Women of WaterTower Theatre (WOW!)
The goal of Women of WaterTower Theatre is to offer members the opportunity to connect with an exciting and diverse group of women, a place to expand horizons about the arts with prestigious speakers – often women working in the arts -- held at innovative venues and a forum to help build wider community support for WaterTower Theatre.
WOW! is Chaired by Rose Colarossi. It has a dedicated group of community volunteers responsible for developing all of the group’s activities.
Membership Fee: $150
Rose Colarossi (Chair) has been involved with WaterTower since 2009. She became a member of WOW! in 2011 and joined the WOW! Steering Committee in 2013. Rose has been involved with WTT on many levels including sitting on the Steering Committees, the Community Cast Party as well as the Spotlight Gala 2015. Rose is also a member of the WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors and serves on its Development Committee. Many of you may also know Rose through her family business, The Egg & I Restaurants with their original location right here in Addison.
Most recently, Rose has started hosting a new online radio show called Hope Through Conversations on Pegasus Netwaves bringing to light issues in an effort to educate and promote awareness and empathy. A huge advocate of WaterTower Theatre, she has offered WTT the opportunity to be on her show to discuss the importance of the Arts. She will also be promoting WOW! In addition, Rose has partnered with one of the stations owners to start an all women’s radio station called LeFemme Focus, which will be supported by an online magazine of the same name, social hours and seminars. She will host a show called WE – Women Entrepreneurs that will give small women-owned business an opportunity to promote their business or service at a reasonable cost. It is evident that Rose is a huge supporter of women. For over ten years, Rose owned a Curves; an all women’s fitness facility. Through Curves she supported local domestic and homeless shelters in our area. Through that experience, she learned of a specific need and is now in the process of starting a non-profit that will support domestic and homeless shelters.
On a personal note, before her entrepreneurial days, Rose was a behavior modification therapist working with children with Autism. She is a huge advocate of My Possibilities, a non-profit organization for adults with disabilities. She has sat on many of their advisory committees and their The Egg & I Restaurants participates in their annual Santa Run each year. Rose and her husband Rob have four children and two grandchildren. Together they teach Sunday school to 4 and 5 year-olds at Hope Fellowship in Frisco and are both very involved in supporting Build International Ministries, Metro Relief and Tres Dias. They are huge advocates of WaterTower Theatre. They enjoy sharing their season tickets by inviting new people to each performance.
Click the button below to join WOW!
Click below to donate to the WOW! Production Fund.
You can also download and complete the WOW! membership form below and email it to Greg Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 972.450.6244.
For more information, please call Greg Patterson, Director of Development & Marketing, at 972-450-6227 or email email@example.com.
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.
Thank you Mary Kay
For the fourth straight year, Mary Kay is the official sponsor of WOW!
WOW! Steering Committee
Rose Colarossi, Chair
upcoming wow! events!
Upcoming Events Include:
For more information, contact Greg Patterson, Director of Development & Marketing, at 972.450.6227.
Special Note: There are 3 kinds of WOW! events. The type of event is indicated on each invitation. We respectfully request that members observe the guidlines for each type of event. They are as follows:
Members-Only Events: We often provide our members with fun, exclusive events as a benefit. These events are a show of our appreciation for the support you provide WaterTower Theatre.
Member & Prospect Events: We encourage you to bring your friends who share your love of the arts to these events. This is a great way to introduce them to the theatre and the fun, diverse group of women who make up WOW!
Member & Guest Events: Bring a friend or bring your husband! These events are open to any guest you want to bring.
WOW! Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary
Women of WaterTower Theatre was founded 5 years ago on October 16, 2008 by founding Co-Chairs Shannon Brame and Karol Omlor. What started out with a group of 20 founding members that first event held at the home of Shannon Brame on October 16 quickly grew to a dynamic group of women with a membership totaling 165 today.
WOW! has contributed thousands of dollars to WaterTower Theatre in direct and indirect financial support. The group has enjoyed more than 40 events that have ranged from celebrity cooking demonstrations by Kent Rathbun to performances of world-class live theatre at WaterTower Theatre.
WOW! has set and continues to set the stage for what a dynamic women's donor group can be for a live professional theatre company. It's fun, exciting, and enlightening and offers hours upon hours of socializing and networking all in a theatre setting.
Thank you to the many members of WOW! who have made this group so special and to our founding Chairs Ms. Brame and Mrs. Omlor, and our current Chairs Mrs. Oliver and Mrs. Bosworth for your dedication and commitment.
past WOW! Events
WOW! members recieve 4 - 6 events each year as part of their membership. The events range from attending WaterTower performances and parties, to exclusive backstage tours and parties at members' homes. Some of our past events include:
Click here to see photos from our past events!
WOW! Membership (6.23.15)
Michelle Anderson Maureen T. Anderson Ellen Austrew
Holly Canterbury Honorary WOW! Members
at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road
Addison, Texas 75001