Posted on May 23, 2013 by Kelsey Ervi
WaterTower Theatre Announces its 2013-2014 Season of
Five Main Stage Productions Plus a Holiday Show
Addison (TX) –Terry Martin, WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director, announced this evening the Company’s 2013-2014 Main Stage season at a special VIP Sneak Preview held at the Addison Theatre Centre.
THE 2013-2014 SEASON:
Hank Williams: Lost Highway
More than 50 years after his death, Hank Williams still ranks among the most powerfully iconic figures in American music. A musical biography of the rise and fall of the brash, forever young, always legendary singer-songwriter Hank Williams stands among the greatest innovators of American popular music. Follow Williams on his often lonely journey from backwoods Alabama to super-stardom at the Grand Ole Opry. This unforgettable tribute highlights his unique magic as a performer and the simple spell of his yearning songs, and features over 20 hits, including “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Jambalaya” and “Hey, Good Lookin'."
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain’s classic novel of Missouri boyhood comes to life in this high-spirited theatrical romp. Mischievous Tom and his pal Huck witness a murder and then embark on a string of wild escapades. Becky Thatcher, Aunt Polly, Injun Joe and the rest of the group join Tom in this timeless family tale. Laura Eason’s brand new adaptation of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, brings out the child in all of us, as we explore the thrill of mischief-making, the fickleness of first love, the cold shivers of an adventure gone wrong, and the excitement of discovering real live buried treasure. This is a story for anyone who celebrates all that is glorious about childhood.
Spunk is a wild, bluesy wail—three stories by the great Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston, adapted into a staggeringly theatrical play by George C. Wolfe, who won an Obie for its 1989 off-Broadway premiere production. A trio of vignettes of African-American life in the first half of the 20th century, Spunk is a raucous, charming, blues-infused look at love, revenge, jealousy, and the fine art of the hustle.
When Margie Walsh loses her job at a South Boston dollar store, she reaches out to her old friend and flame Mike, a Southie boy who made good when he became a successful doctor. What begins as an attempt to hit Mike up for a job takes on a threatening cast when Margie realizes the power that secrets from Mike's past life hold over his current one. Penned by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire, Good People is an incisive and funny character study of old friends, old flames and the question of whether you can ever leave the old neighborhood behind.
Dogfight: A New Musical
Winner of the prestigious 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical! Set on the eve of the Kennedy assassination on November 21, 1963, Dogfight chronicles the story of newly inducted Marine, Eddie Birdlace. Before shipping out to Vietnam, Birdlace and his friends make a bet: Each man contributes $50 to a pot, and whoever brings the ugliest date that night to a bar wins the prize. But when Eddie meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress as his date, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion. Dogfight is a musical adaptation of the 1991 indie film starring River Phoenix and Lilly Taylor.
It’s December 1936 and stage star William Gillette, an iconic actor admired all over the world for his role as Sherlock Holmes, is shot onstage during a show. While he recuperates, he invites his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a lively Christmas weekend of fun. But, when one of his guests is found stabbed to death, the fun turns dangerous. It’s up to Gillette, as his assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to find the killer before someone else is killed. The hilarity is non-stop in what is a glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays! Oh, did we mention it’s written by Tony Award winner Ken Ludwig (Lend me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo).
OUT OF THE LOOP FRINGE FESTIVAL
Over the past 13 years, WaterTower Theatre has hosted more than 100 artists and companies in its nationally acclaimed 10-day fringe festival of music, dance and theatre. Now recognized as one of the most important fringe festivals in the country, the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival has been instrumental in providing a forum for new works, new artists and emerging voices in the arts.
With four regional premieres and several stories about American icons this season will bring you six unique voices from our greater artistic community – each distinct, each challenging, each engaging and always entertaining. It all adds up to an unforgettable year of theatre that you won’t want to miss!
Posted on March 12, 2013 by Kelsey Ervi
Beginning with participants of the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, we will be starting a new video series called "In Character". In these videos, you'll see a stripped down performance offering you an intimate look into an exciting piece of theatre! Head on over to our video section or check out our YouTube and Facebook page to spread the word about the exciting things happening at WaterTower Theatre!
Posted on February 19, 2013 by Terry Martin
Beginning Acting Class: Meisner Technique
WaterTower Theatre is proud to offer Beginning Acting: Meisner Technique to the Dallas acting community taught by WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director, Terry Martin. Previous students have been awarded accolades from The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer, Dallas Voice, the COLUMN Awards, the Dallas Theatre League, and the Dallas/Ft. Worth Theatre Critic’s Forum.
April 30 – July 16, 2013 – 12 weeks
Instructor: Terry Martin
A short interview is required before admission into class.
Complete and return application form.
FOR INFORMATION OR TO OBTAIN AN APPLICATION:
at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road
Addison, Texas 75001