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The Freelance Troupes
8 St. John Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 274-6065



The Charles River/Dover Troupe is for actors ages 8 to 12. Sessions begin in September and February and the cost is $520 per session. 

The troupe will produce one original musical per session. Children with little or no acting experience are encouraged to join. Vocal and acting techniques, movement and dance training, auditions, improvisation and character development are all part of the rehearsal process.


Fall 2016


  • Director: Tina Johnson
  • Musical Director: Cooper Evans
  • Choreographer:
  • Costume Design: Lucinda Davis


Returning students: click here to reenroll.

New Students: Call Artistic Director, Kippy Dewey, at 617-274-6065 to enroll.

  • If you have spoken to Kippy Dewey, click here to enroll.



  • Auditions will be held on Monday, September 12th at the Charles River School, Dover. This will also be the first day of rehearsal for the Fall 2016 session. All new and returning students audition from 3:30-5:45 pm.
  • Please come prepared with a monologue or poetry reading, as well as a song to sing.

REHEARSALS: Mondays 3:30-5:45 at Charles River School

  • Sept. 12- auditions (everyone)
  • Sept. 19, 26
  • Oct. 3, Oct. 10- no rehearsals
  • Oct. 17,24
  • Oct. 31- no reheasal
  • Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Dec. 5, 12
  • Jan. 9, 2017
  • Additional Rehearsals:
    • Sunday, October 30, 1:00-3:00 pm
    • Sunday, January 8, 1:00-3:00 pm

PRODUCTION WEEK: (rehearsals take place at Charles River School)

  • Tuesday Jan. 17, 3:30- 5:45pm
  • Wednesday Jan. 18, 3:30- 5:45pm
  • Thursday Jan. 19, 3:30-5:45pm; open dress rehearsal at 4:00pm
  • Friday, Jan. 20, 3:30- followed by opening performance

PERFORMANCES: (performances take place at Charles River School)

  • Friday, Jan. 20, 5:30pm at Charles River School
  • Saturday, Jan. 21, 2:00pm at Charles River School


  • All activities take place at The Charles River School, 56 Center Street, Dover | 508-785-0068 (auditions, rehearsals, performances)


  • Tina Johnson, director: 617-407-4500 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Weather-related cancellations will be posted under the "special/urgent notices and scheduling changes" section in bold red lettering