Westford Academy Performing Arts Department Programs 2015-2016

The Westford Academy Theatre Arts Department will be presenting many different programs during 2015-2016. (see below – list of programs)  Mark your calendar and check back often on the list of programs.   All programs are presented in the WA Performing Arts Center  (PAC) or other locations at WA. 

Young Frankenstein picture WATA 2015

WATA presents – “Young Frankenstein”  SEE BELOW

Directed by Dr. Luke Jorgensen

November 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 & 24 at 7:30 PM
Matinee – November 15 & 22 at 2 PM

Tickets now available online at www.MKtix.com/wata
Box Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 5-7 PM beginning October 27th

It’s alive! The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks’ monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches.

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius Mel Brooks adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!
Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked side-kick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” Young Frankenstein is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment –


Westford Academy Theater Arts –2015-2016 Season Information

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Music and lyrics by Mel Brooks and a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan

Directed by Dr. Luke Jorgensen and Choreographed by Larry Sousa
Assistant Director: Catherine Crimmins  Stage Manager:  Misha Stapp
Asssitant Choreographer: Olivia Overington
Production Manager: Hannah Fitch                                                    
Audition Dates: June 17, 18, September 2, 3     Performances:   November 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 24 at 7:30pm   and Matinee on Sunday,  November 15 & 22 at 2:00pm

Directed by Maia Cataldo
Audition Dates: September 2, 3          Performances:   Oct. 29, 30 & Nov. 5, 6 at 3:00 & 7:00 pm

PROOF by David Auburn
Directed by Dennis Canty
Assistant Director: Gillian Limbert             Stage Manager:  Keely Craig  
Audition Dates: November 30 & TBD       Performances:   January 28, 29, 30 at 7:30pm

*THE HOW AND THE WHY by Sarah Treem
Directed by Abby Mills
Audition Dates: November 30 & TBD       Performances:   February 3, 4, 5

Directed by Michael Towers
Assistant Director: Emily Trantanella   Stage Manager:  Kayleigh Kuehl
Technical Director: Morgan Shea
Audition Dates: November 30 & TBD
NYC: February 13-16 (Saturday 7:00 AM-Tuesday 10:00 PM)
Performances: February 25, March 10, 30 at 8:00pm
METG Preliminary Round at Westford Academy: February 27 METG State Finals: March 31, April 1 & April 2

*THE FIFTH PLANET by David Auburn
Directed by Stephanie Miller, Claire Shea, Sam Garrett and Hannah Fitch
Audition Dates: November 30 & TBD       Performances:   April 13, 14, 15

TICK TICK BOOM! Music, book and lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Directed by Scott Cruikshank
Assistant Director: Claire Clark                Stage Manager:  Maddie Corvino
Production Manager: Nina Tedstone
Audition Dates: February 1, 2           Performances:   April 29, 30 & May 5, 6, 7

*FATHER, SON & THE HOLY GHOST by Ryan Dunn, Anthony Giovino and Phil Manzi
Directed by by Ryan Dunn, Anthony Giovino and Phil Manzi
Audition Dates: February 1, 2           Performances:   May 11, 12, 13

* Denotes Student Directed Black Box Performances

Westford Academy Theater Arts programs for 2015 :

Westford Academy Theater Arts
2014-2015 Season Information
ARABIAN NIGHTS by Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Dr. Luke Jorgensen
Assistant Director: Stephanie Miller      Stage Manager: Morgan Shea  
Performance Dates: January 29, 30, 31
*BY THE SEA BY THE SEA BYE THE BEAUTIFUL SEA by Pintauro, Wilson and McNally
Directed by Thomas Mitsock, Sam Nudler and Micki Downey
  Performance Dates: February 4, 5, 6
THE NORMAL HEART by Larry Kramer
Directed by Dennis Canty
Assistant Director: Hannah Fitch        Stage Manager: Kara Cialli
NYC: February 14-17 (Saturday 7:00 AM-Tuesday 10:00 PM)
Performance Dates: February 26, March 14, 25
METG Semi Final at Westford Academy: March 14*  
METG State Finals: March 26, 27, 28
*RABBIT HOLE by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Jackie Benoit
Performance Dates: April 1, 2, 3*
SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Christopher Gosselin
Assistant Director: Gaby Fantini        Stage Manager: Phil Manzi
Performance Dates: May 1, 2
*SHOOTING STAR by Steven Dietz
Directed by Maggie Basinas
Performance Dates: May 7, 8, 14, 15
and in a new collaborative project:
SECONDARY ED by Michael Towers
Directed by Michael Towers and Dr. Luke Jorgensen (and Company)
Assistant Directors: Maia Cataldo, Claire Shea, Abby Mills
Stage Manager Apprentice: Kayleigh Kuehl
 Performance Dates TBD
* Denotes Student Directed Black Box Performances