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TANYS E-News: Festival details and more!

We hope you're getting excited - because *we* sure are! TANYS is gearing up for a November 2019 Festival in Rome, NY that will dazzle you. Registration is now open, you can reserve your room at the Festival hotel, and more - see all the details below.

Has your member organization requested a TANYS adjudication for your fall production? It's not too late (but do it soon!) We encourage you to give thought to an Adjudication for Festival Consideration. Info on that - and much more - is below.

We sincerely thank you for your support!

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When in Rome... Festival 2019 registration, hotel, banquet info!

Get ready, here it comes: the 2019 TANYS Festival, hosted by Rome Community Theater, November 22-24 in Rome, NY!

FESTIVAL REGISTRATION is now open! Register online with our Eventbrite and PayPal setup - it's fast, easy and secure. Or download and print the hard-copy registration form, fill it out, and mail it with your check.

(Remember, individual TANYS members get a BIG discount on Festival registration! If you're not a member, join today. Even after you pay for your membership, you'll save another $30 on a Superpass!)

Our FESTIVAL HOTEL is the highly rated Hampton Inn. It's within walking distance of the Friday night Afterglow, and is the only hotel that will have shuttle service to the Saturday night Awards Banquet. Plus, a FREE hot breakfast is served daily!

To get the discounted TANYS group rate, you must CALL the hotel with the code to make your reservation (the code can't be used online). Get the code and more details on our Festival 2019 web page.

The AWARDS BANQUET on Saturday night will be at the historic Delta Lake Inn. TANYS is providing free shuttle service between the Hampton Inn and the Delta Lake Inn for those who don't want to drive, so you can party without worry!

Celebrate this year's "TANYS is Forever" theme - for the 60th (diamond) anniversary of the Festival - by dressing up in your Bond best to win the costume contest, and decorating your table to win the centerpiece contest! The Festival committee has "Plenty" more plans to showcase our theme.

As we confirm more details, we'll add them to the Festival 2019 page of the TANYS website and update you via email. So register, reserve your room, and plan your Festival fun!
Think about an Adjudication for Festival Consideration!

Fall is THE busiest season for TANYS adjudications. And we have a small pool of adjudicators who often need to travel hundreds of miles to fulfill adjudication requests.

This is why - especially at this time of year - we encourage companies to put in their requests as early as possible, so our adjudicator team can accommodate your preferred date.

We encourage all companies to give serious thought to having an Adjudication for Festival Consideration. Why? Because TANYS and our audiences LOVE seeing lots of variety at Festival. But we need more companies willing to be invited!

An Adjudication for Festival Consideration includes the same elements as an Adjudication for Learning. Your home site adjudicator can also give you suggestions to help prepare your production to travel and perform at Festival.

Imagine the honor of being invited to perform at Festival... the exhilaration your entire company and community will feel... and the opportunity for learning and growth! If your company has never been invited to perform at Festival, remember:
  1. Every company that has performed at Festival was once in your shoes.
  2. If the adjudicator team deems your production worthy of inviting to Festival, you've got something worth seeing - and YOU CAN DO IT!
To be considered to perform at the 2019 Festival, your production must be adjudicated by October 25. Remember: only organizational TANYS members are eligible to request an adjudication. Click here to request your adjudication!
Got a great design? Submit it to the BMI Design Competition!

ATTENTION DESIGNERS! We bet you've done some AMAZING work this past year - and we want to see it. Enter it TODAY in the BMI Design Competition!

Whether it's Scenic, Costume, Lighting, Props, Makeup, Hair, Sound, Special Effects, Technical, Graphic or another design element... show off your hard work and creativity at the 2019 Festival, and earn well-deserved recognition (and maybe a cash prize)!

You don't have to be performing a show at Festival to enter, or even attend Festival (but we really hope you do, so you can see everyone admire your work, and personally accept your award if you win). Click here for more details, guidelines, and the entry form. Good luck!
Nominate a deserving volunteer or company for a TANYS award!

Every community theatre has one: that volunteer who always pitches in. Who works tirelessly behind the scenes (or onstage) to help bring productions to life. Who has faithfully provided significant and valuable service to community theatre for many years.

And many lucky towns, cities and regions have a theatre company that provides exemplary service to its community, and aspires to maintain the highest level of artistic achievement.

Nominate that person - or that deserving community theater company - TODAY for one of the annual TANYS Awards. It's a wonderful way to thank them, and publicly acknowledge their years of service to your theatre family!
  • Fredric Blumberg Distinguished Volunteer Award (given to an individual)
  • Sherman C. Ward, Jr. Distinguished Volunteer Award (given to an individual)
  • Shirley Cockrell Community Theatre Excellence Award (given to an organizational TANYS member)
These awards are presented at the annual TANYS Festival, November 22-24. The deadline to nominate has been EXTENDED to October 20! Click here for more information and the nomination forms.
You asked, we listened: 2019 Festival shirts available in both short AND long sleeve!

By popular demand, 2019 Festival shirts are now available in both short sleeve AND long sleeve!

Get the size you want, and SAVE when you pre-order! All the Festival shows will be printed on the back. Shirts start at just $13 when you pre-order by November 8. Limited quantities will be available to purchase at the Festival.

Go to the 2019 Festival page on the TANYS website. In the t-shirt sidebar, click the ONLINE ORDER FORM link. Provide your contact info, select size and quantity, and pay online securely via credit card or your PayPal account. Then just pick up your shirt(s) at Festival!
ISO TANYS Board members (long walks on the beach N/A)

- Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute your knowledge, talent and experience to a worthy organization?

- Would you like to help grow community, college and secondary theatre in New York State?

- Wanna hang with a cool, smart, fun group of theatre lovers?


What a coincidence... we're looking for YOU, too! TANYS is seeking individuals to fill upcoming open seats on our Board of Trustees.

Whether your expertise and passion is in acting, directing, stage managing, technical, design, construction, crew, box office, administration, or attending performances as a devoted theatre lover... if you're interested in serving on the TANYS Board, we want to talk to you.

Just email Immediate Past President Joan Luther ( for details on our open Board positions. We hope you'll "swipe right" on TANYS for a match made in heaven!
From Broadway World: Hadestown director, opening night of The Height of the Storm, favorite high school theatre roles
An interview with the Tony-winning director of the musical Hadestown. "I'm now drawn to character-driven, emotionally led stories, but I like to see them get told in formally interesting ways."

Two-time Olivier and Tony winner Jonathan Pryce ("Game of Thrones," Miss Saigon) has joined three-time Olivier Award winner Eileen Atkins ("The Crown," Doubt) to bring the acclaimed West End sensation The Height of the Storm by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton, to Broadway.

To celebrate the importance of arts in education, Broadway World asked readers to share which roles in their high school productions were their favorites to perform.
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