Wayside Theatre 2006 Annual Report
Another year, another season, and Wayside theatre is still here and going strong! We've had our ups and downs, our disappointments and our successes, and we hope that this new season will bring more of the latter and none of the former. It isn't easy to come up with a script, a director, the actors , and all the requirements of a stage production – and it is not easy to come up with the money to pay for it all. We have done well, so far, and have managed to adjust our goals to our resources as a matter of necessity. You may have noticed that our plays in the previous season were "small" plays in that they required very few actors, simple sets, and no music director, all of which equates to less expense per production. That's what community theatres have to do, but is not necessarily what they want to do.
The Wayside Theatre Youth Theatre, under the direction of Mary and Maryanna Ray, will be holding an open audition for the play "Charlotte's Web" for a tentative production date of mid-April. Characters are: Fern Arable, the young girl; John Arable, her father; Avery Arable, her brother; Homer Zuckerman, her uncle; Lury, a hired hand; and Wilbur, a pig; Templeton, a rat; Charlotte, a spider; and two extras; a goose and a sheep. Please contact Mary or Maryanna at 277-3413 for directions to the audition hall located at 1059 Mullen Road, in Stetson, and for the time and date of the auditions. The previously published audition date was postponed.
There is a multitude of wonderful published plays out there waiting to interest and entertain our audiences, and it is hard for us to have to settle for low cost over higher quality. One exception, of course, was "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol", which turned out to be the jewel in our crown. Ed Hoovler's performance and Marcia Douglas's direction allowed us to present you with a thoughtful, intelligent, and entertaining piece of theatre at very little cost and your attendance and response was gratifying. "Greater Tuna" was also a play that required only two actors and small expense, and we were pleased with your response to that very funny spoof. However, we need to expand our repertoire to include more musicals, more plays that call for more actors, and a greater diversity of subject matter. This is our goal and we are dedicating the 2006-2007 Season to its attainment. Please help by getting to know our group and helping us to determine what you, the people who make up our audiences, want to experience on our stage. The more people we please, the more people will attend, and more attendance means more production income to be used for bigger and better productions. Let us know what you want – this is your theatre! There is no end to what you can do at Wayside Theatre that might be fun and exciting for you. Consider these:
Be a Supporter, Patron, Sponsor or Benefactor and take advantage of the special privileges offered you while supporting the theatre at the same time.
Please call me for further information at 924-8813.Wayside Theatre’s Act II Players
Now under the direction of Rosemary Waller, Wayside’s play-reading group is looking for new members. If you
are over the age of 50 and would enjoy meeting twice monthly to read scripts aloud, please call June Woodman at 924-8813. Meetings will be held in Rosemary’s home, right in town, and the day and time will be decided by the members according to their schedules. This program is now in its fifth year, and has been very successful, as well as enjoyable to those who have participated. There are no lines to learn, no acting experience needed. Scripts are copied and provided by Wayside Theatre, and you will enjoy taking a role in a mixture of farce, comedy, drama,
and even a few mysteries. Act II is an informal gathering of people who have an interest in theatre and welcome the opportunity to get out and make some new friends. Please join us!
President, Wayside Theater
Wayside Theatre Mission Statement
Wayside Theatre is a volunteer, not-for-profit organiqation. It exists to provide a voice for all the arts in that a stage production integrates a wide variety of creativity such as set design, costume design, lighting and sound techniques, instrumental and vocal music and dance, as well as performing directing. It is an open theatre, welcoming all without discrimination, and its goal is to achieve excellence of performance. It's purpose is to encourage and promote appreciation of drama, train and develop the skills of its participants, and produce quality productions for the entertainment of its audiences. Its plan for development includes a Youth Theatre School, a Senior Citizen's Play-reading group, and a Studio Workshop (Technical Skills) credit course for high school students. The theatre shall operate as a not-for-profit business corporation, in strict accordance with its Code of Regulations, and maintain sound fiscal management throughout its operations and initiatives. It is recorded in this document that Wayside Theatre os founded under the auspices of the Dexter Bicentennial Committee as a fitting project to begin the Town's second hundred years.
|WAYSIDE THEATRE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
|June Woodman, President
||36 Free Street Dexter, Me. 04930
|Dawn Huntt, Vice President
||56 Tremblay Road Dexter, Me. 04930|
|Barbara Whitney, Treasurer
||215 North Dexter Road Dexter, Me. 04930
|Liz Breault, Sec, & Special Events Committee
||235 Corinna Road Dexter, Me. 04930|
|Dawn Huntt, Publicity Committee Chair
||56 Tremblay Road Dexter, Me. 04930
||11 Acadia Street Dexter, Me. 04930|
|Barbara Whitney, Finance Committee Chair
||215 North Dexter Road Dexter, Me. 04930|
||14 Lakeview Ave. Dexter, Me 04930|
||53 Pleasant Street, Dexter, Me. 04930|