April 2013—Page 4 NON-PROFIT ORG. U. S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 412 WENATCHEE, WA 98807 Music Theatre of Wenatchee 233B N Wenatchee Ave P. O. Box 3042 Wenatchee WA 98807-3042 Phone: (509) 662-7814 E-mail: [email protected] OR CURRENT RESIDENT Inside this issue: Apple Blossom Musical Happy Days And Then There Were None Playhouse News Playhouse Lobby Update Volunteers Needed 2014 Apple Blossom Musical Children of Eden JOIN VISIT OUR W EB S ITE! W WW. M TOW. ORG OUR FACEBOOK MTW Board: President: Sheryl Sutherland President-Elect: Jeff Heminger Secretary: Sue Lawson Treasurer: Colleen Bowen Past-President: John Merritt Members: Paul Atwood Cynthia Brown Marie Carlson Melissa Carlson Arlene Jones Mike Magnotti Tiffany Mausser Nita Paine Daina Toevs Steve Zimmerman Provide us your e-mail address and you can get notices of upcoming projects, meetings, and other great information. It’s an easy way to stay informed of MTW happenings. PAGE! Music Theatre of Wenatchee needs your membership to continue producing quality plays and musicals. Becoming a member of MTW is a great way to show your support. Membership Benefits: Our quarterly newsletter Early notice of ticket sales Ticket discounts for "Member Nights" Invitation to semi-annual meetings Members at the Associate Producer level or above are listed in each show program. There are Six levels of sponsorship: $25.00 — Sponsor (no program listing) $50.00 — Patron (no program listing) $100.00 — Associate Producer $250.00 — Producer $500.00 — Executive Producer $1,000.00 — Benefactor Contact us online for the membership form and mail your check or money order to P.O. Box 3042, Wenatchee, WA, 98807. Your membership is very important to us. Script Notes ossom l B e ppl l The A13 Musica 20 Happy Days Please join us for the 2013 Apple Blossom Musical "Happy Days, A New Musical". Based on the hit TV show "Happy Days" Book by Garry Marshall, Music & Lyrics by Paul Williams and directed by Daina Toevs. A New Musical reintroduces one of America’s best loved families, the Cunninghams: Howard, Marion and Joanie are Tickets are on sale now at here too! the PAC! $20 regular price, $17 seniors, and This show is a perfect way $10 for students (students to return to the days of must have ID and be pur1959 Milwaukee complete chased at the door on the night of the show). Tickets with varsity sweaters, hula hoops, yo-yo’s, and are available at the PAC Box Office, 663-ARTS or jukebox sock-hoppin’ fun. This perfect familypacwen.org. friendly musical will have you rocking all week long! Performances are at the Riverside Playhouse, April 25, 26, 27, and May Come check out the 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 @ 7:30pm show! May 5, 11, 12 @ 2:00pm. You'll see some of the best actors in town: Goodbye gray skies, hello Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzablue! Happy days are relli -Jared Morgan; here again with Pinky Tuscadero-Tiffany Ritchie, Potsie, Ralph Mausser; Howard CunMalph, and the unforget- ningham-Jason Rolfs; table Arthur “The Fonz” Marion CunninghamFonzarelli. Based on the Christy Shearer; Ritchie hit Paramount Pictures Cunningham-Marcus TV series, Happy Days, Stewart; Joanie Cunning- Directed by Daina Toevs ham-Maddy Atwood; Ralph MalphJacob Scott; Warren “Postie” Webber-Josh Rico; Charles “Chachi” Arcola-Zach Savage; Arnold Delvecchio-John Schulz; Count Malachi/ Leopard-Justin Valdez; Jumpy Malachi/Leopard/ Nerd-Stephen Paxton; Pinkette/Car Hop/Calendar Girl/Ensemble-Ashley Pflueger; Pinkette/Car Hop/Calendar Girl/ Ensemble-Allison Drescher; Lori Beth Allen/Calendar Girl-Kylie Thatcher; Manny Moon/Leopard-John Merritt; Mrs. Bea Moon-Sheryl Sutherland; Mac Gates/ Leopard/Elvis-Stewart “Andy” Anderson; Mrs. Lois Gates/Car Hop/ Calendar Girl-Dani Schafer -Cloke; James Dean/Bully/ Ensemble-Andrew Sprint; Car Hop/Calendar Girl/ Ensemble-Chalese Merritt. And special thanks to the Wenatchee Valley Medical Center for their generous sponsorship. You won't want to miss this fun and fantastic show! Hope to see you there!!! Music Theatre of Wenatchee, Inc. Volume 33 Issue 2 April 2013 Page 1 Inside this issue: Apple Blossom Musical 1 Happy Days MTW News 1 And Then There Were None 2 Happy Days Rehearsal Photos 2 Volunteers Needed 3 Playhouse News 3 Children of Eden 3 Membership 4 Board Members 4 MTW NEWS: If there is someone that you know that is not a member of MTW, please let them know what they are missing! This fabulous newsletter 4 times a year, early purchase of tickets to our shows, reduced ticket price for our Thursday member nights and an annual meeting with food and entertainment each year. And if you give $100 or more, your name will appear in the programs of all our shows. Join now and reap the benefits of being an MTW member! Please visit our web site for more information: mtow.org April 2013—Page 2 April 2013—Page 3 Volunteers Needed! Coming this fall! AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery comedy, statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten “soldiers” met his death until there were none. Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of hav- FUN!! and nine to go! The excitement never lets up in this ideal thriller. The cast consists of 8 men and 3 women, although some male roles may be cast as female roles, with a possibility of 5 men and 5 women. Auditions will be held in late August at the Riverside Playhouse. ing gotten away with murder and then one drops dead – poisoned. One down About the Author: Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is the author not only of The Mousetrap, the longest running stage production in history, but also Witness for the Prosecution and And Then There Were None to name but a few of her greatest stage successes. Her novels have sold more than 2 billion copies around the world, and she is only outsold by the Bible and Shakespeare. Happy Days Rehearsal Photos! FUN!! MTW is always looking for people to be involved in our organization. There are a variety of opportunities to be involved with that vary in length. There are numerous ways to help with no previous experience. We are looking for people to help usher, sell the wine and beer, work our concession stand and help with selling raffle tickets. If you have a night to give to your favorite local theatre, give us a call. We would love to have you be a part of this grand company of theatre lovers. If you want to be a part of a show, please come to our auditions. There is always something for everyone; if you want to act, work backstage, help with advertising, promotion, props, costumes, and many other things. Take that first step and let us know how you want to help. If there is something else that you want to do, we are happy to hear your ideas. Please contact us at (509) 662-7814 or on-line at mtow.org. Just give us your time and you can get many rewards. New friends, new skills and the satisfaction of helping your community theatre. The Playhouse Facelift The upgrading of the lobby has started. When you come to see Happy Days, you will see the new look. The design concepts from Mark Wavra and Terry Valdez are a wonderful balance of elegance and functionality. We will be having wineries come in for the shows to provide a great wine to go with wonderful entertainment. We have added lots of new things. We hope you enjoy what we have done. This is will be a continuing process. MTW is working to provide a great live theatre experience for the entire community. Please come early when you see Happy Days, and look at the new look of the lobby! Riverside Playhouse Announcing the 2014 Apple Blossom Musical Children of Eden Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Book by John Caird Father-daughter directing team John Mausser and Tiffany Mausser are thrilled to bring the musical Children of Eden to the Riverside Playhouse as the 2014 Apple Blossom musical. Music and lyrics for the show are written by Stephen Schwartz who also wrote Godspell, Pippin, and the smash hit Wicked. Schwartz has six Tony nominations and three Oscar wins for his musical work. The book for Children of Eden was written by John Caird who has won two Tony awards, including one for directing Les Misérables. The original production of Children of Eden was mounted in 1991 at London’s West End where it was directed by John Caird. Unfortunately, although it was well-received by audiences, the production was cut short due to the outbreak of the First Gulf War. Children of Eden debuted in the US at the prestigious Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey in 1997. Children of Eden is based on the first 8½ chapters of the Book of Genesis from The Bible, spanning everything from The Father creating the universe and his children, Adam and Eve, to Cain killing his brother Abel, then jumping over many generations to Noah and his family on the ark. The authors maintain the spirit of these chapters, but also take some creative liberties with the text by inventing plot extensions and expanding on characters’ motivations in order to increase the dramatic effect of the story and enhance the depth of the characters. The result is a beautifully written, uplifting exploration of significant themes: the complex relationships between parents and children, the search for knowledge, and the implications of free will and personal responsibility. Schwartz himself states, “I think the work of which I am most proud is Children of Eden.” Children of Eden is a truly unique and outstanding show due in large part to Schwartz’s varied and complex score that artfully encompasses a range of musical styles from beautiful choral numbers to inspired power ballads, and even a toe-tapping gospel number. But more than that, the show also has a great message about how people, regardless of their beliefs, should lead their lives. The soaring final number of the show, “In The Beginning”, challenges the audience to choose to make the world a better place for everyone because “it’s in our hands.” In the end, it is a story of hope that will leave everyone feeling inspired.
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