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Silvia_Ad_forWebOpening March 3rd:
“Sylvia”

A romantic comedy a comedy about a married
couple adding a dog to their home.

by A.R. Gurney. Directed by Jeff Thomson

 

Run Dates: 3/3, 3/4, 3/9, 3/10, 3/11, 3/12, 3/16, 3/17, 3/18

A modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog. Greg brings home a stray dog (Sylvia) he found in the park who becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. Sylvia offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Greg’s wife Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for his affection and the marriage is put in serious jeopardy.

“I can only call it one of the most involving, beautiful, funny, touching and profound plays I have ever seen…” —NY Daily News.

Contains adult themes and language.

The bar is open before all performances and at intermissions.

Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/2762190930

Ticket Prices: $15.00. Eventbrite sales close two hours prior to each performance. Tickets may be available to purchase at the box office after this time.

Cast:  Sylvia – Corrie Winterholler, Greg – Kevin Kimsey, Kate – Becky Kimsey, Tom/Phyllis/Leslie – Steve Martin

Crew:  Assistant Director – Tabitha Musser, Stage Manager – Harmony Soto
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A New Roof is Needed for Stage Coach Theatre

Help!  Stage Coach Theatre is in dire need of a new roof!

 

Since we purchased the building 5 years ago, the 1-2 periodic leaks have progressed into 5-6 major leaks. Dozens of repairs have been attempted over the years but as soon as one leak is stopped… two more appear elsewhere! Since the source of the leaks cannot currently be found, we are no longer in a “repair” scenario and a full replacement has been advised by multiple contractors. We need your help to replace the roof so theater patrons can continue to enjoy Stage Coach Theatre productions in a leak-free environment!

We need to raise $22,000 by February 28th. All proceeds go directly towards the SCT roof replacement!

EVERY little bit helps, so please donate whatever you can and spread the word!

Why? Because theater people are the BEST!  J Your help is needed and extremely appreciated!

Remember, we are a 501c non-profit organization so your donations are tax deductible.

https://www.gofundme.com/new-roof-for-stagecoach-theatre

Donations can also be mailed directly to:

Stage Coach Theatre

P.O. Box 6523

Boise, ID 83707

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Help SCT Earn Donations!Just by Shopping With Your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!

 

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

• Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Stage Coach Theatre at: www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 89868 .

• Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Stage Coach Theatre earn a donation!• You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.

• If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.

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Auditions March 4th and 5th9-5

“9 to 5”

Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick.

Directed by Steven Santos

 

Auditions: March 4 &5 @ 2pm. For audition questions, contact Steven Santos at Stevensantos159@gmail.com.

Run dates:  5/26, 5/27, 6/1, 6/2, 6/3, 6/4, 6/8, 6/9 and 6/10

Please prepare a song that best shows your voice. No a cappella, please bring a CD or AUX compatible device for accompaniment .

If you are auditioning for Doralee, please prepare a country song.

Be prepared to do some dance and movement during the audition.

Here are the character breakdowns and vocal ranges for the characters!
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Violet
The company’s Head Secretary and Mr. Hart’s Administrative Assistant, she is a single mother and typically stands up for what she believes in. Attractive, strong, ambitious.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3
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Doralee
A young, sexy spitfire who works at Mr. Hart’s office. She is proof that there is more to a woman than just her looks.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
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Judy
The “new” girl at the firm, she has been burned by her husband’s affair and is searching for personal empowerment. Insecure, determined, and hopeful.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
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Franklin Hart
One of the firm’s executives and a notorious chauvinist. He is capable of faking charm but usually shows his true colors as an arrogant, self-absorbed boss.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 50
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: C3
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Roz Keith
The attentive office gossip queen and snitch. She has an unrequited love for Mr. Hart and will do anything she can to win his approval.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3
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Joe
A handsome, young office accountant. Genuine and nice, and smitten with Violet.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2
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Dwayne
Doralee’s attractive husband. He is very supportive of her professional pursuits.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: E2
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Josh
Violet’s awkward teenage son.
Gender: Male
Age: 15 to 18
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Missy
Franklin Hart’s wife, clueless to her husband’s true nature.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 35
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Maria
A young and vibrant secretary in Hart’s office.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F4
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Dick
Judy’s soon-to-be ex-husband. An average guy, he is sporting a little less hair and a little more paunch than he did ten years ago.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
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Kathy
A secretary in Hart’s office with a tendency to gossip.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G4
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Margaret
A secretary in Hart’s office with a tendency to drink.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40
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Tinsworthy
Franklin Hart’s boss and Chariman of the Board. A good man, who may be wiser to Hart’s ways than he lets on.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 65
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Ensemble (roughly 4 people)
Office employees, police officers, hospital employees.———–

Nominated for 15 Drama Desk Awards and 4 Tony Awards, this musical is based on the hit 1980 movie featuring Violet, Judy and Doralee. They live out their wildest fantasy – kidnapping their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigoted boss! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover taking control of the company. Don’t miss this high-energy show with all of your favorite songs from the movie!!

Contains adult themes.

Ticket Prices: $20.00. Eventbrite sales close two hours prior to each performance. Tickets may be available to purchase at the box office after this time.
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“Mauritius”

Opens April 14th! 

A dramatic comedy by Theresa Rebeck. Directed by Joseph Wright

Run Dates: 4/14, 4/15, 4/20, 4/21, 4/22, 4/23, 4/27, 4/28 and 4/29.

Stamp collecting is far more risky than you think. After their mother’s death, two estranged half-sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors. One sister tries to collect on the windfall, while the other resists for sentimental reasons. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when three seedy, high-stakes collectors enter the sisters’ world.

“…gripping, entertaining theater… The sort of well-made, engrossing and unpretentious play rarely encountered on Broadway these days.- The Hollywood Reporter

Contains adult language and situations.
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Backstage!

Stage Coach Theatre is now a registered non-profit with Benevity!

Benevity is the donation organization that is connected with large corporations like Hewlett Packard, Coca Cola, Microsoft, etc. When employees of companies that are connected with Benevity make donations to Stage Coach Theatre, those companies have “matching funds programs” that help the theater twice.  For example, if you work for H-P and you want to help the theater with our roof fund raising campaign, make a donation to us through your employer and they will match your donation!!!!!

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Only 2 Weeks Left to See

“The Lone Star Love Potion”

An America farce by Michael Parker.

Directed by Kelliey Black Chavez

“Gales of laughter approach hurricane force.” -Boca Raton News

Some adult situations and language…parental guidance suggested.

Run Dates: 1/26, 1/27, 1/28, 1/29, 2/2, 2/3 and 2/4

The owner of a vast fortune and a two hundred thousand acre Texas ranch has died. The will refers to a formula and a sample of what appears to be a love potion. Can it really work? It has the potential to be worth billions to whoever can obtain it! Before long everyone is testing it with hilarious results. Only in the last 30 seconds of the play is the surprising truth revealed.

The bar is open before all performances and at intermissions.

Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/2762190930

Ticket Prices: $15.00. Eventbrite sales close two hours prior to each performance. Tickets may be available to purchase at the box office after this time.

Cast: Jarvis – Layne Taylor, Melody – Melanie Falls, Michael Leadley – Lance Taylor, Patrice Leadley – Mary Morris, Mr. Oakfield – Doug Clemens, Tammy Jo Harper – Amy Wellman and Mary Lou Winston – Megan Fetters

Crew: Dan Allers, Katie Shuter Rompala, Rachel Schreffler, Sarah Jane Thompson, Paula Hisle Culet and Victoria Horn

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Season 37 at SCT Has Been Set!

1. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Musical – Cheryl Blauer – 8/25-9/16, 2017
2.  Ken Ludwig’s “Baskerville” – A Sherlock Holmes Mystery – Comedy – Curtis Ransom – 10/13-10/28, 2017
3. The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical – Musical – Kelliey Chavez – 11/24-12/16, 2017
4. The Tell-Tale Farce – American Farce – Shelby Bay – 1/12-2/3, 2018
5. Gladys Nights – Romantic Comedy – Becky Kimsey – 3/2-3/17, 2018
6. Quartet – Drama – Greg Culet – 4/13-4/28, 2018
7. Sister Act – Musical – Steven Santos – 5/25-6/16, 2018
8. A Nice Family Gathering –Comedy- Lance Taylor – 7/13–7/28, 2018

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The cast and crew of “Sylvia” has been set!
Thank you to all who auditioned for Sylvia. The good news is that there was a good turnout. The bad news is there was a good turnout, which made the decisions very, very hard. But I’m pleased to announce the cast and crew of Sylvia.  What a Cast! What a Crew! Your humble director, Jeff Thomson

Cast:  Sylvia – Corrie Winterholler, Greg – Kevin Kimsey, Kate – Becky Kimsey, Tom/Phyllis/Leslie – Nicholas Bromund
Crew:  Assistant Director – Tabitha Musser, Stage Manager – Harmony Soto

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A New Roof is Needed for Stage Coach Theatre

Help!  Stage Coach Theatre is in dire need of a new roof!

Since we purchased the building 5 years ago, the 1-2 periodic leaks have progressed into 5-6 major leaks. Dozens of repairs have been attempted over the years but as soon as one leak is stopped… two more appear elsewhere! Since the source of the leaks cannot currently be found, we are no longer in a “repair” scenario and a full replacement has been advised by multiple contractors. We need your help to replace the roof so theater patrons can continue to enjoy Stage Coach Theatre productions in a leak-free environment!

We need to raise $22,000 by February 28th. All proceeds go directly towards the SCT roof replacement!

EVERY little bit helps, so please donate whatever you can and spread the word!

Why? Because theater people are the BEST!  J Your help is needed and extremely appreciated!

Remember, we are a 501c non-profit organization so your donations are tax deductible.

https://www.gofundme.com/new-roof-for-stagecoach-theatre

Donations can also be mailed directly to:

Stage Coach Theatre

P.O. Box 6523

Boise, ID 83707

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Cheer on SCT at the I-ACTFestival 2017!

The Idaho Association of Community Theatre is excited to host
the 2nd Idaho Biennial State Theatre Festival.

February 11, 2017

Stage Coach Theatre- Performance time: 12:30 pm

Boise State Special  Events Center

1800 W. University Drive

12:30, 2:00, 3:30, 6:00, 7:30

Tickets $5 per show of $20 for full day pass

Available at the door or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2740604

Come enjoy five one-hour productions from some of the best community theaters in the state! I-ACT thanks and welcomes Stage Coach Theatre!

Three professional adjudicators will present insight and constructive ideas following each performance.  Two theaters will be selected to advance to the Region 9 Festival also hosted by I-ACT and held at BSU March 31-Apr 2, 2017.

The state and regional festivals are part of the AACT (American Association of Community Theatre) festival program that celebrates the creativity of theatre across the nation.

Interested in Volunteering?  Your help would be greatly appreciated!  Keri Moran and Brad Ooley will be directing volunteers during the festival.  If you would like to volunteer, please email at idahoassociationcommtheatre@gmail.com.
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Auditions for “Mauritius”

February 18th and 19th 

A dramatic comedy by Theresa Rebeck. Directed by Joseph Wright

Auditions: February 18 & 19 @ 2pm. For audition questions, contact Joseph Wright at alphametis@gmail.com.

Run Dates: 4/14, 4/15, 4/20, 4/21, 4/22, 4/23, 4/27, 4/28 and 4/29.

Needs: Two women, 20’s and up, three men, various ages from 30-something and up.

Stamp collecting is far more risky than you think. After their mother’s death, two estranged half-sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors. One sister tries to collect on the windfall, while the other resists for sentimental reasons. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when three seedy, high-stakes collectors enter the sisters’ world.

“…gripping, entertaining theater… The sort of well-made, engrossing and unpretentious play rarely encountered on Broadway these days.- The Hollywood Reporter

Contains adult language and situations.
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Opening March 3rd:
“Sylvia”

A romantic comedy a comedy about a married
couple adding a dog to their home.

by A.R. Gurney. Directed by Jeff Thomson

 

Run Dates: 3/3, 3/4, 3/9, 3/10, 3/11, 3/12, 3/16, 3/17, 3/18

A modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog. Greg brings home a stray dog (Sylvia) he found in the park who becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. Sylvia offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Greg’s wife Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for his affection and the marriage is put in serious jeopardy.

“I can only call it one of the most involving, beautiful, funny, touching and profound plays I have ever seen…” —NY Daily News.

Contains adult themes and language.

The bar is open before all performances and at intermissions.

Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/2762190930

Ticket Prices: $15.00. Eventbrite sales close two hours prior to each performance. Tickets may be available to purchase at the box office after this time.

Cast:  Sylvia – Corrie Winterholler, Greg – Kevin Kimsey, Kate – Becky Kimsey, Tom/Phyllis/Leslie – Nicholas Bromund

Crew:  Assistant Director – Tabitha Musser, Stage Manager – Harmony Soto

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November 2015 Newsletter                                                    
Stage Coach Theatre
Opening Thanksgiving Weekend:
“The Games Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays”

A comedy/mystery by Ken Ludwig.  Directed by: Becky KimseyShow Dates: Nov. 27, 28, Dec 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19,
It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s
up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.
Rating:  All audiences, but parental guidance suggested.
Full Bar available to purchase beverages to enjoy throughout the production.
Online ticket purchasing: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/2762190930.Cast: (In order of appearance): William Gillette- Kevin Kimsey, Felix Geisel- Doug Bergner, Aggie Wheeler- Erin Edwards, Madge Geisel- Diana Holdridge, Simon Bright- Bryan Romano, Martha Gillette- Lillian Falcone, Daria Chase- Whitney Ulmen and Inspector Goring- Mary Morris
Opening Thanksgiving Weekend:
“The Eight- Reindeer Monologues”
11:00 PM Late Show
A dark comedy by Jeff Goode.  Directed by: Shannon Foy
Performance Dates: Nov. 27, 28, Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 2015
Are you looking for something different for Christmas this year? Tired of Christmas Carol and Gift of the Magi? Well, this is the script for you: eight reindeer dishing about the real Santa. All those rumors you’ve heard about him and the elves? About Rudolph’s little secret? About Vixen’s story that was leaked to the press? All true. Yes, the reindeer finally speak up and – believe us – they do not hold back!Rating:  Adult; sexual content, strong language, adult situations.
Ticket Prices: $10.00 – All Performances.  Not included with Season Ticket.Cast: Mike Mullins, Steven Santos, Jeremy Gross, Katie Preston, Mathew Kelly, Zoe Kelly, Curtis Ransom and Victoria Horn

Early Auditions for Two Lead Roles:  ”Be My Baby”
A comedy by Ken Ludwig
Early Auditions for two lead roles:
Saturday, Dec. 12th, 2:00 pm at Stage Coach Theatre.

The early auditions are for the two lead characters only: John (50s to early 70s) and Maud (early 50s to 60s).

Performance Dates: April 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30
For audition questions, contact Greg Culet at gmort2009@hotmail.com

The play tells the story of John, an irascible Scotsman (50s to early 70s), and an uptight English woman, Maude (early 50s to 60s), who take on the journey of a lifetime. They are brought together when his ward marries her niece. Then, when the young couple decides to adopt a new born baby, the older couple has to travel 6,000 miles to California to pick up the child and bring her safely home to Scotland. The problem is, John and Maude despise each other. To make matters worse, they get stranded in San Francisco for several weeks and are expected to jointly care for the helpless newborn. There they form a new partnership and learn some startling lessons about life and love.

Rating:  Parental guidance, some adult situations.
Regular Auditions for other cast: Feb 13 & 14, 2pm; 2 more male, 2 more female.

Upcoming Auditions:
“Cemetery Club”

A comedy by Ivan Menchell.  Directed by: Ginger Scott
Auditions: Jan. 9 & 10, 2pm; 4 female, 1 male.

For audition questions, contact Ginger Scott at ervandginger@yahoo.com.

Performance Dates: March 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19

Rating:  All audiences, but parental guidance suggested, adult themes & language

Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband’s graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life, Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun, and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. He meets the widows while visiting his wife’s grave. Doris and Lucille squash the budding romance between Sam and Ida, which results in Sam showing up with another woman (Mildred). They are guilt stricken when this nearly breaks Ida’s heart.“Caught in the Net” Opens January 15th!
A Comedy by Ray Cooney.  Directed by: Curtis RansomPerformance Dates: Jan. 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, Feb. 4, 5, 6, 2016The sequel to Run for Your Wife finds the bigamist taxi driver John Smith still keeping his two families in different parts of London, both happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children, a girl from one family and a boy from the other, have met on the Internet and are anxious to meet in person since they have so much in common name, surname and taxi driving dad!  Keeping them apart, plunges John into a hell hole of his own making. His lodger Stanley could be a savior, but he is about to go on holiday with his decrepit old father who turns up thinking he is already at the guest house. The situation spirals out of control as John juggles outrageously with the truth.

Rating:  All audiences, but parental guidance suggested, some adult situations

Cast: John Smith: Gene Chandler, Barbara Smith: Corrie Winterholler, Mary Smith: Sheila Wheeler McCoy, Stanley Gardner: Curtis Ransom, Gavin Smith: Andrew Bridgewater, Vicki Smith: Harmony Soto and Stanley’s Dad: Blair Jaynes

Supporting Role Auditions for “Be My Baby”
A Comedy by Ken Ludwig. Directed by: Greg Culet
Auditions: Feb 13 & 14
Time: 2:00pm
Need: 2 more male and 2 more female.
For audition questions, contact Greg Culet at gmort2009@hotmail.com.
Performance Dates: April 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30

Want to Volunteer to Work House?
Stage Coach Theatre is a community theatre and a 501 (c) 3 non-profit.  We are a volunteer army and as such, we exist because of you-our patrons and volunteers.  We invite you to join in the opportunity to work house for an evening where duties include welcoming attendees and assisting them with finding their seats, serving coffee and cookies, and helping keeping the theater neat and tidy before and after each play.  You will also be able to enjoy the play for free that evening (or another date if seats are not available).  Information about volunteer opportunities are posted in SCT’s Facebook page “Stage Coach Theatre Volunteers”.  If you are interested in working house and are not already on the volunteer e-mail list, send an email to stagecoachtheatre@gmail.com and we will send future emails to you.

Behind the Curtain
Boise Little Theater is running “Every Christmas Story Ever Told, And Then Some” November 27th through December 6th.

A special “thank you” goes out to the cast and crew of “Young Frankenstein”. Not only was the show a great success but your striking of the set and cleaning of the theater after the show closed was OUTSTANDING!! J It was so appreciated…top notch all the way around. -Kevin

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October 2015 Newsletter

Stage Coach Theatre
OPENING THIS WEEKEND!!
Young Frankenstein: A Musical Comedy

SHOW DATES: October 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 29th, 30th & 31st.

It’s Alive!  A wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ classic comedy masterpiece, Young Frankenstein follows the madcap adventures of Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen), the grandson of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein.

With the help of a hunchbacked side-kick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a curvaceous lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the shoes of his mad scientist ancestor. “It’s alive!” he exclaims when he succeeds in creating a “Monster” that rivals his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” The New MEL BROOKS Musical Young Frankenstein is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment! – Directed by Jennifer Dunn – Courtesy of Musical Theatre International

WARNING: Young Frankenstein is intended for mature audiences and contains adult language & situations.

CAST:
Igor: Steven Santos
Inga: DeAnna Cali
Elizabeth: Erin Westfall
Frau Blucher: Patti O’Hara
Inspector Kemp: Thaddeus Marks
Hermit: Todd King
Victor: Wil Evans
Ziggy: Hannah Jane Austin
           


Upcoming Auditions:The Eight- Reindeer Monologues 3

A Dark Comedy by Jeff Goode.  Directed by: Shannon Foy

Performance Dates: Nov. 27, 28, Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 2015

Auditions: Oct. 11, 2pm; 5 male, 3 female.

For audition questions, contact Shannon Foy at swinginmartinis@yahoo.com

3 week run concurrent with Holmes for the Holidays but only on Friday and Saturday nights at 11:00 pm.  (Not included in the season ticket)

Are you looking for something different for Christmas this year? Tired of Christmas Carol and Gift of the Magi? Well, this is the script for you: eight reindeer dishing about the real Santa. All those rumors you’ve heard about him and the elves? About Rudolph’s little secret? About Vixen’s story that was leaked to the press? All true. Yes, the reindeer finally speak up and – believe us – they do not hold back!

Rating:  Adult; sexual content, strong language, adult situations.

Caught in the Net Auditions

A Comedy by Ray Cooney.  Directed by: Curtis Ransom

Performance Dates:
Jan. 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, Feb. 4, 5, 6

Auditions: Oct 24 (2:00) & 25 (5:00); 4 male, 3 female.

For audition questions, contact Curtis Ransom atranscurt@sbcglobal.net.

The sequel to Run for Your Wife finds the bigamist taxi driver John Smith still keeping his two families in different parts of London, both happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children, a girl from one family and a boy from the other, have met on the Internet and are anxious to meet in person since they have so much in common name, surname and taxi driving dad!

Keeping them apart, plunges John into a hell hole of his own making. His lodger Stanley could be a savior, but he is about to go on holiday with his decrepit old father who turns up thinking he is already at the guest house.
The situation spirals out of control as John juggles outrageously with the truth.

Rating: All audiences, but parental guidance suggested, some adult situations
Opening November 27th!

The Games Afoot,
or Holmes for the Holidays

A Comedy/mystery.   By Ken Ludwig

Directed by: Becky Kimsey

Dates: Nov. 27, 28, Dec 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19

 

It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

Rating:  All audiences, but parental guidance.

Cast: (In order of appearance)
William Gillette- Kevin Kimsey
Felix Geisel- Doug Bergner
Aggie Wheeler- Erin Edwards
Madge Geisel- Diana Holdridge
Simon Bright- Bryan Romano
Martha Gillette- Lillian Falcone
Daria Chase- Whitney Ulmen
Inspector Goring- Mary Morris

Opening November 27th!

The Eight- Reindeer Monologues 3

A Dark Comedy by Jeff Goode.  Directed by: Shannon Foy

Performance Dates: Nov. 27, 28, Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12 at 11:00 p.m.

(Not included in the season ticket)

Behind the Curtain
Boise Little Theater is running “Kitchen Witches ” October 16-31.

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August 2015 Newsletter

Stage Coach Theatre
OPENING THIS WEEKEND!!
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare,
Abridged (Revised)

A Comedy by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield

Directed by: Courtney Ransom

Cast:  Jon Buffington, Curtis Ransom and Jordan Peterson.

Performance Dates: Aug. 28, 29,Sept. 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12

Rating: Parental guidance, adult themes.

All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre! To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this classic farce, two of its original writers (Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield) have thoroughly revised the show to bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences, incorporating some of the funniest material from the numerous amateur and professional productions that have been performed around the world. Join the madcap cast in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

Full Bar available to purchase beverages to enjoy throughout the production.

Show Times: Thurs 7:30pm, Fri & Sat 8:00pm, Saturday matinee at 2:00

Ticket Prices: $15.00 – All Performances Student, senior and military discounts are offeredon Thursday and Sunday performances.

Online ticket purchasing: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/2762190930

Eventbrite sales close two hours prior to each performance. Tickets may be available to purchase at the box office after this time.

FREE Improv Comedy Hour at SCT!!!


Join Insert Foot for a FREE outlandish and inventive improvisation hour of comedy, where there are no scripts and the comedy is based completely on audience suggestions.

FREE!  Yet, we will happily accept your donations.

Saturday, September 5th

Approximate starting time:  10:00 p.m. (after the play ends).

See a great play and great comedy all in one evening!

Join us after the production of “Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)[Revised]”, on Saturday, September 5th.  You do not have to attend the play to see the free improv show. Improvisers are Ron Torres, Craig Roberts, Sam Lounsbury, and Jon Buffington. Insert Foot was founded in 2009, was awarded the Curb Cup from the Idaho Statesman in 2010, won the first annual improv cage match in 2012, and have performed in Idaho and Utah. They specialize in short form and long form improv.



Vote for SCT for Best Local Live Theater in Best of Boise by August 31st! 

Vote for Stage Coach Theatre for best local live theatre for Best of Boise 2015 with the Boise Weekly! Find Stage Coach Theatre in the Arts and Entertainment Section.  Thanks for your support of out non-profit live community theater! http://boiseweekly.secondstreetapp.com/l/Boise-Weeklys-Voters-Choice-9

 

 


Opening October 8th:

Young Frankenstein:
A Musical Comedy

SHOW DATES: October 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 29th, 30th & 31st.

It’s Alive!  A wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ classic comedy masterpiece, Young Frankenstein follows the madcap adventures of Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen), the grandson of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein.

With the help of a hunchbacked side-kick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a curvaceous lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the shoes of his mad scientist ancestor. “It’s alive!” he exclaims when he succeeds in creating a “Monster” that rivals his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” The New MEL BROOKS Musical Young Frankenstein is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment! – Directed by Jennifer Dunn – Courtesy of Musical Theatre International

WARNING: Young Frankenstein is intended for mature audiences and contains adult language & situations.


Upcoming Auditions!!
The Games Afoot,
or Holmes for the Holidays

Comedy/mystery

By Ken Ludwig

Directed by: Becky Kimsey
Performance Dates: Nov. 27, 28, Dec 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 2015

Auditions: Sept 19th and 20th, 2pm; 3 male, 5 female.

For audition questions, contact Becky Kimsey at beckylee.kimsey@gmail.com.

It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

Rating:  All audiences, but parental guidance.

Upcoming Auditions!!
The Eight- Reindeer Monologues 3

A Dark Comedy
By Jeff Goode
Directed by: Shannon Foy

Performance Dates: Nov. 27, 28, Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 2015

Auditions: Oct. 11, 2pm; 5 male, 3 female.

For audition questions, contact Shannon Foy atswinginmartinis@yahoo.com

3 week run concurrent with Holmes for the Holidays but only on Friday and Saturday nights at 11:00pm as an extra production.  (Not included in the season ticket)

Are you looking for something different for Christmas this year? Tired of Christmas Carol and Gift of the Magi? Well, this is the script for you: eight reindeer dishing about the real Santa. All those rumors you’ve heard about him and the elves? About Rudolph’s little secret? About Vixen’s story that was leaked to the press? All true. Yes, the reindeer finally speak up and – believe us – they do not hold back!

Rating:  Adult; sexual content, strong language, adult situations.


Annual Picnic Updates!

Everyone had a great time at the picnic on the 15th at Vera’s house. Courtney Ransom was newly elected to the Board. Outgoing president Greg Culet reported that season 34 attendance was up almost 7% over Season 33 which was 50% ahead of the last 6 year average.  Season 34 was also higher than any of the last 9 recorded years of attendance. So we continue to grow!


2015 SCT Masque Award Winners:

1. Outstanding Production: Run For Your Wife
2. Outstanding Director: Steven Santos for The Rocky Horror Show
3. Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role: Becky Kimsey as Arlene Miller in Murder at             the Howard Johnson’s
4. Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role: Jordan Peterson as Rick Steadman in The Nerd
5. Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role: Paula Culet as Gloria Fossberg in Last
Chance Romance
6. Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role: Jim Hansen as Detective Porterhouse in Run
for Your Wife
7. Outstanding Actress in a Minor Role: Lillian Falcone as Florence Witzer in Last
Chance Romance
8. Outstanding Actor in a Minor Role: Kevin Kimsey as Raynerd Chisum in Christmas Belles
9. Outstanding Set design/Set Dressing: Lyn Noe for Run For Your Wife
10. Outstanding Sound Design: Greg Culet for Last Chance Romance
11. Outstanding Lighting Design: Liam Tain for Last Chance Romance
12. Outstanding Program Cover: Joseph Wright and Liam Tain for Baggage
13. Outstanding Costume Design: Paula Culet for Christmas Belles


Behind the Curtain

Boise Little Theater is running “Little Shop of Horrors” September 4-19.

Thanks to Our Volunteer Leadership Team!!

Board Members: Courney Ransom, Ann Munroe, David Johnson, Larry Rincover and Jeff Thomson

Executive Committee Members: Kevin Kimsey- President, Stacey Coleman- Treasurer, JoAnn Jones-Secretary

Department Heads:

•    Tricia Stoesser, Marketing Director         •    Doug Brown, Business Manager

•    Heidi Harris, Box Office Manager            •    Melissa Gautschi, House Manager

•    Teresa Sorenson, Bar Manager               •    Jerry Radek, Stage Supervisor

•    Karl Gautschi, Tech/Facilities Manager    •    Paul Budge, Photographer

•    Shelley Ward, Head Shot Coordinator     •    Christine Tufts, Graphic Designer

•    Doug Bergner, Props Manager

April 2014
“Who’s Afraid
of Virginia Woolf?”
Opens This Friday,
April 18th!

A Drama by Edward Albee and directed by Larry Dennis

Courtesy of Dramatists Play Service

Run Dates:
Apr. 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27,
May 1, 2, 3, 2014.

 

In this classic play, George and Martha invite young Nick and Honey over for a nightcap and draw them into their bitter and frustrated relationship, The evening devolves into an exercise of wits, a war of words in which the past is fair game. After an evening of hilarious “fun and games,” the truth about George and Martha’s relationship and son comes to light.

Set amidst campus politics, Albee’s provocative dark comedy examines why we are sometimes cruelest to those we love most. The play will surprise and exhilarate the audiences.

George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naive new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt.

It becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor, and George couldn’t care less. But underneath the edgy banter, which is cross-fired between both couples, lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair. George and Martha’s inhuman bitterness toward one another is provoked by the enormous personal sadness that they have pledged to keep to themselves: a secret that has seemingly been the foundation for their relationship. In the end, the mystery in which the distressed George and Martha have taken refuge is exposed, once and for all revealing the degrading mess they have made of their lives.

For more details and updates, visit the Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/478936828895945/


Announcing the Cast of Stage Coach Theatre’s production of
NIGHT OF JANUARY 16th

Opens May 30th!!

(In order of appearance)
Bailiff – Victor Pelligrino
Judge Heath – John Ode
District Attorney Flint – Layne Taylor
Defense Attorney Stevens – Liam Tain
Karen Andre – Dena Ruffalo
Clerk/Court Reporter – Dania Najm
Dr. Kirkland – Eugenia Horne
Mrs John Hutchens – Maegan Rupe
Homer Van Fleet – Doug Bergner
Officer Elmer Sweeney – Austin Adams
NancyLee Faulkner – Shannon Erickson
John Whitfield – Rick Lopez
Mrs. Chandler – Sheila McCoy
Magda Svenson – Shelley Ward
Sigurdney Junquist – Judi Radek
Larry Reagan – Shane Turner
Roberta Van Rensselaer – Tabitha Musser


Help Support SCT with upcoming “Idaho Gives” and “Raise the Roof” Fundraisers! 

Reserve your donation for Idaho Gives today, as your credit/debit card will not be charged until May 1st. Help support live community theater today. Every donation makes a difference. Donation minimum is $10.00
http://www.razoo.com/story/Stage-Coach?referral_code=share
Idaho Gives is a special day for philanthropy across Idaho. A day for nonprofits to tell their stories and share the work that enriches communities throughout our state. A day for Idahoans to come together with one voice of support for our nonprofits, big and small. A day for you to find your passion, donate to your favorite causes and share in the excitement!
Idaho Gives video:  http://youtube/D6vuinwPBEQ


“Raise the Roof” SCT Fundraiser with
Steve Eaton and Friends at the Sapphire Room

Friday, May 16 at 7:30 pm
The Sapphire Room
Doors open at 6:30 pm
$30 Tickets/Donation
Ticket link: https://www.picatic.com/raisetheroof
Join us for our RAISE THE ROOF fundraiser to help raise funds for improvements needed to our “leaking” roof. The concert features STEVE EATON, Founder of The Idaho Songwriters Association, and his musician friends who will join him on stage in spectacular The Sapphire Room. www.steveeaton.net Dinner and drinks are available during the concert.
Stage Coach Theatre www.stagecoachtheatre.com is a non-profit community theater that has been producing live plays for 33 consecutive seasons in the Treasure Valley. SCT produces eight productions per season, all with volunteers from the local community. The theater produces live plays from all genres including comedies, dramas and musicals. SCT is a quality-driven performance organization dedicated to producing live theatre that reflects and celebrates the human spirit for, by and accessible to the community. Stage Coach Theatre is a non-profit organization (501c3) and your donation is tax-deductible.
The move to our various facilities saw our rent increase from $1,000 per year to close to $20,000 per year, currently. That coupled with increases in utilities and production costs has increased our annual budget to approximately $48,000. This has only spurred the creativeness of our directors, actors and technical volunteers asking them to do great things on what can laughingly be described as shoe-string budgets.
Your donation will bring us closer to our new roof. Thank you in advance for helping us ‘RAISE THE ROOF’. See you at the concert and please invite your friends!
Stage Coach Theatre is a non-profit organization (501c3) and your donation is tax-deductible.
COMPLETE YOUR SAPPHIRE ROOM EXPERIENCE AT THE RIVERSIDE HOTEL INCLUDES OVERNIGHT STAY & BRUNCH FOR TWO – ONLY $89 * CALL (208) 343-1871 Mention Code: ‘Sapphire Room’ *Taxes & fees may apply, see The Riverside Hotel for details. Concert tickets must be purchased separately . Show concert tickets to front desk agent for the Sapphire Room rate.


Auditions for “Spoon River Anthology”

A play conceived, adapted, and arranged by Charles Aidman. Music and lyrics by Naomi Caryl Hirshhorn and Charles Aidman. Directed by Joseph Wright. Courtesy of Samuel French.
Run Dates: July 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25 and 26, 2014.
Audition Dates: May 17 & 18, 2014
Needs: Flexible Casting, minimum 3 men, various ages, 3 women, various ages, plus 1 male guitarist


President’s Message…A very special thank you to Jenn Dunn and her entire team of actors and techies for an amazing job!!!! 

Around Town

Boise Little Theater continues it’s run of “Harvey” and runs though April 26th. Don’t miss it!. Wendy Koeppl has put together another incredible cast and I hear the set is AMAZING so put it on your calendar!

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February 2014
“RENT”rent-new-image-smaller
The Broadway Musical
Opens Friday,
February 28thRun Dates: February 28,March 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22Directed by Jennifer Dunn.Courtesy of Musical Theatre International
Rating: RENT is intended for mature audiences and contains
adult language & situations.
Ticket Prices: $20.00 – All Performances
Student, senior and military discounts offered on Thursday & Sunday.Online ticket purchasing through EventBrite at
http://www.eventbrite.com/org/2762190930.
Online and Eventbrite ticket sales close two hours prior to each production.
There still may be seats available at the box office.
Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.Visit our Facebook page for updated pictures and information:
RENT:  A musical at Stage Coach Theatre

Meet the cast for RENT:

Mark: Tyson Bates
Roger: Riley Sikes
Benny: Thaddeus Marks
Maureen: Angela DiRisio
Collins: Sean Small
Angel: Steven Santos
Joanne: Leta Neustaedter
Mimi: Giovanna Hernandez

Ensemble Cast: (Multiple Roles)

Rachel Dickerson, Andy Hurley, Jen Potcher, Coralee Sharp, Shelly Oneida, Jim Klepacki,
Shannon Foy, Kevin Renberg, Thax von Reither,  Gianinna Damiano, Eric Ellis and Erin Westfall.


PREMIERE NIGHT!

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You are invited to a free pre-show reception for the opening night of “Rent”
at Stage Coach Theatre, directed by Jenn Dunn and proudly co-sponsored by Pride Foundation.
Come celebrate with us and learn more about Pride Foundation’s work to help support
and create LGBTQ Equality in Idaho and the Northwest.

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Opening night pre-show reception for ‘Rent-A Musical’
Friday, Feb. 28
Beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Stage Coach Theatre
4802 W. Emerald St., Boise

Free appetizers will be served
No-host bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

Show begins at 8 p.m.
Reservations can be purchased by calling 208-342-2000
or buy tickets online here.
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For more information about Pride Foundation, please contact


Steve Martin at steve@pridefoundation.org or call 208.914.0442

Founded in 1985, Pride Foundation is a regional community foundation serving the Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. We inspire giving to expand opportunities and advance full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people across the Northwest.
We envision a world in which all LGBTQ youth, adults, and families enjoy the freedom to live safely, openly, and genuinely. In 2013 in
Idaho alone, Pride Foundation awarded $28,000 in grants, sponsorships and more than $36,000 to Idaho scholars.

Visit www.pridefoundation.org for more information.  


Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Run Dates: Apr. 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27, May 1, 2, 3, 2014.A Drama by Edward Albee and directed by Larry Dennis.
Courtesy of Dramatists Play Service

George, a professor at a small college, and his wife,
Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt. 

It becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor, and George couldn’t care less.
But underneath the edgy banter, which is crossfired between both couples, lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair.
George and Martha’s inhuman bitterness toward one another is provoked by the enormous personal sadness that they have pledged to keep to themselves: a secret that has seemingly been the foundation for their relationship. In the end, the mystery in which the distressed George and Martha
have taken refuge is exposed, once and for all revealing the degrading mess they have made of their lives.

For questions, contact Larry Dennis at larry@bizprint.com.

Rating: Language, violence, sexual situations, adult themes.


President’s Message…A HUGE thank you to the entire team that made this year’s Casino Night a great success!
When I say “success” I don’t just mean the money we raised for the theater.
I’m also talking about the really good time that everyone had… as well as all the new friends we made in the process.
I saw many new faces at the auction and heard many new potential patrons asking about upcoming shows… and that’s what we’re all about after all; producing live theater!!! :) Thanks again you guys—you all did an AMAZING job!!!

Around Town

Boise Little Theater opens with Bus Stop on February 28th and runs though March 15th. Frank White has put together a stellar cast so put it on your calendar!

Knock Em Dead opens Avenue Q March 21st and runs through April 19th.

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November 2013 ~ Issue 14 Volume 9
“Dashing Through
the Snow”
OpensFriday, November 29thA comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten and directed by Claudia Scott. Courtesy of Dramatists Play Service.Run Dates: Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 5, 6,7, 8, 12, 13 and 14.It’s four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, and a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn and deck the halls with holiday hilarity. Trina, the innkeeper of this B&B, has more than she can handle coping with these nuttier-than-a-fruitcake lodgers. There is a rendezvous between Mrs. Claus and one of Santa’s elves, a thirty-year family feud, a lower-than-low-budget touring production of A Christmas Carol and a Christmas Eve wedding with an angel and a not-so-blushing bride.Add in a disgruntled housekeeper and an impossible-to-please guest that refuses to leave and it’s clear it will take more than a kiss under the mistletoe to keep Trina’s spirits merry and bright. Treat yourself to this delightful, family-friendly Christmas comedy that is more fun than a joyride in a one-horse open sleigh!Rating: General audiencesShow Times:, Thurs 7:30pm, Fri & Sat 8:00pm, Sun matinee 2:00pmBecome a fan of Stage Coach Theatre on Facebook.Ticket Prices: $15.00 – All Performances Student, senior and military discounts are offered on Thursday and Sunday performances.On Friday and Saturday nights theater lovers can purchase alcoholic beverages to enjoy throughout the production. Thanks to McCleary’s Pub for bringing their services and bright faces to support the joy of live theatre.Purchase tickets online through Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/2762190930


HOLIDAY SPECIAL!!!!!

Get that special person in your life a VERY special gift this year.
Stage Coach Theatre is offering a GREAT gift idea!!!
2 tickets to any show through July 2014 for just $25.00!!!
A $30 value for $25 and it is already wrapped!
This will take care of that special friend, family member, co-worker, teacher, etc. on your Christmas list and it will support your favorite Community Theater in the process.
These great gifts are available at the Box Office until December 14th.
Don’t forget to pick them up during your visit to see “Dashing Through the Snow”!


Upcoming Auditions:
RENT – A Musical

rent, Stage Coach Theatre

Stage Coach Theatre is thrilled to announce they will be holding open
auditions for their upcoming production of Broadway’s landmark rock musical
“Rent” on December 14th & 15th at 2:00 pm.“Rent” is a rousing rock musical, with operatic tear-jerking moments, and a score that runs the musical gamut from rock and roll to tango, R&B, pop and moving ballads.
Those auditioning must be 18 or older.
The show runs February 28th – March 22nd, 2014. Rehearsals begin in January 2014.
For more information, visit www.stagecoachtheatre.com.

Audition dates:  Saturday, Dec. 14th at 2:00-5:00 pm AND Sunday, Dec.15th at2:00-5:00 pm

*If you are unable to attend the auditions during this time, contact Jennifer Dunn to arrange another time.

LOCATION:  Stage Coach Theatre – 4802 W. Emerald

PREPARATION: Artists auditioning for RENT should:

  • Prepare a one minute audition piece. (comedy or drama) If you do not have a prepared monologue, there will be cold readings available at auditions.
  • Prepare a 32 bar selection from a song that you love to sing! (pop, rock, rhythm/blues, or musical) –There will be a CD/Ipod player available to play any recorded background tracks. NO accompanist available. Singers are welcome to sing a capella.
  • Bring Current Headshot & Resume (if available)
  • For the role of Roger, some guitar proficiency is required. Be prepared to play at the audition.

SHOW DATES: February 28th, March 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 2014
REHEARSALS:  January 6th – February 27th, 2014
*IMPORTANT:  Please bring all known conflict dates with you to the auditions

ABOUT RENT – the Musical:  
Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama,RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. – Directed by Jennifer Dunn – Courtesy of Musical Theatre International

WARNING:  RENT is intended for mature audiences and contains adult language and situations.

CONTACT:  For additional information, contact Jennifer Dunn at 869-3980 orjennkneadsu@gmail.com
LIST OF CHARACTERS:  Roles are available for 5 men, 3 women, 6+ ensemble (men & women). Ages 18+
MEN: Mark, Roger, Benny, Tom Collins, Angel, 3+ ensemble needed
WOMEN: Mimi, Maureen, Joanne, 3+ ensemble needed


“Parlor Games”
Opening January 10th, 2014

A comedy by James C. Wall and directed by Ted Pendleton. Courtesy of Dramatic Publishing

 

Run Dates: Jan 10. 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24 and 25.

Practical Joker Mort McNulty hosts his own wake so that he can hear what people will say about him after he’s dead, before he’s dead. Mort’s wife, Tricia, gets unwillingly drawn into the action and apologetically tries to convince everyone that Mort is playing another joke.

We meet a variety of wakegoers—some there on purpose, some not—who eventually, with the right amount of suggestion and imagination, convince themselves that Mort is dead and Tricia is in denial.

The mistaken identities, chases, and jokes within jokes within jokes culminate in Tricia turning Mort’s wake into a suprise party as she tries to teach her husband a lesson about practical jokes.

Rating: General audiences

Meet the cast:    David Duckett – Ami Tain – Michael Anderson – Judi Radek – Liam Tain – Tabitha Musser – Beck Fenton – Lora Volkert – Kayla Munkres – Jim Hansen – Betsy Hoefer


Casino Night and Live Auction

Saturday, February 1, 2014

A fundraiser benefit for the Stage Coach Theatre. Help us raise funds for equipment and improvements.

It’s Mardi Gras theme night, so feel free to dress with the theme.

Try your hand at a variety of Vegas-style gambling tables.
At the end of the night, winners use their play money to participate in the live auction to win fabulous raffle prizes.

$15.00 per person. Includes Stage Coach Theatre play money for playing and the live auction.

Save the date!  More details will be available soon.

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President’s Message

~A Special thanks to David Johnson and Larry Rincover for giving us a look at colored program covers for “It’s A Scream” and “Dashing Through The Snow”.
~The script committee is hard at work reading scripts for the 2014-2015 season. If you have ideas for a show or are interested in directing, please contact Jeff Thomson atJAT@elamburke.com
~We are on the hunt for special items to be auctioned  at the Casino Night coming up in February. If you have any items/services you would like to donate for the event, please contact Tricia Stoesser or Becky Kimsey with your ideas. What really makes this event work is the great items that are up for auction at the end of the evening!
Happy Holidays to all of our SCT family and friends!!!!!


Around Town

Knock ‘Em Dead
“We Need A Little Christmas”
A variety of skits, readings and holiday songs that everyone loves to hear!
Nov. 29-Dec 21

Boise Little Theater
“It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”
This holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940′s radio broadcast!
Nov 29-Dec 14

 

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October 2013 | Issue 14 Volume 8

On Stage

 It’s A Scream!

Looking for thrills,  chills and that   sensation of something creeping up behind you?

A horror-bly funny comedy by David DeBoy. Courtesy of Samuel French

Directed by Greg Culet
This is Gregs’ Directorial Debut! So let’s turn out in big numbers and support his first of what we hope will be many shows at SCT ! 

Run Dates: Oct. 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25 and 26

Don’t miss this incredibly funny thriller!!

Starring:  Layne Taylor, Judi Radek, Liam Tain, Joseph Wright and Corrie Winterholler

 

Spencer has just inherited his father’s film studio and thinks he knows better than his late father how to produce movies. The studio specializes in horror films and their biggest star is Alexander Moreau, a Karloff/Price/Carradine sort in whose mansion this comedy takes place. Spencer has come to inform Moreau that he is not renewing his contract. Moreau offers to demonstrate that he is still one scary guy. His proposition: if he can scare Spencer out of his wits, he gets a contract and creative control. Moreau pulls it off in wacky thriller style.
Rating: General Audiences

Show Times: Thurs 7:30p, Fri & Sat 8:00p, Sun matinee 2pm

Benefit Performance for Kevin Labrum

Join SCT as we help support Kevin Labrum, one of our own, who’s been with us for years. Kevin has recently encountered huge medical bills; SCT would like to help by inviting you to the special benefit performance for “It’s a Scream!”  Thursday, October 10th at 7:30 p.m.

There is no admission fee; all donations collected at the door will be given to the Labrums to assist with their medical billa.

Free Performance: ”The Lady of Lyons”

SCT has been asked to host a re-creation of the first play ever to be performed in Boise!!!

A Comedy Romance by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

 

Sponsored by the Boise City Dept. of Art and History.  

Directed by Larry Dennis with a cast of twelve.

 

One of the most popular plays of the nineteenth century! It was the first professional theatre production ever given in Boise. (August 11, 1864.) Place: the Idaho Saloon converted for the occasion into the Idaho Theatre.  Population of Boise at the time, estimated at 700.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 13th

Time: 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m

Pauline Deschapelles has jilted the Marquis Beauséant. Claude Melnotte, the son of Pauline’s gardener, is in love with her. Beauséant persuades Melnotte to disguise himself as a foreign prince to trick Pauline into marrying him. When Melnotte takes Pauline to his widowed mother’s home after the marriage, she discovers the ruse and gets the marriage annulled. Melnotte enlists in the army to assuage his remorse. Pauline’s father is then threatened with bankruptcy, and Beauséant is willing to pay the debt if Pauline will marry him. Melnotte becomes a war hero, and Pauline realises that she is truly in love with Melnotte after all.

Also at this event: Book Signing by Dr. Charles Lauterbach:  

“Pioneer Theatre in the Boise Basin: 1863-1899”

Dr. Charles Lauterbach, former professor of theatre arts at BSU, has just published a book about the history of Boise theatre in the nineteenth century.  It is co-sponsored by the Boise City Dept. of Art and History as part of the celebration of the city’s founding in 1863.  The title of the book is “Pioneer Theatre in the Boise Basin: 1863-1899.”  Besides Boise it covers early theatre in Idaho City and Silver City.  The book contains forty historic photos.  The book is currently available at Amazon.com or locally at the Sesquicentennial Shop at 1008 Main and the offices of the Boise City Dept. of Art and History in City Hall.  Dr. Lauterbach can be reached at clauter@earthlink.net.

Upcoming Auditions

Parlor Games

A comedy by James C. Wall

Courtesy of Dramatic Publishing

Directed by: Ted Pendleton

Run Dates: 

Jan 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, and 25

Audition Dates: 

October 12th (2pm) and 13th (12pm)

Needs: 4 men, 7-10 women, various ages

Practical Joker Mort McNulty hosts his own wake so that he can hear what people will say about him after he’s dead, before he’s dead. Mort’s wife, Tricia, gets unwillingly drawn into the action and apologetically tries to convince everyone that Mort is playing another joke. We meet a variety of wakegoers—some there on purpose, some not—who eventually, with the right amount of suggestion and imagination, convince themselves that Mort is dead and Tricia is in denial. The mistaken identities, chases, and jokes within jokes culminate in Tricia turning Mort’s wake into a surprise party as she tries to teach her husband a lesson about practical jokes.

Rating: General audiences

Opening in November

Dashing Through the Snow

A Christmas Comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

Courtesy of Dramatists Play Service

Directed by: Claudia Scott

Run Dates: Nov. 29, 30 Dec. 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13 and 14

Its four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, and a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn and deck the halls with holiday hilarity. Trina, the innkeeper of this B&B, has more than she can handle coping with these nuttier-than-a-fruitcake lodgers. There is a rendezvous between Mrs. Claus and one of Santa’s elves, a thirty-year family feud, a lower-than-low-budget touring production of A Christmas Carol and a Christmas Eve wedding with an angel and a not-so-blushing bride. Add in a disgruntled housekeeper and an impossible-to-please guest that refuses to leave and it’s clear it will take more than a kiss under the mistletoe to keep Trina’s spirits merry and bright. Treat yourself to this delightful, family- friendly Christmas comedy that is more fun than a joyride in a one-horse open sleigh!

Rating: General audiences

Membership and Season Passes

BECOME A SCT MEMBER

SCT is a non-profit community theater group producing quality live theater in the Treasure Valley for 32 years.  SCT appreciates your support and invites you to become a Member of our theater family.  Annual dues include perks such as voting on SCT Board Members, input on upcoming productions, recognition in each show program and a SCT Water Bottle.  Individual members pay $10.00 annual dues.  Family members pay $15.00 annual dues. Individual Lifetime members pay $100.00 one-time dues.  Family Lifetime members pay $175.00 one-time dues.  Annual Memberships are due in August.  Annual memberships can be purchased at any time and be prorated by month at  $1.25.

FLEX PASSES $75 FOR SIX SHOWS

With Flex Passes, you can choose how to use the six tickets, choose which shows you would like to attend, bring five friends to a show, see one show six times. etc.  Reservations recommended.  Good for one season.

SEASON PASS $95 FOR EIGHT SHOWS

Support our theater, save $25.00 and guarantee your seat for every production.  Good for all eight productions in our 2013-2014 season.  This season ticket price offer is good through September 3, 2013.  Beginning September 10, 2013, you can purchase season tickets on a pro-rated basis.
JOIN US ON FACEBOOK

Become a fan of Stage Coach Theatre on Facebook and “like” us!  Don’t forget to “check-in” on your phone to share your love for live community theater.

Inexpensive Advertising

For as little as $25.00, you can effectively advertise in the programs with SCT.  Reach a CAPTIVE AUDIENCE…people review the program from cover to cover while waiting for the show to start!  This is a fantastic opportunity to advertise to cultured theater lovers and support your local non-profit theater community.  For rates contact Tricia Stoesser at 863-7975.

Online Ticketing

You can purchase tickets online and avoid some of the wait time at the box office.  It guarantees you a seat and you have an email confirmation to ease your mind.

Now I know, you are asking, “But what if I don’t want to buy online?”  That’s perfectly fine as well.  Our box office will continue to accept call-in reservations and seating will be assigned on the as received basis it always has.  You get better seats the earlier you call.

So, if you want to purchase online, you can go to this link or visit our website where you will see a place to click for online tickets.

President’s Message

~A special thanks to John and Edwina Allen for their very kind donation of a retractable movie screen to Stage Coach Theatre. It is on order with the factory and should be installed in November.

~The Script committee is hard at work reading potential scripts for the 2014-2015 season. If you have ideas for a show or are interested in directing, contact Jeff Thomson.

~We are on the hunt for special items to be auctioned at the Casino Night coming up in February. If you have any items/services you would like to donate for the event, please contact Becky Kimsey with your ideas.

If you have anything that you feel should be included in our newsletter  or advice on columns you would like to see added: feel free to email it to becky.kimsey1@gmail.com.and we will see what we can do!

Becky Kimsey

 

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August 2013 | Issue 13 Volume 8
Editorial RamblingsHello SCT Faithful,Another season is about to open and it looks like a good one! Be sure to get your season tickets! We have a new president this year and he has some words for everyone in this newsletter. (see below)Teresa Rodrick
Your Web HobgoblinOn Stage

Tricks

Wait Until Dark

A suspense mystery by Frederick Knott, directed by Jeff Thomson

Courtesy of Dramatists Play Service

Run Dates: Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 2013

A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin. When the woman is murdered the situation becomes more urgent. The con man and his ex-convicts, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in the woman’s murder, and the doll, which she believes is the key to his innocence, is evidence. She refuses to reveal its location, and with the help of a young neighbor, figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade. But when Roat kills his associates, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues between the two. Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls she turns off all the lights leaving both of them to maneuver in the dark until the game ends.

Rating: General audiences, some intense situations.  Please note, SCT’s Friday and Saturday performance will now begin at 8 pm.

Purchase tickets online through Eventbrite at this link: http://wait-until-dark.eventbrite.com

On Friday and Saturday nights theater lovers can purchase alcoholic beverages to enjoy throughout the production. Thanks to McCleary’s Pub for bringing their services and bright faces to support the joy of live theatre.
SCT Annual Picnic and Masque Awards:

Well, we had the picnic and it was a blast seeing everyone who showed up to help us celebrate Stage Coach Theatre and Vera’s Birthday. For those who missed the picnic, here is what happened. We had a new board and officers that were elected and they are as follows:

Board of Directors- Doug Brown, Lance Taylor, David Johnson, Jeff Thomson, Larry Rincover

President- Kevin Kimsey
Treasurer- Stacey Coleman
Bus. Mgr. – Becky Kimsey
Box Office Mgr. – Heidi Harris
Stage Supervisor- Jerry Radek
Technical Supervisor – Karl Gautschi
Mktg. Mgr. – Tricia Stoesser
House Mgr. – Liz Alexander
Bar Supervisor – Teresa Sorensen
Web Site- David Broderick
Photographer- Paul Budge
Head Shots- Nikki Schneider Photography
Head Shot Coordinator- Shelly Ward

The next thing we did was hand out the awards to all of the wonderful talent that graced our stage this past season:

Category Name Play
Actor in a Leading Role Jon Buffington The 39 Steps
Actress in a Leading Role Alyssa Kelley Tricks
Actor in a Supporting Role Jordan Peterson The 39 Steps
Actress in a Supporting Role Sam Hansen Tricks
Actor in a Minor Role Shane Turner Tricks
Actress in a Minor Role Elizabeth Greeley Of Grapes and Nuts
Sound Design Curtis Ransom The 39 Steps
Lighting Design Curtis Ransom The 39 Steps
Set Design/Set Dressing Jerry Snodgrass Veronica’s Room
Costume Design Elizabeth Greeley The 39 Steps
Program Cover/Poster Artwork Kim Sherman-Labrum The 39 Steps
Director Curtis Ransom The 39 Steps
Overall Production Curtis Ransom The 39 Steps

Then we presented Don Walker a “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his 30 plus years of commitment to the organization!

And finally, we will not forget that Vera Cederstrom had a milestone birthday just a few days before – so we presented her with a cake! Happy 21st birthday Vera!! (The numbers on the cake were off just a bit)

To see more photos from the picnic visit our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/StageCoachTheatre

Upcoming Auditions

It’s a Scream!!

A horror-bly funny comedy by David DeBoy and directed by Greg Culet

Courtesy of Samuel French

Audition Dates: August 10 and 11, 2013

Run Dates: Oct. 11, 12, 17, 18, 19,20, 24, 25 and 26, 2013.

Needs: 3 men – variable ages, 2 woman – variable ages

Spencer has just inherited his father’s film studio and thinks he knows better than his late father how to produce movies. The studio specializes in horror films and their biggest star is Alexander Moreau, a Karloff/Price/Carradine sort in whose mansion this comedy takes place. Spencer has come to inform Moreau that he is not renewing his contract. Moreau offers to demonstrate that he is still one scary guy. His proposition: if he can scare Spencer out of his wits, he gets a contract and creative control. Moreau pulls it off in wacky thriller style.

Rating: General Audiences

Membership and Season Passes
BECOME A SCT MEMBER

SCT is a non-profit community theater group producing quality live theater in the Treasure Valley for 32 years.  SCT appreciates your support and invites you to become a Member of our theater family.  Annual dues include perks such as voting on SCT Board Members, input on upcoming productions, recognition in each show program and a SCT Water Bottle.  Individual members pay $10.00 annual dues.  Family members pay $15.00 annual dues. Individual Lifetime members pay $100.00 one-time dues.  Family Lifetime members pay $175.00 one-time dues.  Annual Memberships are due in August.  Annual memberships can be purchased at any time and be prorated by month at  $1.25.

 

FLEX PASSES $75 FOR SIX SHOWS

With Flex Passes, you can choose how to use the six tickets, choose which shows you would like to attend, bring five friends to a show, see one show six times. etc.  Reservations recommended.  Good for one season.

 

SEASON PASS $95 FOR EIGHT SHOWS

Support our theater, save $25.00 and guarantee your seat for every production.  Good for all eight productions in our 2013-2014 season.  This season ticket price offer is good through September 3, 2013.  Beginning September 10, 2013, you can purchase season tickets on a pro-rated basis.

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK

Become a fan of Stage Coach Theatre on Facebook and “like” us!  Don’t forget to “check-in” on your phone to share your love for live community theater.

 

Inexpensive Advertising
For as little as $25.00, you can effectively advertise in the programs with SCT.  Reach a CAPTIVE AUDIENCE…people review the program from cover to cover while waiting for the show to start!  This is a fantastic opportunity to advertise to cultured theater lovers and support your local non-profit theater community.  For rates contact Tricia Stoesser at 863-7975.

Online Ticketing

During the run of The Rocky Horror Show,  SCT piloted offering online tickets through EventBrite. It worked pretty well and the Board has decided to offer online ticketing to all of our shows from now on.  

What does this mean for you?  Well, it means that you can purchase tickets online and avoid some of the wait time at the box office.  It guarantees you a seat and you have an email confirmation to ease your mind.

Now I know, you are asking, “But what if I don’t want to buy online?”  That’s perfectly fine as well.  Our box office will continue to accept call-in reservations and seating will be assigned on the as received basis it always has.  You get better seats the earlier you call.

So, if you want to purchase online, you can go to this link or visit our website where you will see a place to click for online tickets.

President’s Message

I think a huge “thank you”is in order  to our exiting President Jeff and the exiting Board Members (Teresa and Greg) for their years of service in those positions. Even though they are out of the hot seats, we’ll be looking for them in other capacities in the future.

A man of short words :)
If you have anything that you feel should be included in our newsletter  or advice on columns you would like to see added: feel free to email it to theatrenewsletter@gmail.com.and we will see what we can do!

Your web hobgoblin,
Teresa Riodrick