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"Starmites-Lite" MVMMS Musical/Recital/Fundraiser
The Melrose Veteran's Memorial Middle School Drama Club is pleased to present "Starmites-Lite," a rollicking musical staged by the MVMMS Drama students as their 8th Grade recital piece. The play is directed and choreographed by Melrose students Nate Shu, Samantha Sweet and Natalie Brogan. Teacher and Drama Club Advisor, Brent Bueno, is mentoring the students on their directorial debuts. MHS graduate Stephan Reale is returning to music direct the show. “Starmites-Lite” tells the story of a shy teenager, Eleanor, who creates a fantasy world involving science fiction characters from her comic book collection. She escapes into her fantasy world where she becomes involved in the conflict between the evil ShakGraa and the Starmites--the guardian angels of Inner Space. The Starmites believe that Eleanor is pre-ordained to save the universe from destruction. In her electrifying journey, Eleanor meets Amazonian cannibal beauties, the Hunk of inner space, and many more “out of this world” colorful characters. This high energy, exciting and hilarious musical is filled with rock 'n roll, doo-wop, rap and gospel music and is suitable for all ages. Nominated for six Tony awards when it was on Broadway, this sci-fi rock 'n roll musical should not be missed.
The play will be performed at the Melrose Performing Arts Center at the middle school on Friday, February 15th at 7:00pm and on Saturday, February 16th at 2:00pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, children and seniors and will be available at the door. For more information, please contact Mr. Bueno at email@example.com
In addition to being the 8th Graders’ final Recital Piece, the play will also benefit Melrose’s “Operation Thank You.” This is an organization whose goal is to send at no cost to them, Melrose’s Vietnam Veterans to their memorial in Washington, DC, in May, 2013 in order to commemorate the Vietnam War’s 50th Anniversary. The trip is a great way to say thank you to our veterans for their heroic commitment on behalf of our country and community. This effort is supported by many city officials including Mayor Robert Dolan, Director of Veteran Services for Melrose, Wakefield and Saugus, Ryan McLane, and Tom Brow, MVMMS Principal.
The cost for each veteran to attend the trip to their monument in Washington, DC is around $250. This covers a veteran's bus fare, hotel stay, and tour and sightseeing fees throughout the trip. Eighth-graders Colleen Driscoll, Rachel Fracasso, Daniella Furtado, Teagan Ingalls, Taylor Norton, Gianna Paladino, Jenna Santos, Zelda Stewart, and Maria Tramontozzi are all part of this year’s “Operation Thank You” club at the middle school. The club’s main goal is to raise the funds required to enable all Melrose Vietnam Veterans to travel to Washington, DC at no cost to them, to view the monument dedicated to them and their comrades.
The Cast and Crew of “Starmites-Lite” will take up a collection for “Operation Thank You” following each performance, and all proceeds generated from concessions sold during the shows will also be donated to the fund. Please come out and see this great MVMMS Drama Club show and support our Vietnam Veterans at the same time!!
|Where||Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School 350 Lynn Fells Pkwy, Melrose, MA 02176 (Auditorium)|
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|Who to bring||Everyone, Kids, Teens, Families, Seniors|
|Price||$10.00 Adults, $5.00 Students, Children, Seniors|
More About Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School
The most modern public building in Melrose, the new Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School (MVMMS) opened in 2007. Except for a handicapped ramp constructed in 1987 and a renovation of the auditorium completed in 1999, the original middle school - originally Melrose High School - had no significant renovations since it was built in 1933.
Today, under the stewardship of Principal Tom Brow, the middle schools offers 24 student clubs and activities and 14 intramural sports. The school was awarded a Spotlight School award by the New England League of Middle Schools in 2008.