WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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educator. He attended Florida School of the Arts, majoring in acting, and was part of the national cast world premiere of RAGTIME: School Edition. He has also worked as a stunt performer at Universal Studios in Orlando. "My father has been a high school theatre teacher in Florida for 40 years, and he holds national titles in theater competitions," says Rush. "So I grew up surrounded by it; I spent many an afterschool day in my father's classroom when I was a child." START ME UP Last December, the Wellesley Theatre Project put on a rousing produc- tion of Disney's High School Musical, complete with songs your teens and 'tweens probably know, like "We're All in This Together," "Get'cha Head in the Game," and "Bop to the Top." Of course, performers 110 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 6 Young Thespians Rising included high school students from Wellesley, Weston, and other towns, but talent as young as third graders also had roles to play. "Some of the principal characters in High School Musical have been with us for a couple of years," says Rush, the director of the produc- tion. "Some are as young as fifth grade, playing a high schooler." Rush offers interesting insight into the types of kids who come through the doors. "Some of the kids in this show were the shyest

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