Busy month scheduled at WC Community Theatre
Convention, auditions and planning session set
March will be a busy month for the Webster City Community Theatre as the organization will host the state theatre convention, auditions for a summer musical and a planning session for the next season.
At Readers Theatre on March 4 at 4, the group will read “The Tin Woman” by Sean Grennan, who also wrote “Making God Laugh.” The reading will be lead by Loween Getter.
Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a friend’s urging, Joy tracks down Jack’s family to find closure. But are Alice and Hank, and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack’s death? Based on a true story, “The Tin Woman” uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family, and what it means to be given new life.
Bring a snack to share and your own beverage.
March 9: Annual Season Planning Meeting
WCCT will gather on Friday, March 9, at 6 p.m. to plan the 2018-2019 season. Officials invite those ideas for the next season. Do you have an idea for a play you would like to direct, audition for, work on behind the scenes, or watch from the audience? Bring it to the meeting and we will make decisions for our 52nd season. Food will be ordered in and those attending are asked to bring a beverage.
March 11 and 12: Auditions for “Seussical the Musical”
Auditions for this summer’s production of “Seussical the Musical” are March 11 at 4 p.m. and March 12 at 7 p.m. Directors are Wil Groves, Angela Rottering, and Andrew Wotherspoon. Rehearsal materials are available for short term check out at Kendall Young Library.
March 23-25: WCCT Hosts Iowa Community Theatre Association State Convention
In even-numbered years, members of the Iowa Community Theatre Association gather for their state convention. WCCT will be hosting members from across Iowa on March 23-25. Features of the weekend are workshops presented by professional theatre people from Florida, Nebraska, and Iowa. Topics covered are directing, costuming, tighting, radio theatre, and theatre games.
Also scheduled are the annual meeting and election of board members, presentation of Awards of Excellence, and three performances of “Utopia: The Iowa Musical Revue” by cast from Epic Stage Productions. The musical was written by Fort Dodge native Robert John Ford who also wrote “Caucus: The Musical” and “Six-on-Six.” The fifteen board members will also participate in a workshop with Kathy Pingel of Florida, a trainer with the American Association of Community Theatres.