★ 2015 SEASON ★

☆ Nunsense ☆

☆ GOLDEN KNIGHT LIVE! ☆
FREE PERFORMANCE!
*August 8 at 10 am*
ONE SHOW ONLY!


☆ Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ☆

☆ It's A Wonderful Life ☆
( ... the Radio Play)

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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 taterpatchplayers@gmail.com or 706-253-2800.

 

 Nunsense is a hit!

FINAL WEEKEND

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The laugh-causing, inspiration-sharing, happiness-bringing cast of Nunsense invites you to see one of the remaining shows.  Click the “Buy Tickets” button above to reserve your seats.  Sales are really booming, so get them soon!

  • Sister Mary Regina – Pat Northcutt
  • Sister Mary Hubert – Marcia Wright
  • Sister Robert Anne – Vanessa Stancil
  • Sister Mary Amnesia – Jennie Hutto Smith
  • Sister Mary Leo – Deanna Gramling
  • Music Director (And Sister Mary Carlene) — Carlene Archer
  • Director — Audrey Kirsten-Lewis
  • Assistant Director — Patrick Hall
  • Producer — Pat Jewell

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.

–COMING UP AFTER NUNSENSE —
Golden Knight

The Golden Knight Live! has been called “An energetic, medieval adventure for kids with a solid, moral message about good and evil.” On August 8 at 10AM, the theater is hosting a free performance of a live action stage adventure based on a children’s book series by Cartersville authors Steven Clark and Justin Clark.It is appropriate for ages six and older and there is no charge to attend. The show will last about an hour followed by a “meet and greet” with the characters and the authors. Photos are encouraged. Merchandise will also be available to purchase and donations are accepted.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

Jekyll Proof for websiteThe auditions produced an amazing group of actors for Director Jan Simpson to evaluate. The casting decisions were difficult, but with one exception, have all been made.  The complete cast will be announced soon.
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.  This study of good and evil is as relevant today as when the story was published in 1886.

 Rehearsals have begun and we will keep you updated.  Costumes are being custom made and designed by Angela Babcock.   Some innovative lighting and set design are being planned by Bob Countryman.  Stanley O’Kelley is Assistant Director and is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to start working onstage with the cast.  Performance dates are September 18, 19, 25, 26, 27 and October 2, 3, 4.

Holiday entertainment for the family:  It’s a Wonderful Life: a Radio Play on the Stagewonderful life new proof FOR WEBSITE JPG

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 will create a 1946 atmosphere — no more wartime rationing, optimism everywhere — a time of hope, but also of reflection.   Like the live radio broadcasts of the period, all the sound effects also are done on stage.   You’ll see the cast change characters in the blink of an eye, watch the emcee flirt with the organ player, and watch the Sound Effects guys create all those noises.  Come be part of the “Live Radio Audience” for this family-friendly trip back in time.  Opening the Friday after Thanksgiving.  Bring the family and lose those too-much-turkey blues!  November 27, 28, 29 and December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13.  Children 6 and younger FREE.

2016 Season Sneak Peek!
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(NOTE:  dates are not firm until we have secured the rights to perform on those datesThese are the dates we have requested.)
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SYLVIA is back!   The original cast is fit and ready.  Look forward to this comedy, with some adult themes and language, to open our 2016 season in late January. Directed by Stanley O’Kelley.
NOISES OFF has been called the funniest theater farce ever written.  Fast and delightful dialogue, wonderful pranks, and an unbelievable scene change that the audience can watch.  April 2016. Directed by Patrick Hall and Nan Nawrocki.
THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY is a witty comedy of golf, girls, and goings-on.  A great laugh for everyone, but especially all you golfers out there.  July 2016, director TBA.
MAMA WON’T FLY is another great Southern comedy by your favorite writing trio of Hope Jones Wooten.  This show will take you on a cross-country romp with Mama.  Put some South in your mouth… it’ll make you laugh! Directed by Audrey Kirsten-Lewis,  September 2016.
IN-LAWS, OUTLAWS, AND OTHER PEOPLE (WHO SHOULD BE SHOT) This is our holiday show for 2016.  Yes indeed a crazy holiday dinner goes VERY wrong, with all the people mentioned in the title.  Hilarious — and surprisingly Christmas-y! Directed by Jan Simpson,  November/December 2016.

We’re also working on two children’s shows, so all you moms, dads and grandparents, keep checking for details.  To get the latest news the fastest, sign up, on the sidebar to your right for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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 taterpatchvolunteers@gmail.com to learn more.

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