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Join Us For Our 2017 Fundraiser

Posted by Emily Garven on May 2, 2017 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Join us on June 2nd at Jalapeno's Mexican Grill for a night of food, raffles, drinks and performances! Tickets are $15.00! Proceeds will go towards sending our cast members to Orlando to perform at Universal Studios! 

2017 Season Auditions Announced

Posted by Emily Garven on December 9, 2016 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

We will be holding auditions for our 2017 season tour on Januray 4th 2017! Please refer to our auditions page for more information and do not hesistate to contact us with any questions you may have!

Inspiration 2016 Season Auditions Announced

Posted by Emily Garven on August 12, 2015 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

We will be holding auditions for our 2016 Season on Friday, September 11th 2015 from 5:00-7:00 at the Norfolk Public Library. Please see our "Auditions" page for more information about the auditions and the upcoming season! 

Inspiration Performing Troupe 2015 Cast List

Posted by Emily Garven on June 28, 2015 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Marissa Carlen

Alex Duprey

Hailey Fice (Assistant Director)

Maggie Pickard (Assistant Choreographer)

Sara Tuohy

Grace Garven

Vini Delgidillo

Ally Garven

Carly Bourque

Emily Karasko

Sarah Milch

Kristie Leavett

Zach Kelley

Matt Lafferriere

Mark Drehr-Sumpter

Jake Fleming

Jamie Schmidt

Director - Emily Garven

Sound Technician - Nick Schmidt

June 2015 Performance Schedule

Posted by Emily Garven on June 25, 2015 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Saturday June 6 - Norfolk Community Day, Norfolk MA. 3:15pm Holmes Field


Saturday June 20 - Canobie Lake Park, NH - 1:30pm




Saturday June 27 - Barnstable Village Courthouse Lawn - 1:00pm


Sunday June 28 (Cancelled due to weather)


Monday June 29 - Village Green Bandstand, Hyannis - 6:00 pm

Posted by Emily Garven on June 21, 2014 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)


Posted Jun. 13, 2014 @ 4:03 pm


NORFOLK -- The Inspiration Performing Troupe ("Inspiration") traveled to New York City this past Memorial Day weekend, where the group was invited to perform at Ripleys Believe it or Not Museum in Times Square and on the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum in Manhattan.

In between performances, the troupe attended a private workshop with Jeffrey Schechter, recently played Mike Costa in "A Chorus Line."

Inspiration is a local traveling performing arts troupe based in Norfolk Massachusetts. The 2014 spring season is comprised of 20 members ranging in age from 10-18 from Norfolk, Wrentham, Plainville and surrounding towns. Some members are new to Inspiration, while others have been involved with the group since it formed five years ago by Emily Garven.

In 2009 Emily, then an 8th-grade student at King Philip Middle School, approached her family about her vision to start her own troupe. As founder and director, Emily’s passion for performing is instilled in her troupe.

Over the years the group has come together to perform at nursing homes, shopping plazas, hospitals, churches as well as numerous Norfolk Community League, Norfolk Lions and other community events.

Inspiration performed in Disney World in April of 2013, sang the National Anthem for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in June 2013 and sang the National Anthem for the Boston Bruins on March 15. The group has performed twice in New England’s Got Talent in Woonsocket, RI and has been featured on Norfolk Cable TV.

The mission of the group is to use the talents of local children to give back to the community and to give them an exciting performing experience close to home. They are taught skills that help them in their singing, dancing, and acting careers as well as given an opportunity to inspire others with their talents and love of performing.

"We want to open up the world of performing to local children who want a shot at being a star and doing something they love in a safe and inexpensive environment," says Emily.

Upcoming Inspiration performances in Norfolk include Taylor’s Triumph (June 7), Norfolk Community Day (June 7) and Norfolk Concert on the Common (June 26). For more information on this troupe, visit the website at

Inspiration Performing Troupe at Norfolk Community Day

Posted by Emily Garven on June 6, 2014 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The Inspiration Performing Troupe has a busy day on 7 June 2014.  They will be singing the National Anthem for Taylor's Triumph 5k run at the Holmes Field in Norfok at 8:45am. The troupe will sing and cheer on the runnings at various points on the course.

At 3:15 the Troupe will perform for 44 minutes at the staging area.  We hope to see you there supporting the Norfolk Community!

Inspiration performing in NYC Memorial Day Weekend!

Posted by Emily Garven on May 20, 2014 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The Inspiration Performing Troupe will be singing and dancing in NYC Memorial Day weekend. They have a fun and action packed weekend planned.

The troupe will perform at Ripley's - Times Square on Saturday May 24 from 3-4pm

and they will also perform on the Intrepid Museum on Sunday May 25 12:30-1:30pm!

In between performances they will be seeing Wicked! and Newsies and will attend a workshop with Jeffrey Schechter (recently played Mike Costa in "A Chorus Line"). They will also tour Radio City Music Hall and eat dinner at Jekyll & Hyde Club.

The weekend is being coordinated by FAME Events.This is going to be an amazing weekend and we are looking forward to it!

Director of Inspiration Receives Music Award

Posted by Emily Garven on May 5, 2014 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The Wrentham Times.   Thursday, May 01, 2014


Local Student Receives Music Award


Emily Garven of King Philip Regional High School received the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #225 Music Appreciation Award. Garven was selected from entries submitted by seniors from King Philip who demonstrated a passion for music and the arts during their years at King Philip. In addition to being a KP senior, Garven is the Director of the Inspiration Performing Troupe in Norfolk, MA which she established in 2009. With plans to study Music and Theater Education, Garven will attend Bridgewater State University in the fall.


The American Legion Auxiliary awards more than $13.5 million each year in various scholarships across the country to young men and women for meeting their education goals. Students and parents wishing to learn more about scholarships are encouraged to consult the Need A Lift book published each year by The American Legion, available at


Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest patriotic women’s service organization. With a membership of nearly 850,000, local Auxiliary units have a strong presence in more than 9,500 communities nationwide. The Auxiliary’s mission to serve veterans, their families and their communities is carried out through its hundreds of outreach programs delivered by its members, volunteers and National Headquarters.

Inspiration 2014 Spring Season Troupe Members

Posted by Emily Garven on May 1, 2014 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Inspiration Performing Troupe is pleased to announce our Spring 2014 cast!

This is a vibrant and energetic group of young people who will brighten your day! Congratulations to our cast!

Carly Bourque

Hilary Costa

Hailey Fice

Ally Garven

Grace Garven

Emily Garven

Victoria Greenwald

Kate Healy

Emily Karasko

Hanna Matthews

Abby McDonough

Sarah Milch

Jeff Miller

Lexi Mutascio

Maggie Pickard

Bryana  Ringler

Chloe Sheehan

Eliza Sheehan

Sara Tuohy

Carolyn Watson