North Shore Players Youth Theatre



Charlie Brown has Wrapped. We hope you did not miss this wonderful show!



Joseph has just wrapped!



Set construction and painting will take place:

  • Saturday, February 3
  • Saturday, February 10
  • Saturday, February 17from 11:00am – 4:00 pm
    (Can’t do a whole shift, no problem! Partial hours are available too.)

If you have any hours available to help we’d love to hear from you.  Please contact:

Sam Gambaccini, Producer                          Liza Giangrande, Stage Manager                  Amy Steeves, Volunteer                    

413-374-1886 (call or text)                            978-604-9667 (call or text)                          978-387-9924 (call or text)


  • Show dates are March 2, 3, 4, 2018
  • Check out our amazing and incredibly qualified Production Team! 
  • Contact our stage manager Liza at for more details.


Directed & Choreographed by Kay Marsella
Assistant Director & Choreographer – Karen Rogers
Music Directed by Marcia Groome
Stage Managed by Liza Giangrande

Produced by Youth Theatre Coordinator Samantha Gambaccini
Auditions November 19th & 20th

Rehearsals begin in December and occur on Tues/Weds/Thurs/Sundays

Not all actors will be called every day. Please bring your conflicts to auditions.

Performances at Hogan Auditorium, Danvers

  • Friday March 2, 2018 – 7:30PM
  • Saturday March 3, 2018 – 7:30PM
  • Sunday March 4, 2018 – 2:00PM

Email producer with questions!


NSP-Summer-Workshop-Sam-Brit-4North Shore Players Summer Youth Workshop – 2017


North Shore Players 2017 Youth Summer Theatre Workshop for ages 8-13: Occurred July 31st-August 4, 2017



Spring 2017 Youth Theatre Production


Full Production! (aka, not the Jr. version)

Play Dates:  March 24, 25 & 26, 2017 (just completed)


It’s always a little sad when one of our shows wraps, and this is now true for NSP’s Youth Production of HONK! The good news…? Even if you missed this wonderful show, NSP’s cameras and mics did NOT miss it, so if you’d like to see it, DVDs will be available!

As a little taste, here now is the Opener for HONK!


Play announcement for HONK!

The North Shore Players Youth Theatre proudly presents the musical Honk!

The 18-member cast, ages 7 to 14, sing and dance through this retelling of the Ugly Duckling Story, as the Ugly Duckling struggles for acceptance, while avoiding two hungry Cats.  Honk! is presented at Hogan Regional Auditorium, 450 Maple Street, Danvers.  Performance dates are Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, at 7 p.m., and a matinee on Sunday, March 26, at 2 p.m.


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This is a Photo Gallery of our HONK! Photo Ad Cards. Click on any one to see it larger!




Most recent production (March 2016):


 Seussical the Musical  (recent play)

(Youth Production)
Musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based on the books of Dr. Seuss


North Shore Players Youth Theatre

(Regular cast)


Seussical junior cast

 (Junior cast)

 Vision of Seussical  (Director's)

The message of Seussical is that imagination and child-like problem solving can triumph over intimidating adult obstacles. This show will show that triumph through the transformational use of color and the secret weapon: the costume box (see set design).

This show will be double cast, using both a teen and children’s cast. The teens and children will work and rehearse alongside their respective double cast member to learn blocking and lines. Each cast will perform twice, and the opposite cast will watch from the front two rows of the audience when not performing. The hope is that the teens will mentor the younger children. The idea of mentor-ship serves two purposes: firstly, it will give the teens inspiration for their roles in acting like imaginative characters. Secondly, it will give the children someone to look up to and reference for character choices and learning parts.

Director Stephanie Morey-Barry link: RealSchool of Music

Press Release by Linda Greenstein:


North Shore Players youth featured in direct the imaginative “Seussical the Musical” on March 10, 11, 12 & 13 at the Hogan Regional Center Auditorium in Danvers.

The family-friendly show features many of Dr. Seuss’ most beloved characters including the Cat in the Hat. The youthful cast from across the North Shore brings the joy of Seuss’ world to life with music, dance and humor.

“Seussical is a great show for all ages,” said Director Stephanie Morey Barry. “On the surface, it's an entertaining story with many unique characters and fun plot twists. But on a deeper level it is a show about resilience, being true to yourself and finding your place in a community. There are so many great messages in this show, but the messages are done in a way that doesn't come off preachy or self-righteous. Every character is rich and dynamic but also fun to watch.”

Imagination takes stage

“When I think of this show, three words come to mind - imagine, dream, believe,” commented Music Director Marcia Groom of Salem.  “I feel this is such a timeless work for youth theater because not only are we given permission to explore our imaginations and dreams but most importantly to always believe in and be yourself, truly accepting others for who they are.”

“This year we decided to do something different with our youth production,” said Morey Barry. “We have both a teen and children's casts working alongside each other. I love working with this diverse multi-age group because they both bring something extremely vital to Seussical.”

“The theme of this production is ‘imagination,’ explained Morey Barry who is also a teacher at the Real School of Music. “JoJo brings the entire show to life from what he imagines coming out of his toy box. The children help to inspire the teens with their imaginative minds and openness to try anything. The teens inspire the children with their hard work and professionalism throughout the project. There are so many fantastic opportunities for mentorship during this production!”

Noah Greenstein of Boxford is stage manager and Lucy Keller of Beverly is producer.

Saturday's Opener


Sunday's Opener

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