By MAUREEN DOHERTY

NORTH READING — It’s Leap Year Day. What will you be doing with the bonus 24 hours that comes around about once every fourth year?

The NRHS Masquers hope you can carve out an hour tonight to take in a Sneak Peek of their 40-minute one-act play, Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” The curtain rises at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at NRHS.

For the price of a $5 general admission ticket, sold at door, you’ll be supporting the thespians as they prepare for Saturday’s annual MET Guild Dramafest competition. Help give them a leg up by providing them with the feedback as only a live audience can do!

The public is also welcome to venture out to Franklin High School on Saturday, March 2 when they’ll compete against other area high schools for a chance to move on to the next round, with an ultimate goal of making it to the finals in NYC. They perform at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday as the second of eight shows that day.