“What I love about live theatre or a great piece of artwork is that it stays with you. We all have specific theatrical memories that we will cherish forever. I have many: seeing my babysitter play Dorothy in her high school production of The Wiz, my first Broadway show Annie with Andrea McArdle, and being enveloped by the opening number of the touring company of Ragtime at the Colonial Theatre. In reflecting on my theatrical memories, I was struck by the fact that it didn’t matter what the “level” of theatre was (Broadway, community theatre, etc.). What mattered was that the experience was so powerful that it stayed with me. "
Stoneham Theatre is a cultural gathering place dedicated to strengthening community through live theatre and education. Shared stories satisfy a vital human need for connection and link us to a broader world. We produce exceptional professional theatre that invites everyone, whether they have attended theatre in the past or not, to experience this connection in a welcoming, warm environment. In addition, we further the art of live theatre by dedicating a portion of our season to new or rarely performed work. Through our educational programs we help young people achieve excellence in the performing arts and become engaged and active members of society. Stoneham Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director, Weylin Symes always says that his goal is for Stoneham Theatre to be a place where “memories are made.”