November 3, 2019

Patrick Cleary, directing "Hand to God" at AFD November 15-24, offers insights into the cracked, funny, insightful play...

I've been a puppeteer and a puppet maker for about 5-6 years. I've had a channel on YouTube where I and my partner Peter created and performed with...

September 17, 2019

Allie Villa is overjoyed to be making her AFD debut in this creepy and kooky production as Alice!

She most recently performed in "If/Then" with Broken Leg Productions in Melrose and as Flotsam in "The Little Mermaid" with Create Inspire Change Theater Company in Waterto...

September 12, 2019

AFD welcomes the young and talented Gabriel Corey to the role of the gleefully destructive Pugsley Addams. Gabriel, just 15 years old, is a Sophomore at Tri-County, where he studies Computer Information Systems.

Gabriel has twelve shows under his belt. Some of his favor...

September 10, 2019

We got your super dancing singing stagecraft right here! So much talent prancing around this show. Join us!

September 8, 2019

Wow, AFD is honored to welcome Alex Deutch --as the intriguing character of Lucas Beineke-- in the first supporting role of his community theatre career!

When the director, Tim Andrew, learned that it's Alex's first time in such a role, he found it hard to believe. Alex...

September 6, 2019

Daria Contino (Wednesday Addams) is thrilled to be making her debut with AFD this season!

Some previous roles include Veronica Sawyer in Heathers (Firehouse Center for the Arts), Emma Borden in Lizzie (Theatre Company of Saugus), Marcy Park in 25th Annual...Spelling Bee...

September 2, 2019

Spooking around onstage as an Ancestor, Bobby McCall may look familiar...

In fact, he's dusted off the cobwebs to return to AFD's stage for his third musical here, previously having played Chip Tolentino in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" and Ensemble in "S...

September 2, 2019

It's not your imagination--the Addams parental units really DO have that much sparkle between them. That would be due to the real life friendship of the lead actors, David Rodrigues (as Gomez),and Vanessa Calantropo (as Morticia). They amuse each other, and bring out t...

September 2, 2019

The things we say to mount a production... especially this one...

  • “We have a monster, but we could get a hand.”

  • “We have an arm in the other room.”

  • “Let’s not spend a lot of money on a hand if we don’t have to.”

  • “I have some short weapons.”

  • “I fo...

August 23, 2019

Meet our Grandma Addams, Faith Kasparian! She has neither beard nor mole, but she's a wonderful Grandma nonetheless!

Faith’s love of community theater began as a child, performing in productions directed by her Mom (who, coincidentally, directed for AFD)!

Her favorite ro...

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