The Ipswich Middle School theater faculty team, under the direction of Jill Hasselbacher together with Mr. Patch, provides students with a comprehensive drama curriculum culminating in a theatrical production.Theater vocabulary, character development, acting, singing, backstage crew demands, choreography, set design, costuming, props, lighting, sound, program, and publicity are covered while preparing for performance.
A dramatic performance occurs in October and the middle school musical is performed in February/March. In addition, Middle School students are welcome to audition for the chorus roles in the High School’s annual musical production. Middle School Drama is part of a continuing theater curriculum, preparing students for the high school drama program.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
The 2016 Ipswich Middle School Production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
Guys & Dolls
The 2015 Ipswich Middle School Production of Guys & Dolls.
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser. Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
2012 METG AWARDS
Congratulations to The Company of IHS which won the right to participate in the semi-final round of the annual Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Festival Competition with their production of The Countess Cathleen by William Butler Yeats. The entire 23-member set construction and running crew won an award for Set Excellence and Effective Scene Changes. In addition, the following students won individual awards.
Isabella Cassano, All-Star Actor
Shannon Colter, All-Star Actor
Max Sorger, All-Star Actor
Tom Sullivan, All-Star Actor
Megan Wade, Excellence in Stage Design/Execution
Enjoy pictures from "Fiddler on the Roof" presented in 2015
by The Company at Ipswich Middle and High Schools
View the Slide Show of our trip to the 2011 Fringe Festival in Edinburgh on the PARENT PAGE
See Past Productions Slide Shows:
2014- Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music: