Saturday, May 18, 2013
The final two performances are tonight at 7:30 and tomorrow, May 19 at 2 p.m.
Opening night was sold out but you can still catch the final two performances of Performing Arts Center of MetroWest's Family Players' production of performances of James & The Giant Peach this weekend. The play tells the story of a boy forced to go live with two mean, spinster aunts after his parents are tragically killed. One summer afternoon crying in the bushes, James stumbles across a mysterious, magical man, who gives him a sack of tiny glowing-green crocodile tongues. James accidentally drops them into the ground. From there a magical tale begins as James enters a gigantic, magical peach, and has a wild and surreal cross-world adventure with a handful of anthropomorphic insects. Hemenway 5th grader Madilyn Spear has the role of …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
PAC Family Players will present three performances of the classic novel Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
Performing Arts Center of MetroWest's Family Players will stage three performances of James & The Giant Peach this weekend. The play tells the story of a boy forced to go live with two mean, spinster aunts after his parents are tragically killed. He encounters a man who gives him magic and from there the tale of the peach and other creatures ensues. The actors and actresses in the play are in grades 3-6. Shows are Friday, May 17 at 7:30, Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. Advanced tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Tickets will be sold at the door, if the shows, doesn't sell out, but will be $18 and $16. Purchase online tickets at www.pacmetrowest.org
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Students in grade 7-12 will stage their final performance of FAME, the Musical at the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets available at the door.
Students in grade 7-12 will stage their final performance of FAME, the Musical at the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets available at the door. The musical tells of the hopes and dreams of aspiring stars in their quest for success. (Editor's Note: the show does have a few swear words, and there are sexual and drug references.) Tickets at the door are $18 adults, $16 seniors and students. *** Slideshow and video clip are from the opening night performance, April 5. Please add your photos and videos too. .
Monday, February 4, 2013
Shows will be the weekend May 17-18-19; students in grades 3-6 wanted for the production.
Performing Arts Center of MetroWest will stage James and the Giant Peach in May. Students, in grades 3-6, will learn acting, singing, dancing, choreography, blocking, working as a team, and all of the various aspects of being a cast member in a show. No audition required! All students will be cast! Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m., beginning Tuesday, Feb. 5. Performances are May 17-18-19. Tuition is $375. Some students may need to pay a $25 registration fee. James and the Giant Peach is a happily ever after contemporary tale written by Roald Dahl, author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. James is an orphaned boy oppressed by two nasty, self-centered aunts. James escapes his miserable life by entering a giant peach …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The rehearsal studio at the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest was renamed The Lynne Johnson Grynkewicz Rehearsal Studio.
Thanks to grants from The Sudbury Foundation, The Highland Street Foundation and Impact Framingham, the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest has completed renovation of its rehearsal studio. Previously named the multi-purpose room, the new room has a new wood floor, a wall of mirrors, new paint and radiator covers. The room has also been re-named The Lynne Johnson Grynkewicz Rehearsal Studio. The newly renovated room is named The Lynne Johnson Grynkewicz Rehearsal Studio in honor of one of Center's volunteer leaders who has given 25 years of devoted service to the Center as Executive Director, Board of Directors Chair and Member-At-Large, major donor, and Founder of Center's resident dance company, The Moving West Repertory Dance Theater. …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Today is the final performance of the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest's production of Disney's Aladdin Jr.
Today is the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest's production of Disney's Aladdin Jr. The final performance is today at 2 p.m.Tickets are $16 adults and $14 youth and seniors in advance. Tickets at the door are $2 more. The cast is made of boys and girls from MetroWest in grades 3-6. Aladdin – Leah Grinblatas Jasmine – Jeannine Kirk Genie – Jessica Wulf Jafar – Hana Debroczy Iago – Inez Arellano Narrator 1 – KylieRose Castoldi Narrator 2 – Natalie Allekian Narrator 3 – Noelle Simonelli/Elana Gelfand Narrator 4 – Emilie Bach Narrator 5 – Helen Scanlon Sultan – Gemma Smith Razoul – Rebekah Sager Guards – Noelle Simonelli/Elana Gelfand
Friday, January 11, 2013
There are performances Saturday night and Sunday afternoon
Performing Arts Center of MetroWest's production of Disney's Aladdin Jr. opens tonight. The cast is made of boys and girls from MetroWest in grades 3-6. Shows are tonight at 7:30, tomorrow at 7:30 and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 adults and $14 youth and seniors in advance. Tickets at the door are $2 more. There is a chance some shows may sell out so suggested calling PAC office at 508-875-5554 to reserve tickets.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The elementary music program in the Framingham Public Schools is still struggling. Once more than 600 students, it is down to about 160; but after a 2-year hiatus the band returned to perform at the town's annual holiday concert.
After a two year hiatus, the Framingham Public Schools elementary band made a return appearance to the town's annual tree lighting & holiday concert Friday night. The Framingham Public Schools' elementary band program, where students were taught instrumental music for free, was cut in the spring of 2010, due to fiscal constraints. The school district eliminated the in-house program when it cut two band directors and a string instructor to save $116,351. Before the program was cut 600-700 elementary school students participated in the elementary band program. After the cuts, the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest stepped in and began offering instrumental music lessons after school at the town's eight elementary schools. Parents had to pay…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Framingham and MetroWest teens are staging three performances of Zombie Prom at the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest (PAC) this weekend. The teens, in grades 7-12, gave a sneak peak look at the musical show at the Farm Pond Fall Festival earlier this month. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Advanced tickets are $16 and $14 for youths and seniors. Tickets at the door will be $2 more, if the show is not sold out. To purchase tickets, call the PAC office at 508-875-5554.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Framingham Downtown Renaissance Director Holli Andrews said she wants to make the festival an annual fall event, thanks to the support of the community, volunteers, organizations and businesses.
Saturday, the Framingham Downtown Renaissance organization and its new director Holli Andrews hosted the inaugural Farm Pond Fall Festival. "I definitely plan to campaign for Farm Pond Fall Festival to be an annual event. The setting is so beautiful. We heard from festival goers that they were so happy with the day - and I think people who live in Framingham are incredibly warm and social. That has been my experience! I want to continue to bring us all together - and that is what creating and promoting a vibrant downtown is all about. A place where we can meet folks and share great times and make memories," said Andrews. Hundreds attended the family-friendly event in Farm Pond Park, which features entertainment, a farmer's market, games, …