Neary actors to Press Start tomorrow night – 6 pm at Neary

by beth on May 29, 2018

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Above: Last year, Westborough students performed the video game musical produced by Skyrise Children’s Theater. Tomorrow night, Neary students will don the Press Start costumes. (image cropped from Facebook)

Tomorrow night, Neary students will be putting on a spring musical. Take note, the production will “Press Start” at a different time or place than some people are expecting.

The musical was originally planned and promoted to be 6:00 pm at Woodward on Wednesday, May 30th. More recently, a flyer posted in Finn School’s Thursday Packet listed it as 7:00 pm at Neary. The truth lies between.

According to Recreation, the performance will be in the Neary School gym. But the flyer was based on a miscommunication. The play is set to begin at 6:00 pm tomorrow night. (I “updated” the flyer below right to reflect that.)

Press Start flyer updated

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The children’s play will “transport” the audience into the world of video games:

When the famous characters we know and love run out of lives, they decide to put on a musical fundraiser that will help them raise gold rings and play on. Through hilarious and heartfelt musical numbers, we see the heroes, villains, and sidekicks like we’ve never seen the before. But when things go terribly awry, it’s the quiet sidekick Little Mushroom who must find the hero within to help save the day!

The cast is comprised of more than a dozen Neary 4th and 5th graders who took part in a 2-day per week after school program over the past 4 weeks. (You can see the cast list here.)

Tickets are $8 each.

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