Theatricks

March 2008


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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 Plays to Sold-Out Houses

Anne of Geen Gables painting

Winner of the ANNE OF GREEN GABLES wood-carving Ruby Burns from New York.

The spring production of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES just closed and to rave reviews.  The show was so popular that Theatricks Director Webster Crocker had to add an extra production in which to allow for the extra demand in attendance.

“After the opening weekend with the first three performances of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES recorded as sold out and having to take names for a waiting list, that I knew this story was resonating to a wide audience and that another performance date needed to be added,” states Theatricks Director Webster Crocker.  Several in attendance had stated that they had visited Prince Edward Island to seen the hermitage of Green Gables, and felt that Theatricks production did a good job of telling the story.

Also, for ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Janice Stevens a member of the Theatricks Advisory Council had created a wood-carving specifically for this production to be raffled off, and the winner of the carving was announced during intermission of the last Sunday performance March 9.  The winner of the woodcarving is Ruby Burns who had come from New York.

Theatricks next production is ALADDIN (a Disney musical) to be performed July 11 to July 20, and auditions slated for Tuesday and Wednesday, May 27 and 28.  Hope to see you there!

THE MIRACLE WORKER to Introduce Sign Interpretation

Job shadow students

Sherman Community Players’ fourth play in the season will be William Gibson’s THE MIRACLE WORKER.  This absorbing, witty dramatization of a famous case history centers on the early childhood education of Helen Keller who became deaf and blind at nineteen months of age as a result of a high fever and who grew to become one of mankind’s most exemplary and beloved geniuses in the art and science of living.

Set in 1887, in Tuscumbia, Alabama, the play explores the beginning of the astonishing real-life relationship between the young Helen Keller and her first teacher, Annie Sullivan.  The story of Annie’s struggle to teach Helen language, and her eventual success, is both life-affirming and uplifting.  Audiences have responded enthusiastically over the years making THE MIRACLE WORKER an American Theatre classic.

A special signed performance of THE MIRACLE WORKER will be Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. for the deaf and hearing impaired and their family and friends.  Professional sign interpreters Rolanda Patton and Cheryl Garrett have been hired by SCP to perform this service for our community. 

Tickets for this special performance will be $6.00 for all seats.  Reservations for this special performance can be made by calling the SCP box office at 903-892-8818 beginning Wednesday, April 2 or by e-mailing (only for the deaf) your reservation to scp-reservations@live.com.

 

Theatricks Narrowing Down Shows for 2008-2009 Season

The Theatricks Advisory Council is currently trying to narrow down the list of shows under consideration for Theatricks 2008-2009 season.

The shows under consideration include: WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY; OLIVER!; THE SOUND OF MUSIC; SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE BAKER STREET IRREGULARS; HOP-A-LONG CASSIDY AND THE GHOST RIDERS; THE HOBBIT; THE BFG; YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN; SLEEPING BEAUTY; JUNGLE BOOK; 101 DALMATIONS; ALICE IN WONDERLAND; and THE ARISTOCATS.

The new season will be announced in April to be approved by the SCP Board of Directors, but until that time Theatricks Director Webster Crocker would like to hear your input on the stated list.  Select the three that you would most like to see performed on the Theatricks stage, and e-mail them to Webster at webster@scptheater.org.  Your opinion counts.

Winners Announced for the Monologue Contest

Theatricks teen group the Supporting Cast recently held a Monologue Contest on Thursday, February 21, 2008, and this past Thursday, March 13 the winners of that contest were announced.

Taking top honors are Kaylea Daubenspeck, Harris Tooley, and Taylor Nall, and honorable mention goes to Willy Stell, Chelsea Oliver, Madelyn Walker, Leah Maxon, and sponsor Greta Nall.  All of the monologues were taped by CableOne to be aired on local cable channels in the future.

This Monologue Contest was a culmination of a monologue workshop taught to the Supporting Cast by local actress Jeri Smith.  The next workshop that the Supporting Cast will be working on is Sound.  The Supporting Cast meets the second Thursday of every month in the Honey McGee Playhouse at 313 W. Mulberry Street in Sherman, TX.

Theatricks Spring Workshops Begins March 31

Anne of Green Gables

Three workshop students await the start of their performance of SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES.

Theatricks Director Webster Crocker is still accepting applications for the spring workshop classes, but classes are filling up quickly.  So if you are interested, call now.

The workshop classes are divided up by age groupings and meet twice a week for an hour each time for four weeks.  During those times the students will learn more about theatre and using their imagination, creativity, and concentration to perform a small production on the last day of class.

Registration forms for this workshop or scholarship forms can be gotten from the SCP website www.scptheater.org or contacting Webster Crocker at 903-893-8525.

 

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