StageWest to hold children's drama workshop this summer


StageWest Community Theater is once again teaming with the Medical Lake School District to bring a children’s drama workshop to local would-be actors, actresses, directors and those interested in being a part of live theater.

The two-week workshop runs 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday at Hallett Elementary School in Medical Lake beginning July 29 and ending Aug. 9. The workshop culminates with two theatrical performances Saturday, Aug. 10 at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Workshop enrollment fees are $100 per child ages 9-15, with the enrollment deadline July 10. Space is limited so call Debbie Munyon at 509-979-7559 or Judy Gross at 509-299-2649 to register as soon as possible, or for more information.

StageWest has also announced its season line up for 2013-2014. This fall the season kicks off with Mayo Smith’s “The Old Ladies Guide to Survival,” directed by Charles Kenfield in September. In December it’s the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life, Radio Show,” by Tony Palermo and directed by Kay Byron Pacheco.

The winter show is the comedy “The Perfect Wedding,” by Robin Hawdon and directed by Richard Craven. The final production in spring is the crime comedy “Honestly Now,” by Jack Sharkey and directed by Phil West.

Finally, StageWest is looking for individuals or businesses who would enjoy helping the continued success of community theater through financial assistance. The all-volunteer troupe has been bringing good, inexpensive live theatre to the area since 2003.

“Comments we have had from those that have seen our performances are that we are as good if not better than the theaters that charge a lot more than we do,” Pacheco, StageWest’s publicity chair, said in an email.

Without some sort of community backing from individuals and/or businesses, Pacheco said it will be difficult for the organization to keep its ticket prices low. Any individuals or businesses wishing to support live community theater can contact individuals they know are members of StageWest, or the following: Pacheco at 235-5742, Craven at 768-2150 or Kathleen Bell at 235-2441.


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