This will be the Headshot and Bio Page for It’s A Wonderful Life, The Musical!
Lucy Keller (Mrs. Hatch)
Lucy Keller has been on the Board of Directors since shortly after joining the group in 2006. Lucy has also worked with the NSP Youth Theatre productions, including NSP’s Youth Theatre Summer Workshops. She has been a coordinator/performer for the “Road Show” that took our talented performers to other venues away from this theater. Lucy’s first involvement with the group was as a sound and crew member of “You Can’t Take it With You” in 2006, followed by her stage debut as Jan (Pink Lady) in “Grease” after a 25 year hiatus from theatre. Since then, Lucy has performed in several NSP productions – Mrs. Boyle in Mousetrap, Vera in “The Odd Couple (female version), Ma Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life, the Musical,” as well as supporting roles in “Bye, Bye Birdie,” and “Oklahoma!” and others. She was stage manager for “Miracle on 34th Street” and “Prairie Lights” and lead producer for “Honk” and other shows. She has also helped with costumes and props and other backstage duties in these and other NSP productions. Most recently she appeared with Stage 284 (formerly Community House Theater) as “the Bird Woman” and in the ensemble in “Mary Poppins.” Lucy has enjoyed working with all the “It;s a Wonderful Life, the Musical” cast, crew and production staff and hopes they will all return for future productions.
Erik Swanson (Tech/Web/Video/Media Support)
Erik Swanson is a native of Danvers. Erik is Navy Veteran (Navy Musician at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD) of 16 years. He was the saxophone player and a lead vocalist for the Electric Brigade, the Navy’s premiere rock/pop ensemble at the time. Erik was also the Naval Academy Band’s children’s show writer/director.
Erik came to the North Shore Players in 2010 as a digital video filmmaker looking to make new friends and document our shows. He not only captures NSP performances, but also rehearsals and behind the scenes activities in order to create more in-depth, documentary style DVDs for the cast and crew, as well as their families and friends.
Erik also documents many artistic groups here on the North Shore such as the Aurora Borealis Dance Company, Little Dinos Theatre Company, the Salem YMCA and Deana’s Educational Theatre of Wakefield. Erik recently had the honor of filming “Once Upon a Mattress” produced by Moonlight Productions.
Erik also produces NSP’s film competition each year as part of the 48 Hour Film Project. The “48” (as we call it) is a fun-filled and challenging competition where teams of filmmakers produce a 5-7 minute film in ONLY 48 hours, from Friday night to Sunday night. Each team chooses a random genre from a top hat, and all teams must use a character, prop and line of dialogue chosen randomly the same way.
Molly Master (Lighting Engineer – TBD)
Molly Master has been with the North Shore Players since 2008. Having worked mostly with the Youth Productions, this is her first time with MainStage. She has dabbled in a bit of everything, including performing, light design and operations, costumes, but has finally decided to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Stage Management, and is a Junior at Salem State University. After a two year break, she is happy to be back.
Marty Fucio (Mr. Gower)
Linda Fund (Co-Producer & Aunt Tilly)
Marcia Groome (Music Director)
This marks Marcia’s eighth year as music director for NSP’s main stage productions. Originally from North Carolina, Marcia moved to Boston to attend graduate school at the New England Conservatory after earning her BS in Music Education from Elon. She has been active in all aspects of theater since childhood working both onstage as an actor as well as behind the scenes directing, stage managing and designing sets and lights. Marcia has worked in theaters from North Carolina to Maine – from community and children’s productions to summer stock and regional. Some of her music directing credits include Turtle Lane Summer Theatre Workshop, Georgetown Royals Stage Ensemble, The Yellow School Center for the Arts, Moonlight Productions and Emerson Stage. Marcia is currently on the faculty for the Boston University Summer Theatre Institute (BUSTI) and maintains a private studio in the Boston metro area. For the past 20 years , she has been the organist and service musician at Newbury Court in Concord. Other musical and theatrical studies include Greensboro College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the North Carolina School of the Arts.