2023 Theatre Staff (Pool) - Mount Wachusett Community College
Mount Wachusett Community College
Location: Gardner, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 152829
Location: Gardner, MA Category: Part Time (Non-Benefit) Posted On: Tue Sep 6 2022 Job Description:
General Statement of Duties
MWCC Theatre at the Mount hires part time theater staff directors, music directors, choreographers, stage managers, costumers, technical assistants and lighting designers for Theater at the Mount's 2023 season of productions.
Attend regular production meetings with production staff and crews;
Plan for and conduct auditions;
Prepare contact lists, rehearsal schedules, costume plots and other related documents as required by the producing director;
Conduct 3 or more weekly rehearsals for a period of 6 to 10 weeks;
Provide leadership for all artistic and creative elements of the production;
Ensure that college policies and procedures are followed;
Assist the producing director with promotional and marketing efforts;
Recruit volunteers for stage crew properties and other backstage functions, as needed.
MAN OF LA MANCHA
By Dale Wasserman, Joe Darion, Mitch Leigh
MAN OF LA MANCHA is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com
Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes' seventeenth century masterpiece, "Don Quixote," Man of La Mancha is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Man of La Mancha celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The celebrated score includes "Little Bird," "I, Don Quixote," "To Each His Dulcinea," and "The Impossible Dream."
February 24, 25, March 3, 4 at 7:30PM; March 5 at 2PM
Book and Lyrics by Joel Paley; Music by Marvin Laird
Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com
Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical, including murdering the leading lady! A hilarious romp through the world of Broadway, child acting, parenthood and unbridled ambition, this campy cult favorite may just be "the stage mother of all musicals!"
June 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 at 7:30PM; June 18 at 2PM
By Thornton Wilder, Jerry Herman, Bob Merrill, Michael Stewart
HELLO, DOLLY! is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com
Dolly Levi is a widow, matchmaker, and a professional meddler who 'arranges things.' Everything changes when she decides that the next match, she needs to make is to find someone for herself! Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Hello Dolly! is boisterous and charming from start to finish, featuring such memorable songs as "Before the Parade Passes By," "It Only Takes a Moment," "It Takes a Woman," and?of course?the title number. "It's nice to have you back where you belong!"
August 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7:30PM; August 20 at 2PM
THE ODD COUPLE
Written by Neil Simon
Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.
October 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30PM; October 15 at 2PM
ELF, the Musical
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin; Music by Matthew Sklar; Lyics by Chad Beguelin
Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York, NY
Based on the hit film of the same name, ELF, the Musical follows the story of Buddy, an orphaned infant who accidentally crawls into Santa's sleigh one Christmas Eve and is transported back to the North Pole, where he is adopted by Santa's elves. Buddy grows up thinking himself to be an elf until his enormous size and less than extraordinary toy-making abilities make him realize he is human. Resolving to find his true identity, Buddy makes his way to New York City and winds up helping its cynical inhabitants discover the true meaning of Christmas. Embrace your inner ELF!
November 24, 25 and December 1, 2 at 7:30PM;
November 26 and December 3 at 2PM
Special Sensory-Friendly Performance - December 2 @ 2PM
FOR THE KIDS?
Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Jack Feldman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Jr. script adaptation by David Simpatico
Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York, NY
Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, Newsies Jr. tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys' expense, Kelly and his fellow newsies take action. With help from the beautiful female reporter Katherine Plumber, all of New York City soon recognizes the power of "the little man." Seize the day!
April 2 @ 2pm (for the general public); April 3 @9:30AM, April 4, 5, 6 at 9:30AM and Noon (for school groups) - to book your school group now, contact the Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
TILLY THE TRICKSTER
Based on the book by Molly Shannon; Music and Lyrics by Drew Fornarola; Book by Jeremy Dobrish
Presented by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW)
Molly Shannon has created numerous unforgettable characters on Saturday Night Live and in movies such as Superstar and Never Been Kissed. Now she introduces young readers to her latest hilarious creation, TILLY THE TRICKSTER. Tilly is a mischievous girl who loves nothing more than causing a little trouble. From leaking cups to toothpaste-flavored cookies, Tilly has a trick for everyone: her mom, dad, brother, classmates, and even her teacher. But when the tables are turned and her family does some scheming of its own, will Tilly decide to change her trickster ways?
Tour dates: October 19, 20, 26, 27, November 3 - tour rates available on request
Performance at the Mount: October 21 at 2:00pm - all seats $7.00
Additional Shows may be added throughout the Season.
Pertinent experience in community or college theatre preferred.
Salary: Varies based on position Employee Status: Part Time Benefits: No Hours per Week: Varies Number of Weeks: Varies
Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
We are an innovative institution for teaching and learning excellence. Students and faculty are at the center of everything we do. If you are looking for the opportunity to come to work every day and help students achieve their dreams, Mount Wachusett Community College is the place for you. Our faculty, staff, and administration forge the direction of the college together - from governance to defining our mission. We understand that for our institution to remain relevant we must continually examine and refine the ways we serve our students. We strive to create an environment where students, faculty and staff feel comfortable and where new ideas and perspectives are encouraged and rewarded. We respect and honor our differences and make them work toward the advantage of all. The college is committed to attracting the best faculty and staff for our students, regardless of race, color, religious creed, age, physical or mental disability, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status. About the College Mount Wachusett Community College is an accredited, public two-year institution serving 29 cities and towns in North Central ...Massachusetts. The picturesque269-acre main campus is located in Gardner, Massachusetts; satellite sites are located in Leominster, Fitchburg, and Devens. The college offers over 45 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as adult basic education and high school equivalency programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit professional and personal enrichment programs. MWCC is on the forefront of state and national civic engagement and service learning initiatives and is nationally recognized as a veteran- friendly school. MWCC is in the process of constructing a $42 million science and technology building to support growing STEM programs. The college community enjoys many resources including the East Wing Art Gallery; the 555-seat Theatre at the Mount which hosts a variety of productions annually; the Fitness and Wellness Center, which offers a wide assortment of fitness classes, exercise equipment and an Olympic-size swimming pool; a complete library with access to thousands of on-line publications and data bases, as well as electronic classrooms. In addition, through its membership in the CWMARS regional library system, access is available to all other public and academic libraries in the region. Our Green Commitment In addition, if sustainability is important to you, Mount Wachusett Community College offers the chance to work at one of the greenest colleges in the nation. We are the largest greenhouse gas reducer of any Massachusetts state college, university, or agency, as recognized by the 2011 Leading By Example Award from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We have also been nationally recognized with a Climate Leadership Award from Second Nature, the supporting organization of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, and several other organizations. Our Gardner campus features two 1.65 MW Vestas V82 wind turbines that are propelling us to near-carbon neutrality for campus operations. With the college's biomass and solar technologies incorporated into the mix, coupled with significant efficiency improvements, MWCC generates nearly all of its energy on-site to operate as a near-zero net energy campus. About our benefitsOur full-time faculty and staff enjoy a liberal benefits package, including generous retirement plans, eleven health insurance options, dental care, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. In addition, we offer a tuition remission program which provides education benefits at Massachusetts state colleges, community colleges, and University of Massachusetts Colleges for full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children. Education and lifelong learning are valued here. Additionally, sabbatical opportunities and other professional development opportunities are possible. About the regionMount Wachusett Community College is located a few hours from the stunning beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore, an hour's drive from the cultural attractions and big city lights of Boston, and forty-minutes from the county seat of Worcester, with museums, a thriving restaurant scene, and excellent amenities. A wide variety of state and national parks, including the Appalachian Trail, the White Mountains, the Berkshires and the Green Mountains are all a day-trip away. The best that New England has to offer is here: quaint villages, bustling cities, and beautiful vistas. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Worcester Art Museum and the Fitchburg Art Museum offer incredible collections. There are opportunities for great shopping in area cities, towns, and nearby outlet malls. North Central Massachusetts is home to excellent public, charter and private schools as well as an affordable lifestyle. Hiking, biking, and walking trails are spread throughout the region as well, for those seeking to maintain an active outdoor lifestyle. We hope you will consider applying for one of our open positions, and discover all that Mount Wachusett Community College and the North Central Massachusetts region have to offer.