Responsible for populating the sets of major motion pictures filming in the Boston area, Boston Casting compiles an experienced faculty to hone histrionics with professional acting instruction. For six Sundays starting January 8, Screen Acting 101: Breaking into Acting prepares students to light up the big and small screen or spice up programming on convenience-store surveillance monitors. Under the guidance of professional acting coach Jennifer Salvucci, students break down scripts, sweat through mock auditions, and practice acting in front of a camera. In Improv Technique for Film & TV, teens hone their craft through playful theater games to stay on their toes in audition situations and create their own comedy sketches. Children sharpen budding acting, voice, and dance skills through monologues set to music in Musical Theater for Kids as coach Lorna Brunelle shows them how to stand out in a crowd without resorting to flashy costumes or fireworks.
For more than 70 years, The Original Tremont Tearoom has been an oracle. Since the Great Depression, clients have traveled to the downtown Boston spot to discover their future, fortune, and fate at the hands of a skilled psychic reader. Now under the ownership of seasoned soothsayer Alex Palermo, the Tearoom hosts a team of 13 master psychics who diligently follow the Psychic Code of Ethics as they perform various divination techniques including tea-leaf readings, tarot-card readings, palmistry, and astrological consultations during 15-, 30-, and 60-minute sessions. Along with in-studio and telephone sessions, The Original Tremont Tearoom's brood of oracles can be booked for special events so guests can giggle with delight or fall into awed silence during birthday celebrations, bachelorette parties, or Elvis-themed clock-collector gatherings. For clients looking for energy work or spiritual guidance on an ongoing basis, the center offers psychic development courses, reiki sessions, and a Wicca program.
Escaping the hustle and bustle of city life usually means hopping on a plane or driving until skyscrapers shrink into the horizon. Sandlot Sports & Entertainment strives to change all that. Their staff maintains recreational facilities where families can enjoy much-deserved getaways, just without all the traveling. During summer months, members spend time on Sandlot’s private, four-acre pond and beach area where they can avoid crowded city beaches and soak up alien messages coded into the sun's rays. Nearby, full-size football and soccer fields, baseball fields, and a performance stage play host to parties and special events. Sandlot uses those same venues during various children's camps throughout the summer, including musical theater camps and the popular Camp Sandlot—weeklong sessions of creative, educational, and athletic activities.