The Arts Department has done it again with another successful winter musical! This year’s production was Anything Goes, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and a book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse later revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.
The story takes place on a transatlantic ocean liner on which a nightclub singer poses as a gangster’s henchman to follow the runaway (and engaged) heiress he loves to England.
The MacDuffie performances, presented by a special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library Inc., were held March 3-5. The musical was directed by Ted Lyman, with Asia Meirovich as Music Director, Angie Muzzy as Choreographer, and Becky Beth Benedict as Producer.
“The cast embodies the multicultural nature of MacDuffie,” said Ted Lyman, directed Anything Goes for the fourth time. “They are talented, enthusiastic students exploring an art form that is distinctly American—the golden age of Broadway.”
More than 40 students (and even a few faculty and staff) took part in the production. Congratulations to all who participated, and thank you to everyone who attended. Bon Voyage!
(Photo credit: Janet Xie ’17)
Candlelight, held after our Mountain Day activities, is our annual tradition for welcoming new MacDuffie community members. We begin as two circles–inner and outer–as Head of School Steve Griffin shares the initial candlelight flame with several students, who share with others, and so on, until everyone’s candle is lit. After several brief student speeches about the CIRCLE values, those in the inner circle join the outer circle, leaving behind the “new” designation. Together we embrace unity.
Thanks to Tira Xia ’17 for the photos!
Each fall, the MacDuffie community comes together to hike Mount Holyoke at Skinner State Park–one of our most beloved traditions! This year’s beautiful weather made for excellent climbing conditions and stunning views.
Thank you to Whitney Peng ’17 and Julio Kbarek ’17 for sharing these photos.
We had a calendar bursting with creativity of Arts Events this spring. Check out this photo montage from our Spring Music Concert, Acting Ensemble Showcase, Spring Dance Concert, and Spring Sampler. Thank you to everyone who performed, created, wrote, danced, directed, attended, and photographed. (Did we get everyone?) So much to love about Arts at MacDuffie!