Festival 2018!

QMS Drama is excited to be returning to the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild's
Middle School Festival
with our entry of:



As the ticking clock reminds you, only 60 minutes remain to complete this oh-so-important predictor of your future. But you didn't get the review sheets, the teacher doesn't like you and your classmates are blatantly cheating. Time passes and the voices in your head remind you that though you are having trouble with the test, your personal life is far, far worse. Then you reach the essay question. The good news—it's an opinion essay. The bad news—it's in Chinese. And things aren't going to get better!

Cast Size: 13-15 Students, mixed boys and girls

3 Stage Managers 
1 Costume Designer
1 Prop Designer
1 Light Designer
1 Sound Designers

1 (or 2) Assistant Stage Managers

*Aside from our 3 stage managers, ALL students interested in working on crew will have to interview. Not all students who interview will be given a crew position.*

Important Dates and Information:

Wednesday, January 24th, 2pm-3pm
Information Meeting in the Auditorium
Come and get your questions answered, and hear about audition requirements!

Tuesday, February 6th
Auditions, 2pm-4pm, Auditorium

Wednesday, February 7th:
Call-Backs, 2pm-4pm, Auditorium

Not all students who audition will be called back.
Not all students who audition/get called back will be cast. 

Friday, February 9th:
Cast List Posted HERE and on the Drama Board at School at 1pm

Wednesday, February 14th: 
First Rehearsal, 2pm-3pm: Auditorium

Thursday, February 15th:

Second Rehearsal, 2pm-3pm: Auditorium

Rehearsals will run Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout February, March and April from 2pm-3pm.

A fully detailed schedule will be sent home at the beginning of rehearsals. 

Tech Week:
All Dates are Mandatory

April 23-27
*Rehearsal Times TBA*

We will be traveling to our host site for the afternoon on one of our tech week days, then returning back to QMS to perform a free friends and family preview at QMS that evening.  We will have specifics for you in March. 


All Day Saturday, April 28th
We generally leave QMS by bus around 7am, and return by 8pm

Location: TBA

Information for parents and family members interested in attending festival will be made available here in the coming months! 

Locations we've traveled to in the past include:
Kuss Middle School, Fall River
Horace Mann Middle School, Franklin
Walsh Middle School, Framingham
The Bromfield School, Harvard

That's A LOT of information that we just threw at you! As always, if you have questions, please find Mr. McCrossan or Mrs. Strunin and we'll be more than happy to answer them! Also, COME TO THE INFORMATION MEETING!