THE LITTLE MERMAID
Thursday, February 21
Saturday, February 23 (7:30pm)
Sunday, February 24 (1:00pm) and (6:00pm)
1179 Central Street
Little Theatre of Stoughton
1957 - 1958
…………………………………………….. 2006 -
In 1957, town residents Joseph J. Celi and Dorothy
Woodward launched The Young People's Theatre after
several years directing students within the town's
school system. Originally intended as a vehicle for
teens, the response from adults was so great that
the charter group was comprised of 35 members of all
ages and backgrounds.
With a lot of enthusiasm, and not much else, the
group chose its first play, Time Out For Ginger.
Starring a high school girl and a local minister,
the group built its first set, borrowed makeup and
props, and plunged right in. With an education in
theater, Celi set high standards encouraging
everyone to strive for both professionalism and
pride. Woodward's quiet influence and spirited
energy established our foundation for high morale,
smart business sense, quality and teamwork.
After our first three seasons, the membership's
composition shifted entirely to adults and a new
name, Stoughton Little Theatre was chosen. Twenty
years later, in 1980, our group was officially
incorporated as a non-profit organization and our
current name, The Little Theatre of Stoughton, Inc.
In May, 1966, The Little Theatre of Stoughton
christened the newly constructed Stoughton High
School auditorium stage with the musical The
Fantastics and performed there for the next 33
years. In 1999, we christened the Stoughton Cinema
Pub Theatre as our official home, where we hop to
have many many years of renewed success!
In 1993, we returned to our roots by offering an
outlet for area youth. This season's The Hobbit
marked our 13th year of giving students a chance to
learn about all aspects of the theater, both on
stage and behind the scenes, and to perform and
entertain for their families and friends.
Now 49 seasons strong, The Little Theatre of
Stoughton truly has something for everyone. Our
reputation for providing quality, live local
entertainment grows each year as we continue to
stretch our collective muscle and offer more
students and adults and audiences opportunities to
participate in the dramatic arts.
Our members contribute many long hours before the
curtain ever rises to keep the tradition going. Our
success has been both locally applauded and
regionally recognized by EMACT.
Thank you for supporting our hard work!