February 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

Anne of Green Gables

Gilbert Blythe (Kelly Phelan) teases Anne Shirley (Ellie Margolis) about her red hair as Anne's bosom friend Diana Barry (Meredith Foster) watches in horror.

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Opens February 29

Friday, February 29 at 7 p.m. is the premiere of Theatricks latest production ANNE OF GREEN GABLES sponsored by Outreach Health Services. The production will be Feb. 29 and March 7 at 7 p.m. and March 1, 2, 8 & 9 at 2 p.m. in the Honey McGee Playhouse located at 313 W. Mulberry in Sherman, TX.

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES is the heart warming story of orphan Anne Shirley which is so eloquently depicted by author L.M. Montgomery and skillfully adapted into play fashion by Joseph Robinette.

Green Gables is the home of loveable Matthew Cuthbert and his stern sister, Marilla. They agree to adopt a boy to help with the farm work. Imagine their consternation when Anne Shirley, a girl in her teens, is sent by the orphanage by mistake! Anne touches Matthew's heart with her vivid imagination and her charitable viewpoint, but it takes time to reach the tender heart beneath Marilla's hard exterior.

Cast as the highly imaginative and red-headed Anne Shirley is Ellie Margolis, an 8th grader at TCS. Her adoptive parents are Matthew Cuthbert, played by Boyd Highlander a Theatricks veteran actor, and Matthew's sister Marilla Cuthbert, played by Dorothy Fowler a freelance writer.

The Cuthbert's nosey neighbor Rachel Lynde is being portrayed by Sherman newcomer Anne Zehnder. Anne Shirley's bosom friend Diana Barry is Meredith Foster, an 8th grade student at Piner M.S., and is joined by Mrs. Barry and Minnie May Barry played by 1st time Theatricks performers Heidi Yoder and 4th grade Wakefield student Meribeth Phillips.

Anne Shirley's school friends include: Josie Pye (Taylor Garland 6th grade Dillingham student), Ruby Gillis (Annie Porter 9th grade Whitewright H.S.), Tillie Boulter (Hannah Scott 6th grade Dillingham), Bessie Wright (Elizabeth Leanch 7th grade homeschooler), Carrie Sloan (Suzannah Morgan 10th grade Sherman H.S.), Jane Andrews (Sarah Walker 6th grade Dillingham), Moody MacPherson (Berkley Burney 6th grade Gunter M.S.), Charlie Sloan (Callahan Harrison 6th grade Dillingham), Gilbert Blythe (Kelly Phelan 8th grade Whitewright M.S.), Jimmy Glover (Wesley Fulce 6th grade Dillingham), and Priscilla Andrews (Madison Nelson working on undergraduate degree). Olivia Johnson, Anna McGowan, and Hannah Walker are also school students of Anne's.

Other characters who round out the cast are: Jim Walker playing Mr. Phillips and Mr. Sadler, Chelsea Oliver as Ms. Stacy and Ms. Rogerson, Leigh Walker as Mrs. Blewett and Aunt Josephine Barry, Karla Vessels as Mrs. Allen, Zeke Dolezalek as Jerry Buote, and Dean Leanch as the stationmaster and Rev. Allen/Rev. Bentley and College President.

Directing ANNE OF GREEN GABLES is Theatricks Director Webster Crocker assisted by Zeke Dolezalek. The Costumers for ANNE OF GREEN GABLES creating the Victorian Era style clothing are Melissa Leanch and her daughter Elizabeth, Brenda Bowling and her daughter Kristin, and Robin Phillips. Assisting with hair and makeup are Bailey Page and Madelyn Walker, props are headed up by Jennifer Bryan, and lighting/sound is Tristan Wiese.

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES box office will open Monday, February 25 for Theatricks season members from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Tuesday, February 26 for the general public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations can be made then by calling the box office phone at 903-892-8818 or coming by the ticket window located at the Honey McGee Playhouse. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and students.


ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Woodcarving to be Raffled Off

Anne of Geen Gables painting

The watercolor rendering for the ANNE OF GREEN GABLES woodcarving by Janice Stevens.

Theatricks Advisory Council member Janice Stevens, also a noted woodcarver, has just finished a special piece for Theatricks production of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.

This specially designed woodcarving will be displayed during the productions of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, and raffle tickets will be sold for $1.00 each or seven for $5.00. The drawing will take place after intermission at the last performance Sunday, March 9.

Proceeds made off of the raffle will go to help fund special projects for the Theatricks program.

Monologue Competition Held This Thursday

The time has finally come to realize all the hard work the Supporting Cast members have put into their monologues, and all will be recognized as they perform for the competition. Over four months ago, Supporting Cast members were introduced to what a monologue is and how to deliver them as taught by professional actress, Jeri Smith.

This Thursday, February 21 starting at 6 p.m. at the Honey McGee Playhouse over seven monologues will be delivered, judged, and filmed by CableOne to be aired later on their local channels. Winners will be selected by the judges, and prizes will be awarded. Anyone wishing to come watch are welcome.

The Supporting Cast members are very thankful to Jeri Smith for giving her time to make all of this possible, and wish to say "Break-a-leg" to all those competing!

February "Shadow" Day

Job shadow students

Job Shadow students Lanie Trussell and Luis Herrera try their hand at writing a press announcement about the cast for ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.

Ground Hog Day has come and gone, and "yes" he did see his shadow, but on Wednesday, February 13 Theatricks Director Webster Crocker saw two shadows. Those two shadows were Whitesboro High School students Luis Herrera and Lanie Trussell, and they were participating in Job Shadow Day.

Job shadowing is a national effort to enrich the lives of students by acquainting them with the world of work through on-the-job experiences and a carefully crafted curriculum that ties academics to the work place.

While on the jobsite, both students were introduced to SCP's theatre facilities, including the finished set for THE FOREIGNER and unfinished set for ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. They were also taught how the box office runs, how to write a cast announcement for the paper, and witnessed the travel show JACK AND THE BEANSTALK.

SCP always strives to give back to the community, and sharing in this Job Shadow Day is just one of the ways we try to give back.

Jack and the Beanstalk Cast

Cast of characters for the travel show JACK AND THE BEANSTALK.


"Fe Fi Fo Fum, Theatricks has a traveling cast that is a lot of fun," states Theatricks Director Webster Crocker (alias Giant).

The traveling show has just started traveling, and has already visited Perrin Elementary School and the Dorchester Baptist Women's meeting, and have many more locations to come.

Cast in the travel show are Joshua Bayless as Jack with Jack's mother being double cast between Susan Winegarten and Krystina Burns. Playing the Giant and the Old Man is Webster Crocker. The cow Bessie and Giant's wife are portrayed by Autumn Winegarden. Brittani Crocker also plays the cow Bessie as well as the Harp. The final character is the Hen that lays the golden eggs, portrayed by Caleb Crocker.

The traveling show is a part of Theatricks educational outreach program, Project Theatre and visits schools on Thursdays until the end of the 2007-2008 school year. If you are interested in having the travel show visit your school, contact Webster Crocker at 903-893-8525 or

Spring 2008 Workshops Registration Now Accepted

Improvisation workshop

Theatre Arts teacher Mary Newman performs a masked improvisation with her students during an Improvisation Workshop taught at the school by Theatricks Director Webster Crocker.

Theatricks Spring 2008 Workshops March 31 to April 24

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.

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

Starting March 31
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 1
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 by downloading here.


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