Follow The Yellow Brick Road this summer to the Cape Ann YMCA and join a NEW Summer Performance Camp!

News from the Cape Ann YMCA-

The Cape Ann Y is launching their first ever all ages Performance Camp. This four-week performance camp for young people age 5 to 17 years old runs from June 27 through July 22 and culminates in two public performances of the classic beloved musical The Wizard of Oz at the Cape Ann YMCA at 4pm on July 21 and July 22.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from theatre professionals in all areas of production including acting, music, dance and scenic, prop and costume design while developing self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills as they are introduced to the skills necessary for professional theatre. The production offers a wide range of roles for all actors to discover their creative potential and shine. Based on the classic novel and award-winning motion picture, The Wizard of Oz follows the story of Dorothy, a young girl from Kansas, as she travels to the magical land of Oz to find the true meaning of “home.” 

Production Team Director: Harvard University graduate and award winning actress Gloucester’s Heidi Dallin 

Music: West Parish Music Teacher, Gordon College graduate and accomplished musician Rin Wolter 

Set, Costumes, Props: Tufts University graduate and Wellesley College Theatre Director Sarah Vandewalle

Choreography: Summerstage alum and Manchester Elementary School Teacher Tyler Garofalo

Stage Manager: Manchester native Emerson College graduate and Summerstage alum Jenny Hersey

Production and Choreography Assistant: Gloucester native and recent Dean College graduate is…Ts Burnham

“Many of you remember Ts as a longtime student of Heidi Dallin and the daughter of Holiday Delights choreographer Carol Burnham known for creating  the Holiday Delights  Nutcracker Football Dance! I’m so excited to have Ts on the team this summer! Plus other special guests!”

Heidi Dallin

For more information on Performance Camp go to:

The Y offers flexible pricing for the camp. Please check it out:

Contact Camp Director YMCA of the North Shore Theatre Specialist Heidi Dallin for more information: Email: Phone:  978-729-1094

Heidi Dallin | YMCA of the North Shore Theatre Specialist

Cape Ann YMCA

Holiday Delights Showtime today! Cape Ann YMCA of the North Shore Theater Co. at Ames Hall- friends and family only

It’s Cape Ann YMCA showtime at Ames Hall in Salem matinee time. Good luck to the cast and crew! Heidi Dallin adds a small reminder: “The tickets for the 2021 Holiday Delights are closed to the public. Friends and family only. Stay tuned for holiday scenes from Holiday Delights later this week!”

photo caption: Cape Ann YMCA of the North Shore Theater Company on location at Ames Hall in Salem. Dress Rehearsal! And the Actors Perspective!

photo caption: A neat and organized backstage

photo caption: The March sisters living room waiting for Little Women Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth!

Families love the North Shore Theater Company at the Cape Ann YMCA.

Contact Heidi Dallin | Cape Ann YMCA (P) 978-283-0470 (E)

Breaking news: Heidi Dallin establishing YMCA of the North Shore Theater Company at Cape Ann Y offering inclusive professional theater arts training and performance opportunities #GloucesterMA

Happy winds of change-

“Theater at the Cape Ann YMCA kicks off with a Holiday Delights Performance Workshop during which student actors can learn the basics of professional theater as well as be part of a Cape Ann holiday tradition.

The 7 week session culminates in a workshop performance of scenes from Holiday Delights for family and friends at Ames Hall in Salem.  Set in Gloucester, Holiday Delights is a festive evening of stories, music and movement recounting the special traditions that other cultures and families experience as seen through a young child’s magical journey on Christmas Eve to discover what is really important during the holiday season.

Theater training at the Cape Ann YMCA provides young people an outlet to nurture their creative potential while developing self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills as well as introducing them to the skills necessary for professional theatre. The YMCA of the North Shore Theater Company– NOW Offering Theater Training Performance Opportunities at the Cape Ann YMCA!”

Heidi Dallin | YMCA of the North Shore Theatre Specialist

Theatre Kids Save the dates –

  • For the first week only: 5-9 year olds will meet Friday, October 29 from 4-6 pm for a skills workshop and intro to the play
  • 10-18 year olds will meet Saturday, October 30 from 10 am to 12 pm for a skills workshop and intro to the play. 
  • Please note the workshop meets Fridays, 4pm-6 pm and Saturdays 10am -12pm. However, student actor schedules will vary according to their roles and the scenes being rehearsed. All participants must wear sneakers to each session. 
  • The workshop performance of Holiday Delights will take place at 2 pm on Sunday, December 12 at Ames Hall in Salem.

Contact Heidi Dallin | Cape Ann YMCA (P) 978-283-0470 (E) (W)

YMCA of the North Shore arts programs

Heidi Dallin | YMCA – Theater training classes coming here and beyond

Dallin is also running a program at Manchester/Essex Middle School. Look for their “Annie” notices soon!