Community House Theater
The Community House Theater provides dynamic performance experiences for all ages. With creative leadership from a diverse mix of directors, we are committed to inspiring and building the skills of actors, singers, and dancers. Our program offers unique opportunities to develop your talent and build new relationships across age, town and background. From your first time on stage to your directorial debut, we welcome you to come out and play!
Community House Theater presents … Little Women The Musical
Directors: Myriam Cyr & Jay Pension
Music Director: Tiffany Baxter
Choreographer: Greg Warwick
The Community House Theater team that brought you The Sound of Music brings to stage, for ten shows, the beloved story of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, LITTLE WOMEN, is brought to life in this splendid musical filled with music, dancing and heart. LITTLE WOMEN embodies the complete theatrical experience … laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit. The powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope — the sounds of a young America finding its voice.
Wednesdays, June 18 & 25 – 7:30pm
Thursdays, June 19 & 26– 7:30pm
Saturdays, June 21 & 28 – 4pm & 7:30pm
Sundays, June 22 & 29 – 3pm & 6:30pm
COMMUNITY HOUSE THEATER SUMMER CAMP 2014
For students entering grades 2-7
July 14-18 9am-4pm
A day camp for creative exploration
Creative minds often explore many artistic mediums. Each day of camp, we’ll welcome a guest teacher who embodies the Renaissance spirit. Over a week of inspirations, students will broaden their creative palettes through music, movement, drama and the visual arts. On Friday evening, we’ll share a performance and mini-gallery, kicking off the week of Art Grows Here in Hamilton-Wenham.
Camp fee $295
Registration Form here
CHILDREN’S THEATER WORKSHOP
New to the stage or looking to improve your acting skills? The Community House Theater is hosting a new workshop series for young aspiring actors
Instructor: Amy Sheridan
Class fee: $180 for 8 weeks
Gleeking Out – The Mini Musical
Session II: March 29, April 5, 12, 26, May 3, 10, 17 & 31
When the general budget of Greenwood Elementary is cut drastically, everyone feels the pinch. Athletes, Artists, Chess Players and Booklovers are all thrown together to find a way to raise money to get their programs back. Along the way, they may learn a thing or two about acceptance, making new friends, and about themselves. No singing experience is necessary, just a willingness to try!
Each week students will participate in specialty theater games to warm up and develop new theater skills and then work together to learn and rehearse a play that we will showcase at the end of the session for our friends and family to enjoy. Session format:
Week 1: Discussing the play and cast of characters, audition skills lesson and practice
Week 2: Assigning roles, reading scripts
Weeks 3 and 4: Acting Skills 1 and 2, blocking scenes
Week 5: Dress Rehearsal
Week 6: Final Dress Rehearsal and Performance for friends and family
“Incredibly brilliant production: the pacing, the amazing transitions, the song tempos, the characters.”
““An extraordinarily brilliant job Greg Warwick did with the choreography. When I think of what he accomplished with non-dancers, on a tiny stage: I am speechless. Your scene work and choreography with Liesel and Rolf was so beautiful, so playful, so fun and poetic and young and fresh!”
““The dancers highlighted down the sides of the hall – the “stop-action” of them while Maria and the Captain were dancing: so beautiful, so believable, so touching!”
Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination–Jojo transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.- Directed and choreographed by Kelly Murphy with Music Direction by Carolyn Pilanen-Kudlik Choral Director, Beverly High School
Meredith loved being a part of it – and so did I.
Hopefully we will see you again for another production at the Community House. It was a great experience for her. Thanks again.
East meets West head-on in this hilarious 1940′s-style update of a Gilbert and Sullivan favorite. ~ Directed by Hannah Lynn Mell and Choreographed by Greg Warwick
Reviews for “The Show Must Go On”
A musical showcasing well-known Broadway and pop tunes in Glee-like fashion ~ Directed and choreographed by Kelly Murphy
“My daughter and I LOVED the show – truly it was fantastic! We were blown away by the talented cast and the energy and feel good aura of the entire night!”
“W-O-W – what a show! I was so very impressed. What a wonderful display of talent and a well-done script! I loved it (I’m a huge fan of musical theater and I especially loved the song selection!) – my daughters loved it, too! Again – the talent – SO impressive! Fabulous! Job well done to all involved!”