Award-Winning Framingham High Drama Company Announces Fall Play and Winter Musical

FRAMINGHAM – The award-winning Framingham High School Drama Company announces two out of its three of the shows for the 17th Season, today, June 17.

The high school will stage a play in October and a musical in December.

Stephanie Henry will direct Peter and the Star Catcher, a play by Rick Elice and music by Wayne Barker.

The Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan).

A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker.

From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

 Produced through special arrangements with Music Theatre International, performance are scheduled for October 12th and 13th.

For its winter musical, the Company will be performing music from ABBA.

The Company will stage Mamma Mia! Dec. 6-9.The production will be directed by Chris Brindley and Donna Wresinski.

Choreography will be by Chloe Kounadis, a Framingham High Drama Company alumnus who recently finished a 1-year national tour of Mamma Mia!

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show.

A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre.

A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

Produced through special arrangements with Music Theatre International, Music & lyrics are by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus.

Some songs by Stig Anderson. Book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Cramer.

 

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