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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 www.watertowertheatre.org, 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 gpatterson@watertowertheatre.org .

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
Outback
D's Sweets
Puerta Vallarta

The Understudy:

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

About THE COMMUNITY CAST PARTY

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:  www.watertowertheatre.org; 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.  

Announcing the Appointment of Delynda Johnson Moravec as Business Manager and Bradley Gray as Technical Director

Addison, TX - Terry Martin, WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director, today announced the appointment of Delynda Johnson Moravec as Business Manager and Bradley Gray as Technical Director.

Delynda starts her tenure on June 20 while Bradley has already taken up his post. Their appointments complete the senior management team, which is led by Terry Martin and includes Greg Patterson, Director of Development and Marketing.

Delynda Johnson Moravec has more than 25 years of corporate management experience, including working with such prestigious companies as Cooper Wellness Strategies -- an affiliate of Cooper Aerobics, and MBNA America. Delynda has a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Management and a minor in Voice Performance from the University of Delaware. Delynda currently serves on the board of directors for DFW Actors Give Back which has donated over $35,000 to local non-profit children’s groups including the Children’s Cancer Fund. She has previously served on the boards of The Texas Gilbert and Sullivan Society, The FIG Theater Company, and Our Productions (formerly FMPAT Performing Arts Theatre). Since moving back to Texas in 1996 Delynda has appeared in more than sixty shows all over the Metroplex, including work at WaterTower Theatre.

 

Bradley Gray has spent the past several years as an accomplished Scenic Designer and Technical Director all across the Dallas/ Fort Worth Area. After spending several years as a student at Texas Wesleyan he freelanced with several notable companies including: African American Repertory Theatre, Amphibian Stage Productions, Artes de la Rosa, Kitchen Dog Theatre, and Tarrant County College Northwest Theatre Department. In the past when Bradley was not in the theatre, he worked with the Boy Scouts of America as Program Director for Sid Richardson Scout Ranch High Adventure program. Bradley is happy to be in Addison with Water Tower Theatre. 

 

About WaterTower Theatre:

WaterTower Theatre is one of the leading regional theatres in North Dallas and Texas.   It's 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 The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, among others.  WaterTower Theatre has a subscription base of more than 2,020 subscribers and serves an audience of over 32,000 patrons annually.

WaterTower Theatre is a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) non-profit organization as designate by the IRS.  Like all arts organizations, WaterTower Theatre relies on both ticket income and donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, organization and government to produce world-class live professional theatre and offer community outreach and arts education programs. WaterTower Theatre is grateful for the support provided from The Town of Addison, TACA, The National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Schubert Foundation and the hundreds of individuals, corporations and foundations whose annual donations make live professional theatre possible in the Town of Addison to be enjoyed by all in North Texas.  

Announcing WaterTower Theatre's 2015-2016 Season

Addison (TX) –Terry Martin, WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director, today announced details of the Company’s 2015-2016 Main Stage season. Some highlights of the season include one World Premiere Musical and four Regional Premieres. WaterTower Theatre is expanding its regular Main Stage subscription series from five to six shows next season. 

The season opens with the World Premiere of the musical Creep (October 2 - 25, 2015.  Preview Gala Sunday, October 4), written by Dallas playwright Donald Fowler. The season continues  with the return of the hit WaterTower Theatre production of Michelle Riml's Sexy Laundry (November 20 - December 13, 2015) which played to sold out audiences in a limited run in our studio series earlier this season. The New Year kicks off with the Regional Premiere of William Golding's Lord of the Flies (January 22 - February 14, 2016), adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams. The fourth show in the season will be the Regional Premiere of Dan LeFranc’s The Big Meal (April 15 - May 8, 2016) followed by the Regional Premiere of John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar (June 3 – 26, 2016). The final production of the season will be the Regional Premiere of Richard Bean’s comedy One Man, Two Guvnors (August 5 – 28, 2016).  The Company will not produce a holiday show in the 2015-2016 Season. 

Kate Galvin will direct Creep; Terry Martin will direct both Sexy Laundry and One Man, Two Guvnors; Kelsey Leigh Ervi will direct Lord of the Flies; Emily Scott Banks will direct The Big Meal; René Moreno will direct Outside Mullingar.   All productions will be staged at the Addison Theatre Centre at 15650 Addison Road, Addison, Texas 75001.

There will be no price increase in subscriptions or single tickets for the 2015-2016 six Main Stage productions. The six-play season subscriptions range in price from $90 (Previews) to $180 (Saturday evening/Sunday matinee). This year, subscribers will be offered a free Subscriber Rewards Card which will entitle them to discounts at various area restaurants and businesses. Tickets to the Creep Gala on Sunday, October 4 at 7.30 pm are $150 person.

The renewal deadline for current subscribers to keep their same seats is July 1. Subscribers who renew by June 19 will have the normal handling fee of $7 waived. 

WaterTower Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of our Season Sponsors including The Town of Addison, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Shubert Foundation.  Production Sponsors for the 2015-2016 Season include Atmos Energy, The Nissan Foundation, Barbara and Bob Bigham:  the Baylor Oral Health Foundation, Frost Bank, Liberty Capital Bank, Pinnacle, Rainmaker Advertising, TACA, Women of WaterTower Theatre and The WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors. 
 

THE 2015-2016 SEASON:

CREEP
World Premiere
October 2 - 25, 2015
Preview Gala on Sunday, October 4 at 7.30 pm.
Music, Book & Lyrics by Donald Fowler
Directed by Kate Galvin
Sponsored by Frost Bank, Pinnacle, WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors,

Creep Producer's Circle (as of May 1, 2015):  Nicholas Even (Chair), Heather and Scott Alexander, Shannon Brame, Anita and Tom Braun, Barry W. Cowan and Felicity A. Fowler, Stan Graner and Jim McBride, Callan and Juli Harrison, Julie and Ken Hersh, Carrie Huff, Tara Lewis and John Swords, Georgie and Jack Madden, Holly and Tom Mayer, Karol Omlor, Greg Patterson, Table 13, Clair Tompkins.

Creep is the world premiere of Dallas playwright/composer Donald Fowler’s original thriller musical. Exploring many of the dark truths surrounding the fabled “Jack the Ripper,” and metaphorically examining how the individual, when dehumanized, will adapt, or hide from truth in order to survive, Creep is sure to take your breath way. Nationally-acclaimed director Kate Galvin will direct this thrilling season opener. Mature subject matter.
 

SEXY LAUNDRY
November 20 - December 13, 2015
Written by Michele Riml
Directed by Terry Martin
in collaboration with Stage West

Michele Riml’s hit romantic comedy comes to our main stage by popular demand following its limited sold-out run in our studio series last season. Henry and Alice, married for 25-years are trying to find a way to spice up their dormant love life with a weekend in a swanky hotel room. Alice brings a copy of ‘Sex for Dummies’ and a willingness to try new things. Henry brings only his bad attitude. They share their fantasies, exchange recriminations, and take turns confessing the details of their personal midlife crises as the play moves from comic to serious and back to comic again. Sexy Laundry is a touching and hilarious journey that will resonate with many.
 

LORD OF THE FLIES
Regional Premiere
January 22 - February 14, 2016
Written by William Golding
Adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams
Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi
Sponsored by Atmos Energy

When a group of schoolboys survives a catastrophic plane crash, what starts as a desert island adventure quickly descends into a struggle for survival in a darkly sinister world of superstition and immorality.  As the boys slowly explore their new-found freedom, their fun and games turn into vicious battles for power. When the group splits into two opposing tribes: one that strives for civility and another that delights in savage violence; the competition escalates into a dangerous, frightening climax. Based on the groundbreaking 1954 novel, this gripping classic looks into the darker sides of human nature where it’s civilization vs. savagery and the mob vs. morality.
 

THE BIG MEAL
Regional Premiere
April 15 - May 8, 2016
Written by Dan LeFranc
Directed by Emily Scott Banks
Sponsored by Table 13

Somewhere in America in a suburban chain restaurant on an average night, a young couple Sam and Nicole meet for a drink. Sparks fly, setting in motion the extraordinary tale of five generations of an ordinary family. In this theatrically inventive and beautiful play about the love, trials, and resilience of families, we experience – over the course of many mealtimes - the moments, both mundane and milestone, that make up a full life. The Big Meal is big-hearted, stunningly ambitious and richly satisfying. Reservations recommended!
 

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR
Regional Premiere
June 3 - 26, 2016
Written by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by René Moreno
Sponsored by Liberty Capital Bank, Women of WaterTower, Barbara and Bob Bigham: the Baylor Oral Health Foundation

Pulitzer, Oscar and Tony Award-winning author John Patrick Shanley, whose play Doubt: A Parable was a hit at WTT in 2008, now brings us a new romance about Anthony and Rosemary, two introverted misfits in rural Ireland. Now nearing their middle years, Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm oblivious to the longing of his neighbor Rosemary, who hopelessly pines for him. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a decades old land feud simmering between the families, Rosemary fears romantic catastrophe. These two beautiful, eccentric souls scramble their way towards happiness in a delightful tale about love and its many surprises.


ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
Regional Premiere
August 5 - 28, 2016
Written by Richard Bean
Directed by Terry Martin
Sponsored by Rainmaker Advertising and Million Air Dallas

Set in swingin’ 1963 London, One Man, Two Guvnors is a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners. The disarming and doltish Francis Henshall finds himself trapped into working for two bosses—who are connected to each other in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Easy, right?  Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue—all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. This topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities has been a huge hit ever since it opened at London’s National Theatre in 2011 and on Broadway in 2012.  It’s more than a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni’s classic knee-slapper, The Servant of Two Masters - it’s a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues.
 

OUT OF THE LOOP FRINGE FESTIVAL
February 25 - March 6, 2016
Season Extra
Sponsored by The Town of Addison and The Texas Commission on the Arts
Media sponsor:  TheaterJones

Over the past 15 years, WaterTower Theatre has hosted more than 125 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.
 

SUBSCRIPTION SERIES:

WaterTower Theatre offers a host of subscription options, in addition to the standard six-play, full series subscription (Creep, Sexy Laundry, Lord of the Flies, The Big Meal, Outside Mullingar, One Man, Two Guvnors) which offers the best seating and greatest discounts over individual tickets. Subscribers will be able to order a Loop Pass when they renew their subscription or order a new subscription. Continuing again next season are the following series designed to enhance the theatre-goers experience: 

ENHANCED THEATRE EXPERIENCE SERIES:

Conversation with the Artists:

A six-play series on all Wednesday nights and Sunday matinees that includes a post-show discussion with the actors.

Sampler Series:

An introduction to theatre, this three-play package includes Creep, Lord of the Flies and One Man, Two Guvnors.

Design Your Own Series

This series provides the most flexibility of all of WaterTower Theatre’s subscription packages. Patrons can choose their own plays and dates creating a series specifically designed for their needs.   Design Your Own subscriptions do not go on sale until September, 2015.

Teachers' Night: 

This new series will give teachers an inside look at our productions with pre- and post-show talks specifically created for teachers, These talks will allow and encourage teachers to take what they experience on our stage back to their classroom. There are four shows in this series:  Creep, Sexy Laundry, Lord of the Flies and The Big Meal. The dates are Oct. 7, Dec. 2, Jan. 27 and Apr. 20.  The cost is $60 per person.

Student Subscription Series: 

A student subscription series will be offered, including a special student Design Your Own Series.

Hero’s Subscription:

Firefighters, police officers, EMTs, veterans and members of the armed forces and their immediate families will be offered a special subscription of 50% off any six-play subscription package (excluding DYO, special affinity programs, special miniseries).
 

SEASON OVERVIEW:

Creep
October 2 – 25, 2015
Previews:  Friday, Oct. 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3
Preview Gala Performance:  Sunday, Oct. 4
Opening Night: Monday, Oct. 5

Sexy Laundry
November 20 - December 13, 2015
Previews:  Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21
Pay What You Can:  Sunday, Nov. 22
Opening Night:  Monday, Nov. 23

Lord of the Flies
January 22 – February 14, 2016
Previews: Friday, Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan. 23
Pay What You Can:  Sunday, Jan. 24
Opening Night: Monday, Jan. 25

15th Annual Out of the Loop Fringe Festival
Feb. 25 – March 6, 2016
(not included in the six-play subscription series)

The Big Meal
April 15 – May 8, 2016
Previews: Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16
Pay What You Can: Sunday, April 17
Opening Night: Monday, April 18

Outside Mullingar
June 3 – 26, 2016
Previews:  Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4
Pay What You Can: Sunday, June 5
Opening Night: Monday, June 6

One Man, Two Guvnors
August 5 - 28 2016
Previews:  Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6
Pay What You Can: Sunday, Aug. 7
Opening Night:  Monday, Aug. 8
 

2015-2016 Season Ticket Prices:

Six-play season subscriptions range in price from $90 (Previews) to $180 (Saturday evening/Sunday matinee). 

Tickets to the Gala Preview performance of Creep on Sunday, October 4th are not available on subscription (an alternate ticket option will be made available).
 

2015-2016 Season Performance Schedule:

Performance Days

Times

Wednesday

7:30 PM

Thursday

7:30 PM

Friday

8:00 PM

Saturday

8:00 PM

Sunday

2:00 PM

   

Preview Friday

8:00 PM

Preview Saturday

8:00 PM

Saturday Matinee*

2:00 PM

*on the third and fourth Saturday of the run only

Opening Monday**

7:30 PM

**Monday opening of six Main Stage series shows only, not Loop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ticket Information:

Current subscribers are able to renew their season subscriptions by mail, fax (972.450.6244) or by calling the Box Office at 972.450.6232.  Online ordering for new subscriptions will be available in June.

 

New subscriptions are on sale now.  However, seating will not be assigned until mid-July.

The Out of the Loop Fringe Festival is a non-subscription event.
 

About Terry Martin

Multi-award winning Director Terry Martin is entering his 16th season as Producing Artistic Director of WaterTower Theatre where he has overseen more than 100 productions. In his role as WaterTower Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director, Terry oversees both the administrative and artistic aspects of the Company’s nearly $1.5 million annual operating budget.

Under his leadership WTT has grown from a small local theatre company to one of the leading regional theatres in Texas. While consistently maintaining the artistic integrity of the work WTT produces and gaining much critical acclaim, he has - through keen business acumen - managed to keep the theatre in the black and maintain a large paid capacity for the past many seasons.

Some of his more than 65 directing credits at WTT include Dogfight, Full Gallop, Sexy Laundry, The Grapes of Wrath, Putting it Together, On the Town, Spring Awakening, The Diary of Anne Frank, Smokey Joe’s Café,  As You Like It, Almost, Maine, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Man of La Mancha, Humble Boy, The Crucible, Take Me Out, A Country Life (which he adapted from Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and won the 2005 Rabin Award – Best New Play), Cabaret, It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues, Company, An Inspector Calls, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Laramie Project, You Can't Take It With You, Book of Days, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2002 Rabin Award – Director of a Play), Sweeney Todd (2002 Rabin Award Nomination – Director of a Musical), Desire Under the Elms, Ravenscroft,   Rockin’ Christmas Party (2000, 2001), Enter the Guardsman (2001 Rabin Award Nomination – Director of a Musical), Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and Little Shop of Horrors (2000 Rabin Award Nomination – Director of a Musical) among others.  During the 2014-2015 season, he directed the WaterTower Theatre production of Dogfight for which he received a Dallas Fort Worth Critics Award for Best Director of a Musical.

He has appeared on stage recently at WTT in All My Sons and previously in Our Town.  In 2008, Terry won a Dallas Fort Worth Theatre Critics’ Forum Award as Best Actor for Blackbird.  His other WTT acting credits include The Woman in Black, Dinner with Friends, The Guys, Bash: Latter-day Plays (2002 Rabin Award Nomination - Actor in a Play) and at Plano Repertory Theatre in The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me… (1998 Rabin Award – Actor in a Play, 1998 Dallas Theater Critics Forum Award), The Woman in Black (2000 Rabin Award Nomination – Actor in a Play), and Lonely Planet.

After growing up in south Alabama, Terry spent 12 years in New York City working in theatre, television and film. While there, he directed and acted at The Village Theatre Company, Carnegie Hall Studios and Theatre at St. Marks as well as television appearances on ABC’s One Life to Live and NBC’s To Serve and Protect. He holds a BFA from the University of Alabama and has trained professionally with Sanford Meisner, Fred Kareman, Wynn Handman, Sally Johnson and Lehmann Byck. Terry presently teaches on-going acting classes in the Sanford Meisner Technique at WTT, as well as having served as Adjunct Professor of Acting at the University of Texas at Dallas.

About WaterTower Theatre:

WaterTower Theatre is one of the leading regional theatres in North Dallas and Texas.   The Company’s 2015-2016 Season will be its 20th season.  It 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 The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, among others. WaterTower Theatre has a subscription base of more than 2,120 subscribers and serves an audience of over 28,000 patrons annually.

WaterTower Theatre is 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization as designate by the IRS.  Like all arts organizations, WaterTower Theatre relies on both ticket income and donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, organization and government to produce world-class live professional theatre and offer community outreach and arts education programs. WaterTower Theatre is grateful for the support provided from The Town of Addison, TACA, The National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Schubert Foundation and the hundreds of individuals, corporations and foundations whose annual donations make live professional theatre possible in the Town of Addison to be enjoyed by all in North Texas.

Parental Guidance Suggested: An article on WaterTower's After-School Drama Program

Addison, TX – A significant portion of work as a teaching artist involves mentoring and working with students, so much that the relationship between the teaching artist and parents of the child can be overlooked. The idea for this article emerged after speaking with Janeth Farnsworth, Education and Community Services Manager at WaterTower Theatre in Addison. Initially, I thought this column would just discuss their education programs, specifically elementary afterschool programs. However, an interesting conversation on the role of the parent emerged.

WaterTower has held a strong partnership with Anne Frank Elementary for more than a decade and in recent years added a couple of programs in other local schools including George Bush Elementary and Spring Creek Elementary. Farnsworth states: “We emphasize life skills and theatre skills. A lot of them, especially lower socio-economic, haven’t ever really heard of theatre, done theatre, seen theatre before. And (we are) also helping them do other things like following directions, (gaining) self-confidence, using our imagination, and working with others.”

For the full article, click here!

WaterTower Theatre to Produce the World Premiere of the New Musical CREEP…the Very, Very Sad and Unfortunately True and Completely Fabricated Tale of Jack the Ripper by Local Playwright/Composer Donald Fowler

(Addison)… WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced, at a special gathering held at the home of Lynn and Allan McBee, that the Company will produce the world premiere of Donald Fowler's musical Creep…the Very, Very Sad and Unfortunately True and Completely Fabricated Tale of Jack the Ripper. The musical will open WaterTower Theatre's 2015-2016 season on Monday, October 5, 2015.  There will be a Gala Preview performance on Sunday, October 4, 2015. Kate Galvin, Associate Producer at the 11th Hour Theatre Company in Philadelphia, will direct. 

A special fundraising campaign -- the WaterTower Theatre 2015 Producers' Circle -- has been established to raise funds in support of CreepNicholas Even is chairing the Campaign.  Barbara Daseke will chair the Producers' Circle Gala Preview on Sunday, October 4, 2015. The Producers' Circle Committee includes Heather and Scott Alexander, Derek Blount, Shannon Brame, Anita and Tom Braun, Stan Graner, Terry Martin, Karol Omlor and Lynn and Allan McBee.  Contribution opportunities range from $25,000 to $1,000.  Supporters will be invited to a special Gala Preview Performance prior to its opening night.  The Producer's Preview Gala will include dinner at Table 13 before the performance. 

Two corporate sponsors have stepped up with early support of the production:  Frost Bank and Pinnacle.  With these and other early underwriting commitments, the Producers’ Circle fundraising is well underway.

Donald Fowler's new musical Creep…the Very, Very Sad and Unfortunately True and Completely Fabricated Tale of Jack the Ripper had a workshop performance at the 2010 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival at WaterTower Theatre and later by Uptown Players in 2013. In February 2015, the musical was given a week-long workshop rehearsal with director Kate Galvin. 

Creep is an original musical with a cast of 16 actors and an orchestra of 8 told within the parameters of what we know about Jack the Ripper, the infamous Victorian serial killer.  No one knows who the Ripper was, or his motivations, but he was, in a macabre way, a product of his time.  Harsh and inhumane conditions of the period, an indifference towards children, and a savage lifestyle all conspired to create an environment conducive to violence and sexual deviance.  It is not surprising then that the psychological and social infrastructure of the 19th century produced the first modern serial killer.  Creep explores many of the dark truths surrounding the fabled Ripper and perhaps, more importantly, metaphorically examines how the individual, when dehumanized, will adapt, use, or hide from truth in order to survive.

WaterTower Theatre's complete 2015-2016 Season will be announced on May 26, 2015.

WaterTower Theatre presents

Creep…the Very, Very Sad and Unfortunately True and Completely Fabricated Tale of Jack the Ripper

Music and Lyrics by Donald Fowler
Book by Donald Fowler
Produced by Terry Martin
Directed by Kate Galvin

Performance date and schedule:  Producer's Circle Gala Preview, Sunday, October 4, 2015.
Opening night performance, Monday, October 5, 2015.

About Donald Fowler

Donald Fowler is one of Dallas’ most prolific actors and writers and has performed with virtually every major theatre company in North Texas His distinguished acting career is highlighted, in part, from his multiple appearances at WaterTower Theatre, including Man of La Mancha, Company, Rockin’ Christmas Party, Sweeney Todd, Enter the Guardsman, Working,and Parade.  In 2005, Mr. Fowler premiered his one man show, Jacket Required, during WaterTower Theatre’s Out of the Loop Festival.

Other notable appearances in the metroplex include Bells are Ringing at Irving Arts Center, Elegies and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! at Theatre Three; The Collection at the Bath House Cultural Center; Uptown Player’s Wild Party, Kiss of the Spider Woman, A New Brain and Falsettos; Cloud 9 for Echo Theatre; and Plano Repertory Theatre’s Floyd Collins (for which he won a 2001 Leon Rabin Award). Donald was subsequently nominated in 2002 and 2003 for his performances in Cabaret, Cloud 9 and A New Brain.

He is the author of the plays The Politics of Up and Peggy Lee on the Midway.

About Kate Galvin

Kate Galvin is an Associate Producer at the 11th Hour Theatre Company in Philadelphia, PA.  Before that she was the Casting Director and Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director at the Walnut Street Theatre Company.  She is the co-creator of the musical, Austentatious, which was produced by 11th Hour in 2006 and has since been produced in New York, London and Calgary.  Kate is also a freelance director and audition coach.  She holds a Bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance from NYU and a Master's of Arts in Musical Theatre (Producing) from Goldsmiths, University of London.

About Terry Martin

Terry Martin’s long and distinguished career in the theatre has established him as one of this country’s leading actors, directors and arts administrators.  As WaterTower Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director for the last 15 years, Terry has placed an indelible stamp on the professional theatre scene in Texas through his stewardship of one of the nation’s fastest growing theatres.   During his tenure at WaterTower Theatre, the company has received 129 Dallas Theatre League Leon Rabin Award nominations and 31 Dallas-Fort Worth Critics’ Forum awards.

Terry’s extraordinary body of work as a director at WaterTower Theatre includes a number of influential, award-winning productions such as Sexy Laundry, Full Gallop, Dogfight, The Grapes of Wrath, Putting it Together, Spring Awakening, The Diary of Anne Frank, Sweeney Todd, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Country Life, Take Me Out, Cabaret, Little Shop of Horrors, The Laramie Project and The Crucible.  Equally comfortable directing a large, Broadway-style musical such as The Music Man or an intimate play like Doubt, Terry is widely acknowledged as one of this country’s most influential directors working today.  He is a proud member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

He attended the University of Alabama and has trained professionally with Sanford Meisner, Fred Kareman, Wynn Handman, Sally Johnson and Lehmann Byck.

He is a committed mentor and teacher and teaches on-going classes in the Sanford Meisner technique at WTT and has periodically served as an adjunct professor of acting at the University of Texas at Dallas.

About WaterTower Theatre:

WaterTower Theatre is one of the leading regional theatres in North Dallas and Texas.   The Company’s 2014-2015 season will be its 19th season.  It 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 The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, among others.  WaterTower Theatre has a subscription base of more than 2,000 subscribers and serves an audience of over 32,000 patrons annually.

WaterTower Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of The Town of Addison, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Shubert Foundation.  WaterTower Theatre is supported, in part, through the generosity of American Bank of Commerce,  Atmos Energy, Don and Barbara Daseke Million Air Dallas, Women of WaterTower Theatre, WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors,  Bob and Barbara Bigham:  the Baylor Oral Health Foundation, Frost Bank, Liberty Capital Bank, Nissan Foundation, Target, Wells Fargo Bank, Pinnacle and Rainmaker Advertising.

Announcing Auditions for SWEET CHARITY

WHAT:        Sweet Charity
                   
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

Charity Hope Valentine despite her job as a dancer at the seedy Fandango 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.

WHO:          Directed by Michael Serrecchia
                   
Music Directed by Mark Mullino

WHEN:        Saturday, March 21 –Singing Call      (10am-6pm)
                   Sunday, March 22 – Dance Call          (3pm-6pm)
                   Callbacks: Monday, March 23             (6pm-10pm)

WHERE:      Saturday, March 21:   Addison Theatre Centre
                                                   15650 Addison Road
                                                   
Addison, TX 75001

     March 22 & 23:          KD Studio
                                     2600 N. Stemmons Fwy #117
                                    
 Dallas, TX 75207

ROLES:  WaterTower Theatre is seeking a strong dancing and singing ensemble of 12 versatile actors for their upcoming musical Sweet Charity. Seeking the following:

Charity Hope Valentine - Female, late 20s-early 30s, mezzo. A true original, eternal optimist and an unlucky romantic. Must dance and sing.
Oscar Lindquist - Male, late 20s-early 30s, baritone. A shy, panicky, but sweet natured tax accountant who falls in love with Charity.
Vittorio Vidal - Male, late 30s-late 40s, baritone. A handsome Italian film star who befriends Charity.
Nikki - Female, late 20s-early 30s, mezzo. Charity's friend and dancer at the Fandango Ballroom. Will also play other Ensemble roles.
Helene - Female, late 20s-early 30s, mezzo. Charity's friend and dancer at the Fandango Ballroom. Will also play other Ensemble roles.
Ursula – Female, late 20s-late 30s. Vittorio’s beautiful mistress. Will also play other Ensemble roles.
Daddy Brubeck - Male, 30s-50s, baritone. Groovy and hip, starts the Rhythm of Life revival church. Will also play other Ensemble roles.
Male and Female Ensemble - 20s-30s. Must dance and sing. 

PERFORMANCE DATES:       July 24-August 16, 2015
REHEARSALS BEGIN:          July 6, 2014

OTHER:       Actors should prepare two songs (16-32 bar cuts), at least one of
                   which is in the style of the show. 
Music from the show is acceptable. 
                   
There will be no dancing on Saturday, March 21.
                   
Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key. NO ACAPELLA.
                   
Audition appointment, headshot and resume are required. 
                   
Equity and Non-Equity roles are available.
                   
Scripts available for perusal at WTT Box Office (open Tues-Fri 12-6) and S.T.A.G.E.
                   
These roles are local hire only. No housing or travel can be provided.

TO BOOK AN AUDITION APPOINTMENT: Copy and paste the following link into your web browser: https://instant-scheduling.com/sch.php?kn=204069&typId=51407&step=2 OR call 972.450.6277

Announcing Cast and Creative Team for ALL MY SONS

ADDISON, TX – WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced the cast and creative team for the Arthur Miller classic All My Sons, running April 17 — May 10, 2015 at the Addison Theatre Centre.  The cast stars Terry Martin as Joe Keller and Diana Sheehan as Kate Keller and features Christopher Cassarino as Chris Keller, Tabitha Ray as Ann Deever, Chris Hury as Dr. Jim Bayliss, Jessica Cavanagh as Sue Bayliss, Joey Folsom as George Deever, Thomas Ward as Frank Lubey, Katlin Moon-Jones as Lydia Lubey and Jude Baremore/Landon Flanagan as Bert. 

The creative team is led by Director David Denson and includes Clare DeVries as Set Designer, Cristee Cook Dickinson as Costume Designer, Jason Foster as Lighting Designer, Christopher Ham as Sound Designer, Hannah Law as Properties Designer.    Kyle Eric Bradford is the Dramaturg.

Many of the cast will be making their WaterTower Theatre debuts: Jude Baremore, Christopher Cassarino, Landon Flanagan and Katlin Moon-Jones.

All My Sons is made possible, in part, by the support of Atmos Energy and Frost Bank.   The student matinee performances are made possible by a grant from Atmos Energy.

Tickets for All My Sons are on sale now.  For tickets:  972-450-6232 or online at www.watertowertheatre.org or in person by visiting the box office at the Addison Theatre and Conference Centre at 15650 Addison Road, Addison, Texas 75001.  Tickets start at $22; preview prices start at $20.

Set in post-World War II, Arthur Miller’s landmark drama examines the relationships between fathers and sons and the price of living the American Dream. An explosive secret threatens to tear the family apart in this powerful play about the conflict between business ethics and taking responsibility for one’s actions.

Winner of the Tony Award and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play, All My Sons established Miller as a leading voice in the American theatre. 
 

All My Sons

Written by Arthur Miller
Director – David Denson
Set Designer – Clare DeVries
Costume Designer – Christina Cook
Lighting Designer – Jason Foster
Sound Designer – Christopher Ham
Props Design – Hannah Law
Dramaturg – Kyle Eric Bradford
 

Performance Schedule:

In the Main Space
Show Run Dates: April 17 – May 10, 2015
Preview dates:  Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m.
Pay What You Can: Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m.
Opening Night:  Monday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.


Performances:

Wednesdays & Thursdays: 7:30 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:00 p.m. (May 2 and 9 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.)
Sundays: 2:00 p.m.
 

Ticket Prices:

Single Tickets: $22 - $40 per show
Preview Tickets: $20
 

How/Where to Buy Tickets:

Online:  www.watertowertheatre.org

By Phone:  972-450-6232

Or In-person: WaterTower Theatre at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001

Box Office Hours

Fax: 972.450.6244
Email: boxoffice@watertowertheatre.org

Performance Weeks:
Tuesday-Saturday Noon-6 p.m.
Closed Sunday-Monday

Non-Performance Weeks:
Tuesday-Friday Noon-6 p.m.
Closed Saturday-Monday

Please note: The Box Office opens one hour before show time on performance days and remains open through intermission.
 

About the Author

Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan.  His plays include The Man Who Had All the Luck (1944), All My Sons (1947),Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall (1964), Incident at Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972), The Archbishop's Ceiling (1977), The American Clock (1980) and Playing for Time.   Later plays include The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1994), Mr. Peters’ Connections (1998), Resurrection Blues (2002), and Finishing the Picture(2004).   Other works include Focus, a novel (1945), The Misfits, a screenplay (1960), and the texts for In Russia (1969), In the Country (1977), and Chinese Encounters(1979), three books in collaboration with his wife, photographer Inge Morath. Memoirs include Salesman in Beijing (1984), and Timebends, an autobiography (1988). Short fiction includes the collection I Don’t Need You Anymore (1967), the novella, Homely Girl, a Life (1995) and Presence: Stories (2007).  He was awarded the Avery Hopwood Award for Playwriting at University of Michigan in 1936.  He twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, received two Emmy awards and three Tony Awards for his plays, as well as a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement.  He received honorary degrees from Oxford University and Harvard University and was awarded the Prix Moliere of the French theatre, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Lifetime Achievement Award and the Pulitzer Prize. 
 

About the Director

David Denson is the Artistic Director of Upstart Productions and the Programming Manager for the AT&T Performing Arts Center.   His recent New York directing credits include premiers of Urban Cowboy: The Musical, The Ressurectionist, Destination, A Private Conversation, Sleeping Dogs, and The Song of the Speechless Whore. Locally, he has worked with the Dallas Theater Center, Kitchen Dog Theater, Shakespeare Dallas, WaterTower Theatre, and Amphibian Stage Productions in Ft. Worth directing productions such as Year of the Rooster, The Aliens, Slaughter City, The Underpants, The Good Person of Setzuan, Hamlet, Hot Georgia Sunday and [sic]. David served as the Artistic Associate and resident Dramaturg for the Dallas Theater Center’s 2007-2008 season where he worked on numerous productions including Pride and Prejudice directed by Stan Wojewodski, Jr; Des Moines by National Book Award winner, Dennis Johnson; The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead directed by Mark Lamos; Glengarry Glen Ross; The Misanthrope and Hank Williams: Lost Highway.  Prior to working at ATTPAC he spent two years promoting the arts with the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs where he managed the City’s 2011 Free Night of Theatre initiative and led the campaign to bring the 2013 Theater Communications Group National Conference to North Texas. He received his BFA in performance from East Carolina University and his MFA in directing from Southern Methodist University.
 

About WaterTower Theatre

Now in its 18th season, WaterTower Theatre began life in 1996 with 136 brave subscribers. Today, with over 2000 subscribers and a budget of $1.5 million, it consistently earns rave reviews in The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer, and other local publications. With 104 Dallas Theatre League Leon Rabin Award Nominations and 28 wins to its credit, as well as 17 Dallas Fort Worth Theatre Critics Forum Awards, WaterTower Theatre is home to the finest local talent.

WaterTower Theatre has produced five world premiere productions and 16 regional premiere productions to date. WaterTower Theatre's tradition of world premiere programming includes the musicals Song of Motherhood and Blind Lemon: Prince of Country Blues. Dramatic world premieres include Free Fall with Sandy Duncan, Baptized to the Bone by Dave Johnson (which is enjoying healthy post-WaterTower Theatre life) and A Country Life, Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin’s southern adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Both Blind Lemon and A Country Life earned WaterTower Theatre a Dallas Theatre League Leon Rabin Award for Best New Work.

WaterTower Theatre is committed to nurturing emerging talent and expanding audiences. The annual Out of the Loop Fringe Festival strives to present new work by local and national writers. A major part of WaterTower Theatre’s education program partners professional artists and technicians with students at our Summer Performing Arts Conservatory, where students ages 8 - 18 learn “life skills through theatre skills.” In addition, master classes and workshops for professional performers offer an opportunity for continued education at the local level.
 

About the cast:

Terry Martin

Multi-award winning Director Terry Martin celebrates his 15th season as Producing Artistic Director of WaterTower Theatre where he has overseen more than 80 productions.  During the 2013-2014 season, he will direct the WaterTower Theatre production of Dogfight.  In his role as WaterTower Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director, Terry oversees both the administrative and artistic aspects of the Company’s nearly $1.5 million annual operating budget.

Under his leadership WTT has grown from a small local theatre company to one of the leading regional theatres in Texas.  While consistently maintaining the artistic integrity of the work WTT produces and gaining much critical acclaim, he has - through keen business acumen - managed to keep the theatre in the black and maintain a large paid capacity for the past many seasons.

Some of his more than 60 directing credits at WTT include Dogfight, The Grapes of Wrath, Putting it Together, On the Town, Spring Awakening, The Diary of Anne Frank, Smokey Joe’s CaféAs You Like It, Almost, Maine, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Man of La Mancha, Humble Boy, The Crucible, Take Me Out, A Country Life (which he adapted from Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and won the 2005 Rabin Award – Best New Play), Cabaret, It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues, Company, An Inspector Calls, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Laramie Project, You Can't Take It With You, Book of Days, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2002 Rabin Award – Director of a Play), Sweeney Todd (2002 Rabin Award Nomination – Director of a Musical), Desire Under the Elms, Ravenscroft,   Rockin’ Christmas Party (2000, 2001), Enter the Guardsman (2001 Rabin Award Nomination – Director of a Musical), Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and Little Shop of Horrors (2000 Rabin Award Nomination – Director of a Musical) among others.

For Plano Repertory Theatre, he has directed Journey’s End (2000 Rabin Award – Director of a Play), Dracula, La Bête, Little Shop of Horrors and Pump Boys and Dinettes. Terry was named "Best Theater Director" in the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas 2002."

He has appeared on stage recently at WTT in Our Town, and previously in Blackbird (2008 Dallas Fort Worth Theatre Critics’ Forum Award), The Woman in Black, Dinner with Friends, The Guys, Bash: Latter-day Plays (2002 Rabin Award Nomination - Actor in a Play) and at PRT in The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me… (1998 Rabin Award – Actor in a Play, 1998 Dallas Theater Critics Forum Award), The Woman in Black (2000 Rabin Award Nomination – Actor in a Play), and Lonely Planet.
 

Diana Sheehan

Diana Sheehan is an award-winning actor and singer who relocated from New York to Dallas in the fall of 2008.

Diana has performed her cabaret shows at New York's Triad, San Francisco's Plush Room and Boston's Club Cafe championing the American Songbook and featuring such composers as Jerome Kern, Cole Porter and George Gershwin.

Diana's show, Nobody's Hart: the Lyrics of Lorenz Hart was the winner of BEST OF THE LOOP at the 2013 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival and enjoyed a sold-out run. Diana debuted Nobody's Hart: the Lyrics of Lorenz Hart at the Sammons Center for the Arts in the fall of 2012. Diana's cabaret show Midway was awarded BEST OF THE LOOP at the 2012 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival.

For the roles of Edith and Little Edie Beale in Grey Gardens at the WaterTower Theatre, she received the 2009 Dallas-Fort Worth Critics Forum Award and the 2009 COLUMN AWARD for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Her Dallas-area debut in Irving Berlin's As Thousands Cheer at Lyric Stage also received the Dallas-Fort Worth Critics Forum Award.  She has also performed in Shooting Star at WaterTower Theatre.  Diana’s CD, Nobody’s Hart:  Lyrics by Lorenz Hart is available at www.cdbaby.com

About our sponsors:

WTT is privileged to make its home at the Addison Theatre Centre, an award-winning flexible theatre space that can be reconfigured to accommodate each new production.

WaterTower Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of:


The Town of Addison, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts, The Shubert Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

WaterTower Theatre gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the following season sponsors:  

The Town of Addison, TACA, American Bank of Commerce, Atmos Energy, Barbara and Bob Bigham, Don and Barbara Daseke, Frost Bank, Liberty Capital Bank, The Shubert Foundation, Pinnacle, Mary Kay, Inc., Million Air Dallas, Rainmaker Advertising, The Nissan Foundation, Women of WaterTower Theatre and the WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors

David Denson will direct ALL MY SONS at WaterTower Theare

Addison, TX - WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced  that David Denson will direct the Main Stage production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons (April 17 - May 10, 2015).    Terry Martin will take to the stage as the tragic hero, Joe Keller.  General auditions for All My Sons will be held on December 14th. 

Single tickets to All My Sons go on sale December 9th at 12 noon.
 

About the Director

David Denson is the Artistic Director of Upstart Productions and the Programming Manager for the AT&T Performing Arts Center.   His recent New York directing credits include premiers of Urban Cowboy: The Musical, The Ressurectionist, Destination, A Private Conversation, Sleeping Dogs, and The Song of the Speechless Whore. Locally, he has worked with the Dallas Theater Center, Kitchen Dog Theater, Shakespeare Dallas, WaterTower Theatre, and Amphibian Stage Productions in Ft. Worth directing productions such as Year of the Rooster, The Aliens, Slaughter City, The Underpants, The Good Person of Setzuan, Hamlet, Hot Georgia Sunday and [sic]. David served as the Artistic Associate and resident Dramaturg for the Dallas Theater Center’s 2007-2008 season where he worked on numerous productions including Pride and Prejudice directed by Stan Wojewodski, Jr; Des Moines by National Book Award winner, Dennis Johnson; The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead directed by Mark Lamos; Glengarry Glen Ross; The Misanthrope and Hank Williams: Lost Highway.  Prior to working at ATTPAC he spent two years promoting the arts with the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs where he managed the City’s 2011 Free Night of Theatre initiative and led the campaign to bring the 2013 Theater Communications Group National Conference to North Texas. He received his BFA in performance from East Carolina University and his MFA in directing from Southern Methodist University.

About the Play

ALL MY SONS
By Arthur Miller
Sponsored by Atmos Energy and Frost Bank

Set in post-World War II, Arthur Miller’s landmark drama examines the relationships between fathers and sons and the price of living the American Dream. An explosive secret threatens to tear the family apart in this powerful play about the conflict between business ethics and taking responsibility for one’s actions.

Winner of the first Tony Award and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play, All My Sons established Miller as a leading voice in the American theatre.  Based on a true story.

About WaterTower Theatre

WaterTower Theatre is one of the leading regional theatres in North Dallas and Texas.  It 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 The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, among others.  WaterTower Theatre has a subscription base of more than 2,000 subscribers and serves an audience of over 32,000 patrons annually.

WaterTower Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of The Town of Addison, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Shubert Foundation.  WaterTower Theatre is supported, in part, through the generosity of American Bank of Commerce,  Atmos Energy, Don and Barbara Daseke Million Air Dallas, Women of WaterTower Theatre, WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors, Barbara and Bob Bigham:  the Baylor Oral Health Foundation, Frost Bank, Liberty Capital Bank, Nissan Foundation, Target, Wells Fargo Bank, Pinnacle and Rainmaker Advertising.

Madmen, Music & Martinis is the theme for the 2015 Spotlight Gala

Addison, TX - Terry Martin, Producing Artistic Director, today announced details of the 2015 Spotlight Gala, Madmen, Music & Martinis.  WaterTower Theatre’s 2015 Spotlight Gala will be held later in the season on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7 pm, and at a new venue, the Intercontinental Hotel in Addison in the 1960s style Malachite room.    The 2015 Spotlight Gala is chaired by April Bosworth.  The evening’s entertainment features Hunter Sullivan and his band.

The committee chairs are Barbara Daseke, Underwriting Chair; Derek Blount, Corporate Sponsors Chair; Barbara Bigham, Host Committee Chair; Debbie Staggs, Live and Silent Auction Chair; Corky Pledger, Cuisine Chair; Karol Omlor, Publicity Chair; Jeff Laceky, Marketing Chair; Suzanne Palmlund, Décor Chair; Elizabeth Fratantuono, Technology Chair; Kim Carter, Gala Secretary; Michelle Mew, Invitation Chair.     

The Gala Committee consists of Mary Ashmore, Maureen Anderson, Rosalind Benjet, Michael Canterbury, Blake W. Clemens, Rose Colarossi, Ben Cunningham, Collin Duwe, Stacey Griggs, Stan Graner, Rodney Hand, Terry Martin, Robert Mayer, Jr., Katie Myatt, Jimmy Niemann, Wade Owens, Pat Porter, Andrea Redmon, and Glynda Turner.

The fundraising event will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel, 15201 Dallas Pkwy, Addison, Texas 75001.

Underwriting levels are:  VIP Executive Producer, $10,000; The Producer, $5,000; The Director, $2500 and individual tickets at $250 per person.

For more information on the 2015 Spotlight Gala, please contact Greg Patterson, Director of Development and Marketing, at 972.450.6227 or gpatterson@watertowertheatre.org .

About the Gala Chair

April Bosworth joined the WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors in 2012.  She is also currently the Chair of Women of WaterTower Theatre (WOW!).  April has been actively involved with the Spotlight Gala for many years having served as Chair of the Live and Silent Auctions and Décor Committees on many occasions.  An influential business leader and fundraiser, April has led 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.

About Hunter Sullivan

Hunter Sullivan is a Dallas based singer/songwriter/bandleader. Hunter and his ensembles have built a solid reputation as the go-to source for authentic presentation of the best in Great American Songbook, classic pop, and romantic ballads. Most notably, Hunter has led the Hunter Sullivan Big Band, consisting of 14 members, a 10 horn lineup with rhythm section, and a killer collection of Big Band manuscript containing not only the best in hard hitting Big Band classics (Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, etc.) but also custom vocal renditions of material popularized by Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., and more. Hunter and his trio have been a long standing regular favorite at the legendary Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, Texas, where they perform twice a month.

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 2,000 subscribers and serves an audience of over 35,000 patrons annually.  Led by Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin, WaterTower Theatre is in its 17th season.

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