The Stage Door’s “Demented Dreams” Haunted House Volunteer Organizational Meetings

October 12 and October 16 @ 7pm
Stage Door Theatre Green Room
The Stage Door is in need of MANY volunteers to work as actors in our bigger and better 2014 haunted house, Demented Dreams. Besides the basement of the YMAC building, we are including the main floor of the building in our haunt, so we are in need of 30+ volunteers each night. The dates of operation for the haunted house this year are October 24/25 and 31/Nov. 1 from 7:00-midnight and October 28-30 from 7:00-10:00 pm.
Two informational meetings have been scheduled so that you can provide us with the nights you can work and obtain your liability waiver. FOR ALL MINORS, THESE WAIVERS MUST BE SIGNED BY YOURSELF AND A PARENT OR GUARDIAN BEFORE YOU CAN WORK. NO EXCEPTIONS!! If you cannot attend either meeting, but are still interested in working, you will need to contact our volunteer coordinator to obtain a waiver and all pertinent information BEFORE October 22nd.
We are looking forward to a great haunt and a successful fundraiser for The Stage Door. Thank you for your interest and participation.
Frieda Penn, Volunteer Coordinator
405/354-0617 or 405/640-5095 (Please do not text me as my phone is messed up right now and I am not receiving texts, so phone calls only!!)
Churchlady247@aol.com

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Volunteers needed!

The Stage Door Theatre is seeking volunteers to help with our Demented Dreams haunted house.

Please send your name, email address, and phone number to churchlady247@aol.com . We will contact you shortly about an organizational meeting.

Thank you!

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The Stage Door Sets Auditions for Christmas Show

The Stage Door in Yukon is announcing auditions for “Miracle on 34th Street” . . . Monday and Tuesday evenings, October 13 & 14 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. The theater will be open by 6:30 p.m. and those auditioning are encouraged to come early to fill out their paperwork so that auditions may begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, October 15th if needed.

All auditioning are asked to bring along a theater resume and headshot if they have them and a detailed list of their conflicts from October 20th through December 14th. If no headshot is available, one will be taken at the theater for a $1.00 fee.

“Miracle on 34th Street,” adapted from the novel by Valentine Davies and based on the 20th Century Fox motion picture, is a funny, heart-warming, delightful show that kinda makes us all believe in Santa Claus all over again.

By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s counselor, he ends up in a court competency hearing. Will the good will of Kris Kringle and the spirit of Christmas win in the end?

The cast is quite large, containing lead roles for three men (aging 30’s to 50’s), one female lead, age 30-something, and one female child who needs to look to be around age 7. This is a fairly large role for a child, so the actress cast in this role should have other acting roles to her credit. Besides these main roles, there are also 15 roles that can be either male or female and age is not important. In addition, there are multiple walk-on roles of various ages. Teens and children with little to no experience are needed for the Macy’s Santa scene to work as elves and children waiting in line with their parents to see Santa.

The show is under the direction of Christine Dawson with assistance from Frieda Penn. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, October 20th and will run on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings from 6:30-9 p.m. with time off for the Thanksgiving holiday. (Note: these days and times may change once the full cast is assembled to work with as many people’s schedules as possible.)

There will be five performances of this show staged over one weekend beginning with opening night on Thursday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. Other evening performances are December 12 and 13. There will be two matinees on December 13 and 14 at 2:30 p.m.

If you have questions, you may contact the director at 371-0912, The Stage Door at 265-1590, or e-mail the theatre at stagedooryukon@gmail.com.

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STAGE DOOR THEATRE’S ANNUAL DEMENTED DREAMS HAUNTED HOUSE

STAGE DOOR THEATRE’S ANNUAL DEMENTED DREAMS HAUNTED HOUSE


Times: Oct 24,25,31, and Nov 1st – 730pm to 12am
Oct 28-30th- 730pm-10pm

Tickets: Advance VIP or General Admissions tickets available online @ www.stagedooryukon.com or call us at 405/265-1590. You can also call our ticketing agent, TicketStorm at 866-966-1777. CASH OR CHECK ONLY will be accepted at the door.

VIP tickets are $12. VIP tickets allow you go to the front of the line the night of the event. VIP tickets are not available at the door. ONLY available online. (No refunds should you happen to attend at a time when there is no line.)
General Admission tickets are $10. If paying with a credit card you have to buy online. Cash and check will only be accepted at the door the night of the event. If you buy a general admission ticket online you still have to wait in line the night of the event.

Address: Stage Door Theatre
601 Oak Avenue
Yukon, Ok 73099

**Parents use extreme caution when bringing young children**

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Season ticket sales for the 2014-2015 Season now open to the public

Our lives would be pretty dull without imagination.  It’s imagination that fills in the blanks and paints the pictures in our minds when reading a book.  It’s imagination that spurs us towards creating wonderful memories, a piece of art, or working towards that goal.  Imagining what “could be” is the best elixir on the planet.
Imagination is the core of everything that happens at The Stage Door.  From the printed words in the script to the closing curtain of every show, the imaginations of the playwright, director, set designer, costumer, actors, and technicians all combine to make memorable experiences for the audience.
And 2014 is the year for you to imagine the possibilities and join those who already enjoy the accomplishments of this wonderful community theater, located in the historic YMAC building at 601 Oak Avenue in Yukon.
Imagine murder and mayhem in Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution.”  Agatha Christie’s most celebrated courtroom drama – Leonard Vole stands trial for the murder of his beneficiary, and even though his wife can prove his innocence, she takes the stand and denies his alibi.  Can he escape the hangman’s noose???  Ms. Christie keeps you guessing the entire time and promises you a big surprise ending!!
Imagine the spirit of Christmas in “Miracle on 34th Street” by Valentine Davies.  By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s.  Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for.  Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s counselor, he ends up in a court competency hearing.  A must-see, heart-warming holiday treat.
Imagine the joys of living with your wife and dead wife in “Blithe Spirit.”  This smash comedy hit by Noel Coward offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, remarried but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira.  As the worldly and unworldly personalities clash, Charles is left trying to explain to his current wife to whom he is speaking when there Is no one else in the room and why his behavior has gotten so erratic.    A completely enjoyable comedy for every couple.
Imagine combining horror and comedy In “Wrong Window.”  Playwrights Van Zandt and Milmore pay tribute to the Master of Horror, Alfred Hitchcock, with this comedy whodunit.  An off-and-on New York couple enter an even more complicated phase of their relationship when they think they spy their across-the-courtyard neighbor murder his wife.  The bumbling witnesses sneak into their neighbor’s apartment – 39 steps away – and the fun begins.  If you’re a fan of “Rear Window” on screen, you’ll award “Wrong window” on stage a perfect 10!!
And finally, imagine the Wisconsin frontier in “Caddie Woodlawn.”  Carol Ryrie Brink’s award-winning novel “Caddie Woodlawn,” is brought to exuberant life as a musical.  Caddie (the high-spirited Wisconsin pioneer girl beloved by generations of readers) leads her willing siblings in a series of thrilling adventures, not always with the approval of her traditional Bostonian mother.  Her father, however, encourages her antics, that she might thrive amidst the new, tougher ways of the West.  In a dramatic climax, Caddie single-handedly diffuses a potentially deadly clash between the terrified settlers and the local Dakota tribe.  Through it all, the sacredness of family and tradition is powerfully dramatized.
Season tickets are now on sale for just $40.00 apiece.  Season tickets may be purchased by visiting the theater’s website at www.stagedooryukon.com or by calling the theater at 265-1590 (leave a message).  The Stage Door is proud to announce that TicketStorm of OKC is now the on-line ticketing agent.  The theatre is confident that the people here will be more than helpful with all of your ticketing needs.
So, imagine the possibilities at The Stage Door this season.  Imagine murder, Christmas Spirit, a haunting, comedic mayhem, and Americana.  Where else can you discover so much for so little?

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Stage Door announces auditions for “Witness for the Prosecution”

Auditions set for July 14 & 15 from 7-9:30 p.m. nightly

The Stage Door in Yukon is thrilled to be holding auditions for the first show of the 2014-2015 Season, Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution.”  Directed by Frieda Penn, along with assistant director Allison Penn, the show features a flexible cast size between 13 and 30.

Set in the 1950’s, the action takes place in the Chambers of Sir Wilfrid Robarts and the London Central Criminal Court, better known as the Old Bailey.  Leonard Vole stands trial for the murder of his beneficiary, and even though his wife can prove his innocence, she takes the stand and denies his alibi.  Can he escape the hangman’s noose?  Ms. Christie keeps you guessing the entire time with lots of plot twists and turns and a big surprise ending!!

The cast minimally consists of 8 male and 5 female roles with the possibility of many extras.  The leads are for adults, ranging in ages of 18-70.

Those auditioning need to bring their acting resume along with a headshot.  If you do not have a headshot, a photo can be taken at the theatre for a nominal $1.00 fee.  Everyone also needs to provide a list of their conflicts from July 24 through September 14.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and both proper and cockney English accents will be used.

“Witness for the Prosecution” performance dates are September 5, 6, 12, & 13 at 7:30 p.m. and September 7 & 14 at 2:30 p.m.

Audition dates are July 14 & 15 from 7-9:30 p.m. nightly.  Callbacks will be Thursday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m., if needed.

If you have questions or require more information, the director can be reached at 405/640-5095 or e-mailed at stagedooryukon@gmail.com.

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Stage Door Awards Gala

Last night at The Stage Door’s Golden Door Awards and Gala, we said good-bye to another wonderful season and honored many who put forth fantastic performances and shared their creative vision and talents with us this past year. The complete list of winners are:

For “Rumors” . . .
Best Actor: Jesse Sierra for his portrayal of ‘Lenny Ganz’
Best Actress: tie between Katie Carter for her portrayal of ‘Claire Ganz and Frieda Penn as ‘Cookie Cusack’
Best New Talent: Jesse Sierra

For “Halloween Screams” . . .
Best Actor: Nathen Barber for his portrayal of ‘Chris’
Best Actress: Alexie Davis for her portrayal of ‘Justine’
Best New Talent: Alexie Davis

For “The Best little Whorehouse in Texas” . . .
Best Actor: Doug Carlton as ‘Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd’
Best Actress: Denise Harris as ‘Miss Mona’
Best New Talent: Greg Van Ness

For “A Piece of my Heart” . . .
Best Actor: Greg Van Ness for his portrayal of ‘Every Man’
Best Actress: Samantha Miller as ‘Lee Ann’
Best Newcomer: Angela Laughter

For “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” . . .
Best Actor: Caleb Boyer for his portrayal of ‘Huckleberry Finn’
Best Actress: Christine Dawson as ‘Miss Watson/Aunt Sally’
Best New Talent: Maxwell Breaux

The 2013-2014 Scholarship recipient is Miss Samantha Miller.
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And the Golden Door Awards went to . . .

Volunteer of the Year: Nicky Howell for her untiring work on our grants and Dawn Villaneda for her unwavering excellence in hair designs for multliple shows over multiple seasons.

Best Technical Performance: Nathen Barber and Alexie Davis for “A Piece of my Heart
Best Costume Design: Frieda Penn for “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”
Best Set Design: Frieda Penn for “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”
Best Actress: Teri Hood for her role as ‘Steele’ in “A Piece of my Heart”
Best Actor: Doug Carlton for his role as ‘Sheriff Ed Earl Dood” in “The Best little Whorehouse in Texas”
Best Director: Tim Berg, director of “Rumors”
Best Show: “The Best little Whorehouse in Texas”
Directed by Frieda Penn
Assistant Director – Christine Dawson
Music Director – Lisa Gigstad-Francel
Choreographer – Patty Hull
Produced by Allison Penn, Frieda Penn, and Jamie McGuckin

Congratulations to all of the winners!! And many thanks to the many actors and actresses who completed each cast, the many volunteers who spent countless hours buidling the sets, painting, scouring for props, making popcorn, ushering, being a participant in our “Demented Ward,” and the list is endless. You are invaluable to us and you all rock!! Keep watching . . . pictures of the event will be posted soon!!

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The Stage Door announces plans for summer academy

The Stage Door Theater, 601 Oak Street in Yukon, is pleased to announce its summer theater camp, Imagination Academy.  Loosely based on the parameters of Odyssey of the Mind, children from ages 8-18 will participate in activities designed to increase awareness and appreciation of theater. Students will be divided into groups of five or six and given a well-known fairy tale and a time frame different than what was originally written, i.e. old west, roaring twenties, prehistoric, future, etc.  Through classes that cover various aspects of the theatre, such as set design, costuming, characterization, and make-up, they will develop and perform a short production at the end of the camp.

There will be several guest clinicians for Imagination Academy, including Frieda Penn, who has won Golden Door Awards for her costume designs, technical acumen, and characters; Julia McDonald, who taught the academy two summers ago and directed last season’s very successful “There’s a Monster in my Closet;” Rebecca Upshaw, who is a music teacher at PCHS and just finished directing “The King and I” at PCHS and “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” at The Stage Door; and Missy Wood, drama teacher extraordinaire for a local home school coop.

Imagination Academy will be held July 7-11, 2014 from 9 a.m. until three, Monday through Friday.  The academy performance will be July 11 at 7:00 p.m.

The cost is $150.00 per student.  There is a price break for multiple children from the same family.  Contact The Stage Door at stagedooryukon.com or call 265-1590 (leave a message) if this is a possibility for your family.

Students may enroll in Imagination Academy by simply contacting The Stage Door by either e-mail or phone by June 30, 2014.  Enrollment fees can only be made by cash or check and may be made by making payment at the theater (make arrangements for someone to meet you) or by mailing it to:  The Stage Door, P.O. Box 852133, Yukon, OK  73085.  Payment must be made by beginning of the first day of class for a student to participate.

For further information, please feel free to contact Frieda Penn at (405/640-5095).

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The Stage Door seeks directors for 2014-2015 Season

The Stage Door has set the slate and the performance dates for next season and are now actively seeking directors for these shows.  If interested or if you have questions, please e-mail The Stage Door at stagedooryukon@gmail.com.  You can also call the theatre at 265-1590 and leave a message or you can send us a message via our facebook page.  Thank you!!

The Stage Door Theater’s 2014-15 Slate of shows

“Witness for the Prosecution”

September 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, & 14, 2014

Agatha Christie’s most celebrated courtroom drama – Leonard Vole stands trial for the murder of his beneficiary, and even though his wife can prove his innocence, she takes the stand and denies his alibi.  Can he escape the hangman’s noose???  Ms. Christie keeps you guessing the entire time and promises you a big surprise ending!!

 

“Miracle on 34th Street”

December 11, 12, 13, & 14, 2014

By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s.  Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for.  Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s counselor, he ends up in a court competency hearing.  A must-see, heart-warming holiday treat.

“Blithe Spirit”

February 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, & 22, 2015

This smash comedy hit by Noel Coward offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, remarried but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira.  As the worldly and unworldly personalities clash, Charles is left trying to explain to his current wife to whom he is speaking when there Is no one else in the room and why his behavior has gotten so erratic.    A completely enjoyable comedy for every couple.

 

“Wrong Window”

April 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, & 19, 2015

Playwrights Van Zandt and Milmore pay tribute to the Master of Horror, Alfred Hitchcock, with this comedy whodunit.  An off-and-on New York couple enter an even more complicated phase of their relationship when they think they spy their across-the-courtyard neighbor murder his wife.  The bumbling witnesses sneak into their neighbor’s apartment – 39 steps away – and the fun begins.  If you’re a fan of “Rear Window” on screen, you’ll award “Wrong window” on stage a perfect 10!!

 

“Caddie Woodlawn”

June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, & 14, 2015

Carol Ryrie Brink’s award-winning novel “Caddie Woodlawn,” is brought to exuberant life as a musical.  Caddie (the high-spirited Wisconsin pioneer girl beloved by generations of readers) leads her willing siblings in a series of thrilling adventures, not always with the approval of her traditional Bostonian mother.  Her father, however, encourages her antics, that she might thrive amidst the new, tougher ways of the West.  In a dramatic climax, Caddie single-handedly diffuses a potentially deadly clash between the terrified settlers and the local Dakota tribe.  Through it all, the sacredness of family and tradition is powerfully dramatized.

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Yukon Theatre Seeks Scholarship Applicants

The Stage Door, Inc. of Yukon is accepting applications for two scholarships to be awarded this June. Junior or Senior High School students and current college students may apply.

Scholarships are for $250.00 each.

Candidates may download an application at the following link or call 405-265-1590 to request a hard copy.  Application deadline is May 31, 2014.

Stage Door Scholarship Application

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