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Fort Dodge, IA - November - December 2011

Christmas Special brings Joy! To the Stage in December What happens when you get a group of high schoolers together to perform an annual Christmas musical and the director, scripts and set don’t show up? Joy! Well, maybe not right away but t he students put their heads and talents together to create their version of the nativity story. Dave Stokesbary directs, well, maybe we should say he coexists, with an energetic group of t a le nt e d area students for the D e c e m b e r Hawkeye show. Ca in Ju nk ma n serves as the accompanist to some entertaining

vocals sung by Janessa Laupp, Jamila Shig-Hon, Jazzmin and Monica Hughes, Allysen Martin, Miranda Dencklau, Akaisha Preston, Daquyla Altman, Jordan Peterson, Robert Wede, Dakota Demery, Daniel Peet, (cont)

In This Issue... JOY!

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From the President

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The Hectors

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SIGN ME UP Enews

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Auditions for Dinner Theatre

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Membership Form

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Contacting HCT

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Dessert Theatre a big slice of fun

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Calendar of Events

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JOY! (cont from cover) Dynastacius "Dragon" Collins, Xavier Skaggs, Jay Laupp and Cal Solverson. The familiar story has a unique ring to it as the music of Diane Leslie and lyrics of David Rogers accompany Ruth Perry’s book. The show is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic P u b l is h in g C o mp a n y o f Woodst ock, I llino is, w it h performances on December 16th and 17th at 7:00pm and on December 18th at 2:00pm The Full Cast Janessa Laupp—Angie/ Centurion Jamila Shing-Hon—Mary/Mary Daniel Peet—Joe/Joseph Xavier Skaggs—Badge/Melchior Cal Solverson—Sam/Balthazar Dakota Demery—Howard/Caspar Jay Laupp —Bill/Shepherd J a z z m i n H u g he s — R a c he l / Shepherd’s wife

Joy; the name says it all! Miranda Dencklau—Sabrina/ Shepherd’s daughter Dynastacius Collins— Leon/ Herod Akaisha Preston—Maid 1 Allysen Martin—Soldier/Guest Daquyla Altman—Innkeeper Robert Wede—Good Humor Man Monica Hughes—Attendant/ Porter Jordyn Peterson—Maid 2 Cain Junkman—Accompanist Be sure to get to Hawkeye Theatre early for a good seat!  Editor, HCT Volunteer With a staff of ten digits

From the President... Hello,

patrons and supporters of Hawkeye Community Theatre! As my time as President of the Board of Directors and my time as a board member of Hawkeye Theatre draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your suppor t of Ha wkey e Community Theatre. I have thoroughly enjoyed so many experiences at HCT over the last several years including acting, working backstage, serving as a board member and finally as President of the Board of Directors Page 2

this last year. All of these experiences would not have been possible without you, our members. I hope to see many of you at our Annual Meeting. Please come and help us celebrate another great season and enjoy some good food and company in our beautiful theatre. I am so pleased with our newly painted interior, curtains, and heating and cooling system. All of these great changes were made possible by the financial support and hard work of our members and volunteers. The project list will always be endless, but I know that the returning and

new board members will continue to help Hawkeye Theatre grow and thrive. And while I say my goodbyes to the Board of Directors, I look forward to greeting many of you during our upcoming 2012 season, acting or wor king backstage with my Hawkeye family. Happy Holidays! Sarah Livingston Smith President, Hawkeye Theatre Corporation.  B A CKST AG E


The Hectors The

HCT Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet will be held Friday, January 20th, 2012 at Hawkeye Theatre in the Lower Level. At the Annual Meeting there is everything you could want to know about HCT fiscally, operatively, and logistically. New Board of Director nominees are introduced, nominated and elections are held for the same. Socializing and dinner precede the meeting which culminates with the formal presentation of the Annual Awards. The full course dinner is being catered by Tea Thyme at Sadies at a cost of $23 per plate. Entre’ choices are Roast Beef or Chicken Marcella (sun dried tomatoes, Marcella wine mushrooms and cream) , either which will come with sides, hor dourves, and cheesecake by the Cheesecake Lady A wine and beer

SIGN ME UP! Enews bar will be available throughout the evening. This year the festivities will begin at 6:15 PM with social time and open gossip about anyone not attending, with the dinner to follow around 7:00 PM. Reservations call 576-1101. Awards are presented for Best Lead Actor, female and male, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, female and male, Service Award, and the People’s Choice Awards given to actors (a) receiving most votes in a single show and (b) most votes for the season.

Notices placed in media outlets are only effective if people see those outlets, or hear about them from friends. While we will still use our wonderful local media outlets for getting information out to the general public, HCT is now embarking on an all out drive to generate an electronic method of distributing the news surrounding HCT. Whether it is show times, special events, command performances, auditions, work days, meetings, fun-filled vacations, impending meteor strikes, etc., you now have the opportunity to be right in the know as soon as it breaks.

Make plans to attend now. Save yourself a big old bad case of regret later. 

All you need to is send an e-mail to info@hawkeyetheatre.com and say SIGN ME UP in the subject line. Please include your name, address and phone as well.

Theatre will be held on January 3rd and 4th, 2012 between 6:00-7:00 at Hawkeye Theatre, 521 N 12th Street, Ft Dodge.

they can recapture some of their collectively lost IQ. The show will be unveiled at this year’s Annual Awards Banquet (see this issue). So if you want to know what the show is—be at that event.

The cast calls for eight females and three males. The show’s name is under wraps at this time. We can tell you that it is a very stupid, very funny farce that will have audiences begging to be let out of the door so

The Annual Dinner Theatre will be directed by Michael Shoopman. No experience or preparation work is required. You will need a strong Scottish accent and a willingness to have more fun than brains. 

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wanting to be a part of Hawkeye Community Theatre now has a new tool in getting in the loop for all events involving the theatre.

This event is open to anyone wanting a night out with all the pomp and glamour of the other statue’s event in a western state without the hassle and cost of air travel.

Auditions for Annual Dinner Theatre Auditions for the Annual Dinner

Anyone

Hawkeye Community Theatre will NEVER share your information or address with anyone for any reason. The only thing we will use this for is to let YOU know what is going on, when it happens. Period. It does not mean you are volunteering for anything, just that you want to be in the know. Hawkeye Community Theatre is comprised of ever changing volunteers willing to work to keep theatre alive in the community. Your community. Your community theatre.

Join the fun and be a part!

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It’s a great Christmas gift!

Hawkeye Community Theatre Memberships Listed below are the six levels of memberships. Hawkeye Community Theatre (HCT) is a non-profit organization, so your contribution is IRS tax deductible. Not only do you make a contribution, but you get a bargain in entertainment. Please fill out the form below and mail it to us. If you have friends or family who would like to join HCT also, send their name(s) address and type(s) of membership(s) and their donation(s) to the same address. REMEMBER: HCT memberships make great gifts! Hawkeye is made of people in your community — volunteers giving of their time and talent with one purpose — to keep the art alive in our community. Please join and help this art form live on. Someday a child yet to be born will breathlessly await their cue to walk out on to the stage for the first time, and experience a feeling like no other — all because of you and people like you, who made it possible. Hawkeye Community Theatre...the legacy lives on...

NOTE: Single ticket prices: Summer Shows & Dessert Theatre $15; Students and Seniors $10. Dinner Theatre is extra for meal.

Please mail to: Hawkeye Community Theatre, Box 32, Fort Dodge, IA 50501-0032 Extra

Name

Cameo Supporting

Address City, State, Zip

If you are interested in participating actively in HCT please check one or more of the following Acting

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Costumes Props

Producer

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Set Construction Ticket Sales Greeter / Usher

Email address

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Hawkeye Community Theatre Box 32 521 North 12th Street Fort Dodge, IA 50501 Phone: 1.515.576.6061 E-mail: info@hawkeyetheatre.com Website: www.hawkeyetheatre.com 2011 Board of Directors / Trustees † Jeff Bluml Kim Dosland Dylan Drummond Dawn Farr Steve Hoesel † Colleen Kaiser Randy Kaiser John Metier Michael Shoopman † Karla Skaggs Sarah Smith †

2011 Offices / Committees Jeff Bluml—Building, Set Design Kim Dosland—Membership, Front of House Dylan Drummond— Dawn Farr—Secretary, Business Manager Steve Hoesel—Treasurer Colleen Kaiser—Historian Randy Kaiser—Vice President, Building John Metier—Publicity Michael Shoopman—Nominating, Play Reading Karla Skaggs—Community Service Sarah Smith—President, Play Reading NO VE MB ER / DE CE MB E R 2011

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Dessert Theatre a Big Slice of Fun

“This was a fabulous show…” It thrilled and chilled the audience to the point that they demanded two curtain calls... Peter Colley has woven a deceptively simple plot into a philosophica l framework that leaves the audience guessing until the very end... a sheer delight... hilarious... superb!” — Saturday Morning Post

“This is a great play... very entertaining... the two killer professors are wonderful... I love the language in this play!” — Brighton Weekend Au d ie nces wer e h ig h l y entertained by the antics of the on-stage characters adeptly played by the cast of Peter Colley’s “When the Reaper Calls.” One can always tell by the audience reaction to the performances, and as such this show had them hook, line and sinker. CAST Prof Victor Pierce - Jim Von Dolteren Dora Pierce -

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Renee Piper Prof Harlan Brandstater - Mark Galbraith Colleen Brandstater - Mari Newman Officer McGuire - Katelyn Helgevold

When The Reaper Calls was a comic thriller about two young philosophy professors who are rivals over the question: "is there life after death" and how it affects the way you should lead your life. Their rivalry results in infidelity, murder, and lots of laughs. The show was directed by Jeff Bluml. Technical support by Xavier Skaggs. Kiana Vrchoticky and Amanda Von Dolteren comanaged the stage during the production and allowed for seamless transitions. It was produced by Hawkeye Communit y T het are under authority of Peter Colley, Playwright..  B A CKST AG E


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Hawkeye Community Theatre Box 32 — 521 North 12 Street Fort Dodge, IA 50501-0032 Return Service Requested

Backstage Nov-Dec 2011  

The official publication for Hakwye Theatre of Ft Dodge, IA

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