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January 2007


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Samantha Crocker Named the Newest Master Thespian

Samantha Crocker

Samantha Crocker

Being a Master Thespian is the highest honor bestowed upon a Supporting Cast member after proving themselves through their deeds while learning more about the various aspects of theater, and Samantha Crocker is the newest member to achieve this honor.

The Supporting Cast, a teen theater group (7th through 12th grades), was organized and developed by Theatricks Director Webster Crocker in 1993 to assist teens in learning of the process of theater. Through hands-on theater workshops, field trips, and working onstage and behind-the-scenes with the Sherman Community Players' Mainstage and Theatricks programs, teens can earn points by completing at least eight of ten categories of theater and earning a total of 50 points for doing so.

Since the start of the Supporting Cast in 1993 until now only seven members have achieved this honor. Samantha is the first to do so by accomplishing theater tasks from all 10 categories, is one of the youngest to do so, and has done so in the shortest amount of time. Samantha first became active in Theatricks as a young child through the workshop classes and appeared on the Finley Stage in 1998 at the age of 6 as the youngest Von Trapp family member Gretel in THE SOUND OF MUSIC. However, she was not allowed to join the Supporting Cast until she became an 8th grader due to the previous guidelines which established the group for 8th to 12th grade students. A year ago, the guidelines were changed to include 7th graders and more recently to include 6th graders as well.

This latest change to include 6th graders is an attempt by Webster Crocker to include more students who have an interest in theater to further learn as much as they wish and do so with hands-on experience. This change will also assist theatre classes like those at Dillingham Intermediate School by providing additional experience in theater arts.

The Supporting Cast meets every second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Honey McGee Playhouse. Their meeting in February will include a contest of creating a costume out of a bag of Goodwill items. For more information, contact Webster Crocker at (903) 893-8525 or by visiting our website www.scptheater.org.

 

Auditions for The Secret Garden January 22 & 23

Theatricks wishes to announce that they will be holding auditions for their 2006-2007 spring production, THE SECRET GARDEN sponsored by St. Mary's School. The Auditions will be held at the Honey McGee Playhouse at 313 W. Mulberry Street in Sherman, Texas from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, January 22 and 23, 2007.

Auditions for THE SECRET GARDEN are open to anyone interested in theatre, no prior experience is required. The auditions will consist of the auditioner filling out an audition form and reading a scene from the script. There are parts for a wide range of ages for characters: Mary Lennox (around 10 to 12), Dickon Sowerby (around 10 to 13), Colin Craven (around 10 to 12), Martha Sowerby (around 15 to 20), Ben Weatherstaff (around 40 and up), Mrs. Medlock (around 40 and up), Archibald Craven (around 35 and up), Doctor Craven (around 35 and up), Mr. Pitcher (around 40 and up), Betty (around 25 and up), Servants and Gardeners (various ages 18 and up), and some children (ages 10 to 13).

Cast list for THE SECRET GARDEN will be decided upon by Wednesday, January 24 by 12 noon, and will be posted on SCP's website, www.scptheater.org, and on the front doors of the Honey McGee Playhouse. Rehearsals for those cast in THE SECRET GARDEN will begin Monday, January 29 and run until the show opens on Friday, March 2. Rehearsals are Monday through Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Honey McGee Playhouse. The performances of THE SECRET GARDEN will be held in the Honey McGee Playhouse Friday, March 2 and 9 at 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, March 3, 4, 10, 11 at 2 p.m.

the SECRET GARDEN

For more information about auditions for THE SECRET GARDEN call Webster Crocker, Theatricks Director at (903) 893-8525 or visit Theatricks website at www.theatricks.org. Theatricks 2006-2007 season is being sponsored by Caskey Orthodontics.

Travel Show OH MY DARLING, CLEMENTELLA is Cast

OH MY DARLING, CLEMENTELLA is Theatricks traveling show that will be visiting area schools this spring beginning with the first performance this coming Thursday. OH MY DARLING, CLEMENTELLA is written as a western version of the classic CINDERELLA story.

Cast in this show are: Andrew Childress (11th grader) and Webster Crocker as the storytelling Cowboy, Kaylea Daubenspeck (8th grader) as Clementella, Madeleine Walker (8th grader) as the stepmother Prudence along with her daughters Rudy and Abnoxious played by Sarah Stell (8th grader), Autumn Winegarden (5th grader), and Chelsea Oliver (11th grader), the part of Clint Eastwood by David Stephens (9th grader) and his Mother by Krystina Burns (8th grader).

The travel show is a part of Theatricks' educational outreach program, Project Theatre. Project Theatre was developed and started in 1989 by Theatricks Director Webster Crocker to assist Elementary and Secondary schools with their theatre curriculum. Last year alone, Project Theatre touched the lives of over 40,000 students.

OH MY DARLING, CLEMENTELLA is only 30 minutes in length and is performed during the regular school day on Thursdays. If you are interested in having the travel show come and visit your school or organization, please contact Webster Crocker at (903) 893-8525.

 

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