For Christmas last year, I received a set of two season tickets to The Winterset Stage as a gift. This was a gift that truly kept on giving, because it provided us with built-in date nights clear through fall of 2014. We had a blast!
|My hubby cleans up well, doesn't he?!|
"The 39 Steps"...
"Smoke on the Mountain"...
and "Forever Plaid."
|Do you remember this performance by the Apple Tree Players? What a great cast!|
It was sponsored by Madison County Health Trust, Inc.
Or, you could enroll your 1st through 9th grade student in the upcoming 12-week Children's Theater program and present them with a certificate for it under the tree. It starts on the first Saturday in January and runs through March. In the 10-week performance-based course, students learn discipline, teamwork, and self-confidence while they go through the procedure of auditioning and rehearsing a play, with a public performance at the end. This year's group will be split into two learning groups, 1st through 3rd grade and 4th through 9th.
|My daughter loved it last year! (She's wearing the white rabbit ears.)|
Gift certificates are available and can be purchased in any amount. They can be applied to any of the shows, programs, or events mentioned above, including treats from the cafe.
The goal of The Winterset Stage is to make theater accessible, fun, and part of the community's life. They have been very responsive to requests from patrons, too. The dinner theater came about due to people always asking if they served food, and the "Death by Disco" murder mystery started the same way. People have expressed interest in a professional children's theater production, and they're going to try that this year in February. Watch for upcoming information on the "Snow Queen!"
Supporting the stage provides opportunities for local talent to flourish. The jazz group The Flat 13th, who is playing a "Jazzy Christmas Reunion" show there tonight at 7:00, got their start there. Young actors in our area have been able to work alongside seasoned professionals. It's a platform for people to work on their showmanship, develop an audience, and let people know they've got talent.
|Catch The Flat 13th reunion party tonight at The Winterset Stage, 7:00 p.m.!|
"On the 10th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...10 theater tickets
and a stay at White Lions B&B."