The intimate 191 seat Arts Arakelian Theater at the Firehouse Center for the Arts

Firehouse Center for the Arts is a strong community based non-profit theater organization located in a historic firehouse in downtown Newburyport, MA, which is approximately 40 miles north of Boston.  The theatre is open year round — hosting plays, musicals, concerts, children’s theater and more. It will host a production of Billy Elliot The Musical (BETM) from August 9-25, 2019.

The mission of the Firehouse Center for the Arts is to enrich and entertain all segments of the Greater Newburyport region by providing high quality visual and performing arts experiences.  The building also houses an art gallery and a restaurant.

In addition to BETM, other major theatrical productions presented this season at the facility include:

  • Disney’s The Little Mermaid (May/June)
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (June)
  • The Rocky Horror Show (August)

Auditions for the cast of BETM at Firehouse were held in April 2019, for both child and adult cast.  Rehearsals began in mid-June.

Ryan McCann is new to the role of Billy Elliot and will be leading the Firehouse cast in their production.

To learn more about Ryan, click on the Billy Profiles button (below) to be taken to his detailed profile.
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To see a complete listing of the rest of the Firehouse Center for the Arts cast, just click on the Cast Information button.

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