Thursday, October 6, 2011

Opening Our Doors Day is Monday!


On Monday October 10 we celebrate the Fenway Cultural District’s OPENING OUR DOORS DAY with an open house and a free performance. Sample new classes, enjoy refreshments, and save money with one-day-only fall class discounts!

CLASS SAMPLERS: 10:00-11:30am:


  * Shake, Rattle & Roll for ages 6-8 w/Lisa Rowe-Beddoe

  * Intro to Acting for ages 9-11 w/Danny Bolton

  * Broadway Dance for ages 12-16 w/Robin Connors


  * The Magic of Stories for ages 6-8 w/Lisa Rowe-Beddoe

  * Comedy Jam for ages 9-11 w/Dana Jay Bein

  * Scene Study for ages 12-16 w/Danny Bolton


  * Improvisation for ages 9-11 w/Beth Peters

  * Shakespeare & Stage Combat for ages 12-16 w/Lisa Rowe-Beddoe

  * Acting for the Camera for ages 9-16 w.Lynda Robinson


11:30: Once On This Island, Jr. - Two songs: “Waiting for Life”, “Ti Moune”

The Advanced Student Performance Intensive, directed by Ilyse Robbins and John O’Neil, provided an opportunity for youngsters with stage experience to perform Once on this Island, Jr. on August 12.

11:45: Barnyard Dance with the Wheelock Family Theatre Story Troupers

Story Troupers, directed by Grace Napier and Sophie Rich, is a select ensemble of teen-age actors that have rehearsed an original show based on children’s stories with poems, music, and dance.  Barnyard Dance includes: The Three Little Pigs Rap, The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County, Sheep Out to Eat, Pigsty, Guji Guji, Hen Hears Gossip, and Clorinda.


12.30: National Braille Press Children’s Story Circle

National Braille Press (NBP) is a non-profit braille publisher dedicated to promoting literacy for blind children.  Located at 88 Saint Stephen Street in the Fenway neighborhood, NBP has been producing braille books and educational materials since 1927.  We also offer programs like the Children’s Braille Book Club that features print/braille storybooks that promote the joy of reading between parents and children – whether it is a sighted parent of a blind child or a blind parent with a sighted child. Come and hear popular children’s stories read in the print/braille format by a blind and a sighted storyteller. 

  • Box Office: 617-879-2300;
  • Website:
  • Location: 180 The Riverway on the campus of Wheelock College in Boston’s Fenway district
  • Parking: MASCO garage at 375 Longwood Avenue
  • MBTA: Fenway or Longwood on Green Riverside Line (D train); CT busses to Beth Israel

    Can’t wait to see you there!

    Yours in Blogging,

    Beth Peters




  1. Yesterday was my first time at the Wheelock Family Theater. I took my almost eight-year-old granddaughter to see The Phantom Tollbooth. She had read the book and loved it, so she was very excited to see the play. She was not disappointed. It was absolutely wonderful!
    The writing is so clever, the performances are great, the whole experience is just what children's theater should be.

  2. Thanks so much! It was great to have you all at our "home" and we hope you will return soon!


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