Announcing Party Pre-Sales for the Drowsy 20’s Gala!

Auction parties will once again this year be available for pre-sale at 8 AM Monday morning (1.20.20)  before the actual auction.  Party sign ups will first be sent to the Gala attendees and then all membership Tuesday and finally, anything not sold will be available for sale at the Gala on 1.24.

Here is a  preview of the parties that will be available for purchase!

Still need Gala tickets?  Click here!

SHS Playhouse 101

Rising Freshmen (current 8th graders)  wanting to learn more about Stratford Playhouse  will enjoy this Game Night/Pizza Party with current Playhouse seniors Lindsay Bates and Janet Hagedorn.  They will share all things playhouse from how to audition, being part of cast, crew, directing, ComedySportz, Thespians, UIL, on and on!  Don’t miss your opportunity to learn the ropes from these talented kids!

Hostesses – Lindsay Bates & Janet Hagedorn

Date – May (TBD)

Location – The Bates Home

$30 Per Spot – 15 Spots

Drowsy Chaperone Pre-Show Dinner

Don’t worry about trying to find a place to have dinner before the opening of Drowsy Chaperone!  Join the hosts for a yummy quick dinner and fun drinks before you head to the show!

Date – January 31, 2020 5:30 – 7:00

Hosts: The Majewskis, The Spanns, The Creeds, The Piskurichs, The Alveys

Location: The Spanns House

$40 Per Spot- 25 Spots

Happy Galentine’s Day Brunch

Celebrate Galentine’s Day with Playhouse Moms!  We will have mimosas and brunch while we enjoy a few hours of girl time.

Hostess: Carolyn McCall

Date: 2.13.20

Location: The McCall’s Home

$35 Per Spot – 12 Spots

Playhouse Got Talent

Playhouse Kids! Join your Drowsy Chaperones – The Ashes, Majewski’s, Paynes, Rhews, Rigos, Spauldings, Devlins & Bates for an evening filled with taco trucks, karaoke tracks and tons of talent!

*This is a kids party.

Sunday March 29 5-8 PM

Location – The Rigo Stage

$40 Per Spot – 40 Spots

Taco Truck Party

Join the playhouse parents for taco truck night!   Enjoy tacos, chips & salsa, tres leches and margaritas!

Hostesses: Alison Creed, Kellie Dietert, Kaci Guy, Katie Fields, Jeanine Piskurich, Michelle Majewski, Elizabeth and Ritchie Garcia, Betsy and Scott Humphrey

When: April 3rd 2020

Location: Katie Fields’ Home

$50 per spot – 40 Spots

Mr. Holmes Board Game Party

It’s time to gather for a night of food, fun and games at the Hopper house!   Mr. Christian Holmes returns with his array of clever and creative games for all to enjoy!  Learn a new game and play some old favorites.  This annual Gala Party tradition is a Playhouse favorite with the students!

**This is a student party**

Party Date – April 3rd

Hosts: Christian Holmes, the Alveys & the Hoppers

Location –  The Hopper Home

$30 Per Spot – 25 Spots

Napa Dinner/Wine Pairing Party

A delicious meal awaits you with fabulous wines paired with each course. Sommelier Dan Beyer will join us to introduce the wines and you may discover a new favorite! Come dressed in “Napa fashion” if you please, white and denim recommended.

Party Hostesses:   Michelle & Jeff Majewski, Janet & Jason Spann, Renee & Steve Ash,  Katherine & Jeff Jones,  Betsy & Scott  Humphrey

Date:  Saturday, April 18, 2020

Location:  The Majewski’s Home

$100 per Spot – 20 Spots

Playhouse Babes at the Bay

What could be more fun that a Playhouse mom sleepover? The Bakers have again graciously volunteered their Galveston Bay house for a fabulous time! Start with Saturday lunch, floating and snacking on the dock, a delicious dinner, and brunch on Sunday. Enjoy great company, refreshing beverages, hilarious games and lots of Playhouse chat all weekend. Sign up early before it fills up and don’t miss out on the fun! We look forward to seeing you there!

Party Hostesses – Jennie Baker, Marcie Barker, Jennifer Bates, Alyssa Davidson, Betsy Humphrey, CeCe Prudhomme

Party Date – August 29th, 2020

Location – The Baker’s Bayhouse (Sea Isle, Galveston)

$140 Per Spot – 12 Spots

The Reveal Luncheon

Join the Stratford Directors, the Booster Club Executive Board, and fellow Playhouse parents as we enjoy a delicious lunch with adult beverages and a game or two before heading to Stratford for the reveal of next year’s (2020-2021) shows! This is a great party for incoming 8th grade parents to attend, so bring a friend!

Hostesses: Jennifer Bates, Sheila Leif, Michelle Majewski, Janet Spann, Carolyn McCall, Thuy Moon, Lorraine Alvey, Kristin Hopper & Laura Letchford.

Date – TBD – Spring 2020 – Daytime event to be held on the reveal date

Location  – the Majewski’s Home

$40 Per Spot – 30 Spots

Mamma Mia Happy Hour

Join the Playhouse Mamma’s and kick off Mamma Mia at a fun happy hour with wine and lite bites before the show!

Hostesses: Renee Ash, Jennifer Bates, Kelly Devlin, Julie DiPaolo, Thuy Moon, Denise Rhew, Amy Waltz

Date – 5.8  5:00-6:30 p.m.

Location – Leibman’s – 10100 Katy Freeway, Houston, Tx, 77043

$35 Per Spot – 40 Spots

Ladies Night Bingo at Lakeside

See the beautiful new Lakeside Country Club facility as you enjoy delicious food and drinks all while playing bingo with your Playhouse friends!

Hostess – Katherine & Jeff Jones

Date: A Wednesday in June 2020.

Location – Lakeside Country Club

$100 Per Spot – 8 Spots

Cooking with Chef Tweety

Come and enjoy cuisines from a multitude of Asian countries. Chef Tweety, (a/k/a Thuy Moon), an accomplished chef and hostess with the most-est will be your guide and everyone will learn how to make an Asian dish. .

Date – TBD Fall 2020 (Friday evening)

Location – Chef Tweety’s Kitchen

$50 Per Spot – 14 Spots

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Auction Raffle – Ticket Sales Beginning Tonight at the Meeting

Get ready for your chance to win one or all of these amazing items!!!  We will have tickets available for purchase tonight at the booster club meeting – 1 for $25 or 5 for $100 (per raffle item).

Traeger 780 Pro Series


This wifi enabled pellet grill will bring unrivaled wood-fired flavor to the table, unlocking your food’s true potential.  Traeger’s 6-in-1 ability means you can grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise, and bbq with pure, hardwood flavor.

Gucci Marmont  Matelassé Shoulder Bag


The small (9.5″W x 5″H x 3″D) GG Marmont chain shoulder bag has a softly structured shape and a zip top closure with the Double G hardware. The chain shoulder strap has a leather shoulder detail. Made in matelassé leather with a chevron design and GG on the back.

His and Her Hermes

Beautiful Clic H Bracelet in white and a mens 100% silk Hermes Cravate tie.











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Playhouse Gala Invitation & Ticket Sales – 75% Sold!

Ticket sales for the annual Stratford Playhouse Drowsy 20’s Gala are on sale now.   Seats usually go very fast so don’t delay if you are interested in purchasing.    Ticket prices are based on seat location in the theatre and start at $110 (1) drink ticket, $130 (2) drink tickets, and VIP seating for $160 (3) drink tickets.  VIP tickets also include early entry and a VIP Reception.

**NOTE THERE ARE TWO STEPS:  Please click on the link below which will take you to the auction website to 1.  register your credit card for the auction for biding (will not be charged if you do not purchase anything at the auction) and then 2. follow instructions to go to the Queensbury Theatre ticketing system where you can pick your seats, etc.  Note that you will need to choose the ‘Full site’ option to view the seat map!

Click here to attend the Gala and Auction!

Thank you so much for supporting the Stratford Playhouse!

Auction Chairs – Michelle Majewski, Janet Spann, Renee Ash and Betsy Humphrey


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Crunch-Time Drowsy Chaperone Costume Workdays

Calling all volunteers to help with Drowsy Chaperone costumes!

We need help with, hot gluing, spray painting, pinning, cutting, trimming and crafting work. You don’t need to know how to sew to help with costumes.

If you can sew and have a machine, please bring it. We have sewing supplies (scissors, pins, needles, etc.), but you’re welcome to bring your own if you have them.

There’s always fun, food, snacks and great conversation.

Final costume dates:
Saturday (01/18) 10:00-3:00
Saturday (01/25) 10:00-3:00

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LAST CALL – Gala Solicitation and Underwriting


If anyone has any items for the auction/gala – silent, big board, or live – we are at the final week to accept donations so that we can get all of these wonderful items input into our  auction software.    Still want to donate?  Here are some items below that we can still use.

 Wish List Items:

Local Business gift cards 

Texans or Astros tickets 

Tuts or Broadway across America tickets

Cool adult-type baskets, beer, spirits, or wine basket

All creatively put together items like a hunting or fishing trip or basket

Luggage for the 2020 Seniors

Jon Hart or weekend bags

Jewelry, etc.  

These items can be dropped off at Michelle Majewski’s house ( 11748 Cawdor Way, 77024 ) or Janet Spann’s house (13107 Boheme, 77079) – or email us and we can schedule a time to pick up from you – [email protected].    If you can include a donation form with your item (see below), we can send you a thank you note and tax information later on.  Please consider donating to the Gala.   

On-Line Donation Form

Solicitation Letter

Donation Form

Gala Underwriting Opportunities

Underwriting is another way you can support the Gala. As an underwriter, you will cover a specific Gala expense, which will increase the events proceeds that benefit our students. There are several underwriting levels to choose from.

“Man in Chair Sponsor” Auctioneer Sponsor $4000

 (4) Underwriter VIP Gala tickets
Early entry and VIP Reception
Notable recognition in all Gala and media publications.

“Speakeasy Sponsor” Champagne party sponsor: $2000

(2) Underwriter VIP Gala tickets
Early entry and VIP Reception
Notable recognition in all Gala and media publications.

“Toledo Surprise Sponsor” Dessert Sponsor $800

Early entry and VIP Reception
Notable recognition in all Gala and media publications

“Prohibition Sponsor” Cup Sponsor $600

Early entry and VIP Reception
Notable recognition in all Gala and media publications

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Gala Baskets Still Need Donations

Gala Basket Donation Sign Up Geniuses

*Many of these baskets could still use donations!!   Please consider donating if at all possible to your class basket.  Thank you so much!!

Freshman Basket Sign Up Genius

Sophomore Basket Sign up Genius

Junior Basket Sign up Genius

Senior Boy Basket 

Senior Girl Basket

We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Playhouse Gala and Auction

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Auction Item – Playhouse Dinners- Need Dinner Preparers

We need your help to to build everyone’s favorite Live Auction Item: Playhouse Dinners.   The winner of this item will receive a meal every week (excluding Spring Break) for a certain number of weeks.  Signup to make dinner for the winning family. Thank you!

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Mamma Mia Important Dates

  • February 10 – Female Vocal Auditions – 3:15
  • February 11 – Male Vocal Auditions – 3:15
  • February 12 -Dance Auditions – 3:15
  • February 18 – Callbacks

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Playhouse T-Shirt and Polo Sales

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Introducing the First Renderings of the New Auditorium!

SHS Interior

SHS Exterior

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How to Submit an Article for the Weekly Newsletter

If you have any news that you’d like communicated via the weekly newsletter which goes out to all of the membership, please complete this form (checking all of the categories that apply – so just need one form) –   

Newsletters are generally sent out every Monday AM unless it is a holiday.

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REMINDER Booster Club Facebook Page

We’ve had lots of new members join – Yeah!!!  Just a reminder to join our club FB group so you are up to date on club activities!  Many of you may have been auto added – but if you are not, please request to join, and you will be added!    This will contain all of our club specific posts – cast and crew lists, applications, etc. etc.  Basically everything we do within our Playhouse!   This is called ‘Stratford Playhouse Booster Club’  and you can get to it here –

Family and friends can join the FB group called ‘Stratford Playhouse’.  This one is considered our ‘Public’ page and has information for anyone!  This contains ticket and show information, etc.





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Support the Stratford Playhouse!!

Start the school year off right sporting your Stratford HS spirit with these fabulous cups!

Styrofoam cups are 24 oz and frosted cups are reusable and 16 oz. See the link attached for pricing and thank you for supporting the Stratford Playhouse!! Questions? Contact Amy Waltz at [email protected]

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Save the Date!


Save the Date for the

Annual Playhouse Gala & Auction 

January 24, 2020


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Playhouse Booster Club Websites, Calendar, Submit an Article and Facebook


The Booster Club website is    This is for just Booster Club members.   The ‘public’ website is .    This is the one that everyone else has access to to see the show schedule, information about shows, buy tickets. etc.


Want to stay up to date on all of the Playhouse events?   Navigate to and click on the ‘add’ button under the calendar on the right side of the front page.  Once added to your online calendar events will automatically be updated.

Submit an article?

Want to submit an article for the weekly Booster Club newsletter which goes out every Monday?   Please use this Submit for Publication form by the Friday before.  This form can also be used to submit website content requests, like cast lists, etc.


Don’t forget to like the Stratford Playhouse Facebook page!  This is just for the Booster Club only (not the public) and is used very frequently by parents, directors, crew leads, etc. to communicate important information.




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Introducing the 2019-20 Playhouse Season!

Fall play: Peter and Starcatcher
Big Show: The Drowsy Chaperone
Spring Musical: Mamma Mia

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Drowsy Chaperone Backstage Pass – Available now!!

Ever Wondered What Goes on Behind the Scenes?
Your Backstage Pass Includes:• A personal backstage escort
• Time to mingle with all the characters
• The thrill of seeing the behind the scenes pre-show action
• A complimentary ticket to the show
• A Drowsy Chaperone T-shirt

Backstage Passes are $50 and will sell out fast! Three (3) spots are available per show.

Contact Aissa Painter at [email protected] with any questions!

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‘Like’ us on Facebook!


Stratford Playhouse (members, directors, student directors, etc.) uses  Facebook group to communicate important information.   If you aren’t already a member, please click here join!


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