FULL GALLOP, ORAL FIXATION, BONNIE & CLYDE and More Set for WaterTower's 2014 Lineup

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FULL GALLOP, ORAL FIXATION, BONNIE & CLYDE and More Set for WaterTower's 2014 Lineup

WaterTower Theatre's has announced its calendar of events, this month through December 2014. All performances held at The Addison Theatre Centre unless otherwise noted. Scroll down for details!


Full Gallop

In the Studio Theatre

Written by: Mary Louise Wilson and Mark Hampton

Director: Terry Martin

Starring Diana Sheehan as Diana Vreeland

Show Run Dates: now playing through Sunday, August 31, 2014

Preview Dates: Saturday, August 9 at 8 pm and Sunday, August 10 at 2:00 pm

Opening Night: Monday, August 11 at 7:30pm

Performances: August 11, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30 pm, August 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8:00 pm, August 10, 17 & 31 at 2:00 pm

Performances: Wednesdays & Thursdays: 7:30pm; Fridays & Saturdays: 8pm; Sundays: 2pm

Single Tickets for Full Gallop: Wednesday and Thursday at $22.00; Friday, Saturday and Sunday at $27.50, Preview performance tickets at $20.00

As editor of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue magazines, and as a member of the International Cafe Society, Diana Vreeland chronicled the extraordinary people and events of her time. Full Gallop is a portrait of this remarkable woman at a turning point in her life. The one-woman play, starring Diana Sheehan and directed by Terry Martin, is set in August 1971 at Diana Vreeland's Park Avenue apartment. She has just returned home to New York after four months in Europe --- a trip she took after being fired from Vogue magazine. She throws an impromptu dinner party in the hope that a wealthy friend who is invited will bankroll her in starting a magazine of her own. Other friends, however, attempt to persuade her to take a job at the famed Metropolitan Museum of Art. In her distinctive style, once she decides in which direction her life will move, she goes at it "full gallop." The Discover Series is sponsored, in part, by the Town of Addison.

Intermediate Meisner Class

September 3 - November 19 (12 weeks)

Wednesdays 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Cost: $415

The Meisner Technique provides a step-by-step technical approach to the problems the actor faces in presenting the subtleties and delicate complexities of human emotional relationships and situations inherent in a playwright's text. Taught by WaterTower Theatre's Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin.

Beginning Meisner Class

September 6 - November 22 (12 weeks)

Saturdays 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Cost: $350

The Meisner Technique provides a step-by-step technical approach to the problems the actor faces in presenting the subtleties and delicate complexities of human emotional relationships and situations inherent in a playwright's text. Taught by John Pszyk.

Community Cast Party

Saturday, September 13, 2014

At WaterTower Theatre/Addison Theatre Centre

7 pm to midnight

A casual evening of entertainment, great food, wine and a chance to mix and mingle with artists and friends

Tickets: $50 per person, includes food, drinks, entertainment.

All proceeds support WaterTower Theatre's artistic and education programs.

A special $25 rate is available young professionals (35 and under) and a $25 ticket is being offered to members of the DFW arts community.

For more information: 972-450-6232 or 972-450-6227.

Tickets: By phone at 972-450-6232 or online at www.watertowertheatre.org

The Community Cast Party is designed to attract a wide audience of patrons who are interested in supporting WaterTower Theatre while enjoying an evening of dancing and entertainment with cuisine offered from many fine local restaurants. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to mix and mingle with many artists from the DFW acting community at the "open house" style event, and everyone is welcome.

The entertainment will feature Home by Hovercraft, cellist Jordan Cleaver, pianist Desiree Snead, a spoken word performance and much more. Featured restaurants offering cuisine tastings include Table 13, Polka Dot Bakery, The Egg and I Restaurant, Morrison's, Dough Bro's, Dunn Bros. Coffee, the Dean's List, Antonio's and more. Goody Goody Liquor is the generous wine sponsor.

A special raffle plus door prizes are generously underwritten by Wolfgang Puck's 560 Restaurant, Table 13, Kenny's Wood Fired Grill, The Intercontinental Hotel, artist Chris Miller and WaterTower Theatre.

The community cast party is underwritten, in part, by Goody Goody, Methodist Hosptial, Post Properties, Whole Foods Addison, April and Mike Bosworth, Stan Graner and Jim McBride, Margie Gunther, Lisa Hermes, Stacey and Phil Griggs, Sam Nicholson and Katherine Christy, Suzann and John Oliver, Karol Omlor, Andrea and Keith Redmon and Donnie and Debbie Staggs.

WaterTower Theatre presents

Oral Fixation: An Obsession with True Life Tales, the Best of Season 3

In the Main Space

Show Run Dates: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 8 pm

Single Tickets $25 (limited view $15)

Dallas' hit storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) will present seven stories from the "Best of Season 3." The "Best of Season 3" are the favorite stories that were selected by hundreds of Oral Fixation fans. The stories include a moving piece on childbirth told from the father's point of view, a revealing evening at a naked sketch party, a nightlong chase involving hunting dogs on a cold Ohio night, and a "There's Something About Mary" style first date. The storytellers will be Bryon Sanders ("Bun in the Oven"), Allison Hatfield ("When in Rome"), Drew Weininger ("Silver Lining"), Jamie Laughlin ("No Strings Attached"), Melissa Smrekar ("Elephant in the Room"), Blake Friis ("Ducks in a Row"), and Amanda Rodenborg ("The Whole Enchilada").

Bonnie and Clyde

In the Main Space

Show Run Dates: October 10 - November 2, 2014

Preview dates: Friday, October 10 at 8 pm and Saturday, October 11 at 8 pm

Pay What You Can: Sunday, October 12 at 2:00 pm

Opening Night: Monday, October 13 at 7:30 pm

Performance Dates: October 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, November 1, 2.

Performances: Wednesdays & Thursdays: 7:30 PM; Fridays: 8:00 PM; Saturdays: 8:00 PM (October 25 and November 1 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm); and Sundays: 2:00 PM

Single Tickets: $22 - $40 per show; Preview Tickets: $20

Music by Frank Wildhorn

Lyrics by Don Black

Book by Ivan Menchell

Directed by René Moreno

Sponsored by American Bank of Commerce, The Pinnacle Family of Companies, WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors.

This new musical blends the music of Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel) with the electrifying love story of two of Texas' most famed outlaws. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were two dreamers that found their way into violent circumstances. Their adventurous story captured the attention of an entire nation!

Stuck in a dead-end job in depression era Texas, young Bonnie Parker falls for charismatic Clyde Barrow. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, their electrifying story of love, adventure, and crime captured the excited attention of an entire country. As their fame, notoriety - and body count - rise; the ill-fated lovers find themselves racing toward an inevitable end.

The ensemble cast stars John Campione as Clyde Barrow, Kayla Carlyle as Bonnie Parker, David Price as Buck Barrow, Sarah Elizabeth Smith as Blanche Barrow, Anthony Fortino as Ted Hinton, Sonny Franks as the Preacher, Alexandra Doke as Young Bonnie, and Andy Stratton as Young Clyde. The ensemble features Daron Cockerell, Brigitte Goldman, Clinton Greenspan, Kyle Igneczi, Hunter Lewis, Christia Mantzke, Michael Scott McNay, Kelly Nickell, Alan Pollard and Willy Welch.

Recommended for mature audiences

The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

In the Main Space

Show Run Dates: December 5 - January 4, 2015

Opening Night: Friday, December 5 at 7:30 pm

Performance Dates: December 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 30, January 2, 3, 4.

Performances: Tuesday (except Dec. 9 & 16 no performance), Wednesdays & Thursdays: 7:30 PM; Fridays: 8:00 PM; Saturdays: 8:00 PM (December 13, 20, 27, and January 3 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm); and Sundays: 2:00 PM

Single Tickets: $35 & $45

Music & Lyrics by David Nehls

Book by Betsy Kelso

Season Extra

Sponsored by Slalom Consulting and Rainmaker Advertising

Those crazy characters from Armadillo Acres, North Florida's premier mobile living community, are back this holiday season! Everyone's filled with warmth and beer, but when a freak bout of amnesia strikes Darlene, the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love is put to the test. Be on hand as Betty, Lin and Pickles jingle all the way with some new neighbors in an all-new, all-trailer-park holiday extravaganza. The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical is the sequel to the smash hit original The Great American Trailer Park Musical which WaterTower Theatre audiences remember well!

Contains adult language and content


For tickets and more information, visit www.watertowertheatre.org, call 972-450-6232 or go in person at WaterTower Theatre Box Office (Tuesday - Friday, 12pm to 6pm), Addison Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, Texas 75001.

Pictured: Home by Hovercraft. Photo by Chris Drubin.

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