nate newton, MUSIC DIRECTOR 

Nate has worked as a director, music director, pianist, actor, and teacher for over 10 years.  He was the musical director for Harvard Community Theater's acclaimed production of Crossing Brooklyn, earning a place in the 2013 AACT New England Regional Festival.  Other music directing credits include The World Goes Round, A Little Night Music, Cabaret, Chicago, Sweet Charity, The Goodbye Girl, Gypsy, Into the Woods, 42nd Street, Guys and Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun, Oklahoma!, and Spring Awakening.  His work has taken him all over New England and the east coast, from Massachusetts to Washington, DC, teaching at numerous summer musical theater programs, including Auburn Community Players, Stageloft Repertory Theater, Hartford Stage, and the Music Conservatory of Westchester in White Plains, NY.  Raised in Holden, MA, a graduate of Wachusett Regional High School and UMass-Amherst, Nate now makes his home in Woodstock, GA.  He is a member of Working Title Playwrights in Atlanta where he is workshopping his latest play The Big Box, a comedy-satire of the corporate retail world.  His play Moving Targets was presented as a staged reading at Flyleaf Theater Company (Berlin, MA) in 2013.​​​

Sarah Morin is very excited to be returning to Wachusett Theater Company this year in her new role as Teen Director. Sarah is a past Stage Manager and Youth Counsellor with WTC, and fondly remembers her time working for the company. After graduating with a degree in Theater and Public Communications from Fitchburg State University, Sarah has since amassed a diverse background in theater arts. Sarah is an actress and a classically trained mezzo soprano. Sarah has been performing her whole life and is excited to be taking this new step in her career.

Sarah  is currently the Office Manager at Jo Ann Warren Studio where she also teaches tap, musical theater, voice, and creative movement. Sarah has also spent the last several months touring with Shakespeare NOW!, an educational Shakespeare Company that performs Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream for middle and high school students. Most recently Sarah has been the Assistant Choreographer at Millbury High School for Mary Poppins and Sister Act the Musical. Some of Sarah’s favorite stage credits include The Shape of Things, Much Ado About Nothing, Cinderella, the Music Man, David the Musical, and the Importance of Being Earnest.

Sarah can’t wait to start work on Godspell, and to share her passion for the stage with the wonderful teen campers at WTC!re.


Our Staff

Stephanie Dozois, Camp Director

Stephanie is very excited to start this year at Wachusett Theater Co. Throughout high school she was very active in her school and church choirs and ensembles. She was trained as a soprano singer and performed in many school plays. She has spent most of her adult life caring for children as a nanny and as a Minister of Youth and Families. She has a creative eye and a passion for photography.

Melissa Rayla, Youth Director

Melissa Hansen is thrilled to be directing Annie, JR. this year!  She is a long time Wachusett Theatre Company veteran, and has been directing youth theater for over a decade.  Having been on stage since the age of 5 she loves sharing the thrill of live theater with our youth. Melissa started out as a gymnast but quickly realized that dance and vocal training were much more useful in the world of musical theater.  She is trained in tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, pointe, and voice. She attended Worcester State University where she studied Early Childhood Education and Psychology.

Although she enjoys directing, her favorite on stage credits include, Peter Pan, Aida, Anything Goes, and The King and I.  Keep an eye out for her cameo appearances in her productions each year! Special thanks to Kristian, for his continued support, and to Mom and Dad for always letting me dream!

Brianne Hoey, Choreographer

Brianne Hoey (Choreographer) is returning this year as choreographer. She has danced professionally at Walt Disney World and Holland America Cruise Line. She is really excited to share my love of dance with everyone this summer!


Maria cullen, Costume Designer

The Summer of a lifetime for children - Youth & Teen Theatre Camp