The Jamaica Plain Troupe is for young people ages 8 to 12. The Troupe mounts two original musicals a year. Physical and vocal techniques, character development and dance skills are taught in the rehearsal process.

The JP Troupe meets on Tuesdays at Hope Church in JP, 3:45-6:00 pm, with two weekend rehearsals during each session. Production week and opening performances are at the Footlight Club in JP, in January and May. The Troupe then tours each show throughout the community as a social service. Enrollment is in September and January. Cost: $520 per session (includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee).


Enrollment will be open for Spring 2017 beginning December 19, 2016

We are only accepting enrollment for returning students as of January 6, 2017


Returning Players (includes rising from another Troupe) will have their first meeting on Tuesday, January 31st, 3:45-6:00pm at the Hope Church, Jamaica Plain. Please use the button below to enroll for Fall 2016. Rehearsal, production and performance dates are below the Fall 2016 dates.  If you won't be returning to the Players, or if you have questions, please contact Director Kippy Dewey at (617)274-6065.


New actor auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 24th at the Hope Church, Jamaica Plain. 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.




  • Friday, May 5, at 5:30 pm at The Footlight Club
  • Tuesday, May 9, at 4:00 pm- Location TBD


  • Tuesday Rehearsals take place at The Hope Church, 85 Seaverns Street, JP
  • The Footlight Club, 7A Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain


  • Director: Zachary Stuart
  • Musical Director: Jeff Kimball
  • Choreographer: Holly Tarnower
  • Assistant Director: Alissa Darsa
  • Costume Design: Lili Meisel


  • Tuesdays 3:45pm- 6:00pm Hope Church, Jamaica Plain 

Additional Rehearsals:
One spring Saturday, TBD


At the Footlight Club, 7A Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain.
We need everyone in the cast to be present every day.

  • Monday, May 1, 3:45 pm -6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 2, 3:45 pm -6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 3,  3:45 pm-6:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 4, 3:45 pm- 6:00 pm
  • Friday, May 5, 3:45 followed by Opening performance at 5:30pm.

The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Fall 2016