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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: $525 per session (includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee).

SPRING 2018 AUDITIONS & ENROLLMENT

SPRING 2018 ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED

Auditions for new members: Friday, February 2nd Congregational Church, Needham by appointment

There is currently a waiting list for our Needham Troupe. Please email Info@FreelancePlayers.org and we would happy to add your name to the list.

We also host fantastic troupes in neighboring towns! We encourage you to take a look at the Newton Troupe and the Charles River Troupe in Dover.

RETURNING

Returning actors (includes rising from another Troupe) will have their first meeting on Friday, February 2, Needham Congregational Church. If you won’t be returning to the Players, or if you have questions, please contact Director Kippy Dewey at 617-274-6065.

RETURNING STUDENTS: ENROLL HERE

NEW

The Needham Troupe is not currently accepting new students. If you are interested in being place on the waiting list, please email our office at info@freelanceplayers.org.

FALL REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES

REHEARSALS

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

Additional Rehearsals:

  • Saturday, November 11th, 9:00-12:00
  • Saturday, January 20th

PRODUCTION WEEK

  • Monday, May 7th, 3:30-5:45
  • Tuesday, May 8th, 3:30-5:45
  • Wednesday, May 9th, 3:30- 5:45
  • Thursday, May 10th, 5:45/ 4:15- Open Dress Rehearsal
  • Friday, May 11th,  3:30- Opening performance at 6:00

PERFORMANCES

  • Opening: Friday, May 11th,  Congregational Church, 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 12th, Congregational Church, 2:00 pm

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: Gingy Grimes
  • Choreographer: Amy Mastrangelo

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