Archive for November, 2010

We’re competing for #1 on WFAA’s A-List

Every year WFAA – channel 8 hold a public vote for their “A-List” where they award the best of different companies and services in North Texas.  Right now Plaza Theatre Company is in FIRST PLACE but we need your help to stay there.  To vote just click the graphic above and then click on “Vote for Us!”

While there, you will have the opportunity to vote for addition all businesses in the area that you think deserve recognition from the “A-List”.

OUR MISSION at Plaza Theatre Company is to enrich the community with high quality, family-friendly entertainment that warms the heart, uplifts the spirit, and tells worthy stories. To provide volunteer opportunities for those in the community and offer educational experiences for children, teens, and adults to develop artistic talents and learn the theatre craft.

Here are some photo samples of some of our best work:

"Aida" - 2009

"Singin' in the Rain" - 2009

"The Music Man" - 2009

"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" - 2010

"All Shook Up" - 2010

"Into the Woods" - 2010

"Over the River and Through the Woods" - 2010

We at PlazaCo would be honored if you would take a moment to vote for Plaza Theatre Company in this year’s WFAA “A-List”.

Auditions tonight for MAN WITH THE POINTED TOES

Plaza Theatre Company is looking forward to tonight’s auditions for MAN WITH THE POINTED TOES – Plaza’s first 2011 production and their 40th since opening in 2007.

Auditions start at 7:00pm. No appointment is necessary, anyone wishing to audition should arrive to the theatre at 7pm this evening.

The comedy is under the direction of Stefanie Glenn.

Audition Preparation:
Auditioners will be asked to read cold from the script at the audition. Each auditioner should plan to spend about an hour auditioning for the Directors. A call back audition will be held on Wednesday November 10th, 7 to 10pm. Those auditioners who the Directors wish to see further will be invited to the call back audition which may last up to three hours time.

All Roles Are Available

Tom Coterel — The smart but simple owner of Snake Eyes Ranch. Oil was discovered on his ranch and he has become very wealthy. Male. Age: 24 – 35
Linc Hanson — The foreman of Tom’s ranch. Considered as Tom’s best friend, he is smart and has the best intentions for his friend at heart. Male. Age: 24 – 45
Hank Stover — A larger than life cowhand on Tom’s ranch not ready to give in to culture. Male. Age: 18 – 45
Lem Reed — The meek cowhand on Tom’s ranch. A greenhorn when it comes to life. Male. Age: 18 – 45
Pamela Wright — Sophisticated New York socialite with eyes on Tom and his money. Female. Age: 18 – 35
Florence Raines — Finishing school teacher hired to help Tom learn culture to woo Pam. Refined, but without pretenses. Female. Age: 18 – 35
Jose Gonzales — Cook at Tom’s ranch. Dancing skills and ability to speak Spanish a plus. Male, Hispanic. Age 16 – 35.
Randall Wright — Father to Pamela. Polished businessman from the oil company with wells on Tom’s property. Male. Age: 40 – 65

We hope to see you at Plaza tonight.


Here are some lovely live shots of OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS taken during opening weekend. The cast that played that evening’s performance was Aaron Lett, Dick Helmcamp, Julie Hefner, Burl Procter, Shauna Lewis and Jill Ethridge. Photographer = the amazing Ginny Rodgers.

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS play thru November 20th every Thrusday, Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 and every Saturday afternoon at 3pm. Reservations can be made by calling the Plaza Box Office at 817-202-0600.

Happy Birthday to Plaza Theatre Company

That’s right y’all, it’s Plaza Theatre Company’s 4th birthday today. On November 2nd, 3rd and 4th of 2006, PlazaCo opened it’s doors for “Preview Weekend” performances of MAN WITH THE POINTED TOES.

Milette Siler and Kyle Adams in Man With the Pointed Toes

The weekend was a great success and the rest, as they say, is history. So many wonderful people came together to help us get on our feet in those early days and PlazaCo wouldn’t be here today without their amazing contributions to that first show. People like David and Shoshana Cook, Kyle Adams, Jason Hernandez, Tim Dewhirst, Treeva Phillips, Marshelle Phillips, Karen Trahan, Stefanie Glenn, Maryclaire Becan, Faith Merrifield who either acted in the pre-show or in MAN WITH THE POINTED TOES itself. These great folks, together with our kiddos Tabitha, Parker, Cameron, Eden, Miranda, Dana, Ryan and Mitch as well as the undying support of the Downtown Cleburne Association, are what made it possible to be here today.

Our first booster card

Now, 4 years later, we are presenting our 38th production and our over 800th performance since opening our doors back in 2006. And what an adventure it has been. Our current show, OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, is another in the long tradition of Plaza comedies – a lot of humor and a whole lotta heart.

So thanks to all the Plaza patrons, board members, actors, musicians, designers, technicians and volunteers. We’ve come a long way in 4 years and we’re blessed to have had y’all along for the ride.

Sincerely, Plaza Producers JaceSon & Tina Barrus and Aaron and Milette Siler