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Calliope resumes productions with our 2021 Season: Teen and Pre-Teen Summer Musicals; Love, Loss and What I Wore in October; and SPAMALOT in December.

Tickets for Beauty and the Beast, Jr will go on sale on Sunday, June 27.

Tickets for Willy Wonka, Jr will go on sale on Sunday, July 4.

Survey Report on Central Massachusetts Theatre Audience Willingness to Attend Indoor Performances

Worcester Telegram Article (4/20/21) about Calliope and the Audience Survey.

The Audience Attendance Survey Report is available (in PDF format).

Thanks to 895 survey respondents. The survey results are being shared with other local theatre companies who participated in the survey.

Calliope receives Local Cultural Council Grants for FY2021

Calliope Productions is pleased to announce that it has been selected to receive Local Cultural Council grant awards of $1,000 each from the Boylston Local Cultural Council and the West Boylston Local Cultural Council. The grant awards will be used to help fund Calliope's 2021 performance season, which we plan to anounce soon.

The Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program, which is operated by the Mass Cultural Council, is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences in every town and city in Massachusetts. Each year, LCCs award over $3 million in grants to more than 6,000 cultural organiztions statewide.

Calliope is especially grateful for the continuing support it has received from the LLCs of Boylston and West Boylston over the past twenty years.

Calliope Receives Support from the State Government

Calliope Productions is grateful to Governor Baker, the Mass Cultural Council, and the Mass Office of Economic Development for awarding Calliope a grant for $23,000 as part of the state's Economic Recovery Grant Program for Cultural Organizations.

This grant represents the total operational costs incurred by Calliope during the pandemic shutdown for theaters that started on March 10, 2020, and ensures Calliope's ability to resume live theatre productions when it is safe to open again later this year.

We are excited that Calliope was selected as one of the 183 successful applicants (out of a pool of 424 organizations) to receive such support.

Behind the Scenes, December, 2020

Click to open: Calliope's BEHIND THE SCENES December 2020 newsletter (PDF format)

Included in the newsletter are items about our Plans for 2021, our End-of-the-Year Fundraising appeal, Federal CARES Act Tax Benefits for all donors, and our Youth Theatre going Virtual.

Below is the direct link to the Calliope Productions COVID-19 Emergency Fund Donor Form. Please consider donating to help Calliope remain strong and stable during these strange days.

Click to open: Calliope Productions COVID-19 Emergency Fund Donor Form

We look forward to seeing you at the theatre -- in 2021.

METR Magazine reviews The Lady Vanishes

Souvenirs from The Emerald City are in the Gallery.

Pictures from the West Side (Act 1) are in the Gallery.
Pictures from the West Side (Act 2) are also in the Gallery.

For the third year in a row! Calliope Productions has received the Runner-Up Award for the Best Theatre, in Worcester Magazine's annual "Best of Worcester" competition (coming in second to Hanover Theatre). (opens a new window)

Mother Goose, Inc. memories are in the Gallery.

The Worcester Telegram foresees bigger audiences for All Bark, No Bite.
(Review opens in a new window)

Calliope offers secure Online Ticket Purchases at TicketStage. Purchase tickets in advance, and avoid the payment line at the box office! The TicketStage service is outside the Calliope web site.

Calliope Productions is a year-round non-profit theatre company founded in 1982 that serves the needs and interests of audiences and performers in the Central Massachusetts region. Calliope Productions presents six main-stage productions each year, and operates performance training workshops for students (ages 9 - 18) and adults.

Calliope can be found on Facebook as Calliope Productions, on Twitter as @Calliope_01505.
and on Instagram as Calliope_01505.


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Boylston, MA 01505
Phone: 508 869-6887

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Calliope Productions is a non-profit cultural organization supported by private donations and grants from the Local Cultural Councils of Boylston and West Boylston Massachusetts, and by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.