September 2006


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Red River Nephrology Associates

2006-2007 Season
Caskey Orthodontics

The Ailshire Family and Outreach Health Services

Tinker Bell
TexomaCare Pediatrics

St. Mary's School

TexomaCare Pediatrics

Sherman Tourism Department
Texoma 11
Sherman Arts Festival
Oliver Dewey Mayor Foundation
Sherman Council for the Arts and Humanities (SCAH)
Red River Nephrology Associates
American Bank of Texas
La Quinta Inn and Suites
Bob Utter Ford Lincoln Mercury
Hin-Co Printing and Publishers
Pediatric Dental Specialists
Dr. Stokes Orthodontics

Pan & Hook

PETER PAN (Jordan Hancock) battles her nemesis Captain Hook (Harris Tooley) in PETER PAN.

Theatricks Off to a Flying Start with PETER PAN

PETER PAN soars this weekend September 8, 9, 10, 2006 at the Kidd-Key Auditorium to start the Theatricks 2006-2007 season of shows, and believe me "this is one you will not want to miss!" So, be sure to call the SCP box office today at 903-892-8818, and get your tickets before they are all gone.

Volunteer Ken Paith

Ken Paith spends his Saturdays with SCP/Theatricks by volunteering to help with the construction of the PETER PAN set.

This production is one of the most expensive shows that SCP/ Theatricks has ever done, in terms of what all it takes to produce a Broadway-style show here in a community theatre. When all is said and done, PETER PAN will cost over $20,000 in just royalty and rights payment, rental of scripts and music, rental of flying equipment and training cost, building usage fees and janitor staff, security, costumes, sets, props, lighting, printing, advertising, postage, not to say, the many long hours that well over 100 volunteer individuals have put into making this production of PETER PAN a reality. All of this SCP/Theatricks does is to help offer to Sherman and Grayson County some cultural diversity that is not a part of most communities this size or smaller, and even some larger ones.

set painting

Caleb and Brittani Crocker assist with the painting of the PETER PAN set (or are they painting themselves?)

The one thing that is not lacking in this community is support! Due to the generous nature of many area businesses, individuals, and foundations: Caskey Orthodontics, Sherman Tourism, Texoma 11 Chevy Dealers, Sherman Arts Festival Committee, the Ailshire Family, Outreach Health Services, TexomaCare Pediatrics, the Oliver Dewey Mayor Foundation, the Sherman Council for the Arts and Humanities (SCAH), American Bank of Texas, Bob Utter Ford Lincoln Mercury, Ramey Chevrolet, Stokes Orthodontics, Pediatric Dental Specialists, LaQuinta Inn and Suites, Hampton Inn and Comfort Suites, Red River Nephrology Associates, Hin-Co Printing and Publishers, Chapman, Inc. and many area restaurants and individuals have all help to make the enormous cost of producing this play an obtainable goal.

Peter Pan orchestra

Dr. Fred Freeman rehearses the 19 piece orchestra for

So, when you come to see PETER PAN or take part in some of the many activities going on here at the theatre that same weekend, think how very fortunate Sherman and Grayson County residents are to have something this grand in nature, right here in their own back yard.

Other PETER PAN Weekend Activities

Friday, Sept. 8

Free day time preview performance of Peter Pan for area 3rd graders (advanced reservations needed)

Afternoon of Arts: free and open to the public from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Sherman Municipal Ballroom. Will include:

  • Puppet show by Pix Smith from Dallas Puppet Theatre
  • Puppetry by LA Hudson
  • Presentation by the Children's Chorus of Greater North Texas
  • Storytelling by Waynetta Ausmus
  • Caricatures and face painting

7:00 performance of Peter Pan

Saturday, Sept. 9

9:00 Theatrical competitions on set design, costume design, and monologues. Open to the public. Guidelines are available on our website Interested individuals need to contact Webster Crocker to state that they will be participating. Prizes will be awarded.

10:00 Workshops (free, open to the public) taught by professionals such as:

  • Dell McLain, SOSU, "Stage Picture"
  • Linda Daugherty, Dallas Children's Theatre, "Play Writing"
  • BJ Cleveland, Theatre Arlington, "Improvisation,"
  • Jenna Caraway, Dallas Puppet Theatre, "Puppets"

2:00 Performance of Peter Pan

Sunday, Sept. 10

12:00 Lunch n' Jazz in Municipal Ballroom (advanced reservations required)

2:00 Performance of Peter Pan

Pan & Darling children

Peter Pan (Jordan Hancock) shows the Darling Children Wendy (Rachel Hebert), John (Jon Reynolds), and Michael
(Anna Nall) Neverland.

Please call (903) 893-8525 or email Webster Crocker, Theatricks Director, if you want to participate in the competitions or attend the workshops.

Sherman Arts Festival

Fiber Arts Show During Arts Festival

One stitch, two stitch, red stitch, blue stitch, not quite. This year, for the first time, fiber arts will be on display during the Sherman Arts Festival, Sept. 12-16,2006. Fiber arts are much more than following a pattern, much like a painting is more than a paint by number. While they all have their place, the Fiber Arts Show will be focusing on original works of art. Works will range from handwork, needlework, and machine work, with fibers ranging from thread to cloth, cotton to silk, and rayon to wool. The show will jury-in the entries in a variety of categories including quilts, wearables, embroidery, wool felting, knitting and various others. For information on entries, please visit and click on festival information and fiiber arts to obtain info and download entry forms.

On Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16, 2006, Dr. Locke will have his quilt "The Supper" on display. This quilt measures over 5 feet tall and 15 feet long and is modeled on Leonardo daVinci's famous work "The Last Supper". The 51,816 pieces of this quilt are 1/2" squares of hand dyed cottons, which he dyed himself. Dr. Locke will be on hand for any questions that you may have. Stop by the Sherman Arts Festival Fiber Arts Show at the Red River Historical Museum and see what creations are happening in the world of fibers.

Sherman Arts Festival 2006 Activities Especially for Kids

Wednesday, September 13

10 – 4:30 PM   Youth Art Show entries due, Sherman Youth Center

Friday, September 15

9 AM - 5 PM   Youth Art Show open to public, Sherman Youth Center, free of charge.

9 AM - 5 PM   Red River Railroading HO Scale Train Layout on Display, Kelly Square, open to public (Kids, it's ok to bring your folks!), free of charge.

Saturday, September 16

9 AM   Welcome! SHS Bearcat Band and Choir!

KIDS' ALLEY OPEN – with the barrel train, duck pond, face painting, dunking booth, and inflatables – T-Shirt painting, free, and snow cones, puppet shows and karate demos.

Red River Railroading HO Scale Train Layout on Display, Kelly Square, open to public, free of charge.

ADOPT-A-PET from the Sherman Animal Shelter's trailer on the City Hall parking lot, corner of Elm and Pecan.

9 AM - 5 PM   Make and Take Origami Art – free for kids of all ages, in front of Youth Center.

9:30 - 10 AM   Children's Chorus of Greater North Texas – Oliver Dewey Mayor Gazebo Stage

10 AM - 2 PM   Make and Take Garden Craft, free, Master Gardeners Booth (on Elm St., near Kidd Key Auditorium).

10 AM - 11 AM   Make and Take Soap Carving session in front of Youth Center, with Texoma Woodcarvers Guild – free for kids aged 8 – 12.

Noon & 2 PM   Karate Demo, Kids' Alley.

Be sure to visit the Texoma Children's Museum booth, in Kids Alley!

Look Who Is Back Wrangling Pirates!

That's right! Your eyes are not deceiving you, it is none other than Austin Tooley (a Supporting Cast Master Thespian) taking time out of his busy summer home from college schedule to aid and assist with the production of PETER PAN.

Austin Tooley & pirates

Austin Tooley (Pirate at heart) helps to block a scene for PETER PAN.

Austin lent to the production some of the skills he learned while a regular member of the Sherman community before moving away to go to college in Mississippi. Austin especially worked with the pirate sequences because he can't seem to get TREASURE ISLAND out of his head. He helped to teach to the pirates dancing, fighting and sword fighting, blocking and a little comedy mixed in.

The main reason that Austin stuck around the theatre before heading off to college again this fall was to keep an eye on his mother Karen Tooley who is directing PETER PAN, his father Hunt Tooley who is playing trombone in the PETER PAN orchestra, and his baby brother Harris who is living the part of Captain Hook. Don't worry Austin, your star still shines bright here at SCP/Theatricks!

Theatricks Fall 2006 Workshops October 2 to October 26

Theatricks is now enrolling for their fall workshop classes. These workshops are especially designed to introduce children to theatre arts by helping them to improve skills in concentration, observation, imagination, creativity, and body movement. Each class ends with a small production in which family and friends are invited to attend. The production will display techniques learned.

Classes are divided by age groups and meet for an hour twice a week for four weeks:

Age 4 & Kindergarten
Monday and Wednesday from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

1st & 2nd Grades
Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

3rd & 4th Grades
Monday and Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m.

5th thru 8th Grades
Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m.

Tuition & Scholarships
Tuition is $60.00 per child if pre-registered before the 1st day of class--$70.00 on the day of class. Scholarships (to pay half the tuition cost) are available and made possible by the Elizabeth Halsell Russell Scholarship Fund. The workshop and Scholarship applications can be obtained by calling the Theatricks Director at (903) 893-8525 or going online to

Click here to download a registration form.

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