The town puffs with pride over its Wegmans. It should. The "famous" grocery store pulls more folks to Northborough as a destination than ever before. The students, and their drama teacher, found the subject so compelling—and humorous—that they decided to write a play about it.
Every year, the advanced drama class tackles a project. Usually, it is an adaptation of a classic or well-known hit. For only the second time, Maura Morrison's drama class decided to wrap its head and heart around their own script, producing Wegmans—The Musical.
The idea, Morrison said, evolved after the class worked on improv around the subject of a supermarket, a la "Whose Line is It Anyway." Morrison and student Stephen Tzianabos laid the groundwork for the original script, and everyone in the class had input.
The story combines romance, music, food and of course a struggle between good and evil in the characters of Teddy and Roy, who are brothers.
"Teddy is nice, and Roy runs the front end at Acme, and it is poorly run," said John Mukai, who plays the kind, unwitting Sheldon, who Roy uses as a spy to find out the secrets behind the well-run Wegmans.
Students in Wegmans ... the Musical:
Drama students present Wegmans ... the Musical on Thursday, May 10, at 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Seating is first come-first served, and although the performance is free, donations to the drama department are appreciated.
Check out the video and image gallery for a sneak preview.