Category Archives: Community Press Releases

The Un-Common Theatre Co announces auditions for Improv Soup


The Un-Common Theatre Co announces auditions for Improv Soup, their teen improvisational troupe.

Students currently in 8th – 10th grade may make an appointment to audition on Saturday April 2nd from 2 – 3pm.

Improv Soup is one of the few teen Improv Troupes in Massachusetts and is currently in their thirteenth season. The troupe performs long and short form Improv, based on audience suggestions, rehearses weekly on Sunday evenings and performs one Friday a month in Foxboro, Ma during the school year

Email to make an appointment giving your name, phone #, email address and grade or call (508)698-3098 or check the web site for more information




The Foxborough Board of Health would like to advise the community that April is Rabies
Awareness Month. Millions of adults and children are treated each year, in the United
States, for animal bites and scratches. We would like to remind you about the importance
of getting your dogs and cats vaccinated against rabies, which will reduce the risk of
animal bites and other potential rabies exposures.

We will be sponsoring our annual RABIES CLINIC with Dr. Moschella on Saturday,
April 2, from 8:00 to Noon, at the HIGHWAY GARAGE on Elm Street.
Hours will be 8:00 – 10:00 for cats and 10:00 – 12:00 for dogs.

People can reduce their risk from rabies by taking the following precautions:

  1. Avoid contact with wildlife, including strange dogs and cats.
  2. Bat-proofing your home.
  3. Make sure your pet is vaccinated.
  4. Educate your children on ways to avoid being bitten.

For more information on rabies prevention, contact the Board of Health at 543-1207 or
visit the MDPH web site at

The Un-Common Theatre Company Proudly Presents “The Secret Garden”


The Un-Common Theatre Company is proud to present the Tony award winning musical “The Secret Garden” at the Orpheum Theater, Foxboro over the weekend of April 1st.

Based on the classic children’s novel by Francis Hodgson Burnett, “The Secret Garden” tells the haunting story of a young girl’s struggle to free the inhabitants of a gloomy Yorkshire mansion who are emotionally imprisoned by a tragic memory. Through her tenacity, human courage and her profound sense of dignity, young Mary Lennox, sent to live in the sorrowful house following the death of her parents from cholera, brings her departed aunt’s neglected garden back to life, along with the spirit and soul of her long grieving uncle and the health of her fragile, bedridden cousin.

Director Michael La Fleur brings the heart and soul of this emotionally charged musical to life through pure theatrical staging, intriguing illusions, and haunting visual imagery. Guided by the whirling, gliding ghosts of her past, and with the help of a handful of unforgettable characters, Mary’s story unfolds in dark visions of haunted hallways, a moving, dancing maze, portraits that come to life and, through some simple but artistically realized, creative stagecraft, a breathtaking garden that blooms before the audience’s eyes.

Esther Zabinski, Music and Orchestra Director, leads the talented cast of 29 through the beautiful and sophisticated musical score.

“The Secret Garden features Deirdre Pedersen of Westborough as Mary Lennox; Johnny Fullerton of Mansfield as Archibald Craven; Katie Beckvold of Abington as Lily Craven; Andrew Purdy of Franklin as Colin Craven; Sarra Forti of Middleboro as Martha; Sean Neary of Mansfield as Dr. Neville Craven; Ryan Larkin of Mansfield as Dickon; Olivia Losiewicz of Mansfield as Mrs. Medlock; and Corey Cadigan of West Bridgewater as Ben Weatherstaff.

Completing the talented cast are:

From Foxboro: Jonah Philibert (Fakir), Erin Van Dell (Mrs. Shelly)

From Mansfield: Katie Armstrong (Alice), Michaela Buccini (Mrs. Winthrop), Alex Fullerton (Lt. Wright), Lloyd Hewitt (Capt. Albert Lennox), Abbey Johnston (Claire Holmes), Logan Marks (Major Holmes) and Kelly Newton (Rose Lennox)

From Needham: Sara Curtin (ensemble), Erin Lipman (ensemble), Ava Marinelli (ensemble), and Kate Oetheimer (ensemble)

From Norfolk: Sarah Gibson (Ayah), Julie Lugten (ensemble), and Emily Walsh (ensemble)

From North Easton: Tim Andrew (Major Shelly)

From Norton: Elizabeth Riley (ensemble) and Abigail Sitte (ensemble)

From Westwood: Marybeth Hogan (ensemble)

Performances will be held at The Orpheum Theatre, Foxboro and are recommended for audiences age 8 and older. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $15 for seniors and students and may be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006 or order online at and search for “The Secret Garden”. For Un-Common member or group sales please call The Un-Common Theatre Co. at (508) 698-3098.

For school groups, the Un-Common Theatre Company is offering a special school performance on Friday, April 1 at 9:30 am. Tickets are $10 each which gives schools a remarkable deal for the quality of this fully orchestrated theatrical production. To make reservations for this special offer, call Nancy at (508) 261-9892.

The Un-Common Theatre Co. is currently in its 31st season of providing a safe, exciting and creative place for children and adolescents to develop life skills through exposure to the professional theatrical experience. For more information on the Un-Common Theatre Co. and “The Secret Garden” please visit their website at

Show dates:

Friday April 1st

Saturday April 2nd at 7.30pm

Sunday April 3rd at 2pm

Un-Common Theatre Co announces a new date for the Improv Soup March Show

The show will be held on Friday March 11th at 7.30pm at the Burrell School Auditorium.

Improv Soup, the Un-Common Theatre Co.’s improvisational comedy troupe, is made up of teenagers from all over southeastern Massachusetts. Improv Soup was started in 1998 by Christa Crewdson, who remains the Soup director to this very day.

The Soupians perform one Friday a month at 7:30 P.M. at the Burrell School Auditorium, 16 Morse St. in Foxboro, Ma. Tickets to a night of fabulous improvisational comedy cost a mere three bucks for students and seniors and five bucks for adults!

This year’s Troupe consists of:

From Foxboro, Ma: Tyler Appel and Jonah Philibert

From Mansfield, Ma: Michaela Driscoll, Ashley Goverman, Lloyd Hewitt, Emily Levine, Eric Pederson, Catherine Saba, McKenzie Shea and Sarah Shear

From Sharon, Ma: David Getz, Rachel Kopel, Josh Levitt and Ethan Parets.

From Weston, Ma: Maisy Halloran

The remaining dates for the 2010-11 Season of Shows are:


April 29th, 2011

May 20th, 2011

June 17th, 2011