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January 2010 Newsletter

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2009-2010 Season

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The Peanuts Gang prepares for the big baseball game.

Don't Be a Blockhead--Audition for CHARLIE BROWN

Come join the "Peanuts" gang January 25 & 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Honey McGee Playhouse for the auditions of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN.

The auditions are for anyone ages 13 and older. Just bring a prepared song to sing that is no longer than a minute and a half in length. An accompanist, CD player will be on hand for the auditions. In addition to singing, one will be asked to read a scene from the script. Selected scenes for character reading can be picked up at the auditions.

This musical YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner chronicles the events in the day in the life of Charlie Brown along with other familiar characters Lucy, Sally, Linus, Schroeder, and Snoopy. These characters were created and made famous from the comic strip by Charles Schulz. 2010 marks the 60th anniversary of the "Peanuts" comic strip.

The director is in!--so bring your 5 cents to see if you have what it takes to bring the comic strip characters to life on stage. YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN is sponsored by AmeriState Bank, and is the second show of Theatricks 2009-2010 season.

Something from Nothing

Theatricks On the Go, the touring show for the educational outreach program Project Theatre, is readying for the spring show, SOMETHING FROM NOTHING which will start traveling in February.

For 21 years now, the Theatricks program has been traveling to local schools to perform 30 minute long, creative involvement dramas which are usually based on familiar stories. SOMETHING FROM NOTHING is a new addition to this traveling show circuit, and is based on the children's book by the same title written by Phoebe Gilman.

Joining the cast of actors this spring is Diane Hudson, a recently retired Sherman math and science school teacher who had seen Theatricks touring show in the past and had always wanted to take part. Diane will be playing the part of the Mother. Her son Joseph, is being portrayed by Caleb Crocker a nine year old homeschooler who has appeared in last fall's show THE TREASURE.

Elizabeth Geddis is also a part of the cast again, and has been a part of the touring shows for over 10 years. She is playing the part of the seamstress and grandmother of Joseph who he calls, Grammy. Webster Crocker Theatricks Director rounds out the cast as the Narrator.

Many of the area schools that Theatricks performs for are paid for through grant funding received from local businesses and foundations including the W.B. Munson Foundation, Texas Instruments Foundation, Target Foundation, Elias and Hanna Regensburger Foundation, Captain H.T Hastings Charitable Trust, Thelma Braun and Bocklett Family Foundation, Chapman Inc., and the Sherman Council for the Arts and Humanities (SCAH). The most recent grant received was from the Glaser Family Charitable Trust which will allow Theatricks the opportunity to further visit and perform for the schools of Fannin County.

For further information about Project Theatre and the touring show, contact Webster Crocker at (903)893-8525 or director@theatricks.org.

Have You Checked Out Our New Website?

On Tuesday, January 12, the Theatricks program launched their new website www.theatricks.org. So far, Theatricks Director Webster Crocker has received much praise for the new site.

With this site, web surfers should be more able to readily access Theatricks programming and to keep better informed of upcoming events.

So if you haven't done so already, surf on by, and check us out!

The Nerd Opens on Finley Stage

  NERD cast
 

THE NERD cast

The SCP box office opens Monday, February 1 for Mainstage season members and Thursday, February 4 for the general public to make reservations for SCP's production of THE NERD.

THE NERD written by Larry Shue, who also wrote the play THE FOREIGNER--one of SCP's funniest comedies, will perform February 5 to February 21.

Willum, a young architect is visited by Rick, a man he's never met but who saved his life in Vietnam, but Rick turns out to be a walking talking definition of the word "nerd" who quickly outstays his welcome and becomes the houseguest from hell, and hilariously proceeds to destroy Willum's career, life and sanity!

The SCP box office hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Mainstage season members on the first three days the box office is open, and then from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the rest of the show run Monday - Friday and 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday. To make reservations call the box office at (903)892-8818 or visit the box office window during box office hours at the Honey McGee Playhouse on 313 W. Mulberry Street in Sherman, TX.

 

Now available online!

Theatricks Director Webster Crocker wishes to announce that now you can save time by filling out the auditioning form provided on-line and submitting it on-line. Information contained on this form helps the directors know more about you and any experience you may have, plus enables them to contact you about the production and others coming up.

Check it out!

 

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500 North Elm Street, Sherman, TX 75090