2019 spring production

taming poster 2Metropolitan Home School Productions is an offshoot of the Metropolitan School of the Arts home school program which offers participation in a fully-staged play or musical each spring. Auditions this year are open to any home schooled student, ages 10-18. Enrollment in our Tuesday/Friday classes is (while encouraged) norequired.

We are pleased to announce that our spring 2019 production will be William Shakespeare’s The Taming of  the Shrew.

This hilarious, fast-paced 75-minute version is in Shakespeare’s original language, with added songs, instrumental music and dance.

Taming draws upon a form of Italian slapstick comedy of the 16th-18th century called Commedia Dell-Arte. This production promises to be wildly fun, with something for every type of performer: actors, singers, dancers and musicians!

Audition dates:

     Tuesday, September 18 & 25, 2:30–4:30 p.m.

     Friday, September 21, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Callback date: Friday, September 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Rehearsals begin: Tues., January 8th, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

For answers to most questions, please download and read our FAQ’s document.

For a synopsis and character descriptions, please click HERE.

Online registration for auditions are open. After reading the frequently asked questions, you can register HERE.

For a full calendar of rehearsal and production dates, click HERE.

For a full, downloadable script of our adaptation, click HERE.

For tips on how to audition and what materials to use, click HERE.

Director, Barbara Schwartz
Musical Director, Maia Rodriguez
Choreographer, Diane Spinelli

taming (22)Click HERE to view a video excerpt from the 2011 production of  The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Barbara Schwartz for Cornerstone Youth Theatre Project!