Theatricks


March 2007


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Cast of SECRET GARDEN

Cast members Ellie Margolis, Daniel Hebert, Marshall Reid, and Laura Burditt stand in and examine the garden in Theatricks production of THE SECRET GARDEN.

THE SECRET GARDEN Plays To Sold Out Audiences

Theatricks 2007 spring production of THE SECRET GARDEN, sponsored by St. Mary's School, just completed two weekends of sold out performances. "I was kind of amazed by this," states Theatricks Director Webster Crocker, "because this normally doesn't happen during our spring performance, not where we have to add another show."

The same advertising was done for this show as the others, and yet because the spring show is so close to spring break the interest usually isn't fixed on seeing a show. "But this is an extra-ordinary season for Theatricks with the huge success of the opening show, PETER PAN," adds Webster.

Several of the cast members for THE SECRET GARDEN were double cast because of the high turn-out of very talented auditioners which came in very handy during the influx of this year's cold and flu season.

"Now, I can't wait to see what the summer production THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER brings!" exclaims Webster.

American Boychoir To Come To Sherman

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Sherman, Texas has some exciting news to share with the community. On Thursday, May 10, 2007, at 7:30 p.m. The Covenant Concert Series is sponsoring The American Boychoir in concert at the historical Kidd-Key Auditorium in downtown Sherman. The American Boychoir is the nation's most widely touring and frequently performing choral ensemble. Its members – boys in grades 5 through 8 – come from around the country to pursue a rigorous academic and musical curriculum at the American Boychoir School, the only non-sectarian boys' choir school in the country.

The performance will include selections from the Oscar-nominated film Les Choristes, for which the Choir's performance at the film's U.S. premiere party garnered them an invite to sing with Beyoncé at the 77th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony. All proceeds from the concert will be donated to Covenant Presbyterian Church. Their repertoire spans many centuries and genres, including French sacred music, South African folk music, and American and Cajun music. Some of you might also remember their Kodak commercial from some years ago, the music from which is entitled "True Colors." For more information concerning The American Boychoir you can go to their web page at www.americanboychoir.org. (Following the concert, local boys in grades 4 through 7 are given the opportunity to audition for the director of the Boychoir. More information will be available at the time of the concert.)

Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children and students. Groups of ten (10) or more tickets will receive a $1.00 per ticket discount when purchased in advance. Please call Dr. Cindy Russell at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 903-892-1502, for information and to reserve your tickets.

Theatricks Has Selected Shows For 2007-2008 Season

The Theatricks Advisory Council has recently selected the slate of shows for their 2007-2008 season. The season is to start in September with the musical production of THE WIZARD OF OZ to be held at the Kidd-Key Auditorium and will use the flying services of ZFX again this year. In the Spring of 2008 will be the production of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, followed by ALADDIN, the Disney musical, in July of 2008.

"We are very excited about all three of these wonderful shows for next season, and are currently looking for sponsors to help make them all possible," states Webster Crocker Theatricks Director. "Theatricks has had such success this season with sold out performances for PETER PAN and THE SECRET GARDEN, that we tried to pick shows that would build upon this season's success into next season," added Webster.

Continue to look for more information about the 2007-2008 season to come in future newsletters.

 

Martin Family Comes To The Aid of SCP

The Martin family, through their business, Martin Heating and Air, recently donated some new tools, (DeWalt cordless drills and reciprocating saws plus batteries and chargers), to the Sherman Community Players in order to construct the sets for SCP productions.

The Martin family

Leah and Mickie Martin present new tools to SCP's Saturday set construction workforce.

The Martins, for those of you familiar with the goings on backstage, are an integral part of the backstage workings of some of Mainstage's productions like ANNIE and THE MOUSETRAP to name a few. Leah Martin even starred in THE MOUSETRAP as the character Mollie Ralston. Their philosophy has been "see a need, fill a need."

Mickie Martin

Mickie Martin sweeps up aisles in Footlights building after her family had cleaned it.

Mickie, Leah, Rachel and Rebekah Martin have helped to get Walmart to donate supplies for backstage, cleaned out and organized SCP's Footlights costume building and donated props and set pieces for the sets. "SCP has some of the most dedicated volunteers any organization could ask for, and the Martin family is just one example of the type of volunteers who share so freely their love for SCP," states Theatricks Director Webster Crocker.

On behalf of SCP and Theatricks, "Thank you, Martins!"

Theatricks Spring 2007 Workshops April 2 to 26

Theatricks is now enrolling for their spring 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 group production on the last day of the spring workshop session during regular class time. The production will display techniques learned.

Cowgirl Rhonda

Cowgirl Rhonda selects volunteers from the audience at Houston Elementary in Denison during the travel production of OH, MY DARLING CLEMENTELLA.

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

Starting April 2 and meeting
Monday
and Wednesday:
Age 4 and Kindergarten: 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
3rd and 4th grades: 5 to 6 p.m.

Starting April 3 and meeting
Tuesday
and Thursday:
1st and 2nd Grades: 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
5th thru 8th Grades: 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. Class sizes are limited. 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 www.scptheater.org.

Download workshop form here.

 

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