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.
 
 

Upcoming Events

   
 
 
 
Trilogy Theatre Club presents
“Hooray for Hollywood Awards Night”
Red Carpet Event
 
Saturday, October 28, 2023 
4:00 pm to 8:30 pm Trilogy Ballroom
Doors open at 3:30 pm
 
Ticket Price:  $30.00 per person
TICKETS GO ON SALE September 9th
 
Come join your fellow thespians for a red-carpet event like no other. It will be a night to remember with red carpet photos, gourmet buffet dinner and a special awards ceremony for Theatre Club members.
 
This is a black-tie optional event or dress up as your favorite Hollywood movie star or character!
 
Special evening for members only and you may sign up one other person, who must also be a TTC member.
 
 
Hosts: Linda Lukey, Lynne Fabulich, Sis Pietrzak

Remember when

Click the picture below for the slide show!
 

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:  Marc Larson
Executive Vice-President:  Dave Brown
Senior Vice-President:  Cathy Gueci
Secretary:  Lynne Fabulich
Treasurer:  Chuck Tebelius
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.
 
 
 

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.

History of Events, Plays and Trips

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.
 
Year / Month Event, Play or Trip Link to presentation Notes
2003  -  March EVENT Vaudeville And Beyond - Variety Show  
2015  -  March   EVENT
Seniors On The Road - Variety Show
Variety show that tells a story about the residents featured in a previous play
2015  -  April  TRIP Branson, Missouri  
2015  -  November EVENT Fall Kickoff Event - Auntie Kreamsaugen  
2015  -  December EVENT Christmas Dinner held at Trilogy
2016  -  April PLAY "The Odd Couple"  female version
2017  -  November EVENT Fall Kickoff - Marc Cordes  
2018  -  April TRIP New York Trip  
2018  -  December TRIP Branson, Missouri  
2018  -  December EVENT Dream City  
2019  -  February EVENT Welcome Back Event - Jeff Allen This was supposed to be the welcome back event in 2018 in November but was postponed due to the parking lot renovation
2019  -  April PLAY "Don't Mention My Name"  
2022  -  November EVENT Breakfast Meeting  

SEP 2023 General Meeting Minutes

Trilogy Theatre Club General Meeting Minutes   September 9, 2023

Call to Order: Marc Larson called the meeting to order at 9:03 am and led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Officers Present: Marc Larson, Dave Brown, Cathy Gueci, Lynne Fabulich, Bonnie West, Mary Gates. Marc thanked Dave Brown for chairing the May meeting and thanked Lynne Fabulich for stepping up to become interim secretary. Marc stated that the board is now complete.
 
Approval of Minutes: Lynne Fabulich asked for approval of the minutes of the May 13, 2023 General meeting. Joyce Johnson made a motion to accept. Addie Abbruscato seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. 

Financial Report: In Chuck Tebelius’ absence, Bonnie West presented financial report. Our current balance is $10,756.87 (not verified by CA). As of July 31 - $10,926.08, which is verified by CA. George Smith made a motion to accept the financial report and Joanne Derbenti seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Membership: Bonnie West reported a total of 174 members including four new members signing up at the September meeting. 60 members were in attendance today. 2024 dues will be collected starting at the October meeting. Bonnie asked that everyone please sign in at the meeting.
 
Publicity: Mary Gates reported that the photos of “Mama Won’t Fly” are now on the website. Mary is working on a presentation of pictures of past events to be posted on the website.  Dave Brown apologized for the technical issues during the meeting.
 
Upcoming play issues: 
 
Dave Brown discussed:
  • budget for the sets
  • construction team, encouraged volunteering to help construct sets.
  • Dave stated that they also needed back-up volunteers for the audio-visual team which will be trained on all the new equipment.
Dave introduced Ron Pale, stage manager and production team leader. Ron stated they needed volunteers not only for set construction, but for all backstage positions.  Cathy Gueci reported on the 2024 play, “Deliver Us From Mama”, which is a sequel to the 2023 play, “Mama Won’t Fly”. Dates of the play are March 21, 22, 23, 2024 evening performances and March 24 matinee 
performance. The play has 17 cast members and rehearsals start Oct. 17. Cathy needs volunteers for decorating, and food prep. Cathy praised Steve Huff, Ron Pale and Dave Brown for working as a great team on the technical issues for the upcoming play.
 
Calendar:
  • Oct 28, 2023, Hooray for Hollywood. Linda Lukey explained this event will be a red-carpet event, black tie or favorite movie star character dress optional. There will be a red carpet with photos taken, buffet dinner, and a special awards ceremony developed by Cathy Gueci and Steve Huff. Lynne Fabulich, Sis Pietrzak and Linda Lukey are the hosts. Volunteers needed, especially photographers, sign up after October Members meeting.  Tickets on sale via Constant Contact, immediately following this meeting.
  • Nov. 11, 2023, Fiddler on the Roof at Hale Theater hosted by Carrie Mercer, registration will go out on Oct 7
  • Jan. 20, 2024, Broadway Showstoppers at Queen Creek Performing Arts Center. Bonnie West stated there are 40 tickets available. Lynne Fabulich will host.
  • Feb. 3, 2024, See How They Run at Hale Theater hosted by Karen Humbert
Future Events:
 
Barbara Huff presented the Actors Workshops developed exclusively for Theatre Club members. Composed of basic monologues, members will do table readings. Workshops will take place after the General meeting starting in October. No auditions, no acting experience and no cost. Listeners are welcome. Barbara will have sign up list available after meeting. 

Marc Larson polled the membership to see if interested in a holiday event at Silver Star Theater. Also, Marc Larson asked members if they were interested in future trips. Majority of members were interested in both ideas.

In cooperation with other clubs, Singers Club representative, Ron Pale, explained this club is looking for additional members. Singers next meeting will be Sept. 12 at 6:00 pm.
 
Bonnie West informed members that there are a few tickets still available for the Fun Savors Copper Canyon trip. If interested, see her after meeting.
 
Lori Larson, President of the Travel Club, stated that there will be a Travel Expo on Oct 24 in the Ballroom from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, co-sponsored by Free Spirit.
 
Next General meeting on Oct 14 at 9:00 am.
 
Adjournment: George Smith moved to adjourn the meeting. Rod Shields second. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 9:38 am.

Submitted by,
Lynne Fabulich, Secretary

May 2023 General Meeting Minutes

Trilogy Theatre Club   General Meeting Minutes     May 13, 2023
Call to Order: Dave Brown called the meeting to order at 9:00 am and led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Officers Present: Dave Brown, Marc Larson (phone), Mary Gates, Bonnie West, Chuck Tebelius and Cathy Gueci.
Marc spoke to the membership updating us on his family.
 
Approval of minutes: Cathy Gueci asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the Apr 15,2023 meeting. There being none, Cathy asked for approval of the minutes. Bob Frank made a motion to accept. Elaine Thiel seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Financial Report: Chuck gave the financial report including a breakdown of event expenses. Our estimated balance as of Apr 30, 2023, was $11,418.71 which has not been verified by the CA. Carlynn Marshall Thompson made a motion to accept the financial report. Addie Abbruscato seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
 
Membership: Bonnie reported that we have 169 paid members this year. She will start taking dues in October for next year.
 
Publicity: Mary brought the poster she created for the Club Expo which shows the history of the club.
 
Dave Brown: Dave reported that there have been 10 events in the ballroom since Apr 1. There are many options for lights in the ballroom and on stage. He informed us that there are 24 receivers for Assisted Listening in the ballroom or members can download to their phones to use with their personal hearing devices. Some CA staff were trained in the new system.
We will have 3 (audio, video, lighting) people in the AVL room for our play with a backup person, too, hopefully.
 
Business: Marc informed members that Cathy Gueci has filled the Senior VP Board position, but now the position of Secretary is vacant. He asked members to consider possible replacements.
 
Calendar: All ticketed events will be sold through Constant Contact so watch your email.
Oct 28, 2023, Linda Lukey spoke about the Hurray for Hollywood dinner dance (buffet) red carpet event. Dress up or come as your favorite character. Lynne Fabulich, Sis Pietrzak and Linda Lukey are the hosts. On sale in September.
 
Nov 11, 2023, Fiddler on the Roof at Hale Theater we need a host.
 
Feb 3, 2024, See How They Run at Hale Theater we need a host.
 
We are looking for ideas for events for the club, and we need hosts. We are also seeking ideas for a possible club trip.
 
In the spirit of club cooperation, Bonnie announced there are still 2 openings for the Copper Canyon trip in October.
 
On behalf of the Travel Club Lori Larson announced a New England Canada trip in Sep 2024 and Iceland in July 2024.
 
Questions/Comments:
Next general meeting Sep 9, 2023.
 
Adjournment: Dan Thetford made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Peter Trowbridge seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 9:28am.
 
Respectfully submitted,
Cathy Gueci, Secretary
 


April 2023 General Meeting Minutes

Trilogy Theatre Club   General Meeting Minutes    Apr 15, 2023
Call to Order: Dave Brown called the meeting to order at 9:00 am and led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Officers Present: Dave Brown, Marc Larson (phone), Mary Gates, Bonnie West, Chuck Tebelius and Cathy Gueci.
Marc gave his welcome speech as our new President.
 
Approval of minutes: Cathy Gueci asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the Mar 18,2023 meeting. There being none, Cathy asked for approval of the minutes. Elaine Thiel made a motion to accept. George Smith seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Financial Report: Chuck gave a detailed financial report. As of Jan 1, 2023, our balance was $15,553.29 which was verified by the CA. Our estimated balance as of Mar 31, 2023, was $11,827.11 which has not been verified by the CA. Judy Esquibel made a motion to accept the financial report. JoEllen Scott seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Members made suggestions to increase the size of the font on the report shown on the screen so it can be seen more easily, and to include the financial report on the back of the agenda.
 
Membership: Bonnie reported that there are 50 members in attendance today. She reported that we have 169 paid members this year.
 
Publicity: Mary informed the members that the Board is working on a “How to” manual for our Board positions which could be helpful to new board members.
 
Dave Brown: Dave gave an update on the ballroom remodel. He informed us that the Town of Gilbert issued the CO three weeks ago, and several events have already taken place. There are almost 2 miles of wiring in the ballroom now. The entire system is not up yet. It will take about 1 to 2 more weeks to complete the programming of the AVL system. Most things can be done in the ballroom without going into the AVL room. CA staff will receive training on the system soon. Member questions included whether there would be a grand opening, that at least one member of every club should know how to operate the lights and sound and if outside vendors would be using the new system. These are CA issues. Dave will give a tour of the new ballroom after the meeting for anyone interested.
 
Business: Marc reminded members that the Senior VP Board position is vacant, and he asked members to consider possible replacements.
Cathy gave an update on Deliver Us from Mama which will be performed March 21 to 24, 2024. Rehearsals were suspended in January when we decided to postpone the play. They will resume in October. If any members are interested in helping backstage, with construction or in any other way, they should contact a Board member.
 
Calendar: All ticketed events will be sold through Constant Contact so watch your email.
 
Oct 28 Save the Date! Hurray for Hollywood dinner dance red carpet event. Lynne Fabulich, Sis Pietrzak and Linda Lukey are the hosts. On sale in September.
 
In the spirit of club cooperation, Bonnie announced the upcoming Fun Savors Derby Days event is open to the community.
 
Singers’ concerts tickets are still available.
 
On behalf of the Travel Club Lori Larson announced their Panama Canal cruise in January has 50 people signed up already. There are more trips listed on the website.
 
Members presented a gift to Linda Lukey for the outstanding job she did as President for the past 2 years, bringing us from financial disaster to prosperity.
 
Questions/Comments:
None.
 
Next general meeting May 13, 2023.
 
Adjournment: George Smith made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Addie Abbruscato seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 9:47am.
 
Respectfully submitted,
Cathy Gueci, Secretary
 

March 2023 General Meeting Minutes

 Trilogy Theatre Club
General Meeting Minutes
Mar 18, 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, 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 Feb 11,2023 meeting. There being none, Cathy asked for approval of the minutes. Joyce Johnson made a motion to accept. JoAnn Derbenti seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Financial Report: Marilyn was absent, so no financial report was available.
Membership: Bonnie reported that there are 69 members in attendance today. She asked members to please remember to sign in on the sign in sheets. She reported that we have 163 paid members this year.
 
Publicity: Mary had no updates for us.
 
Marc Larson: Marc reminded us that Deliver Us from Mama will be presented on March 21 to 24, 2024. He informed us that we have reserved March 27 to 3, 2025 for the next play. Marc also asked for any suggestions for plays that members think we could perform. On behalf of the Club, Marc gave thanks to Linda for the outstanding job she did as President for the past 2 years, bringing us from financial disaster to prosperity.
 
Dave Brown: Dave gave an update on the ballroom remodel. He stated that the Ballroom Advisory Team started 6 years ago. Dave showed a video tour of the construction including the new sound panels on the walls. He worked with a team of Theatre Club members on Friday to paint the back wall of the stage. The team consisted of Bob Mummelthie, James Marbury, Deb and Roger Erickson, Ron Pale, Joyce and Dave Johnson, Cindy Halvorsen and Joe Kish. Dave explained that the project is on schedule except for the outside stonework which should not delay the opening. Almost 50 people have signed up for the AVL training on the new system which hopefully will start in April.
 
Dave announced that the Theatre Club is donating 2 LED disco balls to be hung in the new ballroom. We thanked Dave and his wife, Ann, for all his hard work and dedication on the ballroom.
 
Kudos: Linda gave thanks to Joan Shotts for Hale 42nd St.
She thanked Roger Erickson, Lynne Fabulich and Bonnie West for their work on our election committee.
 
Linda announced that there has been no interest shown on the rumors that come up regularly regarding the Theatre Club having a Variety Show instead of a play. She addressed this at last month’s meeting. Linda explained that the Board feels that if there is a member who wants to organize, produce and direct such a show with 20 different acts performed by Theatre Club members, we would be open to it. Anyone interested should speak with the Board. If there are acts who are not members, the person in charge should contact the CA about organizing the event.
She announced that due to the community craft fair on April 8, our April meeting will be held on April 15.
 
Calendar: All ticketed events will be sold through Constant Contact so watch your email.
  • Mar 18 - Hale Theater 42nd Street; host Joan Shotts.
  • Oct 28 - Save the Date! Hurray for Hollywood red carpet event, Lynne Fabulich, Linda Lukey hosts. On sale in September.
In the spirit of club cooperation, Bonnie described the upcoming Fun Savors trip to Medieval Times that is now open to Theatre Club members. Tickets will be opened to the public next week. There are still openings for the Copper Canyon trip in October.
 
On behalf of the Travel Club Lori Larson announced their trip to Copper Canyon in April, Columbia River in June and Panama Canal cruise in January.
 
Barb Chu informed us that the Tappers are performing in the Spice of Life show.
 
Linda will research a possible trip for the Theatre Club. A Murder Mystery at Silver Star Theater is possible for the summer.
 
Elections: Roger and Lynne announced the election results: Marc Larson President, Dave Brown Executive Vice President, Chuck Tebelius Treasurer.
Linda gave her heartfelt and emotional thanks to the Club and Board in working together to present 18 or 19 events in the past 2 years.
 
Questions/Comments:
 
**Next general meeting Apr 15, 2023.***
Due to the Community Craft Fair our next meeting will be held on April 15.
 
Adjournment: Peter Trowbridge made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Teresa Larson seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 9:45am.
 
Respectfully submitted,
Cathy Gueci, Secretary
 
  

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