The following are press releases from Catholic Memorial School in West Roxbury:
CM’s seventh and eighth graders battled with foils, rapiers and Elizabethan language on March 21 in a spring performance of Shakespeare’s classics.
The play, directed by local theater guru Ross MacDonald, brought life to Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies, with talented students playing many roles in a selection of over fifteen famous scenes. The students acted out scenes from “Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth,” “Julius Caesar,” “Richard III” and others. The students also performed the play on Thursday morning for the entire school.
"It has been a real joy," MacDonald said of the production. "[These students] embody the fact that Shakespeare is not an academic task, but it needs to be a living, breathing creation...when else are they going to realize that it's fun to perform Shakespeare?"
The cast included the following seventh and eighth grade students:
Michael Calderone - Medway
Francis Cosolito – Medfield
David Kenny – Dorchester
Erik Lyons – West Roxbury
Paul Marino – North Easton
Joseph McCauley – Watertown
Matthew McGurn – West Roxbury
John Monbouquette – West Roxbury
William Moriarty – Ashland
Joshua Mullins – Jamaica Plain
Kamal Pearson – Hyde Park
Connor Sullivan – Brighton
Catholic Memorial School to present “Damn Yankees”
“Damn Yankees” comes to the Catholic Memorial stage on Wednesday, April 11 for one night only. Featuring some of the school’s finest vocal and instrumental talents, the light-hearted musical will also star female leads from several local schools.
The story of a man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for the chance to beat the perennially successful Yankees, the musical, written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, will be directed by CM fine arts chair Craig Spaner. The musical was the 1956 winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical.
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5. The show will take place at 7pm on April 11 on the campus of Catholic Memorial, at 235 Baker St. in West Roxbury.
Past productions on the CM stage in recent years have included “Les Miserables,” “Grease” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”
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