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Ready. Set. Purchase and Renovate! The Mass Music & Arts Society (MMAS) is thrilled to announce the purchase of 888 South Main St, Mansfield, Massachusetts. This future home of the MMAS Arts Center at Great Woods will feature a 250-seat theater, education classrooms, rehearsal and meeting space, and a beautiful lobby that will be the new home of the Morini Art Gallery. A VIP roof terrace will provide spectacular views of the Norton Reservoir and a catering kitchen and community rooms are available for rent for conferences, meetings and events. The new center will be handicapped accessible and will also More info…

Derrick Lacasse Bio

Derrick Lacasse is a Music Director/Voice Teacher in the Greater Boston Area. His students have been accepted into music programs at Syracuse University (Music Education); University of Southern Maine (Music Education); Maine All-State (Chorus, Jazz Choir); Maine District 2 (Band, Chorus); Ithaca University (Summer Music Intensive). Derrick recently received an honor in Education from The Chamber of Commerce: Young Professionals of Lewiston-Auburn 40 Under 40. He has served as the Music Director for many productions including; The Lion King Jr., James and The Giant Peach Jr., Suessical, Pippin, Legally Blonde, Little Mermaid Jr., The Addams Family, and Annie Jr. Originally from Maine, Derrick moved to Boston to pursue a Master’s degree in Music Therapy from Lesley University. Derrick graduated from the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York in Potsdam, NY in 2014 with a degree in Music Education and a concentration in voice and music in special education. He has performed in many different venues including Avery Fisher Hall and The Duplex in NYC. During his undergraduate years, Derrick was the Music Director for the award winning a cappella group, The Potsdam Pointercounts. Derrick is also an avid performer, some of his favorite roles include: Gaston in Beauty and The Beast, The Dentist, Bernstein, Mrs. Luce, Skip Snip, and Patrick in Little Shop of Horrors, Cliff in Cabaret, Baker in Into the Woods, Corny Collins in Hairspray, Sir Galahad in Spamalot, Mereb in Aida, and Leaf Coneybear in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling. Derrick is thrilled to join the artistic team at MMAS and spearhead the music and voice program at the MMAS Academy. More info…

Marissa Stanley Bio

Marissa Stanley is a dance educator who specializes in creating positive, self-affirming environments for children and adults. Marissa has trained students with both recreational and professional goals and is wholly committed to bringing dance education to all bodies and abilities. Marissa began dancing as a child and rediscovered her love for dance shortly before attending Bridgewater State University (BSU) where she majored in Dance Education. While at BSU, Marissa served as an assistant choreographer to Larry Sousa (Gypsy, 2017) and Dori Bryan-Ployer (The Little Mermaid, 2018) through The Family Performing Arts Center at BSU. Marissa also teaches dance and theatre at Arts for Youth. Marissa attends classes and workshops through the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) where she continues to study the latest trends in dance and dance education as well as choreography composition. Marissa earned her BA in Dance Education with minors in theatre and musical theatre from Bridgewater State University in 2017. She graduated cum laude with dance honors recognized through the NDEO. She is thrilled to be joining the faculty at The MMAS Academy. More info…

Andy Card Jr.’s Letter

Dear Community Neighbor, Something special is happening in Mansfield. Having grown up in southeastern Massachusetts, my wife Kathleene and I continue to celebrate the remarkable successes in the region. Even though we now live in southeastern New Hampshire, we pay close attention to our old stomping grounds and the sources of pride. In 2015, we discovered the MMAS Blackbox Theater and Morini Art Gallery in Mansfield. We bought tickets to a play, were greeted by enthusiastic patrons, performers and a very impressive Executive Director, Ken Butler. We also watched a most enjoyable production of Steel Magnolia’s. After the performance, I More info…