| Media Contact Laurie Maker
Executive Director of College Communications
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|The will be Directed and Choreographed by Corinne Mason with Musical Direction by Janice Issa-Wright. Friday and Saturday evening performances May 2, 3, 9 & 10 at 8:00 pm & Sunday matinee performances May 4 & 11 at 3:00 pm. For tickets call 508-427-1234
Or order on-line at www.massasoit.mass.edu $18 General Admission, $16 Seniors/Students, $14 Per Person for Groups of 10 or more.
Available for interview:
Baker School Choral Director-Jennifer Sterling
The Massasoit Theatre Co. is happy to collaborate with the Mary Baker Elementary School for this production of The Wizard of Oz. The collaboration involves the Fourth and Fifth grade choirs playing the Munchkins in the Munchkin land scene. Ms. Jen Sterling is not only a veteran of the Massasoit stage but she is also the Mary Baker School music teacher and choir conductor. Ms. Sterling has worked closely with the director/choreographer, Ms. Corinne Mason in order to prepare the students for the show. The intention of the collaboration is to expose the students to a full scale theatrical event and invite them to experience the magic of live theatre.
Director/Choreographer - Corinne Mason is a teaching artist, director, choreographer, and actor who received her MA. Ed. in Theatre Education from Emerson College. She began training in dance and performing arts at a young age in the Boston Area, and continued to study in New York City, where she obtained a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, in conjunction with The New School University. Since returning to Boston, she is committed to directing and teaching performing arts throughout Massachusetts, with organizations such as The Company Theatre, Lyric First Stage program, Wellesley College, Stonehill College, Massasoit Community College, MMAS, and Deborah Mason School of Dance. Corinne has choreographed several shows including her favorites, Spring Awakening (Company Theatre), Lucky Stiff (Lyric First Stage), Das Barbecu (Stonehill College), A Chorus Line (MMAS), and Cabaret (MMAS). Recent directing credits include: The Mystery of Irma Vep (MMAS), The Hiding Place (Company Theatre), and she Assistant Directed Twelfth Night (Lyric First Stage). Corinne is proud to be directing her first show at the Buckley Performing Arts Center.
Mary E. Baker School Choral Director - Jennifer Sterling is the Choral Director and General Music Teacher at the Mary E. Baker School in Brockton, Massachusetts. She has been teaching in the city for 7 years. During this time, Ms. Sterling and the Mary E. Baker School Chorus have done many performances in the community including a family concert with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra, as well as performing at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at Massasoit Community College. Jennifer studied Vocal Music Education and Classical Voice Performance at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and graduated in 2006 with a degree in Music Education. She has been performing for over 20 years, and has done various shows with area community theaters. Some of her favorite roles have been Ado Annie in Oklahoma, Maria Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Melpomene in Xanadu, and Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical. Ms. Sterling and her students are very excited to be collaborating with the Massasoit Theater Company for this wonderful production of The Wizard of Oz.
For more information visit www.massasoit.mass.edu/buckley/shows.cfm.
For ticket email us at email@example.com or call (508) 427-1234.
Box Office Hours- Tues-Fri 10 am-2 pm
For more information contact Theater Director Mark Rocheteau at MRocheteau@massasoit.mass.edu
The Wizard of Oz is presented through special arrangements with Tams-Whitmark Music Library, Inc.
|Founded in 1966, in the heart of southeastern Massachusetts, Massasoit Community College is a public two-year college in the Massachusetts Public Higher Education System. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), one of the six regional accrediting bodies in the United States. Many departments carry additional accreditations. The College offers a full spectrum of associate’s degree programs in arts, sciences, and applied sciences as well as one year and short term certificates across a variety of occupations and interests. In addition the College offers corporate and job skills training courses.