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. Beginning in 2013, we are adding movie nights and other theater programs. 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.
Last Chance to see it!
May 18 7:30 PM
Our current production is a romping, door-slamming farce. What is a farce? It is a type of comedy that “uses buffoonery and horseplay and typically includes crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations”. That about sums up the action in Lend Me a Tenor. You will find young innocent lovers… or at least one of them is. You will find old singers who are very lively… at least until they seem to be dead. Why is the leading light of the Cleveland Opera Guild trying to dispose of spoiled shrimp? You can experience an evening of Italian tantrums! Men in tights! Scantily clad sopranos! Can we blame it on the bad shrimp? The full moon? Or, since an Italian tenor is involved, does this hilarity result from too much amore?
The cast for this delight is two bring you two more weekends of laughter. Tyler Roper, long time Tater Patch actor is trying on a new role. He plays the much older Henry Saunders, Manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera. A man for whom nothing goes right, unless he says it does. His assistant, Max, is played with deadpan humor, by Kenneth Farmer. Max is a “gopher and all-purpose dogs body” to Saunders — his flunky in other words. Max is totally smitten with the lovely Maggie, Saunders’ daughter, played by Rachel Lawson. Maggie is a sweet young thing– or at least that’s what she seems to be at the beginning of the play. Tito Mirelli, a world famous tenor, performed with “la passione italiana” by Alex Nawrocki, has come to sing in Cleveland. Unexpectedly, he is accompanied by his fiery Italian wife, Maria. Maria is played in vivacious and glamorous style by Ellen Painter. The bell hop, played by John Murphy, is a frustrated opera singer who is star-struck by Tito. Another opera singer — far less frustrated than the bellhop — is Diana, who is singing Desdemona to Tito’s Otello. Diana is played, vampishly, by Dora Gardo, who last amused us as the brassy Tessie Tura in 2012′s Gypsy. Julia, the Chairwoman of the Opera Guild, is acted with style and gusto by Jan Simpson. Jan is a long-time Tater Patch actor who has been kept away from the stage by her career. She now approaches retirement and is welcomed back warmly to the Tater Patch Players family.
Come enjoy this romp through the operatic highlife of 1934. Ladies in tiaras, men in tuxes. Not one but two Otellos! The show will be at the Tater Patch Players Theater, at 95 Philadelphia Lane, just off Old Philadelphia Road near the Wal-Mart. Click on the “Contact and Map” tab at the top of this page.
Tickets can be purchased on line by clicking the “Buy Tickets Now” button, or at the box office on show nights. If you have questions or want more information, email the troupe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-253-2800.
As you wish……..
“THE PRINCESS BRIDE”
June 8 7:30 PM
This timeless movie is a favorite with all ages. We encourage fans, and princesses and pirates of all ages, to come in costume. At Tater Patch, it’s not just a movie night, it’s an EVENT! Tickets $6 for adults, $4 for children, 12 and under. Showtime 7:30, one showing only. Rated PG. Tickets may be purchased in advance by clicking the Buy Tickets button in the upper right corner of this page.
If you have one that you think would make a super Movie Event Night show, please email us at email@example.com with your request, question or suggestion. We will gladly check on availability and pricing and see if we can schedule it and get the rights to show it. We want to show what you want to see!
This wonderful musical has been cast! We are still in the process of assembling our production team, but rehearsal start this week. Tater Patch Players is looking forward to bringing you this show — the longest-running musical in history. For the first time on our stage, enjoy the music and the fantasy of the play that has kept theatergoers coming back since 1960. Keep checking back for more information and photos!
Cast and Production team for The Fantasticks
El Gallo…………Robert Countryman
Music Director………Ellen Whitten
Assistant Director…..Jan Simpson
Front of House…………..Roberta Sarchet
Shopping at Amazon helps Tater Patch!
Another way to help support Tater Patch is to shop at amazon.com through our website. We are an Amazon Affiliate. This means if you use those widgets on the right sidebar to click through for all your Amazon purchases you will also be giving a small but still not insignificant gift to Tater Patch Players at no cost to yourself! What could be more wonderful? And if you feel an extra surge of generosity while you’re at Amazon, check out Tater Patch’s Amazon Wish List.
UPDATE: This February, Tater Patch received a nice deposit to our bank account of $40. This is from all of your Amazon purchases… probably for Christmas, that went through the portal of our website. You can put money in your favorite theater’s pocket just by shopping at Amazon.com — at no cost to you! So thank you, Tater shoppers!
EVEN MORE ABOUT TATER PATCH PLAYERS
If you’re interested in learning more about our all-volunteer crew, put your email in the box at the right of this page. You will be able to choose to join the regular mailing list or the volunteer list. Better yet, join both!
To learn more about donating to YOUR community theater, click here.
The new season has been chosen and the Main Stage shows are Driving Miss Daisy, February; Grace and Glorie, March; Lend Me a Tenor, May; The Fantasticks, August; Dashing Through the Snow, November/December. The season ticket program is being updated to provide you more flexibility, too. Click HERE to learn more about season tickets. We will have a special production from our “Rising Stars” Youth Theater group (more on this later) and some special guests and theatrical presentations. For more information on these shows, go to the News and Happenings page.
Tickets for individual shows can be bought by clicking the “Buy Tickets” button at the top right of each page of the website. Season Tickets cannot be bought nor reserved through this portal. For information about ticket purchasing and buying and using Season Tickets, go here.