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November 2006


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Sarah Stell in SORRY, WRONG NUMBER

Sarah Stell plays the invalid Mrs. Stevenson in Supporting Cast's play of SORRY, WRONG NUMBER.

Supporting Cast is ready to Perform Their One Acts

Friday, November 10 at 7 p.m., Saturday, November 11 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m. will be the show times for the Supporting Cast's One-Act Plays ARSENIC AND OLD LACE and SORRY, WRONG NUMBER. Tickets for these two productions will by $5.00 and sold at the door, and there are only 90 seats available for each performance.

Directors Harris Tooley and Willy Stell have been working all through the month of October with their casts and crew made up of Supporting Cast members to prepare for their opening weekend. The plays will be presented in the Honey McGee Playhouse with the comedy ARSENIC AND OLD LACE going first, then a 10 minute intermission complete with a reception of food and drink followed by the serious play SORRY, WRONG NUMBER.

The gate from the ticket sales will be used to pay for production expenses and to help build toward a scholarship fund for the graduating Supporting Cast members who intend to further their theatre training in college.

The Supporting Cast is a teen theatre group that was formed in 1993 to offer an opportunity for students grades 7th to 12th to learn first hand various theatre elements through workshops, helping with productions, and on field trips. Points for every area of theatre experienced can be earned to work towards the award of becoming a Master Thespian. Those who achieve this honor will have their names placed on a special plaque on the wall in the lobby of the Honey McGee Playhouse, and will receive a medal to keep.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Supporting Cast, then come to our meetings which are held on the second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Honey McGee Playhouse at 313 W. Mulberry Street in Sherman, TX.

Theatricks Advisory Council Looks to Decide Shows for 2007-2008 Season

Yes, Theatricks 2006-2007 season just began two months ago in September with PETER PAN, but it is already time to start looking for the shows for the 2007-2008 season. The process begins with the Theatricks Advisory Council looking through play catalogues and reading scripts. Many suggestions are based on shows that friends of Theatricks have seen performed somewhere else and told to Theatricks Director as a good possibility for Theatricks. The Theatricks Advisory Council would appreciate any suggestions as they prepare their slate of shows for SCP Board approval in the spring of 2007.

Theatricks has always prided itself as a theatre group that produces shows suitable for family entertainment. Because Theatricks is a youth theatre and caters to a wide range of ages, the Theatricks Advisory Council tries to include entertainment that will appeal to each age grouping throughout the season. Theatricks first show is usually a musical that has a broad family appeal (this season was PETER PAN the musical). Their second show is geared more toward a middle school and older audience (this season will be THE SECRET GARDEN in the spring of 2007). And their third show is almost always for the young and young at heart (this season will be THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER in the summer of 2007).

Theatricks currently only does three shows a season, but as interest grows in the program like this year with the amazing growth in Theatricks season memberships, another show may soon be added to their season. But no matter what transpires in the future, the Theatricks Advisory Council wishes to have your input and to include our season members in the decision process. So, please feel free to contact Webster Crocker Theatricks Director with any suggestions by e-mailing him at webster@scptheater.org or calling him at (903)893-8525.

Theatricks Fall 2006 Workshops End with Plays

On October 25 and 26, the Theatricks 2006 fall workshops concluded with three small play productions for invited families and friends.

Garrett Wogan in MYSTERY CRUISE

  Garrett Wogan plays the dead body of Mr. Rodgers in the 3rd and 4th grade workshop performance of MYSTERY CRUISE.

The 3rd and 4th grade class on Wednesday, October 25 presented a murder mystery play entitled MYSTERY CRUISE that was written by 5th through 8th grade workshop students from a couple of years ago. The play has twelve characters in it based on loose stereotypes like a carpenter, a musician, a millionaire, and so on and resembles the game of Clue.

Arielle Castro in MYSTERY CRUISE

Arielle Castro portrays the Chef in Theatricks 5th through 8th grade workshop performance of MYSTERY CRUISE.

This play lends itself to the actor to fully develop the character that they are playing through costumes, movement, and vocalization. At the climax of this play, the Captain, alias Mr. Rodgers, is killed, and it is up to the audience to figure out the clues given as to who the murderer is from the twelve on board the boat. Supporting Cast member Elizabeth McIntyre assisted with this class throughout the fall session.

Dadrien Johnson and Madeline Acker

Dadrien Johnson is the Magic Mirror on the wall as Madeleine Acker the evil Queen asks him "who is the fairest one of all?" in Theatricks Age 4 to 2nd grade workshop class.

For the first time the age 4 and Kindergarten class was combined with the 1st and 2nd grade class, and they performed their play SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS on Thursday, October 26. These kids made this familiar story their own by creating their own dwarf names and attitudes. Supporting Cast member Zeke Dolezalek assisted with this class throughout the fall session. Their play was followed by the 5 through 8th grade class who also performed the play MYSTERY CRUISE, but with a different killer.

The workshop classes are designed to give the students depending on their age level an indepth look at developing a character on stage. The younger students learn through repetition, pantomime, and story telling. While the older students work with improvisation, movement, and character analysis. All workshops end with a small presentation to demonstrate skills learned.

The next workshop session will be in the spring from April 2 to April 26, 2007. Look to this newsletter and our website for when registration forms will be available for the spring workshop.

 

the FROG PRINCE travelling cast

The FROG PRINCE traveling cast performs for students from Fred Douglass School in Sherman, TX.

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