six women who gather at a beauty salon to crack jokes, talk life, and support each other as only good friends and a close community can do.

Spring Choral Concert and Chamber Music Recital

The Spring Choral Concert and Chamber Music Recital showcased the many musical talents of Marlborough's choirs, soloists, pianists, cellists, and violinists.

2015 - 2016

Middle School Performance Project - Alone Together

October 22 & 23, 2015
Created by the Ensemble under the direction of Holly Rothschild, Ernie Scarbrough, Bianca Blanco and Elizabeth Watt
Technical Direction by Doug Lowry
Lightning Design by Pablo Santiago
Sound Design by Ernie Scarbrough
Head Writer: Elizabeth Watt

All School Musical - A Workshop Production of Mr. Burns: A Post-electric Play

November 19 - 21, 2015
Written by Anne Washburn
Score by Michael Friedman
Lyrics by Anne Washburn
Directed by Gleason Bauer
Choreography by Joseph Baker
Fight Choreography by Hana Kim
Lighting Design by Pablo Santiago
Costume and Make-up Design by Gleason Bauer

Winter Choral Concert

December 11, 2015
Directed by Ernie Scarbrough
Scenic Design by Gleason Bauer
Lighting and Technical Direction by Doug Lowry

Drama Ensemble - It's a Girl

March 10, 11, 17, 18 and 19, 2016
Directed by Elizabeth Watt
Costume Design by Kharen Zeunert
Set Design by Matt Aston
Lighting Design by Hilda Kane
Musical Direction by Ernie Scarbrough
Technical Direction by Doug Lowry
Head Writer: Elizabeth Watt

Dance Dimensions - The Green Table

February 5 and 6, 2016
Artistic Direction by Mpambo Wina
Guest Choreography by Laura Iacuessa
Technical Direction by Doug Lowry
Lighting Design by Hilda Kane
Sound Design by Matt Coe

Spring Choral Concert

April 28, 2016
Directed by Ernie Scarbrough
Scenic Design by Gleason Bauer
Lighting and Technical Direction by Doug Lowry

Instrumental Ensemble

May 1, 2016
Directed by Deborah Sealove
Technical Direction by Doug Lowry

2014 - 2015

All School Musical - Into the Woods

November 20 - 22, 2014
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed by Gleason Bauer
Music Direction by Ernie Scarbrough
Choreography by Holly Rothschild
Technical Direction by Doug Lowry
Costume Design by Gleason Bauer
Set Design by Evan Bartoletti
Lighting Design by Hilda Outwater
Puppet and Mask Design by Joe Seely
Sound Design by Luke Rothschild

Winter Choral Concert

December 12, 2014
Directed by Ernie Scarbrough
Scenic Design by Gleason Bauer
Lighting and Technical Direction by Doug Lowry

Dance Dimensions - Concerto

February 6 and 7, 2015
Artistic Direction by Mpambo Wina
Technical Direction by Doug Lowry
Lighting Design by Hilda Kane
Sound Design by Matt Coe

Drama Ensemble - Reckless

March 5 and 6, 12 - 14, 2015
Written by Craig Lucas
Directed by Anne Scarbrough
Costume and Set Design - Gleason Bauer
Technical Direction by Doug Lowry


Spring Choral Concert

April 24, 2015
Directed by Ernie Scarbrough
Scenic Design by Gleason Bauer
Lighting and Technical Direction by Doug Lowry

Instrumental Ensemble - A Recital of Chamber Music

April 26, 2015
Directed by Deborah Sealove
Technical Direction by Doug Lowry

Middle School Performance Project - Pinocchio

May 7 - 9, 2015
Directed by Holly Rothschild and Gleason Bauer
Story Adaptation by Elizabeth Watt
Choreography by Holly Rothschild
Technical Direction by Doug Lowry
Costume Design by Kharen Zeunert
Lighting Design by Pablo Santiago
Sound Design by Luke Rothschild
Set Design by Holly Rothschild and Doug Lowry

2013 - 2014

All School Play - Shipwrecked

November 7, 8, 9 2013
Written by Donald Margulies
Directed by Alexis Chamow
Technical Direction by Doug Lowry
Costume Design by Kharen Zeunert
Set Design by Jeff McLaughlin
Light Design by Hilda Outwater

All School Dance - Ascent

November 22, 2013
Choreography by Holly Rothschild, in collaboration with the dancers
Technical Direction by Hilda Kane
Music by the Marlborough Chamber Choir under the direction of Ernie Scarbrough

Winter Choral Concert - It Takes A Villiage

December 13, 2015
Directed by Ernie Scarbrough
Scenic Design by Gleason Bauer
Lighting Design and Technical Direction by Doug Lowry

Dance Dimensions - Blood Memories

February 7 and 8, 2014
Artistic Direction by Mpambo Wina
Technical Direction by Doug Lowry
Lighting Design by Hilda Kane

Drama Ensemble - Project 125

March 6, 7 and 13 - 15, 2014
Directed by Anne Scarbrough
Created by Anne Scarbrough, Gleason Bauer, Elizabeth Watt and Drama Ensemble
Technical Direction by Doug Lowry
Set and Costume Design by Gleason Bauer
Sound Design by Ernie Scarbrough
Lighting Design by Hilda Kane

Spring Choral Concert

April 25, 2014
Directed by Ernie Scarbrough
Scenic Design by Gleason Bauer
Lighting and Technical Direction by Doug Lowry

Instrumental Musical Ensemble Concert

May 5, 2014
Directed by Deborah Sealove
Technical Direction by Doug Lowry

Middle School Performance Project - The BFG

May 8 - 10 2014
Written by Roald Dahl, adapted for the stage by David Wood
Directed by Elizabeth Watt
Technical Director and Set and Lighting Designer by Jeff McLaughlin
Costume Design by Kharen Zeunert