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GHS Theater hosts state-wide theater festival

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This upcoming March 2nd, the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild is hosting its annual competition, the METG Theater Celebration Festival. And after years of submitting our name, Gloucester High School is billed to host.

GHS Drama Program will be putting on a shorter version of their fall play “Little Women”, which they performed on stage last November. It will feature the same cast, crew, props and costumes, and a slightly modified set to make space for the other schools.

Gloucester will be up against 5 other schools: The Clark School, Groton-Dunstable High School, Hudson High School, Needham High School, St. Sebastian’s School, and The Newman School, each bringing a play of their own.

GHS will be hosting on Saturday, March 2nd, with a snow date the next day. The event will run all day, from 7am to 10pm, and will be open to the public to support youth theater arts, with no entry fee.

For GHS theater students, this event is an opportunity to learn leadership skills, as students are going to be guiding the other schools, helping them set up the technical aspects of their shows, and preparing the schools to host schools from across the state.

Last year, the GHS theater program won a number of awards at the festival for their version of Shakespeare’s classic comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, and hope to bring a similar energy to this year’s event.

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FINN WALL, News Editor
Finn is a senior at GHS and a second year staff writer for The Gillnetter. He enjoys reading, writing, reading about writing, and biking around Gloucester snapping quirky photos. He is an avid member of the Drama Club and your local Market Basket store, as well as learning Japanese and a myriad of other languages he probably doesn't need to know. When he isn’t wasting away researching about tiny islands no one has heard of, you can find him at [email protected]
Lexi Thomas, Staff Writer
Lexi Thomas is a Junior at Gloucester High School, and a second year staff member for the Gillnetter. She enjoys writing creatively and can't wait to regularly publish! When Lexi isn't writing or getting caught up on schoolwork, she has been a Varsity Cheerleader for the past three seasons with no plans of stopping! Lexi is also an aspiring photographer who has made many appearances at all-level sports events.  She is very excited to be a jack of all trades this year on the Gillnetter staff and can be reached at lexirosaliaphotography@gmail.com

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