NEEDHAM (AGES 8-12)

The Needham Troupe is for young people ages 8 to 12. The Troupe produces two original musicals a year. Physical and vocal techniques, character development and dance skills are taught in the rehearsal process.

The Needham Troupe meets on Fridays at the Congregational Church in Needham, 3:30-5:45 pm, with two weekend rehearsals during each session. Performances are at the Congregational Church in January and May. Enrollment is in September and January. Fall 2020 Tuition Cost: $275 per session (includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee).

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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Needham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

SPRING REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES

REHEARSALS

All Fridays, 3:30-5:45 at Needham Congregational Church

Additional rehearsals:

  • Saturday, Nov. 16 – 9:00-12:00 noon
  • Saturday, Jan. 18 – 9:00-12:00 noon

SPRING SESSION ADDITIONAL REHEARSALS:

  • Saturday, May 16 – 9:00 – 12:00 noon
  • Additional Saturday TBD

PRODUCTION WEEK

SPRING SESSION PRODUCTION WEEK:

Tuesday, May 26 -Friday, May 29 –  3:30-5:45

PERFORMANCE

Our virtual production of Shakespeare’s Daughters premiered on YouTube on May 29, 2020 at 7 PM!

Watch our final production online!

LOCATION

Needham Congregational Church
1154 Great Plain Avenue, Needham
(all auditions, rehearsals and performances)

NEEDHAM TROUPE STAFF

  • Director: Mary Torpey
  • Assistant Director: Madeline Hurley
  • Musical Director: Kelvyn Koning
  • Choreographer: Elle Jansen

Mary Torpey, Director, has been a music and movement coach, theatre educator and director in the Boston area for the past 8 years. In addition to assistant directing the Driscoll and Cambridge Freelance Troupes, Mary has worked as a musician and educator with Urban Improv, Creative Arts at Park, and The Actor’s Workshop. It is her experience that the most exciting moments in theatre occur when the participants have the freedom and courage to express themselves in a creatively unique way. Mary enjoys seeing her troupers shine in this way at the Needham troupe!

PHOTOS

SO MANY STORIES
FALL 2016

MONOPOLY
SPRING 2017