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Repertory Company Theatre Newsletter THE REP
March 2012


Welcome to RCT's Online Newsletter. This Newsletter will keep you updated as to what is going on behind the scenes and on stage at RCT. The newsletter will be a great reference for tickets, promotions, showstopping performances as well as a sneak peek backstage. This week's issue contains important news regarding RCT's Upcoming Production of Broadway's Best, Spring Break Camps and more. So read... on....

in this issue
  • Once Upon A Matress, April 20-29
  • Broadway's Best SEVEN!
  • School of Musical Theatre 2012 Spring/Summer Workshops & Camps
  • New Website!
  • Board of Directors
  • Our Wish List
  • 2012 Summer Musicals
  • Broadway's Best Auction
  • From the Artistic Director
  • Let us Help with your Spring Show

  • Broadway's Best SEVEN!

    Our annual Big Broadway review is just around the corner. Dates are March 9 & 10, 7:30 at The Courtyard Theatre, 1509 Ave H, -Plano. The cast will be Huge and the Fun Abundant. Good seats are going fast. VIP Tickets are $65 and both night's tickets include hors d oeuvres before the show and a Dessert and Coffee Bar at Intermission. And there will be something NEW, a Live Auction at Intermission. Don't miss this one. Tickets on sale now. Reserved seating tickets are $30. Proceeds from Broadway's Best go to support our Summer Programming. Plan to attend. (See below for Auction details.)


    Little Red-Spring Break Camp: March 12-16, M-F. Ages 7-14 10:00-3:00, Tuition $295. Ages 5-6 10;00-12:30, Tuition $160. Show on Fr March 16

    School of Musical Theatre 2012 Spring/Summer Workshops & Camps

    School of Musical Theatre Upcoming Workshops:
    Once upon a Mattress-March 19-Apr 28 (DATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED...ONLY 2 SPACES LEFT!!!) for Ages 8-17. Session 1: MW 5:00-7:00. Session 2: TTH 5:00-7:00. Tuition $325 plus $35 annual membership fee.
    Private Studies Program: 30 minute private class in Voice, Dance or Acting. $35 for 30 minutes. Call to schedule your day and time. 972-690-5029.

    Summer Theatre Camps include....
    The Drowsy Chaperone: Ages 11-17 June 4-24 (3 week camp, M-F 10:00-4:00) $525; Ages 7-10 June 11-17 (Session 1, One week camp M-F 10:00-12:30) $185; Ages 7-10 June 18-24 (Session 2, One week Camp, M-F 10:00-12:30) $185. Students will perform the show at the Promenade Theatre.
    Annie: Ages 5-7 & Ages 8-12 July 16-22 (Session 1, One week camps, M-F 10:00-12:30) $185; Ages 5-7 & Ages 8-12 July 23-29 (Session 2, one week camps, M-F 10:00-12:30) $185. Students will perform the Main Stage Musical, Annie, with REP Company.
    Little Shop of Horrors Teen Camp: Ages 12-17, July 9-28 (3 week camp, Wk 1-10:00-4:00, Wk 2 & 3-1:00-4:00) $525. Students will Perform show the final weekend of the camp at Promenade Theatre.
    KidStock: Ages 5-7, Two Week Camps culminate in Performances. Superpinka-licious! June 4-15, 10:00-1:00 $260. Me & My American Girl, June 18-29, 10:00-1:00 $260. Mad Hatter's Tea Party, July 5-13, 10:00-1:00 $235. Extended day available till 3:30. Camp is held at Promenade Theatre. $35 annual membership necessary. Payment plans available. Call 972-690-5029 to enroll. Spaces limited. Enroll early.

    NEW Frisco Musical Theatre Camp/Little Shop of Horrors: Ages 12-18, July 16-Aug 4 (3 week camp, wk 1 & 2 1:00-4:00, wk 3 10:00-4:00) tuition $600. Camp held at The Discovery Center-8004 Dallas Parkway, Frisco. Camp ends with performance, Sat Aug 4. $35 annual membership necessary. Payment plans available. To enroll, call 972-690-5029. Spaces limited, Enroll early.

    All Workshops and Camps culminate in performance. Each session focuses on theatre skills, dance, vocal performance and character development. Students are given one on one instruction. Student/Teacher ratio is 15/1. Payment plans available.

    New Website!
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    Our new Web Site is complete. Visit www.rcttheatre.com for show times, ticket prices, workshops/classes and more.


    Board of Directors

    Bob Driegert-President, Patty Parker-Vice President, Warren Franz-Treasurer, Donna Moses-Secretary, Chris Gohlke, Caroline Denison, Jim McAlister, Melissa Santucci, Robert Hudson, Debra Carter-Artistic Director.

    Our Wish List
    pants drive

    Our Wish List is one way to help. Let us know if you can donate any of the following....all donations are tax deductible. Plan to help any way you can.

    • Black Choir Robes
    • Paper plates, paper cups, napkins for April 28
    • Decaf Coffee-2 lb cans
    • Butcher Paper rolls (any color)
    • Children's Jeans/Pants (size 4-16) for Charity Clothes Drive
    • Computer for Black Box Theatre
    • $495 for Wave Lab program, Black Box
    • Baked goods for April Twilight, April 23

    Tom Thumb Good Neighbors Program: sign up at your local Tom Thumb, and we will receive a quarterly donation on your behalf. Our Good Neighbor Number is 844

    2012 Summer Musicals
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    Repertory Company Theatre kicks off our 2012 Summer Musicals with The Drowsy Chaperone, June 15-24, Promenade Theatre-650 N Coit, Richardson. Shows are FR/SAT 7:30, SUN 2:00. Tickets ($25 adults, $20 seniors, $14 youth) can be purchased in advance by calling 972-690-5029. Group rates also available. What a way to start the Summer Musicals -Repertory Company Theatre's 2012 Summer Musicals opens with one of its most satisfying productions in years, a fast-flying, half-cynical, half-sweet version of the musical-within-a-narrative-within-a-musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone."

    Leapin Lizards! The Broadway favorite, ANNIE will be presented July 20-29 followed by the comedy classic, LIL ABNER, August 17-26. Shows are FR/SAT 7:30 and SUN 2:00. Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors, $14 youth. Call today.

    Broadway's Best Auction
    Can you hear the people sing

    Broadway's Best will feature a Live Auction at Intermission both nights. Here is a sneak peak at some of the items that will be available..... Visit our web site www.rcttheatre.com for more information.

    Friday Night
    FC DALLAS Tickets! 4 tickets to FC Dallas 2012 game of your choice. Retail:$120. FC Dallas is Dallas' professional soccer club based out of the FC Dallas Stadium, a 145-acre multipurpose sports and entertainment facility located at the intersection of Main Street and Dallas North Tollway in Frisco. The FC Dallas Stadium one of the best and most unique soccer facilities in the world. Upcoming Games are Sat March 11 with Portland, Thursday April 5 with New England. Not July 4 weekend.
    Child's Theatre Birthday Party : 10-25 people- RETAIL: $550. Package Includes 2 Planning Meetings . Black Box Theatre, 60 seats for our Theatre Party Party: 1.5 hours. Time/day subject to availability. Theme Choices: ANNIE, THE WIZARD OF OZ, AMERICAN GIRL, ALADDIN. PETER PAN or your CHOICE. (Party Director will discuss options with you) Lobby set up: Gift Table, Dessert Table. Party Director: games, activities, skits, costumes. Assistants: 1 added for every 12 children. Catering: Birthday Cake to serve 25, Lemonade, coffee for adults, white plates and cups, forks (client may use own paper products. Packages does not include Party Favors, balloons, decorations or Invitations). Gift for Birthday Child (a show ticket) Party Set up and Clean up. Expires: February 1, 2013.
    GOLF PACKAGE! Retail $560. BYRON NELSON GOLF TOURNAMENT: 2 Passes for the entire tournament at The Four Seasons. May 17-20, 2012 includes Parking, Food and Beverages. AND TAYLORMADE Burner SuperFast 2.0 Rescue Hybrid, 3 Iron. (3 Iron with 18 degrees loft, regular flex shaft).
    ARTS NIGHT OUT-RICHARDSON $490 Retail. SINBAD at EISEMANN CENTER-4 reserved seat tickets, Sat Mar 29. SUMMER MUSICALS, REPERTORY COMPANY THEATRE, 4 adult reserved, choose from The Drowsy Chaperone-June, Annie-July, Lil Abner-Aug 2012. WaterTower Theatre Tickets 2 single tickets to Boeing-Boeing, May 25-June 9, 2012. AND JOE'S ITALIAN VILLA $50 gift certificate (Coit & Arapaho). CHILI's $50 gift cards.
    DALLAS MAVERICKS TICKETS Retail: $380. Mavericks VS Portland on Friday April 6, 2012 At American Airlines Center. 4 tickets, section 112, Row N, Seats 7-10 excellent seats!
    DALLAS STARS, Steve Ott! Autographed puck by Steve Ott. priceless. Also includes a Steve Ott bobble-head

    SATURDAY NIGHT: AL BIERNAT'S RESTAURANT Sunday Brunch Gift Certificate $125. Al Biernat's is much more than a great steakhouse. Sunday Brunch includes Soups, Salads, Eggs, pancakes, French toast. Smoked Salmon Tacos, Shrimp & Crab Scramble -Beef Tenderloin, Chilean Sea Bass, Prime Rib and much more! Come see why Al Biernat's is one of the best restaurants in the country. Al Biernat's is located at 4217 Oak Lawn Ave.
    DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING at AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER, FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 8:00. Suite 1202, section 213 Platinum VIP BOX FOR 18, platinum parking passes. Retail: $2,500. Do You Hear the People Sing celebrates music of two of the world's most prolific writers of musical theatre, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, in an epic-size Broadway style concert seldom seen. The arena spectacular show is presented on the 25th anniversary concert of Les Miserables held at London's famous O2 arena. The concert features music from Les Miserables, Miss Saigon and much more on a grand scale. Does not Include FOOD or DRINKS. The headlining cast includes Lea Salonga and Brian Stokes Mitchell with more stars to be announced. Do You Hear the People Sing also features the Dallas POPS Orchestra, 100+ person chorus led by members of the Turtle Creek Chorale and more.
    Dallas Symphony Classic Series at Meyerson retail: $600. Music to Your Ears Package Includes 2 Loge Box Seats to a 2012 Classic Concert of your choice. Valet Parking, Dinner for 2 at OPUS, Intermission Reception, Guest artist Meet and Greet, DSO CD and Meyerson Symphony Center Book. Exp: 6/31/2012. Escape from the everyday to the world of the extraordinary with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Love, faith, sadness and joy become timeless musical expressions that entertain and inspire.
    MARRIOTT Weekend Overnight with Brunch for 2. Retail: $300. Marriott - Legacy Plano. Deluxe accommodations for FR or SAT night Exp 3/09/13.
    FOSSIL Designer Watches!

    From the Artistic Director

    Each Spring Repertory Theatre makes plans to present Broadway's Best. This year the show will be held a the Courtyard Theatre-Plano. This show is our annual spring fund raiser. Proceeds from Broadway's Best go to support all the great Summer programming we have planned. So, it is essential that this event is not only an artistic but a financial success. This year we have some generous local businesses who have stepped up to support the arts and arts education. So, next time you go out to dinner, plan an event or look for a printer. Remember the businesses who support the community:

    • Black Eyed Pea (15th & 75)- reception sponsor
    • Subway & Robert Hudson-dessert sponsor
    • The Corner Bakery (Coit & Campbell)-dessert bar sponsor
    • Alphagraphics (Alma Rd)-printing sponsor
    • American Airlines Center
    • Dallas Mavericks
    • Al Biernat's Restaurant
    • Dallas Symphony Orchestra
    • Marriott Hotel (Legacy, Plano)

    Let us Help with your Spring Show

    Its that time of year again. The Spring Musical! Let us help you with your costume and prop needs. Our Costume Closet has 3,000SF of Costumes at a low rental rate....from Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hairspray, Guys & Dolls, Seussical, Aladdin, Into the Woods, to Beauty and the Beast Jr. Let our friendly staff assist you. Call 972-690-5029 or e mail RCTtheatre@aol.com.

    Once Upon A Matress, April 20-29

    Repertory Company Theatre presents ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, April 20-29, Promenade Theatre-650 N Coit, Richardson performed by our acclaimed REP Company actors. Show times are FR/SAT 7:30, SUN 2:00pm. Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors, $14 youth and can be purchased in advance by calling 972-690-5029. www.rcttheatre.com In this hilarious tweaking of the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea", Queen Aggravain has ruled that none may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless marries. However, she has managed to sabotage every princess that come along. Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. Cast features Robin Clayton, Danny Miranda, Heather Shin, Nelson Wilson, Chad Bozarth, Kirk Corley, Aimee Blevins, Gary Land, Arianna Reyher, Jordan Tomenga, Josh Hepola, Martha Simmons, Lauren Smith, Kylea Ingram, Ashley Fourcand, Jodi Swindel, Melissa Martin, Celeste Craig, Lonnie Davis, David Neil, Scott Roberts, Donovan Carroll and Jack Agnew. Directed by Debra Carter.

    An Opening for a Princess!
    The Cast of Once Upon a Mattress will hold An Opening for a Princess BRUNCH, Saturday, April 28, 10:30AM-12:00, Promenade Theatre-650 N Coit, Richardson. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For tickets call 972-690-5029.
    Hear ye, Hear ye. Lords and Ladies. There is an opening for a Princess on Saturday, April 28! Have Brunch with the Cast of Once upon a Mattress! Tables hosted by Princesses from the Cast. Ideal for ages 4-12. Perfect for Birthdays, Sunday Schools, Family Outings, Celebrations. Call today for Tickets. Spaces limited.

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