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. Cost: $545 per session (includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee).

Annual Freelance Family Party: Saturday, Jan. 25, 7:00-9:30 PM

First Parish in Brookline, 382 Walnut Street

Featuring: DJ, dancing and performances by all Freelance companies!

SPRING 2020 AUDITIONS & ENROLLMENT

RETURNING

Returning actors (includes rising from another Troupe) will have their first meeting on Friday, January 31, 4:00-5:45pm at Needham Congregational Church. If you won’t be returning to the Needham Troupe, or if you have questions, please contact Director Kippy Dewey at 617-274-6065.

ENROLL HERE

NEW

New actor auditions will be held on Friday, January 31 at the Needham Congregational Church. They will be joined by all returning actors from 4:00-5:45pm. Auditions are by appointment; to schedule an audition, please call Kippy Dewey at (617)274-6065. Click here for more information on the audition process. Once you have spoken to Kippy use the button below to enroll.

ENROLL HERE

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

by Charles Dickens

adapted by Zoe Bradford & Jordan Saucerman; music by Maureen McKibben

FALL 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

PRODUCTION WEEK

Tues. Jan. 21 – Fri. Jan. 24, 3:30-5:45pm

PERFORMANCES

Opening Performance: Friday Jan. 24, 6:00pm

Saturday Jan. 25 – 2:00pm

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