2019-2020 Important Performing Arts
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One Act Play: Fourteen Lines

cast & crew

Cast & Crew

14 lines


MHS seniors, Lily Barnes and Steph Michel are the directors for this year's METG one act play.  The show is called FOURTEEN LINES by Alan Haehnel.  Carly (played by Maria Papoulidis) and her high school friends are in danger of failing senior English if they do not do well on their final exam (sound familiar!). Carly tries desperately to motivate each student to overcome his/her personal issues so that he/she will pass the class and graduate on time. 

Mansfield High School's cast and crew of FOURTEEN LINES competed in the preliminary round of the Massachusetts High School Drama Festival on Saturday,
February 29th at Attleboro High School. They were one of three acts chosen to go to the next round. Website

FOURTEEN LINES, directed by MHS seniors Lily Barnes and Stephanie Michel,  will advance to the semifinal round on March 14th at Sharon High School.
METG Postponing All METG Events Through April 6, 2020

Six forty minute plays will be performed at the semi final round starting at 9 am, two of those shows will advance to the State Finals in late March.
Tickets will be available at the door throughout the day for $15.
Mansfield is scheduled to perform at 2:30 pm.

Out of the 112 one-act plays that were performed throughout the state this past Saturday,
fourteen of those will be selected as State Finalists, of which three will be named winners.
Two schools chosen from the State Finalists will go on to represent Massachusetts in the New England Drama Festival.




All State Auditions & Festival - For choir students who qualify through SE District Audition.

  • All State Auditions - Saturday, January 25th (Shrewsbury HS - Time TBA). Bus transportation will be provided.$30 fee to audition.
  • All State Festival - Thursday - Saturday (March 5-7) at the World Trade Center, Boston, MA. (fee to participate - TBD) - Bus transportation will not be provided.
  • All State Concert - Saturday, March 7th @ 1pm - Symphony Hall, Boston, MA.

Spring Musical - Auditions and rehearsals will take place in the auditorium - $50 Performing Arts Fee (for cast, not crew - if you were in the fall play, you do not have to pay again)

  • Audition prep - Thursday, Jan 30 2-3pm & Mon Feb 3rd 3-4:30 pm
  • Auditions – Tues Feb 4th 2:15- 6 pm (Vocal audition - sign up for a time) & Wed Feb 5th 3-6pm dance/read - be prepared to stay the entire time.
  • Callbacks – Thurs, Feb 6th 2:15-6 pm & Fri, Feb 7th 2-5 pm (if necessary)
  • Rehearsal Schedule – Mon 2:15-5 pm, Wed 3-5 pm, Thurs 2:15-5 pm starting Wed, Feb 12th & Sundays 5-8:30 pm starting March 8th (no rehearsal 4/12 or 4/19 or during April break except we will rehearse on Sunday, April 26th & I may do some rehearsals with principals depending on their availability)
  • Tech week – Fri May 1st 2-6pm, Sat May 2 2-9 pm, Sun May 3 2-9pm, Mon May 4 4:30-9 pm, Tues May 5 4:30-9 pm& Wed May 6 (final dress rehearsal) 4:30-10 pm
  • Performance Dates – Thursday,May 7th @ 7:00 pm; Friday,May 8th @ 7:00 pm;Saturday,May 9th @ 1pm & 7pm - strike and cast party following the show.

MA Thespians Drama Festival - Saturday, Feb 8th all day - participate in drama, dance and musical theatre workshops all day and/or watch other schools perform one act plays. $25 (includes bus transportation)

MHS/QMS Choir Rehearsal - Mon Feb 24th - full choir rehearsal to prepare for the concert. 2-3 pm in the MHS auditorium.

MHS/QMS Choral Concert and METG One Act Play - All choir members and METG cast and crew. Thursday, February 27th 7pm - MHS Auditorium.  Choir members, cast, and crew arrive at 5:30 pm

METG One Act Play Festival - Competition dates: Prelims - Saturday, Feb 29th; Semi Final - Saturday, March 14th: State Finals - March 26-29.

MICCA Festival - For Select & Concert Choir (time and place TBD) either April 3, 4, 5th.  Wear concert attire. The date/time will be announced the first week of January. This is a mandatory event for both concert choir and select choir members.

Spring Concert Rehearsal - For Select & Concert Choir members - Thursday, May 14th &  Monday May 18th 2-3pm - MHS Auditorium (attendance at both rehearsals are mandatory).

Spring Concert Thursday, May 21st  @ 7pm (choirs and crew called at 5:30pm) - MHS Auditorium. Wear concert attire.

Graduation @ Xfinity Center– Sunday, June 7th 1pm – Comcast Center Stage – Senior select and concert choir members only - arrive at 11:45am

Tony NightPerforming Arts Awards Night – June 14th at 5pm - MHS Auditorium

The above dates are subject to change and more rehearsals/performances may be added or deleted. Email me with any questions at sheila.newton@mansfieldschools.com

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