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Theatre Guild Membership Benefits

By | August 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

We recently welcomed over 50 new members to the Theatre Guild! If you’re not a member, we invite you to join us and enjoy the benefits of being a member. The Theatre Guild is made up of parent volunteers who support the faculty and students.

Benefits include:

  • Weekly eNews with Theatre department and Guild updates throughout the school year
  • General Membership meetings
  • Support for students and teachers with the Feed the Kids program before performances
  • Publication of Playbills with student tributes
  • Hosting Senior Showcase with hospitality for colleges from around the country
  • Social Events to get to know other families and learn about local theatre opportunities and summer intensive programs
  • College Prep info
  • Theatre Spirit Wear and Yard Signs
  • Volunteer opportunities

Be in the know and Join Now to get involved in your child’s school. Grandparents and friends of Booker T. are also welcome.

Returning families must rejoin the Guild each year. If you are unsure as to whether you’ve joined yet, please contact Nancy Winkler to check your status.

We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with membership levels ranging from $10 to $2500+. We also offer corporate sponsorships with additional benefits for your company. Please contact Ed Stead to learn how your company can help our kids.

May Calendar Events

By | May 5th, 2016|Categories: Info|

6cponX59i[1]May is a busy month for the Theatre cluster.  Put these dates on your calendar!


*Short Plays Festival, Friday, May 6, 7 p.m., Black Box Theatre
*Musical Theatre Showcase,Friday, May 13, 7 p.m., Black Box Theatre
*College Parent Tea (Speaker: Debbie Richman),Sunday, May 15, 3 p.m., Homsher Home
*Advanced Acting Showcase,Monday, May 16, 5:00 p.m., Black Box Theatre
*Skokos Showcase,Thursday and Friday, May 19-20, 5:00 p.m., Bryant Hall at Kalita Humphreys Theater
*Senior Dinner and Awards,Thursday, May 26, 5 p.m., Black Box Theatre
*Baccalaureate,Sunday, May 29, 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church
*Graduation,Tues, May 31, 7pm, Meyerson Symphony Center (note ticket required)

2 Showcase Banners Available

By | March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Info|

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Don’t miss your last chance to own some Booker T. Theatre history!

Two of the large canvas Sr Showcase “Magic Happens Here” banners are still available. Please note that the second banner shown here does not include the large lit letters spelling M-A-G-I-C. Please contact Carolyn Cole if you are interested in either banner.

Happy New Year!

By | January 25th, 2016|Categories: Presidents Blog|

It’s almost February and the Theatre Cluster at Booket T. is already going strong in 2016.  This week our Mime Show, “Children of War,” gets started and then the African-American Heritage Show Collaboration will run in early February.  There are lots of ways to get involved by volunteering your time to “Feed the Kids,” working concessions for our shows or volunteering at the upcoming Winter Ball.  If you have any questions about how to get involved or think you might be interested in serving on our Theatre Guild Board next year, please don’t hesitate to contact me at:

Going Strong at BTW!

By | October 19th, 2015|Categories: Presidents Blog|

The school year is now in full swing and I encourage everyone to get out and attend as many shows and openings at BTW as you have time.  The students are all doing great work and we are lucky to have so many opportunities to see their talents on display.  Theophilus North is running this week, Wednesday – Friday.  You don’t want to miss this show, it’s a funny, clever and intelligent show about life.  The stage design & costumes are wonderful and cast does a great job portraying a time long before most of their grandparents were born.

Arts in the Park is coming up on Saturday, 10/31 and it’s going to be Spooktacular!  The Theatre Guild will not only have a table selling merchandise, but we’ll also be doing a craft for the kids.  Were going to need volunteers so keep your eyes out for the signup genius.  Parents and students will be needed to make the day a success.

Playbills are a great way to say congrats to your student for his/her success.  If you are interested in participating please contact for more info.

Happy October!


Upcoming Productions from the BTW Theatre Cluster

By | October 7th, 2015|Categories: Events|

Theophilus North – October 14-15 & 21-23, 7pm in the MAT at BTW.

Tickets available at the door. Adult – $5  Students – $3

Playwright: Matthew Burnett

Adapted from Thornton Wilder’s novel and published by Samuel French.

The play is set in and around Newport, Rhode Island during the summer of 1926

Set in the tiny resort town of Newport, RI, during the height of the Jazz Age in summer, 1926,Theophilus North follows the exploits of the title character as he searches for adventure and his place in the world. Quitting his teaching position in New Jersey, and stranded in Newport after his jalopy breaks down, thirty-year-old Theophilus takes odd jobs (tennis instructor, French tutor, private reader…) in houses of the wealthy, infiltrating himself into the lives and troubles of Newport’s residents, both upstairs and downstairs. But the greatest adventure in store is not at all what he has imagined…

A Call to Action: Blues for Mr Charlie/Radium Girls – 

November 3-7, 11-13, 7pm Black Box Theatre at BTW.

Tickets available at the door Adult – $5 Students – $3

Radium Girls

Playwright: DW Gregory

Based on the true story of the dial painters who made labor history.

The story: 1926. Radium is a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage. Until the girls who paint those watch dials begin to die. Based on the true story of the women and men who worked for the U.S. Radium Corporation in Orange, N.J.

Blues for Mister Charlie

Playwright: James Baldwin

Produced and published in 1964. A denunciation of racial bigotry and hatred, the play was based on a murder trial that took place in Mississippi in 1955. “Mister Charlie” is a slang term for a white man.

The story concerns Richard Henry, a black man who returns to the Southern town of his birth to begin a new life and recover from drug addiction. Lyle Britten, a white bigot who kills him for “not knowing his place,” is acquitted by an all-white jury. Racism scars both black and white members of the community who attempt to intervene.


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