Hello Playhouse troopers!
CHRISTMAS AT HOME: Yes, show week has arrived. Show dates are Dec. 10, 11, 12 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. This heartwarming show is directed by Sandy Goad and features two casts. So, you could come two different nights and see different casts :)... Make your reservations today to attend this wonderful, fill your heart with Christmas, one-act show. 393-0676.
2010 SEASON: So here is the officially stamped, approved and sealed 2010 Season ...........
"Crowns": Feb 11, 12, 13, 14 Directed by Evelyn Rising
A moving and celebratory musical play in which hats become a springboard for an exploration of black history and identity as seen through the eyes of a young black woman who has come down South to stay with her aunt after her brother is killed in Brooklyn. Hats are everywhere, in exquisite variety, and the characters use the hats to tell tales concerning everything from the etiquette of hats to their historical and contemporary social function.
"Curious Savage": April 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 Directed by Mary Jo Chadwick
In this heartfelt comedy, Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of the efforts of her grown-up stepchildren to get their hands on it. These children, knowing that the widow's wealth is now in negotiable securities, and seeing they cannot get hold of it, commit her to a "sanatorium" hoping to "bring her to her senses."
"I Love You, Your Perfect, Now Change": June 4, 5,6, and June 11, 12, 13 Directed by Juston Harlin
Off-Broadway’s hilarious, phenomenal longest-running musical celebrates the modern-day suburban mating game. Audiences fill the theatre with laughter as the cast explores the joys of dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives, and in-laws.
"Summer Children's Camp Seussical": July 22, 23, 24, 25 Directed by Sandy Goad & Ronnie Gray
"Seussical" is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! The story centers around Horton the Elephant, who finds himself faced with a double challenge — not only must he protect his tiny friend Jojo (and all the invisible Whos) from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.
"All My Sons": Sept. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 Directed by Nathan Miles
In this classic Arthur Miller show, during the war Joe Keller and Herbert Deever ran a machine shop which made airplane parts. Deever was sent to prison because the firm turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of many men. Keller went free and made a lot of money. The twin shadows of this catastrophe and the fact that the young Keller son was reported missing during the war dominate the action. The climax showing the reaction of a son to his guilty father is fitting conclusion to a play electrifying in its intensity.
GALA, GALA, GALA: Tentatively, we've set the event for Jan. 16 so set aside the date. Like in past years, we'll give out the Tom Mason Award, scholarships, outstanding corporate sponsors and individual awards and unsung hero awards. The event will also likely be held at the Western Heritage Museum and be a little less formal and at no cost to attend (although we still would like to raise money for the scholarships)
SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarship applications for the Playhouse's Carl H. Busch Scholarship are out (NMJC and USW and HHS). If you or someone you know want to apply, contact these organizations or let Evelyn Rising at USW registrars office or myself know.
Your "Don't forget its annual fundraising time" president,
Remember, the Playhouse has 72 years of history and the "community" in community theater means everyone, including you!
As an aside to Daniel's update, "Christmas at Home" is going VERY well, the first two performances were to very large crowds, nearly full. There are photos up on the website and on our Facebook and MySpace pages, as well. There are two more shows, December 12th at 8 PM (Cast 1) and December 13th at 2 PM (Cast 2), so come on out and enjoy the show!