Attendees were entertained by song selections from past and future shows. Lost in the Darkness from Jekyll & Hyde was sung by Stephen Dale. In His Eyes from Jekyll & Hyde was sung by Amanda Jones & Katy O’Connell. Mushnik & Son, Skid Row, & Suddenly Seymore from Little Shop of Horrors was sung by Alexander Sibley & Ed Morvant and the Little Shop cast.
Each director gave out “Director Choice Awards” to those people who went “above and beyond” in service to their play.
The elected board for the 2012-13 season is: Kay M. Files- President, Melanie Hayno, Donna Heier- Treasurer, Jeanette Ketry, Frank Levy, Malcolm Maginnis, Ellen A. O’Connell, Adolfo Rodriguez, Ros Pogue, Arianne Poole, Ladson Poole, Ken Richard- VP, Renee Sibley, Joy Thompson, & Derek Thrush. Among those newly elected are Ros Pogue, Adolfo Rodriguez & Arianne Poole.
Other election results are as follows: Entertainment/Social Commettee: Melanie Aymami, Joy Thompson, Frank Levy, Betty Lancaster, & Clara Marion. Play Reading Committee: Kay M. Files, Anne Pourciau, Melnaie Hayno, Jeannette Ketry, & Malcolm Maginnis.
2009 Annual Membership Meeting & Alvin Awards
2009-2010 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PLAY READING COMMITTEE
ALVIN AWARD WINNERS
Best Poster Design: John Carambat for Mousetrap
LIFETIME ACHIEVMENT AWARDS
In Grateful Appreciation of a Lifetime of Selfless Service and
ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE ALVIN AWARDS
David McDonnel (Pippin) sang from Pippin, the 2008-2009 summer
Kate Zenor sang "Beauty and the Beast" representing Frank Levy's
Russ and Judy Krogsgard sang "You'll Never Walk Alone" in honor of the
Carrie Helm sang "Memory" from Cats, which will be the summer musical
SHOWS FOR 2008 - 2009 SEASON
Lost in Yonkers directed by Mark Leonard
SHOWS FOR 2009 - 2010 SEASON
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf - directed by Mark Leonard
August 27, 2008
To all members:
We have much to be proud of at the close of our 53rd season at Playmakers. Our high quality productions pleased our audiences as evidenced by the ticket sales that helped make 2008 the best year financially that Playmakers has had since 1997.
Our Board Members and others have completed work that is equally impressive. The road to Playmakers has been paved, which is the fruit of work that was started ten years ago. The stage and floor that was uneven and rotted underneath has been replaced. Insulation is being put in the rafters to help with the heating and cooling. A new lighting system and sound system have been installed. The area across from the theater has been prepped for parking. And, most recently, new carpet has been installed. I thank all of those involved for their hard work and I am proud of the improvements that have been accomplished.
However, we are still faced with many challenges. Many other needs still exist, including: the addition of green room and storage space, handicapped parking, cooling and heating in the front lobby and the sound booth, making Playmakers eco-friendly (“green”) and updating restrooms. We must strive to take on these challenges and continue to improve Playmakers. As President this year, I ask that you, as a member, not just come and see a show - but become active in your community theater. You have many talents that can be put to use in making our theater the best it can be. Please call me at 985-867-8889 if you would like to help us, or sign-up online at www.playmakersinc.org. With your help, Playmakers will continue supplying a place that you and your family can call “home.” Remember – Playmakers is your theater.
We have a great 54th season scheduled and we are looking forward to spending time with each and every one of you.
Claire Jepsen, a long-time, active member of Playmakers has passed away. Read her obituary.
Leicester "Les" Landon, Playmakers Founder, has passed away.
Get into the Act!
It’s you! Volunteers, Aspiring Actors and Artists who donate valuable time and talents, as well as Patrons, Business Patrons, Sponsors and Advertisers who donate money and in-kind services who have helped Playmakers produce quality live entertainment to our community at an affordable admission for over 50 years.
2007 Alvin Awards
Favorite Costumes - Melanie Burck for "Babes in Toyland"
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Playbarn Update -- Clean-up Day on Jan. 7
The theater is in better shape than it has been in years....all of the storm damage repaired, new shingle roof, exterior completely repainted, new painted storage sheds, new fence and gate, new bar in lobby, along with new paint and tile flooring in lobby. Russell has done a fabulous job of coordinating this rebuild. The combination of his know-how and his contacts in construction have proved invaluable for this amazing job, and Russ deserves our deepest gratitude...Hats off to you, Russ!!
Now we need to pitch in with a group "clean-up/ put away" day, Saturday, Jan. 7. Russ Krogsgard will be at Playmakers at 8:00am to coordinate the job, and we ask you to please donate some of your day to helping out. Any time you can give will be much appreciated, even if it's only 2 hours.
Playmakers Rebuilds and Celebrates 50th
After massive damage to the Covington Playmakers Theater Barn due to Hurricane Katrina, America's 13th longest continuously performing theater company is at last beginning its 50th season. Repairs and renovations are expected to be completed by mid-January, with performance dates in the better-than-new facility to run for two weeks from January 19 through January 29, including special daytime performances for school groups and a regular array of evening shows as well as two Sunday matinees. Fittingly, the theater's rebirth will be celebrated by a show dedicated to the fifty-year story of the building itself. The show is titled The Barn, A Tribute to 50 Years at Playmakers.
Post Hurricane Report
During the past 50 years Covington's Playmakers Theater has withstood lightening, floods, fires, tornadoes, and hurricanes, and we are continuing to move forward "After Katrina." The theater building sustained a fair amount of damage as trees fell all around the property. Repair work has already begun, and we are taking this time to completely rewire and update the lighting system, as well as renovate the lobby. We will close our doors for an estimated two months. However, in December, we plan to reopen the new and improved theater with a gala salute to the first 50 years of Playmakers. The show will include memorable moments from the past, entertainment of all types, with lots of music and comedy. Frank Levy, our historian, is writing the script.
Our spring schedule will remain the same as announced: