Children`s Theatre Workshop Newsletter March 2015


Children`s Theatre Workshop Newsletter March 2015
Children’s Theatre Workshop Newsletter
Players Company presents The Unprincess
Upcoming Performances and
CTW’s Players Company will present its
spring play The Unprincess, by Edith Weiss on
March 28 and 29 at 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm . Performances will take place in the TanseyZimmerman Theatre. Cast A performs 2:00 pm
on the 28th and 5:00 pm on the 29th, and Cast
B performs at 5:00 pm on the 28th and 2:00 pm
on the 29th.
Important Dates
March 27-29, 2015
Performances of The Unprincess
April 1, 2015
Staged Reading Event to Select
Ensemble’s Plays for 2015-16
April 18, 2015
4th Annual Cupcake Showdown
May 15-17, 2015
Performances of Mo the Terrible
June 8-12, 2015
Summer Musical Theatre Camp
Free to Be You and Me
For Ages 10+
March 2015
When the immature and power hungry Princess Cecily drops a dirty shoe into Maggie’s water bucket, our heroine sees the stark contrast
Box Office Assistance Needed! between the pampered lives of the royals and
We need help selling tickets to our the powerless and poor lives of the villagers. Angered, she puts a bucket on her head
production of The Unprincess. In orand wears the princess’s dirty shoe, proclaiming
der to maintain accountability, we re- herself “The UnPrincess of Forlorn.” While her
quire two people to be present for
mockery of the royals was meant to be in jest, it
ticket sales. Those who help will also actually helps the villagers start to see the injusbe allowed to watch the play for free. tice and absurdity of living powerless under their
rulers, and they start to think that maybe Maggie
We need two people for each of
should be their queen for real. Loaded with dethe following dates and times:
lightful physical humor and populated with colorful characters such as Sir Sneedly, Knight of
-March 28 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm
the Pompous Sword, Queen Aubrey, who hides
-March 29 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm
a terrible secret, and Professor Pythagoras, who
tries to convince everyone that the earth is
round, this charming story is full of twists and
If you are interested, please contact
turns and a wonderful ending, complete with a
Carol Sue Oz at [email protected].
Tickets for The Unprincess are for sale online
at or at the door. $4 for
students and seniors, $6 for general admission.
4th Annual Cupcake Showdown
Ensemble Company begins
CTW’s popular Cupcake Showdown is just around
the corner! We need volunteers to help plan and run
the event, items donated to our auction, and of course,
we need you to mark it down on your calendars and
tell your friends! April 18th, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the Tansey-Zimmerman Theatre as well as the classrooms upstairs.
Mo the Terrible rehearsal process
This year’s theme is Somewhere Over the Rainbow in
celebration of our performance of The Wizard of Oz this
summer (see page 2 of this newsletter for the dates on
that). We’ll have Oz-themed crafts, face painting, a raffle,
and of course, CUPCAKES. We’re bringing back your
old favorites including Scrumptious, 3-time Cupcake
champions 7 Little Cupcakes, Cupcakes by Ashley, and
If you want to volunteer or have items to donate,
please contact Board Vice President Tracy Hudson at
[email protected].
Ensemble Company, our 9-12 year old company of performers, has begun rehearsals for their May 15-17th production of Mo the Terrible, written by CTW students.
This play requires a wide variety of costumes and props!
Robots, puppies, large plates of spaghetti—we’ll need help
for sure! Any parents who are interested in helping pull
costumes and props from upstairs, or help us make these
unique pieces, should inform Aimee at [email protected]. We will be pulling costumes and props during rehearsals, starting March 31st (after the PlayersCo play
is over).
Tickets for Mo the Terrible will be available for sale online
starting April 24th. If your child’s school wishes to attend
our field trip performance of Mo the Terrible on May 15,
they should contact Rick at [email protected].
Congrats to TeenCo on their performance of The Locker Next 2 Mine!
Bridget Stachowski and Sarah Wheeler
Makayla Calgie, Sandy Bodenmiller, and
Abby Channer
Eli Palmer and Caleb Wise
The Gibler Family, December 2014
Ensemble to Select 2015-16
Season Plays
Congratulations to Aislin Hudson and
Summer 2015 Programs
Olivia Peters of Ensemble Company for
CTW is pleased to announce the
programs offered for the Summer
of 2015:
representing CTW at the 48 Hour Young
Playwrights Festival March 15, 2015. Their
original short play, Bringin’ Bacon Back,
June 8th-July 25
some plaque for our wall! Great work,
Musical Theatre Camp with production of Free to Be You and Me,
for ages 10-18
Aislin and Olivia!
June 15-19
won Audience Favorite. We have a hand-
Day Camp: Stage Craft: The Video
Game for ages 6-9
June 22-July 11
Musical Theatre Day Camp with
production of The Wizard of Oz,
for ages 7-18
June 22-26
Save the date! The students of the
Devising Classes are nearly ready to
submit their original plays for selection.
April 1, 2015, we invite all Ensemble
students and families to come to
CTW to attend a staged reading
event, where students from the Fall
and Spring Devising Classes will
read 10 minute excerpts of their
original works.
Audience members will vote for
their favorite plays, and whichever
two plays receive the most votes
will be the Ensemble plays for the
2015-16 season.
This free event starts at 6:30 pm
and is expected to conclude at 7:45
Puppetry Day Camp for ages 9-18
Aislin Hudson and Olivia Peters
Our Teen Company has been invited to
present The Locker Next 2 Mine in an encore performance at Artomatic 419!
This event happens once every two
years, and occurs in downtown Toledo.
Come see Locker for the first time or
again, and participate in Toledo’s thriving
arts scene, April 25 at 600 Jefferson Avenue in Toledo.
July 13-17
Day Camp: Not So Grimm Fairy Tales for ages 6-9
2015-2016 SEASON
July 27-31
Day Camp: McQuadle: A Dragon’s
Tale for ages 10-18
August 10-14
Day Camp: Design and Technical
Theatre Camp for ages 10-18
Details and online registration will
be available soon.
Once the Ensemble Company selects
its 2015-16 plays, we’ll announce our
complete season! We’re excited about
the theatre we’ll create with the students next year and can’t wait to share
it with you!
A season sponsor provides financial
support for the expenses inherent in
creating quality theatre with our students. As thanks, we offer our sponsors
benefits like advertising, free tickets, and
admission to our Cupcake Showdown.
If your company or organization wants
to become a Season Sponsor for the
2015-2016 year, please contact Aimee
Reid at [email protected].