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.
Let’s get “Dashing”
Dashing Through The Snow only has five more performances! Time to order your tickets for the funniest wackiest holiday show ever. Learn more about the play, the cast and the directors here. The remaining performance dates are December 6,7,8,13 and 14. The Sunday shows are at 2 PM and all the rest are at 7:30. We invite everyone who attends to bring a new toy, not gift wrapped, for the Toys for Tots program. Toys for Tots distributes toys donated in Pickens county to the kids of Pickens County. We thank the Pickens County Marine Corps League for letting us help. “The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.”
2014 Season Announced
Season Ticket Information
The Tater Patch Players Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2014 Main Stage Season. These five productions will be included in the Season Ticket Package. Season tickets will once again be $60 for five shows….. an incredible bargain! Season tickets are a great gift for yourself or someone you love! Order now via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your tickets will be mailed promptly on receipt of payment with instructions on reserving your seats for each show and a handy reminder card of the show dates. We try to make special pricing available to our season ticket holders for our other shows whenever possible, too. Tater Patch season tickets are your best theater value anywhere around! There is a brief synopsis of our five Main Stage shows below, and a longer look into each show by clicking here.
Tater Patch will open with the award-winning play, The Lion in Winter. Set in the winter court of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, this is play, filled with cutting banter and barbed wit, as well as a medieval setting, take you on an unforgettable journey into another world. The play will be presented January 24-February 8. The director will be Jan Simpson.
The second offering is an entirely different type of play. This hysterical farce is called No Sex Please, We’re British. The show is an insane romp through the lives of a very sedate British couple whose lives take a quirky turn. This comedy of errors will be presented March 7 through 22. The director will be Stan O’Kelley and auditions will be December 15 and 16.
Play On! is a comedy that revolves around a community theater group has decided to put on a royalty-free show by a local novice playwright. The play goes from rehearsal to disastrous opening night in a cascade of laughs. It will be presented June 6 through 21 and Alex Nawrocki will direct.
Moving to another genre, the Players will bring you a tingling mystery/thriller, Postmortem. This play is set in 1922 and actor-manager and playwright William Gillette, best known for his 30-year portrayal of the famous crime sleuth Sherlock Holmes, has arranged a séance. Someone is trying to murder Gillette and he suspects it is one of his guests. This intricate and thrilling play will be presented August 15-30.
To give you a musical thrill at Halloween time, the troupe will present that hit show about the invasion of alien plant life, Little Shop of Horrors. You won’t want to miss this great show, filled with doo-wop music, great characters, and unbelievable effects. Nan Nawrocki will direct the show which runs October 17 through November 1.
In addition, we’re also working on securing two additional “bonus” shows for April and May. These won’t be part of our regular season, but we hope to come up with some special rates for all our season ticket holders. That’s just another reason that Tater Patch Players Season Tickets are an entertainment bargain!
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? To learn about ways to donate to YOUR community theater, click here.
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. Almost every month now, we get a small deposit to our bank account because you went shopping at Amazon.com by way of this website — at no cost to you! So thank you, Tater shoppers! Remember holiday shopping is coming up so shop through our Amazon.com portal.
Auditions for No Sex Please, We’re British
December 15 and 16, 4-7 PM
The story: A young bride who lives above a bank with her husband who is the assistant manager, innocently sends a mail order off for some Scandinavian glassware. What comes is Scandinavian pornography. The plot revolves around what is to be done with the veritable floods of pornography, photographs, books, films, and eventually girls that threaten to engulf this happy couple. The matter is considerably complicated by the man’s mother, his boss, a visiting bank inspector, a police superintendent, and a muddled friend who does everything wrong in his reluctant efforts to set everything right, all of which works up to a hilarious ending of closed or slamming doors. This farce ran in London over eight years and also delighted Broadway audiences.
The cast consists of all adults: 7 men and 3 women and is a laugh riot. Stan O’Kelley is the director and has set auditions for December 15 and 16 from 4-7 PM. Auditioners can download an audition information form here. Forms will also be available at the theater on audition dates. Headshots and bios are welcome, but not required. For questions, please email email@example.com.
Cast for The Lion in Winter is announced
Henry- Alex Nawrocki
Geoffrey- Patrick Hall
John- John Murphy
Alais- Dezarea Brown
Director- Jan Simpson
Assistant Director- Marie Stoney
Stage Manager- Nan Nawrocki
Set Design/Construction- Bob Countryman
There were many good auditions given for these roles. Director Jan Simpson had a difficult decision but is very pleased with her cast. There will be more coming soon on this, the first show of our 2014 season.
EVEN MORE ABOUT TATER PATCH PLAYERS
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