Here’s what makes it a great school and community asset
It’s been called one of the great attractions of the Saugus Middle-High School. With its 750-seat capacity, the Lemoine-Mitchell Auditorium has state-of-the-art lighting, sound video and theater equipment. These features enable it to accommodate any event, whether it be a school assembly, band/chorus concerts, plays, musicals or any other event or performance, according to James Wlodyka, a member of the Lemoine-Mitchell Performing Arts Council.
“This facility is such a great asset for the school and town as it is not just the Middle-High School’s auditorium, but also a community space for the town to be able to gather for events / meetings / performances / etc.,” Wlodyka said in an interview this week.
“The auditorium is a great space for the Fine Arts Department to be able to teach the students how to use the lighting and sound equipment, but also in all aspects of the theater to be able to create, learn and thrive,” he said.
Wlodyka is a proud alumnus of Saugus High School (Class of 2005), where he was a member of the drama club and chorus. “So, I am always happy to return, be able to volunteer my time and still be a part of the fine arts programs, even though I am no longer a student,” Wlodyka said.
“Because in the end, it is about the students and helping them thrive and succeed. That is why the legacies of Nancy Lemoine and Jerome Mitchell are so important, because for them, it was always about the students,” he said.