Magic at MacDuffie

On the last day of February magic happened in the Little Theater at MacDuffie.

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A sixth of the student population participated in a magical production of the musical, Once Upon a Mattress.

she swam the moat group shot

All three of the performances boasted full houses and standing ovations.


The play was directed by Mr. Ted Lyman (his 82nd MacDuffie production), with musical direction by Mr. Matthew McTeague and choreography by Ms. Julie Larsen (both Matt and Julie are Arts Faculty members). Cast members ran the gamut from 6th grade to 12th and even included a faculty member, Mr. Caleb Parsons.

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Although everyone contributed equally to the final product, several members of the cast were seniors whose experience, leadership and skills greatly enhanced the production quality. They are (in alphabetical order): Kitty Carbon, Jake deHahn, Lingle Lin, Livia Ling, Maryanne Magnier, Zach Metz, Ajlan Okman, Caleb Shelburne, Nick Wakayama, Alex Webb, and Scott Zhang. They will be sorely missed next year and MacDuffie Theater wishes them well in all of their future endeavors.