June 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

Aladdin cast

The cast of Aladdin learn music during the first rehearsal.

ALADDIN is Cast!

Theatricks last show for the 2007-2008 season is ALADDIN, and the cast was just selected for it.

After two nights of auditions, Theatricks Director Webster Crocker, with the help of Cheryl Lewis - Vocal Instructor, and Amanda Brandt - Assistant Director, selected a cast of 40 from the talented pool of auditioners. Now the rehearsal process begins for seven weeks with performances July 11-20, 2008.

The cast consists of:  
Genie Josh Harris
Aladdin Zeke Dolezalek
Jasmine Bailey Page
Jafar Dallas Fleck
Iago Kirsten Reese
Abu Caleb Crocker
Sultan Razoul
Guards Hailee Marcum
  Blake Ashworth
  Peter Bellermann
Narrator & Harem Girls Kaylea Daubenspeck
  Beatrice Robinson
Narrator Katy McGinness
  Laura Pettit
  Sarah Davis
Harem Girls Ellie Margolis
  Sarah Bailey
  Maggie Rake
  Lexi Thornhill
Townspeople/Chorus Andy Page
  Cole Page
  Adam Dolezalek
  Laura Dolezalek
  Madison Condron
  Hannah Marcum
  Anna Romm
  Anna McGowan
  Daniel Clark
  Tina Ross
  Hannah Sanza
  Emma Jennings
  Fawzia Khan
  Rosie Goff
  Alayna Hancock
  Isaiah Frith
  Reed Thornton
  Autumn Winegarden
  Aurora Winegarden
  Kalynn Hudman

Also assisting with the production process is Amy Dean - Choreographer, Brooks Burton - Set Designer, Tom Rawson - Lighting Designer, Tammi Daubenspeck and Betty Harper - Costumers, Assistant Costumer Leah Maxon, and Cathy Sauls as Rehearsal Accompanist.

Look for more information about this upcoming production of ALADDIN in next month's issue of the e-newsletter.

Theatricks Gets an Intern for the Summer

Brooks Burton

Brooks Burton

The Sherman Community Players (SCP) has been selected by Austin College to once again host an intern for the summer as part of their Lily Grant Program. This will mark the fourth time that SCP has received this honor. The intern, Brooks Burton, will be assisting the Theatricks program, working closely with Theatricks Director Webster Crocker.

Brooks Burton is getting his major in Business Administration and Theatre at Austin College, and hopes to gain the experience needed to start a career in business operations for the theatre/entertainment or sports industries. He will be spending most of his time with Theatricks helping them to come up with an advertising package for next season, plus assisting with other areas like box office, production elements, attending board meetings and whatever else may come up. Brooks was very active in his high school theatre department at Mt. Vernon High School in Mt. Vernon, Texas. "I have participated in many aspects of theatre and I am excited to experience the business side of theatre," said Brooks.

Stop by the theatre some time and introduce yourself to Brooks, or just to catch up on what's new.


ALADDIN Assistant Director Amanda Brandt

Amanda Brandt

Amanda Brandt

Amanda Brandt recently graduated from California State University, Chico with her Bachelor's Degree of the Arts in Musical Theatre with an emphasis in staging and choreography. She began her career as a dance teacher at Front and Center Dance studio in Redding, California. From there she became artistic director and choreographer for Spotlight Company Competition Dance Team. Her latest work includes choreography for Bat Boy: The Musical, Showtune: the Music of Jerry Herman, and Urinetown. She is planning on getting her Master's Degree in Dance/Choreography. As for now, she is very excited about becoming a part of the Theatricks team as Assistant Director for Aladdin.

Amanda, we are glad that you are in the Sherman area, and spending your summer helping Theatricks. We look forward to ALADDIN.


Theatricks is Now Enrolling for Their Summer 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. The summer workshops will end with a group production on Friday, July 25 at 6 p.m. in the Finley Theater. The production will display the techniques learned. Classes are divided by age groups and meet for an hour and a half every day that week.

Starting July 21 (Based on grade going into in the fall)

Age 4 and Kindergarten 9 to 10:30 a.m.
1st and 2nd Grades 10:30 to 12 p.m.
3rd and 4th Grades 1 to 2:30 p.m.
5th thru 8th Grades 2:30 to 4 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

Don't miss out on the summer fun of being on stage!


2008-2009 Theatricks Season Sponsors

Theatricks Director Webster Crocker has just completed finding all of the sponsors for Theatricks new 2008-2009 season which is sure to be a big hit!

Sherman Tourism is on board again this year as Theatricks season sponsor, which will be a season of musicals. Since Theatricks and the Sherman Tourism Department started working together three years ago, Theatricks memberships are way up and so is the number of out of town visitors.

The first show of the season will be the Tony Award-winning OLIVER! September 5 14, 2008 sponsored by first time sponsor Sherman Cardiovascular Care Associates. The spring production of HONK! will be March 6-15, 2009 sponsored by Caskey Orthodontics. Caskey is a long time supporter of Theatricks, and we are grateful to have them sponsor again this year. And the last show of the season is A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD July 10-19, 2009 sponsored by TexomaCare Pediatrics, who are joined this year by TexomaCare Family Practice.

Webster is so glad to have all of them on board for this new season, because without their support Theatricks wouldn't be able to offer such wonderful productions year in and year out.


2008-2009 Season Memberships are now on sale!

You won't want to miss Theatricks new 2008-2009 season of shows, and right now, by becoming a season member, you can save and get almost three shows for the price of two.

Season Tickets:
$22 Adults Save $8
$18 Senior Save $8
$18 Student Save $8
$100 Family (includes two adults and four children living at home) Save $ 64

Theatricks season memberships can be purchased during the production of SCP's THE MUSIC MAN all the month of June.


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