Member Group Information
Acme Theater Productions (firstname.lastname@example.org)
11 Old Mill Road
Maynard, MA 01754-1839
Acme Theater Productions is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. These volunteers donate anywhere from 2 - 40+ hours a week to keep our theater running.
Team Acme, our wonderful group of volunteers, perform all kinds of magic for the company. Whether it is selling concessions, running the sound board, helping with set changes, wallpapering a set piece, searching for costumes, or cleaning the theater, each of these individuals contribute to make Acme successful and capable of producing quality community theater in Maynard, MA.
Acme is lead by a board of dedicated individuals who volunteer their time to run the business side of the theater, in addition to the creative side. Our board of directors has years of experience in community (and some professional) theater, with many of them recognized with awards for acting, singing, directing, stage management, set design, lighting design, costume design, and make-up design.
ACT Andover (email@example.com)
50 South Elm Street
Haverhill, MA 01835
ACT Andover was founded in 2008 by 2 veteran stage performers. Our goal is to provide quality live theater to the Andovers and surrounding communities. We are a non-profit theater company striving to provide an outlet for seasoned performers and new talent. We want to welcome you the new ACT Andover Community Theater.
Amazing Things Theater Company (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street
Framingham, MA 01702
The Amazing Things Arts Center brings together a diverse community of artists, arts supporters and arts appreciators of all ages, cultures and interests, through the transformational power of rich and varied art forms that provide a nurturing environment in which to meet, understand and accept each other.
Attleboro Community Theatre (email@example.com)
Ezekiel Bates Masonic Lodge / 71 North Main Street
PO Box 4096
Attleboro, MA 02703
Attleboro Community Theatre, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1957 by Hilda Freeman for the purpose of bringing theater to the people of the Attleboros. During its 52 year history, the group has produced such outstanding plays as The Diary of Anne Frank, Annie, The Crucible, A Few Good Men, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, A Streetcar Named desire, Arsenic and Old Lace, and many other fine productions too numerous to mention here.
To carry out our work, we are fortunate in having a substantial number of patrons who feel the group is doing something of critical value for the community. We are very grateful for their support, and we earnestly solicit other community minded citizens to join in our total effort.
Back Bay Repertory Theater (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Boston Teen Acting Troupe ()
Boston Teen Acting Troupe ()
Centre Stage Theatre (SHMS13LMF@aol.com)
Cohasset Dramatic Club (email@example.com)
PO Box 53
Cohasset, MA 02025
The Cohasset Dramatic Club, Inc. has maintained our commitment for 90 years to presenting quality entertainment for the community.
Emerson Umbrella (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Center for the Arts
40 Stow Street
Concord, MA 01742
Firehouse Center for the Arts (email@example.com)
Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950
The Firehouse Center for the Art is a 195-seat intimate theater on the waterfront of beautiful downtown historical Newburyport. This vibrant cultural center offers national, regional and local live performances at affordable prices. Additionally, we are proud of our family and senior programming.
The mission of the Firehouse (Society for the Development of Arts and Humanities) is to advance the arts and humanities in the Greater Newburyport region by:
- fostering the growth and development of the individual artists and cultural organizations through its programs and services
- stimulating understanding of and participation in the arts and humanities, and
- presenting, sponsoring and producing a broad range of cultural, educational and artistic programs.
Footlight Club ()
7A Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Nestled in a residential area near Jamaica Pond, The Footlight Club, Americas oldest community theatre, has performed every year since 1877. For over 120 years Footlight Club members have sustained the organization mission:
To present the best in non-professional theater to a broad-based audience, and to preserve and maintain Eliot Hall as a community resource.
Increased membership and audience sizes are evidence that The Footlight Club is once again taking its place among the sisterhood of community theatres.
Founded by an energetic group of young socialites, The Footlight Club has evolved along with its neighborhood. Once, wealthy aristocrats arrived in coaches to enjoy the society of their own kind in an atmosphere of gentility and wealth. The performances sometimes seemed secondary to the social function. Today the Footlight Club draws its membership from Jamaica Plain, other Boston neighborhoods and surrounding communities.
Members and guests range in age from teens to senior citizens and come from every social and economic stratum. Doctors and lawyers, waiters and cooks, husbands and wives, come together to perform, to enjoy, and to support exciting amateur productions and the other activities that make up live theater.
Hovey Players (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PO Box 540101
Waltham, MA 02454-0101
Founded in 1936, Hovey Players is the community theater of Waltham. Located in the basement of the DAngio Building in Waltham, our 52 seat Abbott Memorial Theater is among the most intimate performance space in New England. We produce five or six major events per season featuring a full range of plays including comedies, dramas and musicals.
Our mission is to support quality theatrical entertainment and the local amateur thespian. We celebrate the performing arts and artists throughout New England and more directly here in Waltham, Massachusetts. We hold open auditions for all our plays. See our audition page. We welcome area directors, stage managers and designers but more important we welcome all those who just want to join in, participate and share in this great art form.
We managed to squeeze into the Abbott a green room, a snack bar and shop facilities. If you enjoy hanging out with actors, or watching or acting in plays and other live events please, stop by. Lend us your applause or lend us your time. We can always use another pair of hands with props, sets, costumes, painting, directing, or just general helping out. We feature local amateur actors, directors, artists and designers. We are members of EMACT, the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters.
The Abbott Memorial Theater is more than a playhouse -- it is home. This is where we come together not only to create magic but to laugh, dance and love. You will find old familiar faces in people that you meet. Young and old, people from many walks of life. More than a few life partners fell in love in our tiny theater.
MMAS Black Box Theater (email@example.com)
Neverland Theatre (firstname.lastname@example.org)
574 Haverhill Street
Rowley, MA 01969
Neverland Theatre is in its 16th Season of producing year-round musical and non-musical productions featuring North Shore children and adults.
To expose children, as well as adults, to the excitement and enriching experience that participating in or viewing a live musical production can provide.
To produce shows that children, parents and grandparents can truly enjoy together yet at various levels.
To help raise a new generation of music and theatre goers.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR:
Andrew Diskes: Founder and Director of Neverland Theatre. Produced and directed over 80 theatrical productions highlighting the talents of children and adults. Traveled one year with the international, education group UP WITH PEOPLE. Created, produced and wrote the comedy musical revue BLUE HAIR TROUPE that ran for approximately 150 performances in Boston 2 years ago. Diskes is preparing the production for another Boston run as well as a run in other states beginning in the fall of 2006
Newton Country Players (Ncpplayersinfo@gmail.com)
50 Oak Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
The Newton Country Players is a non-profit community theater group whose purpose is to bring together people of all ages, backgrounds and interests to promote and participate in theater. Newton Country Players provide a variety of opportunities for artistic expression, new friendships and hard work as we bring affordable, high quality theater to the greater Newton and Metro West area.
North Shore Players (email@example.com)
PO Box 331
Danvers, MA 01915
The North Shore Players is a non-profit community theatre group that is dedicated to the performing arts for over 50 years! We have had over 30 years involvement with the Hogan Regional Center in Danvers, MA, including free performances and entertainment for the residents there. Over the years we have participated in the Danvers Family Festival, and performed at Heritage House, Hawks Manor, the Elks Club and several local restaurants. We aid other theatre groups with costumes, equipment and cast members. For over 25 years the North Shore Players Scholarship Fund has annually provided one high school senior a grant to continue education in the performing arts.
Quannapowitt Players (firstname.lastname@example.org)
55 Hopkins Street
Reading, MA 01867-3917
Savoyard Light Opera Company (email@example.com)
PO Box 333
Carlisle, MA 01741
Now located in Carlisle, the Savoyard Light Opera Company has proximate roots reaching back over 30 years to Maynard, and deeper roots reaching back to London, where the first Gilbert & Sullivan collaboration, Thespis, was produced in 1871. The present Company started in 1971, when a group of Maynard townspeople undertook a production of H.M.S. Pinafore as part of that town centennial celebration. It was a great success and so much fun for the participants that they undertook annual productions of Gilbert & Sullivan operettas, thus initiating a tradition.
By 1980, with ten annual productions to its credit, the group formally incorporated as the Maynard Savoyards, drawing their name from the fact that the fourteen works written by Gilbert & Sullivan are known as the Savoy Operas after the operahouse built by Richard DOyly Carte for these charming and timeless musicals. The Savoy Theatre (next to the Savoy Hotel, both named for Savoy Manor which once stood on the site) on the Strand in London was destroyed by fire a few years ago. Happily the theatre was rebuilt and opened again in 1993, where a recently revivified DOyly Carte Opera Company performs from time to time.
Altogether, the Savoyard Light Opera Company has produced eleven of the G&S operettas, many of them more than once, omitting three (Thespis, Utopia Limited, and Grand Duke), each of which present difficulties that to most fans of G&S do not repay the effort of production.
In 1983 the Board changed the name from the Maynard Savoyards to the Savoyard Light Opera Company, recognizing the fact that they derive their players and audiences not only from the Maynard area but from all of eastern Massachusetts, and anticipating the possibility that the group might wish to depart from the strict canon of G&S operettas, thus infusing new blood and new musical versatility and attracting new audience members.
The anticipated departure did not actually occur until 1990, with the production of Little Mary Sunshine. A new plan - to alternate year by year G&S productions with other musicals chosen because their wit and musicality measure up to the standards set by Gilbert & Sullivan - was initiated in 1993 with Lerner & Loewe My Fair Lady. The company has since performed Sigmund Romberg. The New Moon, Frank Loesser Most Happy Fella, Gershwin Of Thee I Sing and most recently Cole Porter Kiss Me Kate.
The Company espouses the ambition to produce shows of a near professional quality, featuring a full orchestra. Auditions are required of all singers, including chorus, and the Company has been fortunate in attracting some of the best talent in the area. Its tradition for excellence extends back over 30 years here in Massachusetts and, perhaps it is not too much to say, through 130 years to the masters who created so much joyful poetry and music.
Spotlight Playhouse (firstname.lastname@example.org)
24 Essex Street
Haverhill, MA 01832
Our vision is to make Spotlight Playhouse the premiere theater organization in the Merrimack Valley. To provide professional quality theater, educational endeavors, creative outlets, and an artistic voice for the community within an inclusive environment. Spotlight Playhouse is a non-profit organization that survives partly on the generous donations of the community.
Steps Off Broadway Productions (email@example.com)
Theatre Company of Saugus (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PO Box 1058
Saugus, MA 01906
TCS is the community theatre group serving Saugus, Massachusetts and surrounding communities. Founded in 1968 as the "Town-Criers", we incorporated in 1990 as a not-for-profit corporation. Our mission statement is "To foster and promote an appreciation of the theatre arts and to stimulate production of living theatre for the entertainment and cultural enrichment of the community." We currently have about 100 members and do 3-4 productions each year.
Theatre III (email@example.com)
19 Captain Brown's Lane ] post
250 Central Street ] building
West Acton, MA 01720-2924
Theatre III is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the performing arts through education and high quality, reasonably priced performances for the entertainment of the residents of surrounding communities.
In so doing, we strive to embrace the open participation of people of all ages, to share resources, to facilitate an outlet for creative expression, and to expand the knowledge of participants in all aspects of theatre arts (performance and production) in an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie.
Want to become involved?
If you are interested in getting involved in a Theatre III production, we would love to hear from you. No matter how much or little time you have available, we can use your help in the areas of props, set construction, technical skills, acting, crew, house management, box office publicity, fund raising, or general maintenance. No experience is necessary - we will teach you.
Theatre III welcomes volunteers interested in helping us achieve our mission to present quality entertainment to our greater community. Various committees are responsible for the theater production and business operations, including Production, Technical, Properties, Marketing, Development, and Building & Grounds. Volunteers with experience in marketing, fundraising, and facilities management are just as valuable as performers, directors, costumers, etc. Committees usually meet once per month, and report to the Board of Directors. Those who wish to help but cannot commit such time are always sought for as-needed activities such as ushering, set construction, and make-up.
If you would like to help out, please contact Pam Furnace at Pfurnace@aol.com or 978-263-5711. Whether you have a skill or talent, or just wish to learn about theatrical operations through participation, we are happy to have you as part of our company.
Wakefield Repertory Theatre (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PO Box 1738
Wakefield, MA 01880
The Mission of Wakefield Repertory Theatre is to build and sustain a lasting forum within the community for all to participate in the exploration and enjoyment of the theatrical arts.
This mission is supported by four cornerstones, which are in turn supported by our strategic principles: Art, Inclusion, Community, Legacy.
Walpole Footlighters (email@example.com)
PO Box 189
Walpole, MA 02081
The Walpole Footlighters are 81 years young. The group began in 1924 when Frank Mansur, principal of Walpole High, called together 12 people who were already known on the local stage for their work in the teachers play or in shows put on by other organizations. They were Michael Downing, Adele Eichler Ernst, Marguerite Maguire Hynes, Harry Newell, Marion Mansur, Malcolm Mars, Marguerite Fox McDonald, Mildred OLeary, Mabel Park, James Stoddard and Grace Hall Percy. The group decided to join forces and thus have more control of the acting they were obviously going to be doing anyway. They became the Original Thirteen when Billy Anderson of Norwood was called in to help with the staging in the first production, The Dover Road, on the problem-laden stage of the Town Hall. (The only way to get from left to right backstage was out the fire escape into the cold night and back up the other side.) This first production met with such success that they immediately began to plan for the future.
Wayside Theatre Company (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PO Box 31
Sudbury, MA 01776
Wayside Theatre Company (WTC), is a non-profit theatre organization launched in September 2012 in Sudbury, MA., by a group of veteran arts enthusiasts.
Our vision is to promote and produce high-quality, classic musical productions in MetroWest, working with both professional and amateur actors, producers, and production staff. We want our participants both on stage and off to experience great fulfillment and inspiration. WTC is sustained by companies and individuals who share its belief that arts and culture are vital to the soul of a community.
Our productions will be of exceptional quality worthy of the multiple talents of the residents in the MetroWest vicinity. Participants will share a great passion for theatre and a commitment to excellence.
Company members will learn all aspects of preparing for and delivering a high caliber musical production, both on stage and behind the scenes. WTC will provide a significant cultural asset and a wonderful opportunity to showcase local talent.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Weston Friendly Society ()
of the Performing Arts
PO Box 162
Weston, MA 02493
The Weston Friendly Society of the Performing Arts, Inc. is the second oldest theatre group in Massachusetts, and has a rich history of putting on quality musicals for enthusiastic audiences from all over the state. The Friendly Society originated as a forum for group readings of classic books, poetry and the Bible in a small theatre on the estate of Mr. Horace Sears.
They eventually migrated to performing cabaret style in our beloved Weston Town Hall, a tradition we keep even today. Historically, Society membership was limited to only Weston residents connected with the First Parish Unitarian Church. Today our membership is non-sectarian, and is open to all residents of metropolitan Boston and beyond.
Despite changes in membership since 1885, the original purpose of The Friendly Society has been steadfastly maintained:
"The Friendly Society is a self-supporting, non-profit performing arts organization which promotes community service and fellowship through support of local charitable causes."
We feel that the Society mission and goals are as timely now as they were in the late 1800s. Such community spirit has been exemplified by the teamwork of our dedicated casts, production staffs, crews and committees, as well as our tradition of giving to various non-profit agencies and scholarship funds.
We thank you, our audience, for your generous support and we invite you to join The Friendly Society. Your participation in our social activities, musical and theatrical pursuits, and charitable fundraising endeavors is most appreciated.
Worcester County Light Opera Company (email@example.com)
21 Grand View Avenue
Worcester, MA 01603
From comedy to tragedy, classical to contemporary, musical to non-musical, WCLOC produces a wide array of theatrical works. WCLOC has also been privileged to produce new plays written by local playwrights, giving talented Worcester County residents the opportunity of having their local works produced, showcased, and critiqued. Although the Worcester County Light Opera Club has exceeded the boundaries of its light opera roots, it continues to produce dramatic and musical works of only the highest caliber, while maintaining the impressive legacy of discovering and developing the brightest talent in the collaborative art of theater.