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..."
THEATRE CLUB CAPS AND SHIRTS FOR SALE!
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: http://www.higleycenter.org and to see their calendar go to http://www.higleycenter.org/calendar.htm
The Hale Theater has another season of marvelous productions available. Here is the link to their website: https://www.haletheatrearizona.com
The Queen Creek Center Performing Arts Center (QCPAC) website for information and tickets is: https://qcpac.com
Chandler Center For The Arts (CCA) website link is: https://chandlercenter.org
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: https://www.thetrain.com
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 https://www.barleensdinnershow.com
Old Town Scottsdale. They saw the T-shirts, asked the ladies what the celebration
was and treated them like royalty. Churros for desert was on them! Whoo hoo!
the lounge - heard what the women were celebrating and bought a round of drinks for the intrepid group!
On Thursday, we checked out at noon and went to "Maggiano's" in Scottsdale
for lunch. They also knew of our celebration and treated us like royalty. The "Canoli Cake" in the picture was their gift to us!
The ladies all had a great time playing, bonding, laughing, and crying. They'll have those memories for years to come...
Approval of May 13th Minutes: Bob asked if there were any corrections to the previous minutes. There were no corrections. Larry Thiel made a motion to accept the minutes, and Gary Scott seconded. All approved.
Marsha Dahl made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report and Diana Brewer seconded. All approved.
Updates to February Cruise:
Play – Discuss play picked:
March 12th, 13th, and 14th (Thursday, Friday and Saturday again) The play is designed for one actor to perform several roles, but these can be broken up into several roles for other actors, as mentioned. Otherwise one person can do all the parts required. This means that if parts are broken up and distributed to many different actors, you would not have to commit to each and every rehearsal – only the rehearsals that involve your particular part. Some of the parts would be no more than 5 or 6 lines. This would allow a person to get their feet wet and try out their stage presence without a huge commitment in time.
Actor’s tryouts will be in October 8th, and the 15th if necessary. If we get an overwhelming response, there will be additional tryouts on the 15th. If parts can all be assigned by the 8th, then the 15th will be an actual first rehearsal. Rehearsals will be scheduled for afternoons, and the majority will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays with only a few on other days. Evening rehearsals are scheduled when we get closer to performance dates.
Marilyn asked if a person who played multiple parts would have several costume changes, and Cathy confirmed that would be the case.
Comedy night in November:
The next event that needs a coordinator is the Christmas Event. Chuck Tebelius is returning and want to get involved, so we are hoping to have them get involved with this effort, as they have in the past.
Coffee for the Meetings:
Silver Star – Veterans’ Dinner and show November 11th, 2019:
Christmas Dinner – December 12th, 2019:
Hale – Patsy Cline show March 24th, 2020:
Trip for April 2020:
The trip is scheduled for 4-19-2020 (Sunday) through 4-25-2020 (Saturday). Our previous tour provider is no longer offering this service. Linda Lukey stepped in to arrange the new itinerary, with her Fun Savors contacts. Sign-ups for this event will be taken in October. Right now, we are only providing basic information. Sunday will be a travel day and we will be staying at the Embassy Suites; city tour on Monday and Huntington Library, Museum and Gardens; Academy of Motion Pictures museum and possibly a Universal Studios tour, self-guided tour of The J.
Paul Getty Villa, Santa Monica Pier with self-guided walking tour and sunset harbor cruise, a play Sarah Bernhardt Shocks The World with is Bernhardt’s performance of Hamlet. There may be the possibility of another play during this trip, but no decision has been made.
There will be a play available during this time frame, but the play being considered it is also being offered at Gammage, so many of our members will already have seen it. Hamilton was mentioned before at a previous meeting as a possibility for that second play, but it is as difficult play to see since it is very fast moving, and has rap music which may be difficult to follow. Stay tuned for more information.
Nominating Committee for outgoing Officers:
Questions And Concerns:
Four new members were introduced: Dan and Ruth Ann Thetford, Donetta Van Haren, and Laurene Van Engelen
Next month there will be a holiday tree decorating sign up. A coordinator will also be necessary.
There was a question about the use of the kitchen. You can use Slate as the caterer or you can hire an outside vendor, but they cannot use the kitchen. There used to be a way for the outside caterers to use the kitchen by paying a fee, but that is no longer an option.
There was a question about the Theatre Club owning their own coffee pot. Bob Peterson said we did that in the past but the COA requested we stop for liability, so we started using the Café to brew and provide the coffee. The latest change, with Slate running the Café, is a work in progress and was discussed earlier in the meeting.
Addie Abbruscato talked about the upcoming Fun Savors trip which includes a kayak excursion. She said you can sign up for the kayak part as late as when you board the bus.
Marcia Dahl said if you signed up for the Tappers Speakeasy event, it is a themed event so, if you can, dress in the era of the 20’s.
Adjournment: Bob Peterson adjourned the meeting at 9:44 AM. Larry Thiel made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Gary Scott seconded. All approved.
Respectfully submitted, Mary Gates, Publicity Chair for Kathy Motush, Secretary
- At the 10:00 meeting, Gary Scott made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report; seconded by Dean Colligan. Motion carried.
- At the Noon meeting, Bryan Coussens made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report; seconded by Marcia Dahl. Motion carried. 2
- At the 8:00 meeting Debbie Erickson made a motion to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Teresa Larson. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 8:46 a.m.
- At the 10:00 meeting Pius Lacher made a motion to adjourn the meeting; seconded by George Smith. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 10:40 a.m.
- At the Noon meeting James Marbury made a motion to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Kathleen Carey. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 12:32 p.m.