A Backstage Pass for Anything Goes
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Noreen Burdett on Anything Goes
Dr. Noreen Burdett, Director of Fine Arts for the Milton Public Schools, is musical director for the upcoming Milton High School production of Cole Porter's Anything Goes. She says it's exciting to watch the show come together, and had these behind-the-scenes tidbits to offer:
- Two of the leads are being played by seniors who have never been in any MHS musicals;
- Most of the cast has never tap danced, but the entire company will be doing "intensive tap dancing" on stage;
- The set – a cruise ship – was created and built by students and parents.
- Costumes were originally going to be rented from the Reagle Players, but are now being pieced together by "borrowing, buying and searching attics";
- The last time Anything Goes was performed at MHS was the early 1980s, so, as Burdett says, "It's about time we did a 'revival!'"
Anything Goes runs November 5 and 6 at MHS. Tickets are available at the MHS office during school hours and at the door. $10 general admission; $7 seniors/students.
MECA Preschool Info Night
Go window shopping for preschools this evening at the Milton Early Childhood Alliance Early Care and Education Program Information Night. Many area preschools will have program descriptions and representatives available to answer your questions. Next fall seems far-off, but will be here before you know it, so preschool parents, take advantage of this opportunity. 7:00 – 8:30, Cunningham Hall, 75 Edgehill Road.
The Board of Selectmen is requesting that residents report any incidents of graffiti to the Selectmen's Office so that the appropriate steps can be taken to keep our Town clean and beautiful. If you see any graffiti, whether it is on private or public property, call the Selectmen's Office at 617-898-4843.
Join the Eco Team
Want to save $300 to $700 on your utility bills in a year? Join Sustainable Milton's 2010 Eco Team Challenge. The kickoff event on Saturday will help Milton residents calculate their energy use, learn new energy-saving strategies and enter the contest for "biggest carbon loser." There is no cost to participate and no special experience is needed. Bring your energy bills to the library on Saturday between 10:00 and 1:00 and learn how you can save money by saving the planet. More info at http://www.sustainablemilton.org/LowCarbonDiet.html, or call 617-529-0222.
Dinner Theatre next weekend
Theatre-goers who plan to take in the Milton Players' production of A Stretcar Named Desire next month can make an evening of it with a collaboration between the Players and Abby Park. Diners who show their ticket or email ticket purchase confirmation on the day of the show can receive $20 off their dinner bill of $50 or more. Reservations are recommended; call Abby Park at 617-696-8700. Show information and tickets at 617-698-SHOW or www.miltonplayers.org.