Exciting Season for PWP Drama Camp

Now that Spring Break and Easter and Passover are over, we find ourselves looking ahead to summer and planning our summer activities in Munds Park. Central to summer in Munds Park, both timing-wise and in importance, is Drama Camp, which runs from July 2nd to July 22nd. We have a very exciting season planned for Drama Camp this year!
Kidz Kamp will be doing Golly Gee Whiz!, a new play from Pioneer Drama Service that won the National Youth Theatre Award for Outstanding New Musical. It’s a tribute to the Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland movie musicals of the 1930s and 40s where the younger generation tries to lift the spirits of their elders during the Depression by putting on a show. Lively music and lots of great parts will keep your young thespians (ages 7 to 11) excited and engaged.
For Teen Camp (ages 12 to 18), we’re kicking it up a notch; we’ll be doing Fiddler on the Roof Jr. This is a condensed version of the Broadway Classic and has been staged by youth drama groups all over the country. I guarantee you’ll leave the theater humming Tradition and If I Were a Rich Man. This show has lots of great music, but there are also some great dance numbers. We’ll need dancers, as well as singers. So, get your teen signed up for the experience of a lifetime.
Let me finish by reminding you that Drama Camp is open to the children and grandchildren of all the families in the Munds Park community. Registration and Liability Release forms can be downloaded, along with the PWP Membership form (all families must be members of the Pinewood Players), from the PWP website, pinewoodplayers.com. Or, you can contact me and I’ll mail you a registration packet. Don’t let your child/grandchild miss out on a great season. Sign them up now.
Susan Liberty
Drama Camp Administrator
8972 W Topeka Dr
Peoria AZ 85382

Reader’s Theater 2018

Pinewood Players is proud to announce that Frank and Tricia Hess have agreed to produce Reader’s Theater  “A Cabaret Night” for our 2018 season. Frank and Tricia are well known to Pinewood Players and our audiences for their work over the past several years. They have directed, produced, assistant directed and stage managed a number of Theater in the Pines productions. Among their many credits, Frank has directed and Tricia has produced 3 plays on the Pinewood Playhouse main stage including “Exit the Body” in 2011,“Wrong Window” in 2013 and “The Gazebo” in 2014. They co-stage managed “Send Me No Flowers” in 2009 and most recently Tricia was assistant producer for last season’s Reader’s Theater “Cabaret Nights with a Twist.” Between the two, Frank and Tricia bring a wealth of theater knowledge, experience and talent to the Reader’s Theater venue.

The project is currently in the planning stages and while some directors have been identified, more are needed. If you have an interest in directing a Reader’s Theater segment, please contact Frank at 602-920-5452. Audition dates and times will be announced as we get closer to the season opening so stay tuned.

Reader’s Theater performances are scheduled for Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26 at 7:00 pm in the Pinewood Country Club Showroom. Tickets can be purchased online atwww.pinewoodplayers.com when the web site opens for 2018 season ticket sales, at the Pinewood Playhouse Box Office on Saturdaymornings from 10:00 am to noon (in season) and in the Pinewood Country Club lobby on Wednesdays between 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm (in season). Seating is limited and Reader’s Theater events have all been sellouts so be sure to purchase your tickets early.

Mark your calendar! We will look forward to seeing you there for an evening of entertainment, laughter and fun!