Theatricks

October 2007


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Fall Workshops

2007 fall workshop production of THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS from the 1st and 2nd grade class.

Fall Workshops Come to a Conclusion with Performances

The 2007 fall Theatricks workshop classes will come to an end this week with class performances. There were 52 students in all enrolled for the fall workshops; nine in the age 4-Kindergarten class, 5 in the 1-2 grade class, 18 in the 3-4 grade class, and 20 in the 5th through 8 grade class.

Each class has been learning what it is to tell a story in play fashion for the stage complete with characterization, costumes, props, and a script. The age 4-Kindergarten class will be presenting the stories of THE LITTLE RED ROOSTERS and THE MUSHROOM on Wednesday, October 24 at 3:45 p.m. The 3-4 grade class will also be performing on Wednesday, October 24 the play THE TRIAL OF THE BIG BAD WOLF starting at 5 p.m. On Thursday, October 25 starting at 3:45 p.m. the 1-2 grade class will perform the play THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS, followed by the 5th through 8th grade class at 5 p.m. with scenes from YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN.

The performances give an opportunity not only for parents and friends to see the plays, but a chance for the students to display what they have learned in the workshops. Each performance will be followed by a reception of punch and cookies in the lobby of the Honey McGee Playhouse.

The next workshops will be taught in the spring of 2008 from March 31 to April 24.

SCP Says Good-Bye to a Dear Friend

Norman Bennett

Norman Bennett in HARVEY.

The SCP Board of Directors on Monday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. is going to say good-bye to Norman Bennett, a very dear friend of this theatre.

Norman is going to move closer to his children after being a part of this community for a very long time, and an active participant of SCP. Many may remember Norman from his portrayal of Elwood P. Dowd in SCP's production of HARVEY last season (that was the third time Norman played that part for SCP in three separate productions over the years).

The SCP Board will be presenting Norman a silver box with the inscription “stolen from SCP” on it to represent that we didn't want him to go, but to always remember the fond memories he helped make while with us.

Norman, thanks for the many years you gave to SCP and their audience members! God Bless you on your new endeavors, and God speed!

2007 - 2008 Season

Theatricks 2007-2008 season as portrayed in the lobby display as created by the McIntyre girls.

 

Theatricks Receives a Grant from the Thelma Braun Foundation

This is the first year that Theatricks has received a grant from the Thelma Braun Foundation in support of Theatricks educational outreach program, Project Theatre. This grant of $3,000 for 2007-2008 will help Theatricks to reach out into the schools like Sherman, Denison, Bonham, and other surrounding communities to bring theatre arts to their students.

Project Theatre

Travel show cast performs THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF at part of Project Theatre.

Project Theatre is an 18 year old program that brings traveling shows like THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF to area students who might not ever get the opportunity to view live theater. Last year, the program Project Theatre touched the lives of over 40,000 students.

Theatricks wishes to thank the Thelma Braun Foundation for helping to make Project Theatre possible this year!

The Supporting Cast Members Learn About Monologues

Jeri Smith

Jeri Smith comments on the monologue line presented by Harris Tooley during the monologue workshop.

This past Thursday, the Supporting Cast met to learn how to select and present a monologue as taught by Jeri Smith.

Jeri is an acting coach, a professional actress and has been part of Robert Redford's Acting Company and on staff at the Sundance Film Lab for 20 years. She has worked with some of the top people in the film industry including Denzel Washington, Sally Field, Alan Alda, Kathy Bates and Ed Harris.

Jeri was also Education and Community Programs Assistant at the Dallas Theater Center. She taught and directed many years at the secondary level in Arlington before retiring. She directed OKLAHOMA! which won the prestigious Betty Buckley Award for most outstanding musical in Tarrant County.

The Supporting Cast is very fortunate to have talented volunteers come and help teach theatre to our youth. We look forward to meeting again with Jeri to work further on selected monologues and to compete with them.

Remember, the Supporting Cast is going to go and see INTO THE WOODS at Austin College on Thursday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. Be sure to let Webster Crocker know if you are planning to attend. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

  Elizabeth McIntyre and Kaylea Daubenspeck

Elizabeth McIntyre and Kaylea Daubenspeck show off their Master Thespian medals which they received as the newest award recipients.

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