Belmont Dramatic Club

Founded in 1903, the Belmont Dramatic Club is the second oldest continuously operating and performing community theatre group in the United States. Our productions provide unique acting opportunities for talented and motivated performers.

Three Penny Opera

The Threepenny Opera

By Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, translation by Marc Blitzstein

Director: CherylAnn Welch
Co-Producers: CherylAnn Welch & Marcus Hatch
As London scrubs up for Queen Victoria’s Coronation, the police cut deals left and right to keep the filth out of sight. Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Peachum’s daughter can’t be found… and a notorious gangster is back in town. The Threepenny Opera sends up a satiric critique of capitalism and the meaning of morality when living in the slums.

Upcoming Auditions! 
The Belmont Dramatic Club is seeking actors for our Fall production of The Threepenny Opera, by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, translation by Marc Blitzstein

Tuesday, June 11, and Thursday, June 13, from 7-9 PM.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7:00-9:30 PM, starting September 4, 2024.

Performance Dates:
Saturdays, November 16 & 23, at 8 PM
Sundays, November 17 & 24, at 2 PM

Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be at the Belmont Town Hall, 455 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA.

No appointment needed for auditions. Please prepare two 16-32 bar contrasting excerpts, preferably from the musical theater genre, and bring sheet music, as an accompanist will be provided. Auditions will also consist of cold readings and improv scenes. Please bring a filled out audition form, headshot, and resume.

Audition form, character descriptions, and more information can be found here:

Contact director CherylAnn Welch at

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