IF IT’S ENTERTAINING, IT’S TATER PATCH!
The Tater Patch Players is a busy, active community theater troupe which produces five-main stage productions annually. We also have special productions, movies and concerts, added throughout the year. We are conveniently located at 95 Philadelphia Lane in Jasper, Georgia.
Our theater, complete with presentation equipment, great acoustics and comfortable seating for over 100, can be a great location for YOUR group to hold meetings, workshops or other get-togethers. Enjoy the website and learn more about us. If you have a show or an act you would like to produce at our theater, or if you wish to discuss renting all or part of our theater for an activity, please get in touch at email@example.com or 706-253-2800.
CANCELLATION OF “SYLVIA”
Due to an accidental injury to one of our cast members, we regret to tell you that this month’s performances of “Sylvia” are cancelled. Our actor will recover, but our scheduled shows must go on. Therefore, we have committed to bringing you “Sylvia” in 2016, hopefully with the same talented cast. To that cast and crew, we sincerely appreciate all their months of hard work and are sorry that they can’t have the pleasure of a performance. To our friends, we will press on with “Nunsense” as our next show. Meanwhile, we bring you the Second Tater Patch Players’ Improv Night, April 25.
RUSSO AND FRIENDS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. SINATRA
THIS SHOW HAS SPECIAL SEATING, PLEASE CHECK THE TICKETING SEATING CHART OR CONTACT US ABOUT SEATS. The NEW seating chart for this event is up! Gabe Russo has entertained many of you in the past with his dazzling Frank Sinatra style. He’s so good that in 2014, he won the national Sinatra Idol competition in Frank’s hometown of Hoboken. The man can croon!
This year, in honor of Old Blue-eyes’ 100th birthday, Gabe is bringing us a new show. Frank will be there, he promises. But so will some other singers and entertainers, including some you know from our stage. They promise a fitting and delightful tribute to Sinatra and the era — music, comedy, and a wonderful cabaret atmosphere. Limited Tables for Four are available for each performance. Seat and tableside service will be available from our concession stand with special treats for all.
Performances are May 15 and 16 at 7:30 PM. Come out and join us for an unforgettable evening.
Auditions for Nunsense:
Get in the laughing habit!
Auditions will be held for the hilarious musical, Nunsense on April 27 and 28 from 6:30 – 8 PM at the Tater Patch Players Theater. Please be prepared for cold readings from the script and bring a song to show off your talents. Bring either CD or sheet music. The show opens July 17 and runs for three weekends.
The characters are:
- Sister Mary Regina - Mother Superior: a feisty, overweight Sophie Tucker-type who can’t resist the spotlights.
- Sister Mary Hubert - Mistress of Novices: the second-in -command, she is always competing with the Mother Superior.
- Sister Robert Anne - a streetwise, tough character from Brooklyn, a constant source of irritation for the Mother Superior
- Sister Mary Amnesia - this nun lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head; she is very sweet.
- Sister Mary Leo - the novice, who has entered the convent with the firm desire to become the first nun ballerina.
There are four mezzos and one soprano among the sisters, and all are expected to be able to belt out a tune and follow a little simple choreography. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
If you don’t know this very funny show, there are lots of videos on You Tube. (We are performing the original “Nunsense“, not one of the many sequels.) Audrey Kirsten-Lewis and Patrick Hall are directing. Music director is TBA.
Not ready to dance on stage in a nun’s costume? Or maybe you’re a guy? Come wear some different black attire as a member of our stage crew.
The remaining shows in our 2015 season:
Nunsense, by Dan Goggin, opens July 17. Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns,tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, opens September 18. This is a new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror. On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. When Hyde meets a woman who stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his experiments. But Hyde has other ideas, and so the two sides battle each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse to determine who shall be the master and who his slave. With multiple Hydes portrayed by members of the cast.
A review of another theater’s performance of this play said “This is not your grandfather’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In Hatcher’s version, the dark Hyde indeed comes out, and he is evil beyond measure. But not all evil: He loves, and is loved. Too, Jekyll isn’t the pure soul we’ve come to believe him to be. Hatcher has written a play that honors the original, but gives a more complex interpretation of the dual nature of man. A dark and disturbing story liberally peppered with humor.”
It’s a Wonderful Life: the Radio Play opens November 27. Probably everyone in America knows the warm story of George Bailey and how he came to what might have been his last Christmas and Clarence, the Angel Second-Class who want to earn his wings. In this adaptation by Tony Palermo, a veteran of stage and radio performances, our audience gets to experience the nostalgic feelings of a simpler time. We create this 1946 radio studio and the costumes and the hairstyles. We even do radio commercials from the time and have organ music accompaniment for parts of the radio show. Also like the live radio broadcasts of the period, all the sound effects also are done on stage. Come be part of the “Live Radio Audience” for this family-friendly trip back in time.
Click on “Calendar” above, to get the dates for every show. Ticket prices and season ticket rates will remain the same for 2015. Tater Patch Players is your best entertainment value!
We need your support ~ ways you can help
No theater or arts group in the country can pay for its production by ticket sales alone. Buying tickets helps us and entertains you. We generally finance all the shows from their own revenues and our casts, crews and front of house staff are all volunteers. The work of our volunteers is amazing, but paying the mortgage requires more than talent and dedication. Yes, our bankers, insurers, and others we do business with want cash. Ticket prices alone don’t cover our expenses. We need donors, advertisers, and sponsors. Many people write extra checks this time of year to support their favorite non-profit 501(c)3 organizations. Won’t you consider including Tater Patch Players in your year-end giving? As an all-volunteer organization, we would love you to come out and donate your time, too! Email us at email@example.com to learn more.
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