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CONTACTS

Ryan DeWolfe
Music Director
dewolfer@kingphilip.org | (508) 541-7324 ex. 2480

Joseph J. Ferreira, Jr.
GAPS Director, District Theatre Operations Director
ferreiraj@kingphilip.org | (508) 384-1000 ext. 3255

Lennie Machado
Choreographer
machadol@kingphilip.org | (508) 384-1000 ext. 3460
L-MAC Designs

Missy Taddeo
Drama Director & Technical Director
taddeom@kingphilip.org | (508) 384-1000 ext. 3461

COVID & the 2020 -2021 KP Theatre Season

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety regulations established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and enforced by the Wrentham Board of Health, the KP Drama season has been restructured to be an on-line education program with no in-person rehearsals or scheduled performances for the 2020 – 2021  academic year.  Should there be any changes to this status, notifications will be found here on this Web site and will be announced by the district via the Principal’s Newsletter, district-wide e-mails, and district social media platforms.

We thank everyone for their support in the past and we ask everyone to continue your support for our students and their interest in the theatrical performing arts as we tackle the challenges of our present times.  We look forward to bringing live theatre back to the King Philip District once it is safe for our students, staff and you, our supportive public.

KP Drama produces and performs two to three plays each year. These include an annual holiday production or musical each December, a Spring production in May, and a periodic February senior-directed show. Our home is King Philip Regional High School’s Richard K. Grady Theatre, where as many as fifty students both on stage and behind the scenes work for months to bring audiences such favourite holiday shows as A Christmas Carol and It’s A Wonderful Life, musicals including Peter Pan & Little Shop of Horrors, entertaining comedies including You Can’t Take It With You, immortal Shakespearean productions including Much Ado About Nothing & The Tempest, powerful dramas such as Inherit the Wind & The Diary of Anne Frank, and dark mysteries such as The Mousetrap & And Then There Were None.  Additionally, our actors and technicians volunteer their time and expertise to assisting the annual Spring Musical at King Philip Middle School in Norfolk, MA.

Our dedicated technical theatre students are members of the Grady Auditorium Production Staff (GAPS). These students, as well as numerous alumni volunteers, design sets and build scenery for each show, create and implement lighting and audio designs, and provide operations support for all organizations and performing arts groups renting the theatre spaces of both the KPMS Auditorium and the Richard K. Grady Theatre at KPRHS.

Persons interested in supporting these performing arts programs financially through donation and/or advertising or through volunteering should contact Ms. Melissa Taddeo at kpdrama@kingphilip.org for further information. You may also call us at 508-384-1000, Ext. 3461 Monday through Friday between 9 AM and 3 PM or FAX us at (508) 384-1006. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see YOU at our next show!

To purchase reserved seating tickets, click “Buy Tickets”.

Tickets are also sold at the door beginning one hour prior to each performance.

Links

Rhode Island College Theatre Department
Our partner college theatre program

Middletown (RI) High School Drama – Our friends at Mr. Ferreira’s former high school drama program.

Wall Entertainment Lighting – Theatrical lighting specialists: repair. purchase & system installations.

Dramatic Publishing – Play script publisher

Dramatists Play Service – Play script publisher

Major Theatre Equipment Corporation – Stage rigging, extensions and curtain specialists

Pro Sound Service – Audio component, repair and installation specialists

Rosebrand – Rose Brand is North America’s largest provider of theatrical fabrics, fabrications and production supplies for the entertainment, event and display industries.

Samuel French – Play script publisher

Stage Directions Magazine – The professional technical theatre magazine.

BBC Sound Effects Library – These 16,000 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license.

Access dataset metadata by visiting our dedicated LOD site. If you have any queries regarding usage, please contact jake.berger at bbc.co.uk

NPR: The Most Popular High School Plays and Musicals – 2018 – Courtesy of Dramatics Magazine/Educational Theatre Association

Fall/Holiday Joey Award Recipients

Fall, 2018: Little Shop of Horrors

Fall, 2017: Peter Pan – Sarah Seaberg

Fall, 2016: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Fall, 2015: TV: A Holiday Cabaret – Rachel Raposa

​Fall, 2014: Christmas Memories –

Fall, 2013: It’s A Wonderful Life – Kyle Bechet

Fall, 2012: Miracle on 34th Street – Audra Robbins

Fall, 2011: A Christmas Carol – Ryan Bakinowski & Kaitlin Bannon​

Fall, 2010: The Homecoming – Michael Macomber

Fall, 2009: A Christmas Story –

Fall, 2008: It’s A Wonderful Life –

Fall, 2007: A Christmas Carol –

Fall, 2006: Miracle on 34th Street –

Fall, 2005: Families at Holidaytime – Drama Families

Fall 2004: A Christmas Story – Craig Ewer

Fall, 2003: It’s A Wonderful Life – Dan Loveley

Fall, 2002: A Christmas Carol – Marc Speroni

Fall, 2001: Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus – Missy Taddeo & Tom Gemelli

Fall, 2000: A Christmas Story – Bethany LaValley

Fall, 1999: Miracle on 34th Street – Jesse McKenzie

Fall, 1998: It’s A Wonderful Life – Tim Mele

Spring Joey Award Recipients

Spring, 2019: The Crucible –

Spring, 2018: Arsenic & Old Lace –

Spring, 2017: Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In – Olivia Merritt

Spring, 2016: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead – Rachel Raposa

Spring, 2015: Appointment with Death – Gillian Ferreira

Spring, 2014: State of the Union –

Spring, 2013: The Birds –

Spring, 2012: The Tempest –

Spring, 2011: And Then There Were None –

Spring, 2010: The Diary of Anne Frank – Emily Sexton

Spring, 2009: The Disappearance of Daniel Hand – Madeline Phillips

Spring, 2008: Mr. Hobbs Vacation – Cody Sullivan

Spring, 2007: It Was A Dark & Stormy Night – Ned Fitzgerald

Spring, 2006: You Can’t Take It With You –

Spring, 2005: The Curious Savage – Cate McLaughlin

Spring, 2004: The Philadelphia Story – Kristen Quarterone & Jen Lechak

Spring, 2003: Twelve Angry Men/Women – Amy Coombs

Spring, 2002: Much Ado About Nothing –

Spring, 2001: Anything Goes – Brian O’Connell

Spring, 2000: Inherit The Wind – ​Adam Ewer

Spring, 1999: The Sting – Marit Davies

Date Production Director
May, 2019: Alice in Wonderland Missy Taddeo,Lennie Machado
December, 2018: Little Shop of Horrors Ryan DeWolfe, Missy Taddeo, Lennie Machado, Joseph Ferreira
May, 2018: Arsenic & Old Lace Joseph Ferreira, Missy Taddeo
December, 2017: Peter Pan Ryan DeWolfe, Missy Taddeo, Lennie Machado, Joseph Ferreira
May, 2017: Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In Missy Taddeo, Joseph Ferreira
December, 2016: The Hound of the Baskervilles Joseph Ferreira, Missy Taddeo
May, 2016: Rosencrantz & Gildenstern
​are Dead
Missy Taddeo, Joseph Ferreira
February, 2016: Twelve Angry Jurors Alexandra Philips (student director)
December, 2015: TV – A Holiday Musical  Joseph Ferreira, Missy Taddeo, Ryan DeWolf, Lennie Machado
May, 2015: Appointment With Death Joseph Ferreira, Missy Taddeo
December, 2014: Christmas Memories Joseph Ferreira, Missy Taddeo
May, 2014: State of the Union Joseph Ferreira, Missy Taddeo
December, 2013: It’s A Wonderful Life Joseph Ferreira, Missy Taddeo
May, 2013: The Birds Joseph Ferreira, Missy Taddeo
December, 2012: Miracle on 34th Street Joseph Ferreira, Missy Taddeo
May, 2012: The Tempest Joseph Ferreira, Missy Taddeo
December, 2011: A Christmas Carol Joseph Ferreira, Missy Taddeo
May, 2011: And Then There Were None Joseph Ferreira, Missy Taddeo
December, 2010: The Homecoming Joseph Ferreira, Missy Taddeo
May, 2010: The Diary of Anne Frank Rivka Rocchio, Joseph Ferreira
December, 2009: A Christmas Story Joseph Ferreira, Rivka Rocchio
May, 2009: The Disappearance of Daniel Hand Rivka Rocchio, Joseph Ferreira
December, 2008: It’s A Wonderful Life Joseph Ferreira, Rivka Rocchio
May, 2008: Mr. Hobbs’ Vacation Joseph Ferreira
February, 2008: Don’t Dress for Dinner Katie Mikalayunas (student director)
December, 2007: A Christmas Carol Joseph Ferreira
May, 2007: It Was A Dark & Stormy Night Joseph Ferreira, Michael LaValley (MS Auditorium)
December, 2006: Miracle on 34th Street Joseph Ferreira (MS Auditorium)
May, 2006: You Can’t Take it With You Joseph Ferreira, Jennifer Logan (MS Auditorium)
December, 2005: Families at Holidaytime Joseph Ferreira, Vienna Folliard, Jennifer Logan (MS Auditorium)
May, 2005: The Curious Savage Vienna Folliard, Jennifer Logan, Joseph Ferreira
February, 2005: The Mousetrap Caitlin McLaughlin (student director)
December, 2004: A Christmas Story Joseph Ferreira, Vienna Folliard, Jennifer Logan
May, 2004: The Philadelphia Story Joseph Ferreira, Vienna Folliard, Jennifer Logan
February, 2004: The Dinner Party Ayann Agane & Brittany Burke (student dir.)
December, 2003: It’s A Wonderful Life Joseph Ferreira, Vienna Folliard, Jennifer Logan
May, 2003: Twelve Angry Men/Women Joseph Ferreira, Vienna Folliard, Jennifer Logan
February, 2003: Play It Again, Sam Harley Holmes (student directed)
December, 2002: A Christmas Carol Joseph Ferreira, Vienna Folliard, Jennifer Logan
May, 2002: Much Ado About Nothing Nicole Slagle, Joseph Ferreira
February, 2002: Turn of the Screw Missy Taddeo, Thomas Gemelli (student directed)
December, 2001: Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus Joseph Ferreira, Nicole Slagle
May, 2001: Anything Goes William Jones, Peter Tileston, Joseph Ferreira, Nicole Slagle
December, 2000: A Christmas Story Joseph Ferreira, Nicole Slagle
May, 2000: Inherit the Wind Joseph Ferreira, Nicole Slagle
December, 1999: Miracle on 34th Street Joseph Ferreira, Nicole Slagle
May, 1999: The Sting Joseph Ferreira
December, 1998: It’s A Wonderful Life Joseph Ferreira
May, 1998: One Act Festival James D’Attilio, Joseph Ferreira
December, 1997: Skin of Our Teeth James D’Attilio, Joseph Ferreira
May, 1997: One Act Festival James D’Attilio, Jacqueline Huckle, Nicholas Huckle
December, 1996: The Man Who Came to Dinner James D’Attilio, Jacqueline Huckle, Nicholas Huckle
Year Recipients
2017 Emma Dauphinee’
Emily Walsh
2016 Crosby MacLean
2015 TBA
2014 TBA
2013 Hannah Eldridge
Rose Garron

Audra Robbins
Christopher Woycik 
2012 Ryan Bakinowski
Katie Bannon
Mitchell Roberts
Emily Sexton
2011 Alecia Colella
Nora Garron
2010 Ned Fitzgerald
Allison Martel
Madeline Phillips
2009 TBA
2008 Sara Clarke
Mary Katherine Mikalyunas
Jennifer Verville
2007 Elizabeth Davies
Elizabeth Lovely
Anne Powers

Stephanie Urko 
2006 Jeffrey Crompton
Renee’ Lessard
2005 Daniel Lovely
Caitlin McLaughlin
2004 Ayann Agane
Brittany Burke
Kristen Quarterone
Christine White
2003 Lauren Flocco
Diedre Galluzzo
Matthew Murphy
Susan Watson
2002 Adam Ewer
Adam Gawthrope
Thomas Gemelli
Melissa Taddeo 
2001 Bethany LaValley
Christopher Lawn
Meghan McKenna
2000 Safia Agane
Hilary Hayes
Jesse McKenzie
Timothy Mele
Jillian Roache
Anne Robbins