About 6th Annual JGW Winter Concert
Meet us in the Cafeteria at JGW on Friday, December 15th @ 4:00pm for an evening of musical performances you'll never forget!! Join The JGW Drama Club as they embark on a journey through musical songs from The Addams Family, Into the Woods, and Matilda. There will also be some hit holiday classics tossed into the mix. Buy now and save at the door!!
About The JGW Drama Club
The JGW Drama Club has been active at J.G. Whittier Middle School since 2018. The club has produced Hairspray Jr., Willy Wonka Jr., Moana Jr., The Lion King Jr., Matilda the Musical, Into the Woods Jr., and most recently The Addams Family Young@Part. The drama club also hosts an annual talent show and chorus concert, both of which help to provide funds for the club in return. These efforts have led to complete self-sustainability without the need of additional funding.
Since established in 2018, The JGW Drama Club has gross profited over $25,000. This past year, The JGW Drama Club was voted HAVERHILL'S BEST AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM 2023 by The Eagle Tribune and The Haverhill Gazette.
Mr. Gariepy has been the music teacher at JGW since August 2018. An HHS and JGW alumni (JGW '08-'10 & HHS Class of 2014), Mr. Gariepy has a B.A. in Music from Bridgewater State University (BSU 2021) and teaches private music lessons downtown. He specializes in professional voice instruction and beginners piano.
Mr. G has been the sole choreographer, stage director, and music director for various productions including Hairspray Jr. (2019), Willy Wonka Jr. (2021), Moana Jr. (2022), The Lion King Jr. (2022), Matilda the Musical (2023), Into the Woods Jr. (2023), and The Addams Family Young@Part. He has also starred in local productions like Firehouse Newburyport's RENT (Role: Benny, 2021) and Pentucket Players' Into the Woods (Role: Wolf/Cinderella's Prince, 2021).
"I strive to provide the opportunities I craved to have when I went to school in Haverhill as a child. I can't imagine being anywhere else in my life other than where I am today." -Mr. Gariepy, JGW Music Teacher