Theatre Club

Just a reminder that the Trilogy Theatre Club meets every second Saturday of the month at 9:00 am in the 
 
Trilogy Ballroom or Multipurpose Room (should the Ballroom not be available)
There will be a notification if the venue has changed.
 
 

Theatre Club Article IX Standing Rules Proposed Changes

There are changes to the Standing Rules being proposed.  Please click on the links below to read the documents to compare so you will be familiar with the proposal before the next meeting:
 
ARTICLE IX - Standing Rules  These rules were adopted on December 9th, 2018
 

Membership Form - join the Theatre Club!

Great decision!  We'd love to have you.  Just click HERE and download the membership form, fill it out, and take it to the Front Desk in the Clubhouse along with your dues.

Theatre Club By-Laws

Just click on the link to view the Theatre Club Addendum and the Theatre Club Standing Rules.  If there is anything missing you can email any of the Club Officers. 
 
Currently the Officers are:
 
President:  Linda Lukey
Executive Vice-President:  Dave Brown
Senior Vice-President:  Marc Larson
Secretary:  Cathy Gueci
Treasurer:  Marilyn Flaherty
Membership Director:  Bonnie West
Publicity Director:  Mary Gates
 

Request for Workers at Club Events

This is for all events - plays, dinners, trips, dances, fundraisers - whatever!!   We are always looking for talent - not just “on stage”. You can satisfy your creative or technical skills behind the scenes. We need trip coordinators, logistics managers, committee chairpeople, carpenters, sound and light technicians, costume designers, writers, photographers, decorators, etc. Come join the fun!

We need talent for all kinds of things - not just plays!  We are always exploring different entertainment offerings, so keep your ears open.  To quote a bit from the West Side Story song..."somethin's comin', I don't know what it is, but it is gonna be great..."

 

Things to Do Around Town: General Information

Events suggested here are for personal participation.  These are just a few of the community's entertainment options:

Theater Trivia Night: Bonnie suggested having a group come in that does Trivia and we could make it all about plays, TV, movies etc. This would be at Trilogy.  No information yet, but perhaps this would be a great summer activity for our year-rounders, and it could be continued during full occupancy months!  If you are interested in starting this or hosting, contact Bonnie West.

Higley Center for the Performing Arts (HCPA) always has something interesting going on.  Their website information for shows and tickets is:  Higley Center For The Performing Arts and to see their calendar go to HCPA Calendar

The Hale Theater has another season of marvelous productions available.  Here is the link to their website:  https://www.haletheatrearizona.com

The Queen Creek Performing Arts Center (QCPAC) website for information and tickets is:  Queen Creek Performing Arts Center 

Chandler Center For The Arts (CCA) website link is: Chandler Center For The Arts

The Grand Canyon Railway that leaves from Williams, AZ is operating and you can even stay at the historic hotel there.  For more information, click this link:  The Grand Canyon Railway Train

Barleen's Opera House in Apache Junction is still going strong, offering a variety of entertainments.  Check 'em out for shows and cost for dinner, menu, etc. at Barleen's Dinner Show

 

Support Our Local Talent!

Williams Field High School
 
Copy this link into your browser for tickets:  https://gofan.co/app/school/AZ13223/Performing-Arts or go to the Williams Field High School website and click on the Fine Arts tab under Programs/Services.
 
Higley High School
 
Copy this link into your browser which takes you to their Fine Arts - Drama webpage:  https://www.husd.org/Page/48490
 
Their 2021-2022 season offerings are listed, but the links are not yet active so keep visiting the page for information on ticket purchases and venues.
 
 
 

November Breakfast Meeting - 2022

We had a wonderful breakfast meeting in November as a way for all Theatre Club members to get together and enjoy each other's company.  Catered by Slate with sides and beverages provided by individuals, we enjoyed bacon, sausage or plain egg and cheese burritos with a variety of muffins and coffee.  
 
Click here for a slide show of attendees!

Holiday Dinner - 2019 December

The holiday dinner was held in our beautiful Trilogy Ballroom.  The tables were beautifully decorated, and all were different.  In addition to the usual choice of wine (if you offered that at your table) some hosts also brought other forms of Christmas cheer - like Amaretto and Irish Creme to share!!  Everyone was in a festive mood, and there were wonderful carolers to entertain us, dressed in period attire.
 
This is a sample of one of the tables in the room and the diners - looking at the picture, literally from left to right as the faces are visible, it is Larry & Elaine Thiel, Dave & Ann Brown, Annette Braun, Joe Morabito, Dave Braun, George Smith, and Cathy Smith.  Sorry - don't know who is walking behind the table.  I'll be glad to post the walkers' names on this site if someone emails me with the information.
 
 
NOTE:  Just a note for next year's event - no large salad bowls please, or, let the event organizers know you are going to do this so they can communicate it to the caterer.  The caterer plans on a "per person" estimate, so a big, heaping bowl of salad intended "for the table" takes up significantly more produce than individual bowls.  Some tables did not get any salad, and their salad is very good, so there were a few minor disappointments.

Consolidating all our events/trips into a table with links to the presentation - not finished - work in progress; as presentations are moved, the individual page will be deleted.

YEAR MONTH EVENT or TRIP with link to presentation
2015 April Branson, Missouri - TRIP
2015 December Christmas Dinner - EVENT
2016 April "The Odd Couple" (Female Version) - PLAY
2017 November Fall Kickoff - Mark CordesEVENT
2018 April New York Trip - TRIP
2018 December Branson, Missouri - TRIP
2018 December Dream City - EVENT
2019 February
(This event was originally supposed to be the Fall Kickoff in November 2018
but due to the parking lot refurbishing, we had to postpone)
2019 April
This presentation contains a myriad of pictures from the show itself from
beginning to end, as well as its set construction.  There was an attempt to
include each and every picture that was sent, but some were so similar to
others that it necessitated a choice to be made.  Also, there were pictures
from most of the scenes, but some scenes had none.  Any additional pictures
or information our members wish to share can be sent to the Publicity Chair. 
for inclusion in the presentation.
2019 December
Presentation coming soon - there is only one picture so for now that is
available in a separate window
     
     
     
     
     
 
These are presentations containing the pictures taken by or forwarded to Publicity for inclusion on the website.  The presentation documents can be updated and reloaded as additional information is received.  Any additional pictures or additional information about what happened on the trip or at the event can be incorporated into the presentation at any time.

General Meeting Minutes Archives

 
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
10-08-2016   02-11-2017  03-10-2018 01-12-2019  01-11-2020
11-12-2016  04-08-2017 04-14-2018  02-09-2019 02-08-2020
12-10-2016  05-06-2017 05-12-2018 03-09-2019 11-14-2020
    09-08-2018  04-13-2019  
    10-13-2018 05-13-2019  
    11-10-2018 (8:30) 09-14-2019  
    11-10-2018 (10:00) 10-12-2019  
      11-09-2019 (all three sessions)  
 
To keep computer space to a minimum, only the latest 4 months of will be published.  The minutes from previous years were uploaded and stored on the server.  If you would like to review any past minutes from our General Meetings, just click on the link below representing the date in which you are interested.  As always, please send the Publicity Chair any copies of missing minutes and he/she will ensure they are uploaded to the server, and a link added.
 
Remember for 2018, our December meeting was considered to have been the trip to Dream City, so there are no minutes for that.
 
                                                                                          
                                                                
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                
                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                   
 
 
 
 
 
 

January 2023 General Meeting Minutes

Trilogy Theatre Club
General Meeting Minutes
Jan 14, 2023
Call to Order: Linda Lukey called the meeting to order at 9:00 am and led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Officers Present: Linda Lukey, Dave Brown, Marc Larson, Marilyn Flaherty, Mary Gates, Bonnie West, and Cathy Gueci.
 
Approval of minutes: Cathy Gueci asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the Dec 10,2022 meeting. There being none, Cathy asked for approval of the minutes. George Smith made a motion to accept. Deb Gallagher seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Financial Report: Marilyn Flaherty gave a report of the club’s finances. The Theatre Club had a balance of $14,427.08 as of Dec 21, 2022, which was verified by the CA. Linda asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Elaine Healion made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Deb Gallagher seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Membership: Bonnie reported that there are 70 members in attendance today. She asked members to please remember to sign in on the sign in sheets. We need to let the CA know how many members attended the meeting. Bonnie is taking $15 dues for this year, and they are due by Jan 31,2023. She reported that we had 210 members last year. Seventy members have still not paid for this year.
 
Publicity: Mary informed the club about the Club Expo on January 21 from 9 to 11 am.
 
Dave Brown: Dave gave an update on the ballroom remodel which is expected to be completed by the third week of March. He showed pictures of some of the construction. He explained some of the new lighting capabilities. Dave also explained that there will be 4 levels of tech training on the new AVL system requiring approximately 40 to 50 hours of training which may begin in April.
Play Update: Cathy introduced the cast and crew of Deliver Us from Mama and asked for a round of applause for them for their hard work. She then explained that due to new unforeseen circumstances the Theatre Club Board decided to postpone the play until March 21 to 24, 2024. She stated that rehearsals would be suspended until October.
 
Elections: Marc announced that we need a committee chair and committee for our March Board elections for President (Linda), Vice President (Dave) and Treasurer (Marilyn). The Chair will announce nominations in February, and we will vote in March. The new officers will start in April.
 
Kudos: Linda gave thanks to Addie Abbruscato for the trip to Gaslight Theater.
She also announced that we will have a Fall Kickoff event. Details to follow.
She also announced that due to the community garage sale on March 11, our March meeting will be held on March 18. This is a very important meeting because it is our annual meeting.
 
Calendar: All ticketed events will be sold through Constant Contact so watch your email.
 
  • Jan 21 Trilogy Club Expo
  • Feb 4 Barleen’s Old Time Rock and Roll, lunch served 12pm, show begins 1:00 pm, $46 includes show and meal. 59 people signed up, Cathy Larson and Linda Lukey hosts.
  • Mar 18- Hale Theater 42nd St, tickets on sale Jan 14 at 2pm, $35, host Joan Shotts.
  • Fun Savors Santa Fe/ Albuquerque trip May 2-6 flyers on table. See Bonnie for info.
Next general meeting Feb 11, 2023.
 
Adjournment: Elaine Thiel made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Chuck Tebellius seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 9:45am.
 
Respectfully submitted,
Cathy Gueci, Secretary
 

December 2022 General Meeting Minutes

Trilogy Theatre Club
General Meeting Minutes, 2022
Dec 10, 2022
Call to Order: Linda Lukey called the meeting to order at 9:05 am and led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Officers Present: Linda Lukey, Dave Brown, Marilyn Flaherty, Mary Gates, Bonnie West, and Cathy Gueci.
 
Approval of minutes: Cathy Gueci asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the Oct 8,2022 meeting. There being none, Cathy asked for approval of the minutes. George Smith made a motion to accept. Rod Shields seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Financial Report: Marilyn Flaherty gave a report of the club’s finances. The Theatre Club had a balance of $13,338.72 as of Nov 18, 2022, which was verified by the CA. Linda asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Elaine Healion made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Susan O’Connell seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Membership: Bonnie reported that there are 48 members in attendance today and 208 total members. She is taking $15 dues for next year, and they are due by Jan 31,2023. After that date she will remove names from the club roster if dues are not paid. Bonnie also reminded members to complete their waivers if they have not already done it.
 
Publicity: Mary informed the club about the Club Expo on January 21. She also asked new members to step up to perform in our plays.
 
Kudos: Linda gave thanks to Marilyn Flaherty (Sister Act), Bonnie West (Prescott Lights), Deb Erickson (Grease), Cindy and Steve Halvorsen, Tom Mayhew, Pat Gallagher, Addie, Elaine and Larry Thiel, Slates (Breakfast)
She also thanked the T-shirt committee. Due to a glitch in the ordering, we have a ladies XXL shirt for $33 if anyone wants one.
She also announced that we need a committee chair for our March Board elections for President (Linda), Vice President (Dave) and Treasurer (Marilyn)
 
Dave Brown: Dave gave an update on the ballroom remodel which is expected to be completed by the third week of March.
Play Update: In Marc’s absence Cathy reported that the Theater Club Board voted to postpone the play until November due to the ballroom not being completed until the third week in March which would mean no stage rehearsals or time to learn how to use the new equipment. Rehearsals resume Jan 10.
 
Calendar: All ticketed events will be sold through Constant Contact so watch your email.
 
  • Holiday event at Gaslight Theater Tucson on Dec 14. Musical spoof, Xmas Vacation. $63 includes bus and show ticket. Lunch on your own at Little Anthony’s adjacent to the theater. Host Addie Abbruscato
  • Jan 21 Trilogy Club Expo
  • Feb 4 Barleen’s Old Time Rock and Roll, lunch served 12pm, show begins 1:00 pm, $46 includes show and meal. On sale Dec17.
  • Mar 18- Hale Theater 42nd St, info coming, host needed.
Next general meeting Jan 14, 2023.
 
Adjournment: Pat Gallagher made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Deb Gallagher seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 9:40am.
 
Respectfully submitted,
Cathy Gueci, Secretary
 

 

October 2022 General Meeting Minutes

 
Trilogy Theatre Club
General Meeting Minutes
Oct 8, 2022
 
Call to Order: Linda Lukey called the meeting to order at 9:05 am and led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Officers Present: Linda Lukey, Dave Brown, Marc Larson, Marilyn Flaherty, Mary Gates, Bonnie West, and Cathy Gueci.
 
Approval of minutes: Cathy Gueci asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the Sep 10,2022 meeting. There being none, Cathy asked for approval of the minutes. Nan Angelotti made a motion to accept. Addie Abbruscato seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Financial Report: Marilyn Flaherty gave a report of the club’s finances. The Theatre Club had a balance of $11,612.72 as of Aug 31, 2022, which was verified by the CA. Linda asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Marcia Dahl made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Leanne Pennington seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Membership: Bonnie reported that there are 68 members in attendance today and 203 total members. She announced that she will begin taking $15 dues for next year starting today, and they are due by Jan 31,2023. After that date she will remove names from the club roster if dues are not paid. Bonnie also reminded members to complete their waivers if they have not already done it.
 
Publicity: Mary had no update this month.
 
Kudos: Linda gave thanks to Marc, Cathy, and Ann Brown for conducting auditions for our next play. Linda also described the purpose and location of the club mailbox in the clubhouse.
 
Dave Brown: Dave gave an update on the ballroom remodel, including what is being done and the assisted hearing option of the audio system. He showed pictures of the demolition in the ballroom, and he reported that the stage curtains will be taken down to protect them during construction. Dave also stated that they need 1 or 2 people from each club and group to be trained on the new AVL system. The training will probably take place during December or early January.
 
Marc Larson: Marc and Cathy introduced the cast of our next play, Deliver Us from Mama, which is a sequel to our very successful Mama Won’t Fly. There are 19 cast members, several of whom are new to our stage. Dave announced the production team of Marc, Cathy, Ann, Ron Pale, Dave, Steve Huff and Barbara Huff. Our reserved play dates are Mar 23-26, 2023, if the ballroom is ready or Nov 9-12, 2023, if it isn’t.
 
Marcia Dahl T shirt presentation: Marcia introduced her team of JoAnn Derbenti, Joan Shotts, and Lynne Fabulich. They worked with Tom Flynn and had samples of the shirts on the table. She also had the choices and price information up on the screen. Marcia asked those ordering to write Theatre Club on the order. They will take orders today and next month.
 
Calendar: All events will be sold through Constant Contact so watch your email.
  • Sister Act at Hale on Oct22. Host Marilyn Flaherty.
  • Grease at Queen Creek Performing Arts on Nov 19 is going on sale Oct 8 at 2pm. Host Deb Erickson.
  • A welcome Back Breakfast Theatre Club meeting on Nov 19 in the Café. You will have to RSVP through Constant Contact which is being sent Oct 15 at 2pm.
  • Prescott XMAS Lights trip with Fun Savors on Dec 3. 4 tix available.
  • Holiday event at Gaslight Theater Tucson on Dec 14. Musical spoof, Xmas Vacation. $63 includes bus and show ticket. Lunch on your own at Little Anthony’s adjacent to the theater. Host Addie Abbruscato. On sale Oct 29 at 9 am.
  • Feb 4 Barleen’s Old Time Rock and Roll(matinee) Info coming.
 
**Next general meeting Nov 19 ** Fall Get Together Breakfast in the cafe. Note this is the third Saturday of the month! You will have to sign up via Constant Contact, so we have an accurate count for breakfast.
 
Comments: Ron Pale asked for members to join the Singers. They also need an accompanist. Barbara Huff announced that Trilogy Angels are sponsoring Girls Night Out. Marcia Dahl announced that the Tappers are participating in Trilogy’s Garage Sale to benefit the Tappers at Penny Murphy’s house.
 
Adjournment: Pat Gallagher made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Robin Fitch seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 9:50am.
 
Respectfully submitted,
Cathy Gueci, Secretary
 
 
 

September 2022 General Meeting Minutes

 Trilogy Theatre Club
General Meeting Minutes
Sep10, 2022
 
Call to Order: Linda Lukey called the meeting to order at 9:05 am and led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Officers Present: Linda Lukey, Dave Brown, Marc Larson, Marilyn Flaherty, Mary Gates, Bonnie West and Cathy Gueci.
 
Approval of minutes: Cathy Gueci asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the May 14,2022 meeting. There being none, Cathy asked for approval of the minutes. Elaine Thiel made a motion to accept. JoAnn Derbenti seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Financial Report: Marilyn Flaherty gave a report of the club’s finances. The Theatre Club had a balance of $16,711.54 as of Jun 30, 2022, and $12,485.06 as of Jul 31,2022 which was verified by the CA. The balance as of today’s date is $12,204.39 not yet verified. Linda asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Marcia Dahl made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. George Smith seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Membership: Bonnie reported that there are 65 members in attendance today and 203 total members.
 
Publicity: Mary asked members to send her pictures from Theatre Club events so she can add them to the club page on MyTPR.
 
Kudos: Linda gave thanks for the trip to see Pretty Woman. Bus costs have risen dramatically which increases the cost of trips like that. She also thanked Dave and his crew for building the shelves and organizing at the storage unit. The club t shirt presentation will be given at next month's meeting. Linda also described the purpose and location of the club mailbox in the clubhouse.
 
Dave Brown: Dave reported that he and his crew installed shelves and organized our storage unit. He also gave an update on the ballroom remodel, including what is being done and the assisted hearing option of the audio system. The original timeframe was 6 months to complete the remodel, but the contractor feels it can be done in 4 months. This would mean a completion date around the end of February which could mean our play could happen in March.
 
He also stated that they need 1 or 2 people from each club and group to be trained on the new AVL system. The training will probably take place during November or December.
 
Marc Larson: Marc reported that our next play will be Deliver Us from Mama which is a sequel to our very successful Mama Won’t Fly. Our reserved play dates are Mar 23-26, 2023, if the ballroom is ready or Nov 9-12, 2023, if it isn’t. Cathy described some of the characters in the play. Many characters have very few lines so it’s a good opportunity for a newcomer who isn’t sure of learning lots of lines. She also explained the rehearsal schedule. Auditions will be October 6 at 3:30 in the San Tan Room. There was a discussion regarding possible scheduling conflicts with using the room. Marc will check with Verna.
 
Calendar: All events will be sold through Constant Contact so watch your email.
  • Sister Act at Hale on Oct22 is going on sale today. We need a host.
  • Grease at Queen Creek Performing Arts on Nov 19 is going on sale Oct 8 at 2pm. Host needed
  • A welcome Back Breakfast Theatre Club meeting on Nov 19 in the Café. You will have to RSVP through Constant Contact which is being sent Oct 15 at 2pm.
  • Prescott XMAS Lights trip with Fun Savors on Dec 3. Bonnie and Linda explained the activities. They are trying to have only Trilogy people on the bus. Bonnie will resend the Constant Contact email. Put your check for this event in the Fun Savors mailbox.
  • Holiday event at Gaslight Theater Tucson on Dec 14. Info/cost presented at the Oct meeting. On sale Oct 29 at 2pm.
Next general meeting Oct 8.
 
Adjournment: Teresa Larson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Addie Abbruscato seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 10:05am.
 
Respectfully submitted,
Cathy Gueci, Secretary