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This is something we don't see everyday. Various news sources report that students at Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, Massachusetts have written a musical about the grocery chain Wegmans, which will have its premiere tonight.

According to the MetroWest Daily News:

Longtime drama teacher Maura Morrison really had no idea the can of worms she was opening in January when she suggested a scene for an improvised song during a routine exercise with her Drama 2 class.

She told students to belt out a tune about the frustration one feels when he or she is stuck in the 12-item-or-less line with someone in front of them conspicuously sporting mounds of groceries.

“I was really kind of immune to the whole Wegmans thing,” she admitted, since she lives in Concord and doesn't frequent the store.

Her students were so enamored with the idea of singing about Wegmans that she also threw the idea out to her Advanced Drama class, which normally does a short 20-minute production on a Friday in the school's smaller black box theater.

After weeks of brainstorming ideas, however, the group decided to put on a full-on musical, and things just kind of snowballed from there.

Here's the brochure posted on the school's website. About 15 employees from the local Wegmans plan to attend the show this evening.

Whole Foods, eat your heart out!

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