Theatre To Go was formally founded in 1998, by Priscilla Hendrick (of Wakefield), Alex Lucchesi (of Everett), Jenn MacRobbie and Rob MacRobbie (both of Wakefield). The four had worked together extensively through Wakefield Repertory Theatre, so when Priscilla Hendrick got the call that Saint James United Methodist Church of Stoneham was looking for a resident theater group, she called Lucchesi, who in turn called the MacRobbies. For almost ten years, the group produced memorable shows there from Inherit the Wind to Secret Garden to Steel Magnolias and became part of the North Shore's flourishing community theater landscape. TTG would like to thank St. James UMC for all their past support and wish them every success in their future endeavors.
In 2007 it was time to relocate the group. Having taken Love Letters on the road to Greenwood Union Church of Wakefield earlier that year, it was natural to call them and see if it would be a good fit to establish a long-term relationship. After much discussion and a mutual investment in upgrading the electrical service in the old sanctuary to handle theater lighting (an area that had been adapted for a gym, already equipped with a stage), TTG had a new home! Beginning with their January 2008 production of Arthur Miller's Death of A Salesman, the group continued to explore the power of theater, wrapping its tenure here spring 2013 with M*A*S*H.
We have established an "Artists in Residence" status with Trinity Episcopal Church in Melrose, Mass., with our physical move making the summer of 2013 fuller than usual! Now established in the new space and the new community following our inaugural season that opened with Thornton Wilder's Our Town, we look forward to the ongoing exploration sharing the depth and breadth of theater with Melrose and the surrounding communities!
Theatre To Go, Inc. Board of Directors:
President: Ronald A. Cook
Treasurer: Rob MacRobbie
Clerk: Sharon Dow
Costumes Director: Amy Cook
Technical Director: Melissa Ehlers
Play-Reading Director: Kate Beattie
Membership Director: Amy Cole Beckwith
Staffing Director: Maria Sundquist
Publicity Director: Karen Hoff
Properties Director: Sarah Tredeau Clark
Theatre To Go's objective is to produce entertainment that will often make you laugh,
sometimes make you cry and always make you think.