NERDICUS MARCHES ON!
SPARTANS BACK TO STATE FINALS AGAIN!
For a second year in a row, the West Springfield Spartan Drama team won the Northern Regional championship with a play about autism, and will head to the State Finals once again! Their one-act play Nerdicus (My Brother With Autism) took 1st prize and the regional trophy, and earned them a ticket to Charlottesville. Senior Austin Morrison was honored by judges at the Outstanding Male Actor for the entire Northern Region.
Nerdicus will play at 5:10 p.m. at the Dickinson Performing Arts Center at Piedmont Valley Community College just outside of Charlottesville, on a festival slate that begins at 4:15 p.m. and ends at 7:10 p.m. (Admission is free; you can come see the entire state festival line-up or just pop in for Nerdicus).
ENCORE PERFORMANCE OF “NERDICUS”
at WEST SPRINGFIELD
The region-winning one-act will be performed again on West Springfield’s auditorium stage on Wednesday night, March 19 @ 7:00 p.m. If you missed it at school or in the conference & regional competitions, here’s your chance to see it one last time.
NERDICUS IN THE NEWS!
For a more detailed look at the play and interviews with cast members, please click on this link to an article in the Springfield Connection: http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2014/feb/14/nerdicus-advances-state-finals/
Thank you to all who came to the Winter One-Acts! Next up on the West Springfield main stage: The Pajama Game, the swingy 1950s romantic comedy about love in a pajama factory!
The show has been cast and rehearsal start in mid-February.
Mark your calendars for May 1 – 4, and come see this musical collaboration between West Springfield’s Drama & Chorus departments!
And coming in May: The Advanced Theatre 3 & 4 classes will be presenting Shakespeare’s classic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream out in the library courtyard on May 30 & 31 @ 7:00 p.m. Mr. DeLeo kicks off what he hopes will be an annual tradition of outdoor Shakespeare (“Shakespeare in the Yard”) in late May!