Offstage Noises - Summer 2021

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Summer 2021

We don't just entertain...we change lives!

from the desk of Michael Cochran It’s hard to believe that summer camps are already of vaccine or negative tests and masking for audience entry over and we are heading into fall with the first show to the shows. We are in communication with other venues in of our 58th season, Always...Patsy Cline, opening Paducah to constantly review our policies and focus on the in just a couple of weeks. This summer safety and health of our performers, audience, has seen some great successes with our "...This summer has and volunteers. performance camps and many Playtime offerings. seen some great The Next Stage Update The Next Stage progress continues as we have successes..." Masking Back Up rebuilt and renovated the exterior of the back In our education programming, we are half of the 200 Kentucky Avenue Building. Ray preparing for the fall and ways to handle the latest Black & Sons is beginning the work to complete the enclosure surge of Covid cases in our area. Our first priority of the back space and will be working on the interior as soon as is to make sure that our programming follows the the space is dry. It is exciting to walk in and see the new studio guidelines set by the CDC and our state and county theatre taking shape in the back area. It will be double the size health departments. All staff and teachers at MHT of the current studio theatre and will give the theatre many have been vaccinated. Effective with our fall classes, new opportunities for dance and educational showcases and we will be going back to masking of students and performances. It will also contribute to enhancing our murder teachers for those classes regardless of vaccine mysteries which have been on hiatus with the construction of status. This is line with the public school systems in the building and with Covid. our city and county. Our goal is always to reduce any possible transmission of Covid among our students Welcoming New Staff and staff. We understand this may not be popular with MHT is pleased to announce that we have hired a new all parents and students, but we feel strongly that Technical Director, Jerome Veit who will begin work in late protecting unvaccinated students is our first priority. August. Jerome is a graduate of SIU in technical theatre and We will also be requiring all audience members to has a background in construction, sound, and lighting and will remain masked while attending Always....Patsy Cline be a wonderful addition to the theatre staff. His addition was regardless of vaccine status. This will help audiences made possible in part from the Shuttered Venue Operators feel comfortable coming to the theatre and Grant the theatre recently received. This season you’ll start to allow actors and band members to see many changes and new faces with our programming as perform without masks. Many we finish up the Next Stage project and move into being able of the professional to program with our new spaces. theaters in New York and around Even with all of the challenges still facing us it is an exciting the country have time for MHT as we kick off our 58th Season and continue to already required proof innovate and develop new programming for the future.

The 20th Annual Fred Paxton Challenge for Charities!

? s U p l e H u o Y ill W As we move closer to the opening night for the 58th Signature Series season, we also draw ever so close to the end of the 20th Annual Fred Paxton Challenge for Charities. Thank you to our faithful friends who have already given during this epic fundraising challenge and a gentle reminder that there’s still time if you’ve just been too busy to make a gift.

What IS all the fuss? The Fred Paxton Challenge for Charities helps Market House Theatre in two important ways. First, it creates immediate revenue for the Theatre during a time of year that we typically don’t have the opportunity to earn much income. Though camps and classes keep our campus hopping during the summer, we don’t produce any big shows over the summer, so that means no ticket revenue.


Monies raised through the Paxton Challenge come in just in time for our Signature Season opening and the kickoff of our new semester of youth education programming and go to work immediately at a time when it is needed. You might help pay for new lights in the main theatre, costume refurbishing for our Theatre in Schools programming, scholarships for a new crop of Footlights students, or even props for that silly old bear, Winnie the Pooh. No matter how big or how small, your gifts do great work at Market House Theatre!

The other great thing the Challenge does is helps ensures the future of Market House Theatre because the Fred and The following is a quick reference guide to Edward Jones’ specific brand Peggy Paxton Endowment Fund will match every dollar colors, fonts, and logos. you give up to $10,000. That money goes straight into our endowment fund, providing us income for generations and generations to come. WHOA!



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There’s not much time left! Decide your amount and either download this required pledge form and mail your check, payable to the Community Foundation, to P. O. Box 7; Paducah, KY 42002, or you can click here to make your gift safely and securely online. Still have questions? Email Development Director Ronda Gibson, or call at 270.444.6828 x 103.

Summer 2021at Market House

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This summer we saw students on our campus for summer camps! We traveled to outer space and Neverland, got to dance with princesses and even tour a chocolate factory! Students learned basics of drama, dance, and performance while having FUN.

PlayTime brought 750 kids and adults to the Courtyard theatre this summer with performances of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty! Sponsored by the McCracken County Early Childhood Council and Don & Renie Barger, PlayTime is one way that MHT continues its mission of offering educational programming that is accessible to all!

Shakespeare in the Park brought over 700 people to the Noble Park Amphitheatre to enjoy free shows of The Tempest - audiences braved rain and storms to come out and experience outdoor theatre.

Come PLAY with us this fall! Seussical KIDS


Class is FULL - Mark your calendars for performances December 9, 10, 11, 12!

Saturday morning drama classes for K High School. Learn acting and life skills through dramatic play and theatre games! Classes begin Aug. 28.

Imagination PlayShops

Literature-based classes for preschoolers. Act out stories and play fun theatre games! Classes run Sept. - Nov.


Beginner through advanced dance classes for preschool - high school! Ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and more! Classes begin Aug. 16

Registration is still open!

Winnie the Pooh - Aug. 30 & 31

Upcoming Auditions!

In the MHT Studio Theatre at 5:30 & 6:30 each night. There are 12 - 15 roles for ages 7 - adult! Call the Box Office to sign up for an audition time: 270.444.6828.

Riot: Asbury Park - Sept. 14 & 15

In the Market House Theatre at 6:30 PM each night. A diverse cast of eight is needed.

Always...Patsy Cline has enjoyed great success all over the United States, including a successful run off-Broadway. It has been one of the most produced musicals in America according to American Theatre Magazine. Always...Patsy Cline has also been enjoyed internationally by audiences in Canada, the UK and Australia. Always...Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honkytonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death includes many of Patsy’ unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight...27 songs in all! The cast for Always...Patsy Cline include Kim Yocum as Patsy Cline and Rachel Dodson as Louise Seger. Band members include Tracy Leslie on piano, Tim Lewis on fiddle, Brent Webster on guitar, Bryan Chapman on bass, Johnny Jones on pedal steel, Tony Kitchen on drums and background vocals, Joshua Morehead on background vocals and Dawn Evans on background vocals. Michael Cochran directs with Dawn Evans as Music Director. Tom Hansen is the Set Designer and Angela Hoerner is the Costume Designer. Caleb Buford is Stage Manager. Always...Patsy Cline runs Sept. 9 - 12, & 16 - 19. Showtimes are 7 PM for Thursday - Saturday and 2:30 PM for the 2nd Saturday matinee and Sunday matinees. Tickets are $24 for adults and $16 for students.

Purchase Tickets by Phone: 270.444.6828 In-Person: 132 Market House Sq., M - F, 10 AM - 5 PM

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