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community cast party

Save the Date! Saturday, September 13, 2014. 

The Community Cast Party is the newest fundraising initiative for WaterTower Theatre.  The event is designed to attract a wide audience so that not only can WTT raise funds, but can also make some new friends along the way. 

Join us at WaterTower Theatre on Saturday, September 13th from 7 pm until 12 midnight to enjoy live entertainment throughout each performance space, and learn more about your local businesses and restaurants, all while socializing with your friends, NEW friends, and leaders in the Dallas theatre community.

The Committee includes Maureen Anderson, Derek Blount, April Bosworth, Krista Brown, Rose Colarossi, Kelsey Ervi, Elizabeth Fratantuono, Stan Graner, Stacey Griggs, Margie Gunther,  Katie Hall, DR Hanson, Lisa Hermes, Sam Nicholson, Suzie Oliver, Karol Omlor, Suzanne Palmlund, Greg Patterson, Corky Pledger, Andrea Redmon, Diana Sheehan, Chris Shoup and Debbie Staggs. The Committee's Co-Chairs are April Bosworth, Stan Graner, and Debbie Staggs.

Generous underwriters include, April and Mike Bosworth, Stan Graner and Jim McBride, Stacey and Phil Griggs, Margie Gunther, Lisa Hermes, Suzann and John Oliver, Karol Omlor, Andrea and Keith Redmon, Debbie and Donnie Staggs, Sam Nicholson and Katherine Christy, Post Property Management, Rainmaker Advertising and Methodist Hospital for Surgery.

Featured restaurants offering cuisine tastings include Table 13, Polka Dot Bakery,  The Egg and I, Morrison’s, Dough Bro's, Mucky Duck Public House, Addison Ice House, Whole Foods Addison,  and Antonio's.  Goody Goody Liquor and The Dean's Wine List is providing wine for the evening while local beers are being curated for the evening.

Special raffle door prizes are generously underwritten by  Wolfgang Puck’s 560 Restaurant, Table 13, Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill and WaterTower Theatre.

Ride to the event in style with Uber Dallas! New users who enter promo code 'WaterTowerTheatre' will receive $20 off their first ride. No account? Just signup here and the discount will automatically apply to your first ride!"

To get on the list to receive an invitation to The Community Cast Party email and write Community Cast Party in the subject line. 

Show your support to our generous Underwriters by visiting their websites at:

Goody Goody Liquor
Table 13

Polka Dot Bakery

The Egg and I

 Dough Bros

Mucky Duck Public House

Addison Ice House

Whole Foods Addison


the president's circle

The President’s Circle is a brand-new initiative made up of devoted theatre patrons who champion WaterTower Theatre.

The highest category of membership at WaterTower Theatre brings together a select group who have a passion for theatre and a commitment to WaterTower Theatre’s artistic vision by pledging to support the Company now and in the future with a multi-year gift (over three or five years). 

Levels of Contribution include many exciting benefits:

As a Star ($1,000), you will receive:

  • An invitation to exclusive PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE events
  • An invitation to the 2015 Spotlight Gala Announcement Event
  • Listing in every Playbill as a Member of The President's Circle

As a Playwright ($2,500), Director ($5,000), or Producer ($10,000), you will enjoy all of the above benefits, plus:

  • An exclusive invitation to the first reading of a play during the 2014-2015 season
  • An exclusive invitation to attend a "Page to Stage" opportunity: first rehearsal, technical rehearsal, dress rehearsal, and opening night tickets for you and three guests
  • An exclusive invitation to an event with WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin

When you make a multi-year pledge to The President's Circle you will receive a subscription for two to WaterTower Theatre's Main Stage for each season during the duration of your pledge (three years or more.)


The Committee consists of Derek Blount, April Bosworth, Michael Canterbury, Ben Cunningham, Terry Martin and Robert Mayer, Jr., with Barbara Daseke and Stan Graner serving as Co-Chairs.

The following generous patrons have made mutli-year commitments to WaterTower Theatre:
Maureen Anderson
April and Mike Bosworth 

Shannon Brame 
Connie and Denny Carreker
Don and Barbara Daseke
Elizabeth Fratantuono
Stan Graner and Jim McBride
Laree Hulshoff and Ben Fischer
Janeva and Phil Longacre
Georgie and Jack Madden
Kathy Messina and Gary Goodwin
Eileen and Neil Resnik
Libby and Jack Swindle

For inquiries regarding becoming a member of The President's Circle, please contact the Director of Development and Marketing Greg Patterson at

my legacy planner

Experts say that 70% of Americans do not have a current will or estate plan. This means that the vast majority of Americans do not have a will or trust that matches their current goals with their estate plan. Does your estate plan take into account the most recent tax laws? My Legacy Planner will not only allow you to assess your current will but also provide you with a thoughtful framework as you prepare to meet with your attorney or financial advisor.

The My Legacy Planner is a state of the art online workbook which allows you - in the comfort of your own home - to answer basic questions related to your estate plan. My Legacy Planner is fully secure and completely confidential. No one sees what you input into the planner, only you. 

The workbook, which takes less than 15 minutes to complete, will give you charitable options designed to reduce your estate taxes and other information that you may find useful. 

You can print a summary of the document to take to your tax attorney too. There is no cost to you to use MLP.


WaterTower Theatre is a 501(c) (3) organization as designated by the IRS and as such contributions are tax-deductible to the extent and manner allowed by law.


the heritage society

Transform your passion and leave a lasting legacy.

WaterTower Theatre’s Heritage Society welcomes all who have made gifts to WaterTower Theatre through bequests, life income gifts, insurance policies and other estate planning vehicles.

Friends who are making legacies to the theatre in their estate and financial plans will fulfill their philanthropic goals by helping WaterTower Theatre build endowment and provide for the ongoing needs of the theatre.

The Heritage Society is one of the simplest ways to show your commitment to WaterTower Theatre’s future.  There are also many tax advantages to making a planned gift, and some vehicles can even provide retirement income for yourself or a loved one.  Planning now will help ensure that the people and causes important to you are remembered after your lifetime.

Membership in the Heritage Society is one way that WaterTower Theatre expresses its appreciation to these important supporters.


WaterTower Theatre is a 501(c) (3) organization as designated by the IRS and as such contributions are tax-deductible to the extent and manner allowed by law.


planned giving and endowment

Philanthropy has played and continues to play a vital role in the success of WaterTower Theatre.  A crucial philanthropic goal is to adequately endow WaterTower Theatre.  An Endowment Fund ensures the future of the theatre, and the presentation of the finest stage productions and vital education and community programs in accordance with the highest professional standards.  The principal of WaterTower Theatre’s newly established Endowment Fund is carefully invested, while the annual interest generated supports WaterTower Theatre’s artistic and educational programs on an annual basis.  All endowment gifts (minimum gift of $25,000) make a difference because taken together, they form a strong foundation that continues to grow for years to come.

You can help secure WaterTower Theatre’s future by making an outright gift of cash or securities, or a planned gift (bequest, life insurance, charitable beneficiary in your will, charitable remainder trust) to WaterTower Theatre’s Endowment Fund.  Your gift will mean that WaterTower Theatre can continue to create exceptional theatre and education programs.

As a nonprofit theater, gifts from individuals, businesses, government and foundations underwrite 60% of WaterTower Theatre’s annual operating budget and are the means by which we create beautifully-crafted productions, keep ticket prices affordable and offer stimulating education programs.  Across North Texas, WaterTower Theatre is known for artistic excellence and educational innovation - made possible because of this support.

benefits of membership

The greatest benefit of belonging to The Heritage Society is the satisfaction of knowing that your long-range plans will help ensure WaterTower Theatre remains an Addison cultural institution.  As a member, you will also receive these special benefits:

  • Playbill recognition
  • Invitations to select play readings and special events
  • Recognition on a permanent lobby plaque
A Special Recognition of Mrs. Holly Canterbury

WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors and Terry Martin, Producing Artistic Director, would like to recognize the enormous contributions of Mrs. Holly Canterbury.

WaterTower Theatre is pleased to announce the establishment of The Heritage Society and the Holly Canterbury Endowment Fund for Artistic Excellence.

A generous financial gift that Holly recently made to WaterTower Theatre has enabled us to formally establish The Heritage Society and the Holly Canterbury Endowment Fund for Artistic Excellence. Holly feels strongly that an endowment will help solidify WaterTower Theatre’s financial stability and therefore ensure that the important work of WaterTower Theatre will continue in perpetuity.

It says a lot about an organization when a patron chooses to make such a gift, but it says far more about the giver. Holly is simply an amazing person. She has lived in Addison for more than 25 years and, during that time, has done so much for the Town of Addison. She is one of the longest serving members of the Addison Business Association (ABA), she started the original Carnival at Oktoberfest in Addison and served as ABA’s President and Treasurer for many years. Holly is one of WaterTower Theatre’s original subscribers; theatre is her passion. Her belief in the importance of the arts to our community is demonstrated by the impact of her many years of support to WaterTower Theatre and, especially, by the enduring legacy of her recent gift to establish WaterTower Theatre’s Endowment Fund.

Thank you Holly Canterbury!

To learn more about The Heritage Society please contact Greg Patterson, Director of Development, at 972-450-6227 or visit Giving to an endowment ensures the organization’s financial stability for years to come!

how to join

To join WaterTower Theatre’s Heritage Society or to learn more about planned giving options or to make a gift, please contact Greg Patterson, Director of Development, WaterTower Theatre at 972-450-6227.

WaterTower Theatre does not provide tax and/or legal advice.  Please consult your attorney or CPA for specific advice relating to your personal circumstances.


On February 3, 2014, WaterTower Theatre was awarded a grant from TACA.  Thank you to all the generous patrons who support TACA and their work in the community.  TACA gave out more than $1.4 million in grants in total to 46 arts organizations!


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