Linklater Workshop - Joy of Phonetics
Posted on July 31, 2015 by Kelsey Ervi

This workshop will enliven and broaden the actor’s experience of vowels and consonants. In an environment that encourages play and discovery, participants will explore virtually all sounds of the English language, physicalize and express attributes of individual sounds, and discover how those sounds carry the actor’s passion and
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Sweet Charity

July 24 - August 16, 2015

Book by Neil Simon
Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Plaiano
Produced for the Broadway stage by Fryer, Carr and Harris
Conceived, Staged and Choreographed by Bob Fosse

Sponsored by Women of WaterTower Theatre

Charity Hope Valentine despite her job as a dancer at the seedy Fan-Dango Ballroom, is an eternal optimist who loves too much. She just happens to be the unluckiest romantic in New York City! The musical  Sweet Charity  is a warm, touching and humorous look at her trials and tribulations, as she repeatedly gives her heart, and her savings, to the wrong man. Adapted from  Nights of Cabiria , a film by Federico Fellini, the musical  Sweet Charity  includes hits such as “Hey, Big Spender,” “Rhythm of Life,” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now."
coming soon - 2015-2016 season   
2015-2016 Main Stage Season

The 2015-2016 Season kicks off in October with a thrilling new musical! Click here to learn more about what you can see on the WaterTower Theatre Main Stage next season!
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2015 COMMUNITY CAST PARTY to be held on Saturday, September 12 at WaterTower Theatre

Addison, TX - Terry Martin, Producing Artistic Director for WaterTower Theatre, today announced details of the 2nd annual COMMUNITY CAST PARTY. The party will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at WaterTower Theatre from 7 pm to midnight. THE COMMUNITY CAST PARTY, sponsored by Frost Bank, is designed to attract a wide audience of patrons who are interested in supporting WaterTower Theatre while enjoying an evening of entertainment with cuisine offered from many fine local restaurants.  Attendees will have a unique opportunity to mix and mingle with many artists from the DFW acting community at the “open house” style event, and everyone is welcome.

The entertainment will feature cellist Jordan Cleaver, performances of Broadway style music in The Studio Theatre hosted by Matt Ransdell with Zak Reynolds, Calvin Scott Roberts, Sarah Elizabeth Smith, Wendy and Willy WelchMark Mullino will be accompanying the performers on piano.  Kathryn Taylor Rose will perform her one-woman cabaret show entitled Love Me, Tinder and Adam C. Wright will be accompanying her.  The improv group, The Laugh Supper, will also be performing.  Later in the evening, there will be an open mic portion too.

Featured restaurants offering cuisine tastings include Carrabbas Italian Villa, Table 13, The Egg and I Restaurant, Dough Bro’s, The Mucky Duck, The Addison Ice House, Union Park Restaurant, Suga's Cakery, Outback, D'Sweets, Puerta Vallarta,  Lakewood Brewery,  Goody Goody Liquor and more.

Tickets are $50 per person.  An “industry” ticket and a Young Professional's ticket, for those age 35 and under, is being offered to those working in the arts at $25 per person.  Tickets are on sale now.  Tickets will be available online at, by phone by calling 972-450-6232, or in-person at the WaterTower Theatre box office located at 15650 Addison Road, Addison, Texas 75001.  A portion of the ticket is tax-deductible. THE COMMUNITY CAST PARTY is a “fun”-raising event and all funds go to support WaterTower Theatre’s artistic and education programs.

The Organizing Committee for THE COMMUNITY CAST PARTY is lead by Co-Chairs April Bosworth, Stan Graner, Corky Pledger, and Debbie Staggs, and the Committee leadership consists of Maureen Anderson,  Derek Blount, Nancy Brenner, Katherine Christy, Rose Colarossi, Kelsey Leigh Ervi, Stacey Griggs, Jeanette Johnson,  Terry Martin, Sam Nicholson, Karol Omlor, Gregory Patterson, Corky Pledger, Wade Owens.

For more information on THE COMMUNITY CAST PARTY, please contact Greg Patterson, Director of Development and Marketing, at 972.450.6227 or .

Current Underwriters include:

Best Supporting Actor:

Dough Bro’s
The Egg and I Restaurant
Goody Goody Liquor
Table 13
Frost Bank
The Mucky Duck
The Addison Ice House
Suga's Cakery
D's Sweets
Puerta Vallarta

The Understudy:

April and Mike Bosworth
Stan Graner and Jim McBride
Karol Omlor
Wade Owens


Date:  Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time:  7 pm to midnight
Place:  WaterTower Theatre at the Addison Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, Texas
Attire:  Dressy Casual
Tickets:  $50 per person (a portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible); $25 “theatre industry” and age 35 and under rate

Where to buy tickets:; 972-450-6232

About:  The Community Cast Party is a fundraising event to support WaterTower Theatre’s artistic and education programs.  Unlike other “black-tie” fundraisers, this party is designed as a much more casual “open house” where patrons can enjoy good food, great music, dancing, fine wine and great people.

About the Co-Chairs

April Bosworth joined the WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors in 2012.  April Bosworth joined the WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors in 2012.  She is also currently the Chair of Women of WaterTower Theatre.  April has been actively involved with the Spotlight Gala for many years having served as Gala Chair, Chair of the Live and Silent Auctions and Décor Committees on many occasions.  An influential business leader and fundraiser, April has chaired numerous fundraising events for many other non-profit organizations including the Dallas Summer Musicals, the Mother of the Year Luncheon and Richardson Symphony League to name a few. 

An influential business leader and fundraiser, April has chaired numerous fundraising events for many other non-profit organizations including the Dallas Summer Musicals, the Mother of the Year Luncheon and Richardson Symphony League to name a few. 

Stan Graner joined the WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors in 2013.  He currently serves as the Chair of the WaterTower Theatre Development Committee.  A well-known, critically acclaimed actor, Stan is an eight-time winner of The Column Award.  He served as Vice President of the Turtle Creek Chorale from 1992-1994.  Stan has performed in a number of plays at WaterTower Theatre, including Black Tie, The Diary of Anne of Frank and August: Osage County.

Corky Pledger is a long-time resident of Dallas and the Addison-area. She currently serves on the WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors. She also serves on the board of the Addison Business Association, the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce, and The Civic League among others. She is a member of the WOW! Steering Committee, the Community Cast Party Steering Committee and has been involved in WaterTower Theatre’s Spotlight Gala every year since its inception.

Debbie Staggs is the Director of Marketing and Special Events at Million Air Dallas in Addison.  She joined the WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors last year.  She has been actively involved in many WaterTower Theatre activities and currently serves on the Steering Committee for Women of WaterTower Theatre.  A highly influential community leader, Debbie served as past Director of Programs and Membership for the Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce and was on the Board of the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce to name a few.

About WaterTower Theatre

WaterTower Theatre is a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) non-profit professional theatre company.  It is considered to be one of the leading regional theatres in North Texas.  WaterTower Theatre is consistently recognized for its artistic excellence by the Dallas Theatre League, Dallas/Fort Worth Theatre Critics Forum, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Observer, D Magazine and Star-Telegram, among others.  WaterTower Theatre has a subscription base of more than 2,100 subscribers and serves an audience of over 35,000 patrons annually.  Led by Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin, WaterTower Theatre is in its 19th season.  

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