April 2008


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2007-2008 Season
TexomaCare Pediatrics

St. Mary's School

Outreach Health Services

Stokes Orthodontics and Pediatric Dental Specialists

Additional Sponsors for WIZARD OF OZ
Sherman Arts Festival
Sherman Tourism Department
the Oliver Dewey Mayor Foundation
Sherman Council for the Arts and Humanities (SCAH)
American Bank of Texas
La Quinta Inn and Suites
Bob Utter Ford Lincoln Mercury

Clara Blackford Smith and W. Aubrey Smith Charitable Foundation
Chapman, Inc.
Glaser Family Charitable Foundation
W.B. Munson Foundation
Oliver Dewey Mayor Foundation
Procter and Gamble Foundation
Regensburger Foundation
Sherman Council for the Arts and Humanities (SCAH)
Texas Instruments Foundation
Thelma Braun and Bocklett Family Foundation

Theatricks Selects a Musical Season

The Theatricks Advisory Council has selected the new 2008-2009 season which will include three musicals.

Opening the season September 5 through the 14 will be the Tony Award winning musical OLIVER! which will be performed in the Finley Theater.  This will be the second time Theatricks has done this musical, the last time was for sold out houses in 1996 (12 years ago.)

OLIVER! is the classic musical based on the Charles Dickens’ story OLIVER TWIST with music, lyrics and book by Lionel Bart.  Oliver is an orphan boy who is kicked out of the workhouse for defying authority and asking for more gruel.  He is sold to an undertaker, and then runs away.  He joins up with the Artful Dodger and becomes a part of Fagin’s gang of boys.  During a pocket-picking expedition, Oliver gets arrested, but later found innocent.  He is adopted by a benefactor who turns out to be his grandfather.

OLIVER! is full of familiar toe-tapping songs like: Food, Glorious Food; Where is Love?; Consider Yourself; You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two; It’s a Fine Life; and many more.

Then March 6 through the 15 will be the new musical HONK! winner of the Olivier Award (England’s Tony Award.)  HONK! is based on the Hans Christian Andersen story of the ugly duckling and adapted to musical form by George Stiles for music and Anthony Drewe for book and lyrics. Honk! is the story of Ugly, whose odd, gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry Cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny, but also finds love and acceptance in all its forms.

To round out the season July 10 through the 19 will be the new musical A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD based on the book by Arnold Lobel, and adapted to a musical by Robert and Willie Reale.

Arnold Lobel's well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in Robert and Willie Reale's musical A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD. Conceived by Mr. Lobel's daughter, Adrianne Lobel, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD remains true to the spirit of the original stories as it follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the spring, they proceed to plant gardens, swim, rake leaves and go sledding, learning life lessons along the way, including a most important one about friendship and rejoicing in the attributes that make each of us different and special.

This is going to be a great season full of family entertainment, and will leave everyone with a song in their heart, and a spring in their step.  Look forward in June for the beginning of season ticket sales for the new 2008-2009 season!

ALADDIN Auditions Coming Soon

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 27 and 28 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., the Theatricks group will be holding auditions for their summer musical ALADDIN sponsored by Stokes Orthodontics and Pediatric Dental Specialists.  The auditions will be held in the Honey McGee Playhouse located at 313 W. Mulberry Street in Sherman, TX.

ALADDIN is a Disney musical with music written by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book adapted and additional lyrics by Jim Luigs, and music adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle.

No experience is needed to audition, the auditions are open to everyone.  Auditioners need to come with a prepared song to sing, and to read from the script.  For more information about the auditions, contact Webster Crocker Theatricks Director at 903-893-8525 or


Anne of Green Gables

1st and 2nd grade students act out a scene from SLEEPING BEAUTY, one of the stories represented in MIXED UP FAIRY TALES

Theatricks Looking for Sponsors for New Season

Want to take an active part in helping to bring these three wonderful musicals to the Sherman community?  Theatricks Director Webster Crocker is currently looking for people or businesses who will help by sponsoring these productions.

Sponsorships help to pay for the royalty fees and script rental fees for these musicals which can run in the thousands. Sponsorships make it all possible, and as sponsors certain benefits are awarded to them like a private performance, a full page color ad in the Theatricks playbill, mention on the season brochure and in ads placed in the newspaper, and an article on the Theatricks e-newsletter.

If you are interested in becoming a Theatricks sponsor, contact Webster Crocker at (903) 893-8525 or

Spring 2008 Workshops End With a Performance

Anne of Geen Gables painting

Willy Wonka finds the golden ticket winner Violet Beauregarde in 5th through 8th grade class production of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.

Theatricks 2008 Spring Workshops ended this week with their performances for family and friends.

The month long drama workshops helped to teach to over 41 participants the process of taking on a character and putting on a play which culminated last week with the productions of:

  • Age 4 and Kindergarten class HAT’S FOR SALE Wednesday, April 23 at 3:45 p.m.
  • 1st and 2nd grade class MIXED UP FAIRY TALES Thursday, April 24 at 3:45 p.m.
  • 3rd and 4th grade class RADIO PLAY Wednesday, April 23 at 5 p.m.
  • 5th through 8th grade class CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Thursday, April 24 at 5 p.m.

Their class and performance was held in the Honey McGee Playhouse. Theatricks next workshop class will be taught the week of July 21 with registrations beginning in May (class sizes will be limited.)

Supporting Cast to Learn Dialects

On Thursday, May 8 at the Honey McGee Playhouse starting at 6 p.m. will be the next regular meeting of the Supporting Cast, and the theater subject to be covered will be stage dialects.

Kathleen Campbell, theatre professor at Austin College, will be the guest speaker who will be introducing stage dialects to the Supporting Cast focusing on a British dialect to get ready for the fall musical OLIVER!  Kathleen Campbell was a reference on stage dialects when SCP Mainstage performed the musical MY FAIR LADY three years ago.

Hope to see everyone in attendance for this fun and informative workshop on stage dialects!


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