What's up at Gateway!
Next board meeting
June 20, 2013 7:00 PM at the Barn, 111 Main Street, Southbridge, MA
All members are welcome.
Youth Theater Workshop scheduled for June 29 - July 27, 2013
Gateway will again offer a summer workshop, starting the end of June, at the Charlton Public Library on Saturday
mornings. Children ages 8 - 12 will met from 9:30 to 12:30, with 4 - 7 year-olds joining them during the 11 - 12:30
time period. Gina Metras will lead the workshop, which will meet for several weeks with a final performance August 3
at the Library.
Children ages 4-12 can sign up Saturday June 8 from 9:30am to 10:30am and Monday June 10 from 6 - 7 pm at the Barn.
The cost will be $40 per child, with a $10 discount for each additional child.
Last summer's workshop helped kids to focus on performing and being comfortable on stage. This summer's program
will include a scripted performance. For more information leave a message on the machine. This workshop is designed
to help kids grow in self-confidence, develop acting techniques, work in a cooperative learning and accepting setting,
and HAVE FUN.
"This program is supported in part by a grant from the Charlton Cultural Council, a local agency which is
supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency."
Dragmania at Gateway has been CANCELLED
Relay for Life - 2nd Annual Mr./Miss Southbridge Contest, June 14
A reminder that Gateway Players supports the American Cancer Society through the local Relay for Life. Our team, Drama
Dearies, particpates in this annual event - you can join the team by visiting Relay for Life and
then searching for the Southbridge, MA event. Relay for Life starts Fri. June 14 at McMahon Field, Dresser St.,
Southbridge, and the overnight walk ends Saturday early afternoon.
Also, as part of the Relay for Life event, the Drama Dearies are sponsoring a Mr./Miss Southvbridge Contest.
This contest is open to all gentlemen willing to dress in their prettiest clothing and accessories! Contestants
will strut their stuff around the track June 14 from 6:30 to 7:30pm. The contestant who collects the most money
in their bags will win the honor of being crowned the next "Mr./Miss Southbridge". For more information and to
register, contact Pat Haddock or Kathi Grenier at Gateway Players at 508-764-4531. Leave a message and we will
return your call as soon as possible.
Compleat Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged - Town Common - July 14
Come on out and enjoy a great evening of comedy during Southbridge's Concerts on the Common at the gazebo when Gateway
presents this funny take on all of Shakespeare's works. Directed by Pat Haddock, the cast includes Patrick Bracken, John
Kennedy, and Luke Robinson.
This is one of 2 roadshows (Mary Gahagan is working on a second show) available to be booked by local groups, businesses
and churches as fundraisers and/or entertainment. For more information, leave a message on the Gateway machine (508-764-4531)
August 18 -- 2nd Annual Bill Mastro Memorial Golf Tournament
Last year's tournament was so much fun- we are doing it again. Location will be the Pine Ridge Country Club in Oxford.
Tee time is 1:30pm. Registration fee is $100 per person (includes golf cart, dinner and prizes). A raffle for some great items
will also be held, and non-golfers are welcome to attend the dinner for $20.
To register your team of four golfers or an individual player, call 508-864-2595 or e-mail email@example.com.
Hole sponsorships are also available at $100 per hole, and any prize donations for the raffle are greatly appreciated.
This fundraiser is for Gateways Players Theatre and the Bill Mastro Memorial Scholarship, which is given each year to a
deserving high school senior who has been involved with Gateway Players.
A registration form is available here
Don't forget to sign up to be a voting member for our annual Twizzler Awards for the 2013 season at our next
production, "The Apple Tree". The Twizzler Awards are Gateway's version of the Tony Awards, recognizing the
most memorable and funniest moments from our 2013 season. In January of each year we hold an awards ceremony
and dinner to celebrate the past season. To qualify as a voting member you need to see 5 out of 6 productions.
Hospitality and Grants Committees Forming
The Gateway Board is looking for a few good people to be the welcoming face of Gateway by working "house"
and making the lobby a festive place. Each production has a cast and crew, but we have the feeling more
people might like to get involved! With a large group of volunteers, the work---and fun---can be shared
---and fun---can be shared. If interested, please call the theater at (508)-764-4531 and leave a message.
Gateway also has a Grants Committee, which is charged with seeking out and applying for grants that will
benefit the organization. Since we do not know all the talents of our members. If you are familiar with
grant writing and would like to be on the committee, contact Bill at 508-764-4531 or firstname.lastname@example.org.