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Williston Students to Sing at Fenway

As they stroll around the park, taking in the sights and sounds of the holiday season, visitors to Fenway Park on November 30 might also perk their ears at renditions of Williston Northampton favorites, “O Williston” and “Sammy.”

As part of the Fenway Park Holiday Bash, a winter wonderland-themed event on Friday night, 14 Widdigers and Caterwaulers will perform Christmas carols and group favorites.

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Williston Children’s Theatre Performs The Phantom Tollbooth

The Williston Northampton School will present its annual children’s theater production during the public schools’ February vacation week. This year, the program is presenting The Phantom Tollbooth, and it is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

The play is based on the book by the same name. Written by Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. The production features Williston Northampton students from both the Middle and Upper Schools and is directed by Charles Raffetto, the school’s Theater Technical Director.

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Second Annual Spring Celebration Festival

Picture 7The Williston community is invited to celebrate the Year of the Dragon on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Williston Theatre. There will be traditional Chinese food from the Great Wall restaurant in Florence and desserts and drinks provided by Williston Dining Services.

Students are invited to show off their talents, including singing, dancing, playing instruments, performing short skits, sharing jokes, performing magic, doing yo-yo tricks, sharing Chinese historical commentary, and displaying a little Taichiquan (a form of Chinese martial arts).

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Acting Behind Masks—the Art of Italian Comedy

mask1smallMasks may be the symbolic representation of the dramatic arts, but sometimes they are also the tools of the trade.

Teacher Emily Ditkovski’s Intermediate Acting class recently finished a unit on the Italian Comedy (commedia dell’arte). This traditional theater form uses music and dance, and productions are well-known for their comedy, witty remarks, and physicality.

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