In this issue . . .
Another Banner Budget Year
Keller also reported that T & C has $16,277 in the building fund, fueled by raffle proceeds and direct contributions, and $16,363 in retained earnings, which includes 2001 net profits. All productions showed a profit, said Keller, who added that expenses increased significantly in 2001, particularly advertising and utility costs. T & C spent about $8,700 in advertising in 2001 and $7,800 for utilities.
The tragedy of September 11 didnāt help boost revenue in the fall either, though its direct effect on attendance canāt be measured. In spite of the increased expenses and overall depressed revenue, President Jim Kirkwood says he is proud of the club. "Everyone did a great job this past season," he says. "I thank you for working so hard. We have a fantastic group."
Kirkwood says copies of the full financial report are available on request. Please contact him at JJKIRKWOOD@aol.com.
Director and Producers Still Needed
Executive Producer Norm Berger reports that all director slots for the coming season are filled except one, for the May show, "The Murder Room." Jim Kirkwood has agreed to work with Norm in finding someone to fill the slot. They both welcome suggestions for potential directors.
Norm also needs producers for all shows except the Childrenās Theater productions. If youāre interested in producing and helping the club to another great season in 2002, please contact Norm Berger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2002 Season Now Set
"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," directed by Keith Soester. Runs April 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20. Auditions January 12 and 13. Location to be announced.
"The Murder Room," director to be announced. Runs May 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25. Auditions March 24 and 25. Location to be announced.
"As You Like It," directed by Ted Nordman. Runs June 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29. Auditions April 28 and 29 at the Barn.
"Honk," (Childrenās Theater), directed by Pat Walsh. Runs July 12, 13, 19, 20. Auditions April 7 and 8 at the Barn.
"The Hollow," directed by John Nicolazzo. Runs August 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24. Auditions June 23 and 24 at the Barn.
"Fools," directed by Jim Kirkwood. Runs September 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28. Auditions July 28 and 29 at the Barn.
"Pegora the Witch," (Childrenās Theater), directed by Donna Nicolazzo. Runs October 19, 20, and 26 (part of the Fall Festival). Auditions August 18 and 19 at the Barn.
Big Plans For Opening Season Party
T & C Veteran On The Mend
T & C Teams With Local High School To Stage Christmas Play
This unusual arrangement isnāt expected to be repeated because the auditorium should be finished sometime during 2002, but the arrangement itself was considered a public relations success. The high school sold out all performances and kept the Barn in great shape throughout.
T & C welcomes similar opportunities. If you know a group that might be interested in renting the Barn for productions, please contact Jim Kirkwood.
Board Considers Dues Increase For 2002
Annual Dues Are Due
Marketing Plan Under Development
Benefits Being Heavily Promoted
In addition, several banks have been approached about purchasing benefits. So far, the response has been highly positive. The Breast Cancer Foundation has also expressed interest in the coming season. Fishman and Kevin Korowicki hope to develop successful relationships with many area businesses, building not just for this year but for many years to come.
Happy Birthday At The Barn
A second "Birthday at the Barn" party may be scheduled as well. Members are urged to contact Lynne Anne if they know someone who might want to plan a Birthday at the Barn party.
Keeping Up The Barn
Spadafora also told the Board that he is trying to put a team together to clean and organize the prop room, which is currently in a state of disrepair after a busy season.
The Board set a date for the annual Barn cleanup — March 2 at 9:00 AM. More to come later.
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