Sharks and Jets Prowl the High School as West Side Story Opens
Holly Pretsky
The regional high school performs the musical West Side Story this weekend at the Performing Arts Center. The show runs through Sunday.
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The Vagina Monologues Arrive on the the Vineyard
On Sunday, Feb. 11, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of V-Day, the Vagina Monologues is coming to the Vineyard, performed by local women and benefiting local organizations.
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High School Musical Hits the High Notes With Guys and Dolls
Heather Hamacek
Opening night is Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Performing Arts Center for Guys and Dolls, this year's high school musical that stars a talented ensemble of performers.
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High School Musical Rolls the Dice With Guys and Dolls
Bill Eville
Cast and crew at the regional high school are busy transforming the performing arts center into a sultry Havana nightclub for next week's production of Guys and Dolls. The show opens Feb. 16.
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Murder, Mayhem and All that Jazz, High School Play Heats Up February
Heather Hamacek
This weekend, for a night of murder and media scandals, Islanders can turn off the television and head to the Performing Arts Center, where the high school production of Chicago premieres Friday.
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All Alone in the Moonlight Still a Fine Place For High School Felines
Katie Ruppel
The high school’s rendition of the classic 1980s musical, Cats, will premiere at the school’s Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m., with three other performances throughout the weekend.
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High School Goes to Cats
The high school theatre and music departments are performing Cats this year at the Performing Arts Center at the regional high school with shows on Feb. 13, 14, 15 and 16.
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Bread and Puppet Celebrates 50 Years
When the Bread and Puppet Company comes to Chilmark next week there will be protests, absurdity, laughter — and there’s a good chance audience members will leave scratching their heads. If you leave with a new point of view, even better.
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Puppet Theatre Sets Table for Food Insecurity Awareness
Heidi Sistare

The stage is a dinner table. As audience members enter the theatre they are encouraged to sit in the first few rows and be guests at the table. Then, as the performers guide the audience through five stories, the table transforms into a highway, a parking lot and even an ocean.

The show is called Who’s Hungry and it was performed at the Yard last Friday and Saturday night. It is a collage of puppetry, movement, audio recording, visual arts and live discussion all coming together to reveal the isolation and hopelessness of not having enough to eat.

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Evening Aboard Whaleship Essex Explores Universal Tragedy
Heidi Sistare

“People ask me how will you get a boat on stage? What I like to say is — theatrical imagination.”

With these words, Joe Forbrich introduced a reading of his new play, The Whaleship Essex, on Monday, July 22. The staged reading was part of The Vineyard Playhouse’s Monday Night Specials series. It was performed by a group of 16 actors and actresses, two from New York and 14 from Martha’s Vineyard.

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