Archive for January, 2011

A little change-of-pace today – How about a poll? We want to know what you think

As you may know, Plaza Producers Milette, Aaron, Tina and JaceSon always announce the next year’s season as part of the annual “Thank You Party”. The party is an annual event that honors the actors, volunteers, technicians, designers, directors and board members from the last year’s worth of shows. The event also marks Plaza’s annual “birthday”. This year’s Party, which will mark Plaza’s 4th birthday, will be held at PlazaCo on April 12th. And, as usual, we’ll be announcing the 2012 season to the folks in attendance first. As you can imagine, we are heavily in the throes of preparing this season announcement as well as working to secure the rights to the shows we select. We call this “that’s a good show” season. Our closest friends hate this time of year because, we confess, we like to tease about what we may select a little.

But today, we’re going to let our blog readers in on a little behind-the-scenes peak at this selection process. AND we’re going to solicit a little input from y’all. Specifically we’re looking at a few titles and we’re asking which of these you’d like to see us produce. So, here is today’s poll question: (NOTE – please choose 2. You may also list some we haven’t listed)

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Plaza Theatre Co.

We’ve been there guys. You know that time of year when you want to show your sweetheart a good time, but what is there special to do? Well, we’ve got the perfect answer at PlazaCo. Bring your honey on out for our special “Valentine’s Party” on February 14th. it’s a spectacular night with all the trimmings. The evening includes:

  • A full meal served at The Lemon Sisters featuring Chicken or Salmon as the entree
  • Live entertainment while you eat
  • A wonderful performance of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
  • A delicious dessert at intermission
  • Dancing after the show
  • A lovely gift for the couple at the end of the night

The evening will be very special and all the work will be done for you. What could be easier than that?

Tickets for the event are $35 all inclusive per person or $25 all inclusive for season ticket holders per person. Reservations are available now by calling the Plaza Box office at 817-202-0600. Call or come by to reserve today.

Behind-the-Scenes Gun Tricks Practice for ANNIE GET YOUR GUN

Enjoy this brief promotional video of some behind-the-scenes preparation for Plaza’s upcoming production of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN.

Reserve tickets for ANNIE GET YOUR GUN today by calling the Plaza Box Office at 817-202-0600. The show plays from February 4th thru March 12th.

Final Weekend of MAN WITH THE POINTED TOES

It’s official y’all. MAN WITH THE POINTED TOES is the most successful January show in Plaza history! And there are plenty of reasons why. It could be the hilarious and heartwarming script. It might be the fabulous direction and the phenomenal cast. It might be because of the exceptional critical praise of the show. Perhaps it’s because Plaza Theatre Company was just the honored recipient of “Best Theatre Group” on WFAA’s A-List. Or maybe it’s because the secret is out and our little theatre in Cleburne is growing up a little.

Whatever the reason, MAN WITH THE POINTED TOES is closing this weekend. And if you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, THERE’S STILL TIME. Tickets are still available but going quick. Call or come by for your seats today.

Here’s a sample of some of the critical praise for the show:

Comfortable as an old shoe, with foot-stomping funny lines, a villainess who is a real heel, and some good ol’ boys to boot, “Man with the Pointed Toes” is the enjoyable — although predictable — current presentation of the Plaza Theatre Company. It runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Jan. 29 at the Plaza Theater in Cleburne. — Paul Gnadt of The Star Group

Aw, shucks, I reckon it’s worth the drive to Cleburne to see a sweet, funny show that you can take the kids and granny to without worryin’ about the content. It ain’t Shakespeare, but it sure duz make ya smile! — Carol Anne Gordon of John Garcia’s The Column

And here are some fun photos:

The Plaza Box Office is open Monday thru Saturday from 10 to 6pm and can be reached by calling 817-202-0600. Make plans to catch MAN WITH THE POINTED TOES before it’s gone.

Official Press Release – ANNIE GET YOUR GUN

The Musical Theatre treasure ANNIE GET YOUR GUN opens at Plaza Theatre Company beginning February 4th
January 21st, 2011
Plaza Theatre Company is proud to announce the opening of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN on February 4th, 2011. The production will play Plaza’s newly renovated theatre at 111 S. Main Street in Cleburne, TX opening on February 4th and playing through March 12th, 2011. The show will be the 41st produced by Plaza Theatre Company since it’s inception in November of 2006.
“ANNIE GET YOUR GUN is Americana at it’s very best”. says JaceSon Barrus, Plaza’s Artistic Director and Co-Producer, “Any story that blends romance, show business, the old American Wild West and the unforgettable music of Irving Berlin has to make for an extraordinary night at the theatre, and ANNIE GET YOU GUN doesn’t disappoint”.
The story of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN is a fictionalized version of famed American sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her exploits with the celebrated Buffalo Bill and his Wild West show. Set to the immortal music of Irving Berlin, the show contains such musical theatre classics as, “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, “Doin’ What Comes Naturally”, “You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun”, “They Say It’s Wonderful”, “My Defenses Are Down” and “Anything You Can Do”.
To bring ANNIE GET YOUR GUN to life on the Plaza stage, Plaza producers have hired a phenomenal production team with credentials from all over the Metroplex. Kyle Macy directs the show with musical direction by Kristin Spires, choreography by Eddie Floresca, Stage Management by Shauna Lewis and Aaron Dawn Schultz and Tabitha Barrus as Dance Captain. Costume design is by Tina Barrus, Set design by JaceSon Barrus, Lighting design by Cameron and JaceSon Barrus, Props by Milette Siler and Sound design by Aaron Siler.
The cast for ANNIE GET YOU GUN is: (double cast where noted)
Annie Oakley – Daron Cockerell
Frank Butler – JaceSon Barrus
Buffalo Bill Cody – Aaron Siler
Tommy Keeler – Jonathan Metting
Winnie Tate – Natalie Willingham / Betsy Wilson
Dolly Tate – Kristi Taylor
Charlie Davenport – Jay Lewis
Mac – Glen Turner
Foster Wilson / Pawnee Bill – James Long
Mrs. Wilson – Sherry Clark
Mac – Glen Turner
Sitting Bull – Solomon Abah
Nelson – Cameron Barrus
Jessie – Lillie Dewar / Dana Siler
Little Jake – Eden Grace Barrus
The Company – Suzi Hanford
– Lauren Walker
– Jillian Turner
– Jennifer Fortson
– Tabitha Barrus
– Amy Lee Reynolds
– Kasi Hollowell
– Abi Benke
– Aaron Yang
– Ben Midkiff
– Devlin Pollock
– Eduardo Aguilar
– Zack Fountain
– Auston McIntosh
– Lloyd Ekpo
– Drew Sifford / Daniel Scott Robinson
Additionally, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN will be featured as Plaza Theatre Company’s annual “Valentine’s Day” production. As in year’s past, Plaza will present a performance of the show on February 14th. The evening will include a full meal served at The Lemon Sisters, dessert, dancing, the show and a gift. Tickets are still available for this special event. 

As mentioned, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN will play Plaza Theatre Company from February 4th thru March 12th, 2011 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm with Saturday afternoon matinees at 3pm. Ticket prices are $15 for Adults, $13 for Seniors and Students and $12 for children Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 817-202-0600 or visiting the Plaza Box Office between the hours of 10am and 6pm Monday thru Saturday.

Action shots of MAN WITH THE POINTED TOES

MAN WITH THE POINTED TOES is playing 2 more weekends y’all. Here is a taste of the show with some lovely action shots by Plaza’s resident photog, Ginny Rodgers. Have a look.

Looks like a lot of fun yes? Now it’s time to reserve if you haven’t yet. The show plays thru January 29th. Tickets are still available by calling the Plaza Box Office at 817-202-0600. You can also get more information about PlazaCo by visiting plaza-theatre.com

The cast list for Plaza Theatre Company’s production of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

Below is the Cast List for Plaza Theatre Company’s production of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL. We were overwhelmed by the level of talent at the audition and thank everyone who came and shared their talents with us. We are also thrilled with this stellar cast. The company for THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL is: (double cast where noted)

Percy – David Cook

Marguerite – Meredith Browning, Christine Atwell

Chauvelin – Ben Philips

Marie – Bree Cockerell, Caroline Rivera

Ozzy – Jonathan Metting

Dewhurst – Luke Hunt

Farleigh – JaceSon Barrus

Elton – Aaron Siler

Hal – Jay Lewis

Armand – Joey Geisel

Mercier – Chris Seil

Coupeau – Devlin Pollock

Jessop – James Long

Tussaud – Solomon Abah

Prince of Wales / Robesierre / Soldier – Bob Beck

St. Cyr / Soldier – Mike Scarlett

Antionette / Abigail – Milette Siler

Genevieve / Catherine – Daron Cockerell

Jacqueline / Elizabeth – Tabitha Barrus

Monique / Emma – Jill Baker

Renee / Felicity – Monica Glenn

Odette / Jane – Tina Barrus, Betsy Wilson

Cupid / Soldier – Auston McIntosh

Soldier – Justin Olivas

Chorus – Sarah Scarlett, Cameron Barrus, Eden Barrus

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