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April 2014 Volume 50 — Issue 4

Playmakers Civic Theatre

Nadine Jensen

Jeff Bugbee

Alison Sauvey Sylvia Chappell



Bonnie Segaard

Membership Secretary

Past President
Millie Butts

Susan Baker Katie Chafee Susan Doell Margot McCann Lisa Meyer Melinda Fluckinger


Managing Director Brenda Hensley Business Manager
Brenda MacDonald Dale Jensen

Building Manager Theatrical Equipment Manager
Jim MacDonald

Playreading Committee Chair Matt Parker OCTA Delegate
Millie Butts

May 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 2014 8 PM May 18, 2014 2PM
This musical review is a romantic journey from young infatuation to the touching and funny complexities of commitment and marriage, the joys of parenthood, and the power of enduring love. It features over 30 songs from the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals such as Carousel, Oklahoma, The King and I, South Pacific, Cinderella, and The Sound of Music, as well as lesser-known works such as Allegro, Me and Juliet, State Fair, Pipe Dream, and Flower Drum Song. Rodgers & Hammerstein signature songs like “OH, What a Beautiful Mornin” to “Some Enchanted Evening” are placed in a new context, in a way that celebrates the colossal appeal of their legendary songbook.

Admission $15.00 or Season Ticket 604 West 6th Street Port Clinton, Ohio 43452 For Reservations: Phone 419-734-5044 or


“A Grand Night for Singing” Is In Rehearsal
Director: Brenda Hensley
Stage Manager: Lisa Meyer

Music Director: Robert Bell
Set Construction: Perry Martin

Brenda Hensley Angela Fishburn Rich Riedmaier Marshall Parker Samantha Meyer Kaitlyn Griffing Robert Bell Matt Parker Sarah Leidheiser Michelle Haycox Karen Abbott Margaret Helbing

Playreading Committee Is Now Organizing for Next Season
Let’s Get Started Early!! Remember, you only need to attend at least 4 meetings and submit 5 play critiques to qualify to vote Any questions or for more information contact Matt Parker, Committee Chair
at (419) 341-1673 or MEMBERSHIP LIST Monette Garn is creating an extensive Membership List, but she needs your help. You may have changed your email address, your mailing address or your phone number. Please contact Monette with your current Information. This list can be used in many ways. It's important to be able to contact you about important events, dates, requests, changes, and just to keep you informed about Playmakers Civic Theatre. Contact Monette at 419-635-5863 or

Katie’s Moved
But She’s Not Lost
Send her a note or give her a call.

Katherine Joreski-Chafee 187 Betty Jones Drive Marblehead, Ohio 43440 (419) 702-9025

A Friendly Reminder
It’s That Time Again!
2013-2014 Guild Dues For This 67th Season Are Due NOW!!
Enjoy Our Award Winning Newsletter Participate In Shows Or Not, Attend Parties, and Support Community Theatre !
Please Pay Your $15.00 Membership ASAP
PCT P.O. Box 149 Port Clinton, Ohio 43452



Playmakers Brings you Our 68th Season
A Season of Thought, Music, Laughter, and A Few Tears
Book by Joseph Stein Music by Jerry Bock Lyrics by Sheldon Harick

Fiddler On The Roof

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with tradition in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

Flamingo Court

By Luigi Creatore

This three part "slice of life" takes place in three different condos and has audiences laughing at the truth they see in what might be their own neighbors - only zanier. Flamingo Court has ten characters. Which can be played by five actors in all the roles or cast up to ten actors. In any case, audiences respond to this trilogy with uproarious laughter and leave feeling they have experienced great entertainment. Angelina, in 104, is a Neil-Simonesque three-character piece that starts with smiles and grows into a hilarious, audience-howling ending. Clara, in 204, is the shortest piece (ten to twelve minutes). It deals with two characters in a poignant look at the problems of aging and separation. Powerful theater! Harry, in 304, a five character play - and the wackiest - deals with an eighty-nine year-old gentleman who is battling his greedy daughter at the same time that he gets involved with an aging hooker. When the daughter and the hooker meet "the audience laughs up a Florida-worthy hurricane”.

Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant

By Phil Olson Lyrics by Paul Olson

The story takes place in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota, in a little bar called "The Bunyan," owned by Clara and Gunner Johnson. Clara is 8½ months pregnant with their first child, and today she's looking forward to her baby shower, getting lots of presents, and taking a break from her raging hormones. Suddenly, a freak snow storm, a "tsnownami," hits Bunyan Bay and they find themselves snowed in. All roads are closed. No one can get in or leave. Gunner's worst nightmare comes true when Clara goes into labor and he realizes he's going to have to deliver the baby in the bar. Featuring 17 original songs including, "Babies and Beer," "If I Only Had a Boy," "Bun in the Oven," "Baby Fever," "The 'Just Got Hosed Over by a Dork' Blues," and "If Men Had Babies, We'd All Be Extinct."

Steel Magnolias

By Robert Harling

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength —and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.


2014 – 2015 (68th) SEASON

In order to complete the selection of Directors for next season’s slate of plays, all theatre types interested are asked to complete and return this application to:

Brenda Hensley, 2317 Sand Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452 or mail to P.O. Box 149, Port Clinton, OH 43452
PRIOR TO: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

It is suggested those applying should have had previous directing or assistant directing experience .
NAME _________________________________________ ADDRESS _______________________________________ ________________________________________________ PLEASE MARK PLAY PREFERENCE BY NUMBER (1) (2) (3) (4) Phone: ________________

_____Fiddler On The Roof _____ Flamingo Court _____ Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant _____ Steel Magnolias IMPORTANT: Please explain

November, 2014 January, 2015 March, 2015 May, 2015

YOUR staging, set, and other technical requirements. (Otherwise it is assumed

You will accept any PCT Board of Trustees limitations) PLEASE USE THE BACKSIDE FOR THIS.
******************************************************************************* ANY OTHER INTEREST IN THESE POSITIONS? These are as important as Directing or Acting! Please check position and list play behind it. _____ ASSISTANT DIRECTOR ____________________________ _____ TECHNICAL DIRECTOR ____________________________ _____ HOUSE MANAGER _________________________________ _____ STAGE MANAGER _________________________________ _____ SET DESIGN _______________________________________ _____ OTHER TECHNICAL ________________________________ (Lights, sound, properties, costumes, set construction and decorating, stage hand, etc) _____ Reservations Box Office (At the theatre) __________________ _____ Ushering ___________________________________________ _____ Theater Cleaning before Dress Rehearsal __________________ _____ Publicity ___________________________________________



Playmakers Civic Theatre
P. O. Box 149 Port Clinton, Ohio 43452

Theatre Talk
A Newsletter for Playmakers
Editor: Millie Butts Website:

Still A Grand Season for Music! Our 68th Season Brings You Thought, Music, Laughter, and A Few Tears
Playmakers Civic Theatre
604 W. 6th Street, Port Clinton , Ohio 43452

For Reservations: 419-734-5044 or

Don’t Forget May 28th Guild Meeting - ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Deadline for articles in the next Theatre Talk May 12, 2014 Contact: Millie Butts 419-307-3035

: May 3 May 8,9,10, May 16,17,18 May 28 June 3 July 1

PCT Calendar
Board Meeting Week 1 A Grand Night Week 2 A Grand Night Guild Meeting Board Meeting Board Meeting: 7:30 PM the theatre Theatre Theatre 7 PM at the theatre 7:30 PM the theatre 7:30 PM the theatre

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