The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Children’s Music Theatre Troupe is planning their Spring Production of Willy Wonka, a stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!
This Community Theatre program teaches young performers the fundamentals of Musical Theatre through a combination of singing, acting, and dance. The Troupe meets for weekly rehearsals throughout the year and has two annual productions and one summer production.
Our Winter Program begins Friday, January 17th, 2014 and will feature a showcase performance on March 7th, including casted, choreographed scenes from Grease!, The Little Mermaid, and more to be announced. This performance will also feature our new prep program, KIDS! Music Theatre, for ages 4 – 6.
NEMPAC Director Sherri Snow comments, “Our community theatre program will serve over forty children in our community this spring. We are very excited to influence the lives of so many children in our neighborhood through our creative arts programming!”
Last December, the Theatre Troupe featured a wonderful musical adaptation of “A Christmas Carol“. The musical was performed on December 13th and 15th by twenty-two youth actors, between the ages of 7 – 13, from the North End and surrounding neighborhoods. The show was quite the hit, and all of the performers did wonderfully! The venue of the Boston Harbor Community Church provided an intimate, family-friendly stage, with a creative set design. Elizabeth Carey carried the troupe through the show as “Scrooge” and was visited by three, clever spirits; Sarah Connolly as Ghost of the Past, Samantha Everett as Ghost of the Present, and Annie Bugbee as Ghost of the Future. A complete list of our cast can be found below.
Alia Roberts, NEMPAC’s choreographer and stage director for this production, wrote the script for this special musical adaptation. Music Director, Alex Dietrich, chose fitting holiday songs and carols to insert into the script to create the musical. The Troupe ended the production with a group dance number “Winter Wonderland”!
For more information or to register: www.nempacboston.org. Scholarship Funding is available for families in financial-need.
Open Discussion Meeting: Monday, January 13th 5p.m. Director, Sherri Snow, will be holding an open discussion for parents already involved in this program, or anyone who is interesting in becoming involved on Monday, January 13th at 5p.m. at NEMPAC. We’d love to hear your ideas, thoughts, ways you can help, and feedback on this developing community theatre program in the North End. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to rsvp.
A Christmas Carol Cast:
In order of appearance:
Scrooge Elizabeth Carey
Bob Cratchit Vera Jacobson
Rose Elle Miller
Man 2 Emma Perez
Fred Meade Daily
Jacob Marley Rynne Daily
Ghost of the Past Sarah Connolly
Nan Maddie Health
Young Scrooge Fiona Shine-Duncan
Belle Grace Connolly
Adult Scrooge Grace Abbott, Nicholas DiMambro*
Ghost of the Present Samantha Everett
Tiny Tim Nicholas DiMambro, Jack Marenghi*
Anna Emma Perez
Beth Chiara Haskell-Occhipinti
Mrs. Cratchit Riley Leech
Martha Norah Coburn
Sammy Maya Riley
Lisa Elle Miller
Mary Chiara Haskell-Occhipinti
Sally Ariana Galvao
Ghost of the Future Annie Bugbee
Person 1 Cecelia Faller
Person 2 (Sam) Greg Marenghi
Person 3 Fiona Shine-Duncan
Person 4 Rynne Daily
Person 5 Maddie Heath
Man 3 (Sam) Greg Marenghi
Man 4 Grace Connolly
Man 5 Cecelia Faller
*Denotes Sunday Cast
About the NEMPAC Musical Theatre Troupe:
Offered to ages 7– 13, we teach young performers fundamentals of Musical Theatre through a combination of singing, acting, and dance. They will learn about proper stage/theatre etiquette and behavior on and off the stage. Their levels of confidence, leadership skills, and respect for the stage will be enlightened!
New Prep Program:
Kids ages 4 – 6 will use their imaginations to groove to music, dance and theatre! Kids will participate in improvisation and acting games, and learn a few Broadway songs for our favorite musicals. They will be invited to perform in a spring show! This class prepares these young actors for our Children’s Music Theatre Troupe (ages 7 – 13).(after-school pick-up available at Eliot School at 3 p.m.).
Music Theatre Program for Ages 5 – 13
Monday – Thursday 9a.m. – 4p.m.
Friday: 9a.m. – Noon
July 7 – 11th, 2014
July 14 – 18th, 2014
Additional Program Weeks: August 25th – 29th
Registration Opening in Late February