Expressive Arts

Theater Ensemble

The MHS Theater Ensemble performs two productions each year - the Fall play in November and the winter musical in February. Auditions are held for both. No prior experience is necessary, and auditions are open to all students.

Students who prefer working “behind the scenes” can participate in Technical Theater. This program is open to anyone interested in set design, construction, lighting, and backstage work. Participants learn skills and techniques and construct sets in the workshop.

Taking part in play productions can partially count toward athletic requirements.

Theater Ensemble Presents "Cry-Baby" the Musical

The MHS Theater Ensemble will bop back to the 1950s for its winter musical, "Cry-Baby," the stage adaptation of the cult-classic John Waters film. 

  • Friday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m.
All shows will take place in the Woods Theater of the Elizabeth Gatchell Klein Arts Center on the Miss Hall’s School campus. General admission is $10 (admission is FREE for Miss Hall's students and faculty members), and reservations are recommended. Senior citizen and handicapped-accessible seating is available. Tickets can be reserved here. You may also call (413) 443-6401 or email **Please note, the performance and subject matter are PG-13 and not suitable for children.**
About the show...
Set in 1954 in Baltimore and fueled by rock and roll, this romantic comedy tells the story of two star-crossed lovers, Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker—the leader of a group of juvenile delinquents known as “Drapes”—and rich, good girl Allison Vernon-Williams, who has grown tired of her straight-laced life. Complicating matters are Allison’s jealous boyfriend, the squeaky-clean Baldwin Blandish, and his pals “the Squares,” and Lenora Frigid, who has a crush on Cry-Baby.

"Cry-Baby" features music and lyrics by David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger, with a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan. The musical, based on the 1990 John Waters film of the same name, premiered in November 2007 and opened on Broadway in April 2008, receiving four Tony Award nominations.
Directed by Jennifer Jordan, Director of Theater and Dance
Musical Direction by Joe Rose

Read more here.

"Cry-Baby" - March 2-4, 2018

  • Cry-Baby Rehearsal - 2.14.18

    In rehearsals for the Winter Musical "Cry-Baby" March 2-4, 2018.

    17 photo(s)


Past Productions

  • MHS Theater Ensemble Presents "You Can't Take It With You" - 11.9.17

    The MHS Theater Ensemble presented the play "You Can't Take It With You" as their fall production. Performances took place November 10-12, 2017. Photos by Sophie Lane '96.

    23 photo(s)

  • Theater Ensemble in Rehearsal - 11.6.17

    The MHS Theater Ensemble presents "You Can't Take It With You" November 10-12. Rehearsal photos by David Smith.

    12 photo(s)

  • MHS Theater Ensemble - The Addams Family

    February 24-26, 2017. Photos by Sophie Lane '97.

    39 photo(s)

  • MHS Theater Ensemble Fall Production - "Peter and the Starcatcher" - 11.10.16

    Photos from dress rehearsal of "Peter and the Starcatcher." Photos by Andrea Zhang '18.

    33 photo(s)

  • "Our Town" Performance - 5.19.16

    Photos by Sophie Lee '96.

    16 photo(s)

  • Final Dress Rehearsal for "Nice Work If You Can Get It" - 2.17.16

    The MHS Theater Ensemble presented the musical "Nice Work If You Can Get It" February 19-21, 2016.

    24 photo(s)


Theater Department News

List of 3 news stories.

  • MUSICAL MARCH 2, 3, 4!

    Cry-Baby to be performed March 2, 3, and 4
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    You Can't Take It With You an exceptional production
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    Sold-Out Shows for The Addams Family
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