2022 Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Reviewed by Tony Annicone, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2022 Mass Arts Center’s opening show of their 23rd season is “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare. It was suggested by “A Knight’s Tale” from Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales” and was written between 1594 and 1596. It portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur performers. Moonlight, magic and midsummer madness infect the lovers, tradesmen and fairies in this tale. This version is set in the Southern United States forest and the plot revolves around Theseus, the King More info…

2022 Morini Gallery Call for Art – “Small Works”

Call for Art – ‟Small Works” Exhibition Calling All Artists! “Small Works” Exhibition An Open Juried Exhibition Nov. 25, 2022– Jan. 29, 2023 The Morini Gallery at Mass Arts Center is seeking submissions for its upcoming juried exhibition, “Small Works.” Artists are encouraged to submit works in all mediums 2D, with works measuring less than 20 inches vertically and horizontally including frame! This is a wonderful opportunity for artists to share and sell smaller pieces that make for special and unique holiday gifts.  Entry fees: Up to 5 works may be submitted for a $25 fee.  All works must be More info…

2022 Matching Gift Challenge

2022 Double Matching Gift Challenge! By Sept. 30, 2022 A generous patron of the Mass Arts Center has offered a $50,000 matching gift challenge. She will match 1:1 every gift to this challenge until we reach $50,000! What a great opportunity to see your gift doubled and it will do twice as much good. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL…. All of the funds up to $110,000 will be matched AGAIN – by the Mass Cultural Council Facilities Fund Grant! All funds donated here will be used for capital improvements. These funds are not part of our annual campaign and will support More info…

2022 Review: Blithe Spirit

Review: Blithe Spirit Reviewed by Tony Annicone, June 3, 2022 Mass Art Center’s current production is “Blithe Spirit”, a farce by Noel Coward. This show focuses around Charles Condomine, a skeptical novelist of Provincetown, MA. In search of inspiration for his new novel, Charles invites self proclaimed medium and local eccentric Madame Arcati to his home for a seance. When the hapless psychic ends up in contact with the spirit of his first husband, Lucien, who makes his presence well known, much to the consternation of his second husband, Richard. Soon his life and home are in a shambles as More info…

2021-2022 DASH Awards

2021-2022 DASH Awards The Mass Arts Center’s Megan Laliberte won for Best Stage Management (Play) for Blithe Spirit, and Kenneth Butler won for Best Set Design (Play) for Blithe Spirit, in the 2021-2022 DASH Awards. The Mass Arts Center received 10 Distinguished Awards and Special Recognition (DASH) nominations from the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatre the 2021-2022 DASH Awards. All categories and nominations are shown below, or visit the EMACT website. 2021-2022 DASH NOMINEES & WINNERS SUPPORTING PERFORMER FEMALE-IDENTIFYING ROLE (PLAY) Kathleen Larson Day, Our Town – Eventide Theatre Company Sue Gilbert, Morning’s At Seven – Quannapowitt Players Hannah Schuurman, Translations  – Marblehead Little Theatre Rachael More info…

Fall 2022 Mass Arts Academy Open House

Fall 2022 Mass Arts Academy Open House Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 3-7 p.m. 888 South Main Street, Mansfield MA 02048 (Directly across from the Xfinity Center) On Tuesday September 6, 2022, the Academy at the Mass Arts Center will host an open house that will give new and returning families the chance to meet with the faculty, tour our newly renovated facility, discuss the curriculum, and register for their preferred classes! We will also be facilitating free performance lessons, ending with a showcase performance by Academy students.  3-4 p.m.: In-person Registration 4-5 p.m.: Trial Improv Class (ages 10-16) Rosalie ** More info…

Mass Arts Center nominated for 10 DASH awards in 2021-2022

Mass Arts Center nominated for 10 DASH awards in 2021-2022 Wednesday, July 20, 2022 — The Mass Arts Center was nominated for 10 DASH awards in multiple categories, from Best Ensemble Production (Play) and Best Production (Play) for Moon Over Buffalo to Best Set Design (Play) for Blithe Spirit. DASH (Distinguished Achievement and Special Honors) is a year-end awards program sponsored by Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres (EMACT) as a way of recognizing outstanding performance and production values as displayed by its member groups during the theater season. See all the nominees and winners (once they are posted). Moon More info…