Artistic Team

David Bass

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David Bass (Founder and Musical Director). As a teenager, David was a prolific composer of pretentious music, but during his college studies, he became discouraged with pursuing music professionally. Instead, he received a BS in chemistry from Yale and a doctorate in chemical engineering from MIT, during which time he arranged dozens of songs for the a cappella groups at these institutions.

Deborah Mason

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Deborah Mason (Choreographer) inspires young dancers and athletes, setting high standards for creative excellence and physical prowess. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Deborah Mason School of Dance, which has served as a training ground for young dancers since 1974.

David Sandberg

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David Sandberg (Dramatic Director) appeared on the stage of the North Cambridge Family Opera from 2001 through 2005, including the roles of Ahasuerus (in both Coronation of Esther and Springtime for Haman) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (in the 2005 Space Opera).  Beginning in 2006, he left the stage for the challenging role of dramatic director, a post he has not held since he directed musicals at summ

Dale Senechal

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Dale Senechal (Lighting Designer and Technical Director) has been the Technical Director for NCFOC since 1999, responsible for overseeing and implementing all technical aspects of company productions. Prior to that he has been Technical Director for the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, the Opera Company of Boston, and Wellesley College Theatre.

Peter Watson

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Peter Watson (Set Designer) has been "in theatre" since childhood, receiving set building instruction from his father and subsequently majoring in theatre at school in London. Following a successful college level teaching career in England, Peter toured India for three years with RTG - a theatre company performing Shakespeare and musical comedy.

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