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...
End of Year Dinner/Entertainment:
- Paramont Studios tour
- J. Paul Getty Museum
- Academy of Motion Pictures Museum
- Hollywood Pantages Theatre (Hamilton will playing in April, tickets are not yet available but might be a possibility)
- Egyption Theater (a premiere movie followed by a talk from an actor or producer)
- Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
- tour of homes
- Walk of Fame
- Rodeo Drive
Bob reminded everyone this is our last official membership meeting for the summer, as we go dark until the second Saturday of September (9-14-2019.)
Approval of April 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 Bonnie West seconded. All approved.
Marilyn said the financial reports from the COA are coming sooner which makes collecting the information easier. This is financial information that has to be collected and balanced against the Theatre Club’s financial records.
Marilyn reviewed several line items in the report.
Marsha Dahl made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report and Jo Ellen Scott seconded. All approved.
Updates to Canceled Cruise:
Linda said some rooms are still available, but will be released this week if no one wants to go. All cabins will be released by the end of the coming week unless you contact Linda. She will tell you what you need to know to sign up for the cruise in February.
Shuttle service money will be refunded. The transportation money will be refunded through the Theatre Club, and Bob Krause is working on that. The refund of the hotel money presented a snag as the hotel was trying to treat the refund using a process that put it on the Theatre Club. Since it was not a service WE provided, there should be no issues. Bob Krause has already escalated the situation to higher management so we can get a full and no strings attached refund.
Bob Peterson said that since refund checks would be processed by the COA, the Theatre Club was trying to coordinate refunds so everything could be refunded together instead of piecemeal. This makes it easier, less time consuming and more efficient for the COA to process the refunds so they cut one check for each person that includes all monies owed, instead of one for each individual line item being returned.
Cathy Gueci is out of town but Bob P said the play committee wanted to look at one more play before making a final selection. The first week in October will be tryouts.
Mark the date 12-10-2019 on your calendar. The dinner is for all dues paying members (who paid by 12-1-19)
November 2nd Comedy Night:
The comedian contracted is Aaron Wilburn. This is a public event and fundraiser for the Club. Mr. Wilburn’s comedy was described as “a little different”. Bob P reminded everyone that tickets will go on sale in August 2019. This event sells out pretty quickly so if you are not here, make sure you make arrangements for someone to buy tickets for you.
Silver Star Veteran’s Day Dinner Event:
Bob Peterson said this event was in October. Some members thought they remembered the original sign-up sheet said it was on November 11th – the actual date of Veteran’s Day this year. Bob P was not 100% sure what date it was, but he said there were about 50 slots reserved for this event. There will be a sign-up sheet in the back just in case you missed the original, and Bob will verify the actual date and have Kathy Motush send out the information to the membership.
Money will be collected for this in September – not now.
Hale Theater - Patsy Kline Show:
This would be an event held in February 2020. Bob will have the dates for the proposed Hale Theater show in September. He had no other information about it now.
Trip for April 2020:
The final decision, based on membership input, was to go on a bus trip to Hollywood, California. Committee members Marc Larson, Faye Krause, Ruth Cyr and Linda Lukey are working on all the options and other details for the trip. The trip is scheduled for 4-19-2020 (Sunday) through 4-25-2020 (Saturday). Sign-ups for his event will be taken at our September meeting (9-14-19).
The club has made enough money from their events to keep the dues at the level of $12.00 per person. Addie Abbruscato asked if we would stick with the 3 days for the play. Bob Peterson said that was asked for, but there is no guarantee if it will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday – or – Friday, Saturday and Sunday matinee. If it is a Sunday matinee, it would likely interfere with Bingo as the set has to be dismantled and that takes a lot of time and Bingo has their event Sunday evenings. We need time to dismantle the set and that is always the problem with Bingo if a Sunday show is entertained. Bob P was not sure if the date in 2020 would interfere with Bingo or not. So, either way it looks like there will be a 3rd show in 2020 – just no confirmation if it is Thursday – Saturday or Friday – Sunday matinee.
Questions And Concerns:
Mary Gates asked for the membership to send her emails detailing what they are doing over the summer. The reason for this is we go dark so there is not a lot of subject matter to put in the San Tan Press. We want to put information about the club and keep interest up. She also suggested that, if there were a lot of submissions, that some of it could go into the article, and the rest could be input to the website (our Trilogy Theatre Club page) as a “Members Update” section.
Marc Larson asked if Dave Brown could update us on the ballroom upgrade. Dave said Phase 1 is on schedule for this year with regard to the update of the ballroom.
One new member was introduced.
Respectfully submitted, Mary Gates, Publicity Chair for Kathy Motush, Secretary
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