Season Brochure - The Menomonie Theater Guild

Who We Are!
Menomonie Theater Guild
MTG is Menomonie’s oldest community theater organiza on. Founded in part to restore the Mabel Tainter a er a many‐year closure, MTG has been instrumental in uni ng actors, directors, musicians, dancers, costumers, makeup ar sts, ligh ng and sound designers, set builders, proper es managers, stage managers, and a score of other crea ve minds for 55 years. Shows are prepared and ckets sold at MTG Studio. It is the mission of the Menomonie Theater Guild, Inc. to produce plays for community enjoyment, to provide drama c recrea on for its par cipants and to perpetuate and extend the ideals and objec ves of community theater. This organiza on will also encourage the preserva on of the Mabel Tainter Memorial building as an historic, authen c, and cultural ins tu on. Where We Perform!
Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
205 Main Street East Menomonie, WI 54751 In 1889, the electric lights of the Mabel Tainter Memorial illuminated the Wisconsin landscape, and for more than a century its stage has ignited the imagina ons of ar sts and audiences in the Chippewa Valley. Ranked among the “15 Most Spectacular Theaters in the World” by CNN Travel, this Victorian jewel‐box is sure to enchant you and your family. How To Get Involved !
A wonderful season of exci ng theater is about to begin! Menomonie Theater Guild is working hard to build our financial founda on. WE NEED YOU! Please consider a first me, or an increased dona on to help us this season. MTG Membership and vo ng privileges are included with your membership contribu on. With a strengthened leadership team, improved facili es, and a community of dedicated ar sts, MTG looks forward to sharing a magical 56th season! MTG is a non‐profit, 501(c)3 organiza on. All contribu ons are tax deduc ble. Volunteer!
We would love to have you join our team of volunteers! We need a variety of help with ushering, box office, set building, set pain ng, costuming, props, concessions, house management, and building maintenance. For more informa on, please contact LeAnne Talberg at [email protected] Community Involvement!
Throughout the previous season, MTG was host to many community events, including a Halloween Party, a Wonka‐
inspired ice cream social, and the Color Dash 5K run/walk, which raised over $8,200 for our organiza on! To become part of the MTG family is to become part of our vibrant community. MTG is bringing the COLOR DASH 5k back with a hurricane of color that will even turn your tears of joy into a e‐dyed movement of bliss and renew your outlook on what fun and life is all about! Come walk, run or skip through the 5k COLORFUL course at Wakanda Park on May 2. 2015. 11am packet pickup/registra on and 1pm run. For more informa on and to register at the early discounted rate please visit: It’s A Wonderful
On Golden Pond
This is the adventurous love story of Ethel and
Norman Thayer, who are returning to their
summer home on Golden Pond for the
forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor,
nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a
failing memory but still as tart-tongued and eager
for life as ever. Ethel, the perfect foil for Norman,
delights in all the small things that continue to
enrich their long life together. They are visited by
their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her
dentist fiancé who head off to Europe leaving
behind his defiant teenage son who the couple
take on as the grandson they never had.
2:00pm 7:30pm 2:00pm & 7:30pm Su M T W Th F Sa 17 18 19 24 25 26 Audi on Dates: August 18 & 19 at 6:30pm at the Menomonie Theater Guild Studio Director: Melissa Smith‐Tourville Director Contact: [email protected] Feb. & March
2:00pm 7:30pm 2:00pm & 7:30pm Su M T W Th F Sa 27 28 1 6 7 8 Performance Dates: October 17,18,24 &25 –7:30pm; October 18,19,25&26‐2:00pm December
7:30pm 2:00pm 2:00pm & 7:30pm One of the most inspiring stories of our time, It's A
Wonderful Life chronicles the life of George
Bailey, an everyman from the small town of
Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and
adventure have been quashed by family
obligation and civic duty. On Christmas Eve, while
George considers throwing away God's greatest
gift, his guardian angel appears to remind him
that "no man is a failure who has friends." This
enduring classic is sure to delight the whole
Performance Dates: December 5,6,12&13—7:30pm; December 6,7,13&14—2:00pm Su M T W Th F Sa 5 6 7 12 13 14 Audi on Dates: October 13th &14th from 6‐8pm at the Menomonie Theater Guild Studio Director: Jonathan Hillman Director Contact: [email protected] Into The Woods
Little Women
In Grimm Brothers’ Fairy Tales there are always
challenges and then – Cinderella gets to go to
the ball. Jack climbs the beanstalk. Rapunzel
finds her prince. But what if there is more to it?
In James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's epic
musical, “Into the Woods,” these characters and
many more magically combine to bring us
deeper into life’s journey. What will the woods
hold for you?
Share this timeless and enduring classic about
the March sisters’ journey from childhood to
maturity during the American Civil War.
Audiences of all generations will enjoy
acquainting — or reacquainting — themselves
with the sisters: Meg, the romantic; Jo, the
aspiring writer and tomboy; kindhearted Beth; and
pretentious Amy, as well as their beloved
Marmee. Together the March family learns to
endure good times and bad as they share the
joys and pains of growing up.
Performance Dates: Feb. 27, 28 & March 6,7 –
7:30pm; Feb. 28 & March 1,7,8– 2:00pm Audi on Dates: December 6th from 1‐4pm and December 7th from 6:30‐9pm at the Menomonie Theater Guild Studio Director: Ann Salt Director Contact: [email protected] 2:00pm 7:30pm Su M T W Th F Sa 8 9 10 15 16 17 Performance Dates: May 8,9,15&16—7:30pm; May 10, 17– 2:00pm Audi on Dates: March 9th & 10th from 6‐8pm at the Menomonie Theater Guild Studio Director: Ka e Shay Director Contact: li [email protected] Come see local loco teens perform and create an original sketch, improv, musical parody show. Under the direc on of Mariah (Squeek) Rangel. Shakespeare in the Park presents “Hamlet.” Directed by Jordan Heckman August 15th and 16th at 7pm and August 17th at 2pm. All performances will be at the Wilson Park Band Shell. August 9th at 2pm (kid‐friendly) and 7:00pm (PG13). $5.00 at the door! MTG Studio show. Mark Your Calendars STEP ONE: SELECT A MEMBERSHIP LEVEL Have you ever wondered how you could get involved with August 9th, 2014: MTG? Let us know how you Dude…We Know Those Aren’t Your are interested in inves ng Eyebrows your me. MTG Studio. August 9th at 2pm (kid‐friendly) and 7pm (PG13) Circle what you are interested in! Tickets sold at the MTG Studio! Ushering August 15th‐17th, 2014: Box Office Shakespeare in the Park presents: “Hamlet” Set Building Wilson Park Band Shell . Times varied, listed above. Set Pain ng ____ Angel ($1000 & up) ____ Patron ($100 & up) ____ Family Membership ($15) ____ Founder ($500 & up) ____ Sponsor ($50 & up) ____ Basic Membership ($10) ____ Benefactor ($250 & up) ____ Contributor ($25 & up) *Contribu ons of $25 or more will be acknowledged in this season’s main stage programs. STEP TWO: SELECT A SEASON TICKET PACKAGE $ Package Type Quan ty Price Total 3 Main Stage Shows $45/ each $ 4 Main Stage Shows $55/each $ STEP THREE: SELECT DATES & SEAT PREFERENCES Please write in your selected performance dates and write sea ng preferences. It’s A Wonderful Life On Golden Pond Costuming October 17—26th, 2014: On Golden Pond Props Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts. Into the Woods Concessions December 5th—14th, 2014: Li le Women House Manager It’s A Wonderful Life Sea ng Preference Notes: Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts. $ Musical Direc on STEP FOUR: CONTACT, DELIVERY AND PAYMENT INFORMATION February 27th– March 8th, 2015: Name: _________________________________________________________________ Ar s c Direc on Into the Woods Address: ________________________________________________________________ Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts. May 2nd, 2015: COLOR DASH Wakanda Park; 11am Registra on/Packet Pick‐up and 1pm Run Time Ac ng For more informa on about City:_____________________ State: _________ Zip‐code: ___________________ Phone:_____________________ Email: ________________________________________ ______ Mail My Tickets ($1 charge) _____ Place my ckets in Will Call (no charge) volunteering with MTG $______________ Total of All Dona on & Ticket Purchases Indicated contact the Volunteer CC#:___________________________________________________________ Exp.: _____/______ Signature: ______________________________________________________ Date: _____/______ Chair LeAnne Talberg at (I authorize MTG to charge listed card for amounts indicated on this form.) *Exchanges $2/ cket at least 48 hours prior to scheduled show. For complete refund/exchange policy visit May 8th–17th , 2015: [email protected] 1. Li le Women 2. Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts. 3. 4. Mail completed forms to: MTG, PO Box 445, Menomonie, WI 54751 Call MTG Box Office at 715/231‐PLAY (7529) Order online at In person at MTG Studio, 502 West 2nd Street, Menomonie, WI 54751 (Mon 12‐3pm, Tu & Thurs 2‐5pm)