Don’t Get Egg on Thy Face…Marketh Thy Calendar!

We will have LIVE student performances with an
IN-PERSON audience on the evening of Friday, February 26, 2021!!
We are excited to have found a solution that will allow the students to perform live and will still allow us to hold the fundraising portion of our Gala. The reimagined format of Gala while we navigate the Covid pandemic will include a Virtual Gala on our original date of Friday, February 19. Our exciting virtual Gala will include fun prizes and incentives and real-time interaction with attendees, as well as a preview of some of the student performances, special appearances from our directors, and food catered by BB Italia. The following weekend, Friday, February 26, the Gala Student Showcase will happen in its entirety, featuring the class performances, senior performances, Nunsense and Something Rotten performances, and more! The Gala Student Showcase will be held at Bayou City Fellowship on Brittmoore, a space that can host our students and a live audience safely. Tickets to the Gala will include tickets to the Live Gala Student Showcase. More to come on ticket structure and underwriting opportunities!

If you haven’t signed up to volunteer or donate, we still have much need and look forward to hearing from you! [email protected]

Thank you, from your Gala Co-Chairs,

Betsy Humphrey, Traci Meadows, Michelle Rigo, and Christine Scott

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Amazon Prime – Black Friday

SUPPORT THE STRATFORD PLAYHOUSE
ON BLACK FRIDAY

YOU can make a difference while you shop for Black Friday deals.

Simply start shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/46-0838785  to find the same great deals and products, and AmazonSmile will donate to Stratford Playhouse Booster Club, at no cost to you! Make the above link your default browser for all Amazon purchases and watch your donation grow.

Thank you,
Jeanine Piskurich
VP Fundraising

Click for more information about all our 2020-2021 Community Supporters and please register:  Sign me up to help the Playhouse

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New News

Gala: Reimagining Today for Tomorrow

We are so excited about our Virtual Gala and that we will still be able to do LIVE Student Performances with an in-person audience on a later date! The date will be close to the Virtual Gala date and announced ASAP.

Gala is rad, Gala is fun, Gala is February 19, 2021!

1- Sign up to volunteer!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e49a5a928a4ff2-2021

2- Donate!
A house, a car, diamonds, something from a Black Friday sale! Find forms here. (Would you please insert the hyperlink to the forms that are on the website???)

3- Contribute to your class collection!
Freshmen: https://galafreshman.givesmart.com
Sophomore: https://galasophomores.givesmart.com
Junior: https://galajuniors.givesmart.com
Senior: https://galaseniors.givesmart.com

 

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2021 Playhouse Gala

Please find attached a presentation highlighting many exciting new changes for the Gala this year in our current environment! We have also included a donation letter and donation form for any donations you might have or to use to solicit items at any businesses you frequent or with connections you may have. We really rely on the support and help of our Booster Club members to pull off this amazing event every year! In addition to donating items, we are excited to have you participate in many other ways!

Please access the following Sign-Up Genius link and sign up for a way to support our Gala event! Thank you so much!

Betsy Humphrey, Michelle Rigo, Christine Scott
Stratford Playhouse 2020-21 Gala Co-Chairs

Click the link to view Gala Kick-off Meeting Presentation and Donation Forms.

Kick-Off Meeting Presentation

Donation Form

Donation Letter

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Playhouse Spirit Night – BB Italia

THE PLAYHOUSE FUN CONTINUES! Mark your calendar for our next Spirit Dinner at BB Italia! Make your reservation to dine in or order curbside to go and be sure to mention Stratford Playhouse. You can even schedule your 10/27 pick up the order in advance starting next Tuesday.

Be sure to turn in your receipt marked SHS Playhouse with your family name/number as we’ll be drawing 3 lucky winners for $50 BB Italia gift cards that evening! But we will all be winners supporting the best high school theatre program in town!

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Weekly Newsletter – October 13th

Our next Booster Club Meeting
will be on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 7:00 pm via Zoom.

Tuesday, Oct 13-Studio Movie Grill
Thursday, Oct 15 at 7:00- Zoom Booster Club Mtg
Please find the Agenda and Zoom info attached for the meeting.
Jennifer Bates is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: October Playhouse Booster Club Meeting
Time: Oct 15, 2020, 07:00 PM Central Time (the US and Canada)
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HUGE Thanks to Michelle Majewski and Lorraine Alvey for organizing and securing the park for us to have Playhouse in the Park! The kids had an AMAZING time just being kids!! We are so thankful for the time and energy that Michelle put forth locating additional corn hole games, buying snacks, water, and ice cream, providing hand sanitizer, keeping a list of kids who signed up, on and on! Thank you so much!! Fun was had by all and the weather was perfect!
Communication Request for
Newsletter, Website, or Social Media

Playhouse Weekly Newsletter and Website Submissions

  • The Playhouse Newsletter will be distributed every Monday.
  • All submissions and posts request must be Playhouse related and preapproved by VP Communications and Booster Club President.
  • Newsletter submissions must be received in final form by Sunday at 8 a.m. to be included in Monday distribution.
  • If Monday is a school holiday, Newsletter will be distributed the following day.
  • Please use this Wufoo form to submit any requests to have articles added to the Playhouse Newsletter.  The Wufoo link can be found on the shsplayhouse.net website home page, located bottom left of the page.
  • Please submit all documents in final form. No editing or revisions will be done by the committee.
  • Your request will also be posted to the shsplayhouse.net website unless instructed otherwise.
Social Media Posts

Stratford Playhouse – Public Facebook Page

This is a public site and should be used for general posts only (i.e. selling tickets, merchandise, announcing events, requesting support, alumni info, etc.) We will not approve solicitations or posts for anything not pertaining to the Playhouse.  Please also keep in mind that student names and contact information should not be included in posts.  This is a security measure to protect our kids.  There are about 900+ amazing supporters who have access to this page and anyone can view the page at any time.  So, out of an abundance of caution, we will only approve general posts.  We want to stress that no irregular activity has happened, we just wanted to reiterate the Stratford Playhouse Facebook rules.
Stratford Playhouse Booster Club – Private Facebook Page
This is a private site and is full of valuable Playhouse information.  All current Booster Club members (parents and students) have access to this page.  In addition to the general posts as described above this is the FB page to post student-related and Playhouse information.  Playhouse volunteer committee members and Thespians Officers should also post information as it pertains to Playhouse and student’s events/news.  All Booster Club members can request approval to post but please keep in mind the post requested must be Playhouse related.

Both Facebook pages are monitored by Booster Club Executive Board members and Directors.  We are incredibly careful to protect our Playhouse Community and will decline/delete any questionable requests or posts.  Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Mark your calendars!!!
 October 13th TONIGHT

Studio Movie Grill 7:00 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Drowsy Chaperone showings. 

See you TONIGHT at the Studio Movie Grill Drowsy Chaperone event!!
WHAT to bring….. print out or screenshot of your signup start time 7:00/7:15 so that SMG staff can direct you to your theater.

WHEN to arrive… if you are signed up for the 7:00 showtime, please arrive in the lobby by 6:30 to allow time to be seated and order your food before the show starts. If you are signed up for the 7:15 showtime, please arrive in the lobby by 6:45 to be shown to your theater.

PLEASE ALLOW FOR THIS GAP IN ARRIVAL TIME TO AVOID CROWDING IN THE LOBBY. SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO ENTER THE MOVIE THEATER.

WEAR YOUR DROWSY CHAPERONE TSHIRTS!! IF YOU ARE EATING DINNER AT THE THEATER, DON’T FORGET TO BRING CASH OR CREDIT CARD!

I do still have a handful of DVDs that were not picked up during porch pick up this summer. I will have those with me at the check-in table. I will PM you with a reminder.

October 15th 

Booster Club Meeting

Brief meeting via Zoom at 7 pm. We will have a Director’s Update, discuss future fundraising opportunities, and just check in to say hi! Zoom meeting information will be sent closer to the meeting.


Please join us for the Gala Committee kick-off Meeting next Monday, the 19th!! We need lots of help for this year where we will have a hybrid event that will involve both an in-person event and virtual party attendees as well. Please plan to help us with this awesome opportunity!! Mon, Oct 19, 2020, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Please join Gala Committee Kick-off Meeting from Google Chrome on your computer. https://www.gotomeet.me/DavidsonAlyssa/gala-committee-kickoff-meeting

October 27th  

Fundraising Dinner-BB Italia

November

Nov. 9th: Playhouse Booster Club Meeting

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Weekly Newsletter – October 5th

Mark your calendars!!!
October 9th
Playhouse Fun in the Park October 9th, 3:30-5 p.m. 

 WE WANT TO SEE YOU!!!!!!
Come on Playhouse students let’s get excited!!! 

Nottingham Forest Club
All Playhouse kids 9th-12th.
Games and ice cream will be provided.
Come out to reconnect with friends in a fun social distance kinda way.

Click the image below to RSVP

October 13th
Studio Movie Grill 7:00 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Drowsy Chaperone showings. 

Deadline to RSVP – October 8th
Click the image to register.

Students and parents that were part of the show, please join us at Studio Movie Grill on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, to view The Drowsy Chaperone on the big screen.

*PARENTS (LIMIT 2 PER FAMILY)

*Two showings available with Limited Social Distancing Seating

*7:00 pm and *7:15 pm – register your preference via Sign Up Genius.  Click the link above.

*Masks are required! Please screenshot the email of your confirmed time selected to facilitate the check-in at the SMG lobby. Bring $$money$$ if you will be eating dinner at the theater. Enjoy the show!

Date: 10/13/2020 (Tue.)
Location: Studio Movie Grill Houston TX

October 15th 

Booster Club Meeting
Brief meeting via Zoom at 7 pm. We will have a Director’s Update, discuss future fundraising opportunities, and just check in to say hi! Zoom meeting information will be sent closer to the meeting.


Please join us for our Gala Kick-Off meeting next Monday, October 19th at 7:30 pm via Zoom! We are so excited to get everyone plugged in and are so appreciative of the help. Gala is a huge fundraiser for our award-winning Playhouse, so even if you haven’t signed up to help, please consider joining our committee! There is a place for every interest and talent (you don’t necessarily have to love soliciting items- there’s lots more to do!). Questions? Email Michelle Rigo at [email protected].

 

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Playhouse Fun in the Park

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Playhouse Weekly Newsletter – September 28th

Hello Booster Club!  As we cruise into October, we have a few exciting events planned for this month!  A Playhouse Student gathering, Studio Movie Grill for The Drowsy Chaperone,
and our next Fundraiser To Go Dinner!!
Have a wonderful week and enjoy the cooler weather!  Jennifer Bates
Mark your calendars!!!
October
October 9th – Playhouse Fun in the Park 3:30-5 p.m. 
 Nottingham Forest Club All Playhouse kids 9th-12th.  Games and ice cream will be provided.
Come out to reconnect with friends in a fun social distance kinda way.

October 13th – Studio Movie Grill 7 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Drowsy Chaperone showings. 
We are SO excited to finally have a firm date for the viewing of The Drowsy Chaperone at Studio Movie Grill.  Social Distancing with multiple theatres and venue protocols will be taken.  We are aware of the PSAT the following day.  But keep in mind, the show was only 1.5 hours long (with a 15 min intermission which we won’t have) so the kids will be home early!  Only Cast, Crew, & Orchestra from The Drowsy Chaperone will sign up, then Parents of those kids.  No siblings are allowed.  If we have extra space, we will open to others.  Details and Sign up genius will be posted soon.  Can’t wait!

October 15th- Booster Club Meeting
Brief meeting via Zoom at 7 pm. We will have a Director’s Update, discuss future fundraising opportunities, and just check in to say hi! Zoom meeting information will be sent closer to the meeting.

October TBD – Our Next Fundraiser TO GO Dinner!!  Stay tuned!!!

November
Nov. 9th: Playhouse Booster Club Meeting

Something Rotten Cast
The rehearsal for SR starts next week. Emma Pappas posted the rehearsal schedule for Something Rotten.  Please have students check the Something Rotten Cast Facebook page.

Check out this fun picture from the Improv Workshop at a Nunsense rehearsal!

Please join us for our Gala Kick-Off meeting on Monday, October 19th at 7:30pm! This meeting will be held virtually, and we will share the link in a future newsletter. Thanks so much to all who’ve signed up to help with Gala this year- it’s going to be an interesting but exciting year, and we couldn’t do it without you!! We would love any additional volunteers. This committee will help plan and execute Gala, and there is a role and need for every interest and talent. Committee members will sign up for an area they’d like to help with. We hope you will join us! If you have any questions about Gala, please email Michelle Rigo at [email protected].

 

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Playhouse Weekly Newsletter – September 11, 2020

Hello Playhouse Family!  
While this year is starting off a bit different, our goal remains the same~to support the Playhouse directors and students!
Huge thanks go out to Michelle Payne and Jeanine Piskurich for their time, energy, organization, and enthusiasm for our first dinner fundraiser at Los Tios!  As with everything in 2020, our patience and positivity are being tested so thank you to everyone for staying positive and being patient!  Los Tios was not prepared for what was about to hit them so while some things were out of our control, it was a HUGE success!!!
JOIN THE BOOSTER CLUB!!!  
Have you joined?!?  If not, what are you waiting for!??  And if you happen to know of an SHS Family who is interested in the Playhouse, please encourage them to join our Booster Club!
Thank you to those for joining our first Zoom Booster Mtg!  We are focused and committed to continuing all traditions and events in supporting the Directors and Students! Our goal has not changed, but while the delivery could look different we will do everything possible to make sure these kids have a great year!
Thank you again for your continued support!!!
Jennifer

 

Attention Sophomore, Junior, and Seniors SHS Thespians

Dues are due TODAY, Monday, September 7th

Each returning thespian must pay $30.00 and each new inductee must pay $60.00. Please turn in dues (cash or check) along with the appropriate form (found on the Thespian FB page) to either the Majewski’s house or Leif’s house. Addresses are on the form.  Dues will not be accepted unless the Thespian form is included! If you don’t have a printer, contact Cameron or Reese so they can have a form printed for you to fill out when you go to drop off dues. If there are any other issues or concerns, contact Cameron or Reese. Checks are payable to Thespian Troupe #2215. Remember, everyone, MUST pay dues to remain a thespian. Thank you.

 2020-2021 Playbill Business Ad

Our productions are made possible with the support of our Playbill Ad Patrons. As with all non-profit organizations, our ticket sales cover only a portion of the production costs.To afford other costs such as printing playbills and show posters, securing rights, paying royalties, building sets, lighting, and sound/costume design, we must depend upon community patrons and contributors. In addition to helping support our efforts in bringing theatre productions to the community, your business will receive incredible exposure by advertising in our Playbill. Just this past season, we sold over 6,000 tickets despite producing only two of our three planned shows. In our upcoming 2020-21 season, your ad will be featured in all our Playbills for Nunsense, and Something Rotten.  Please note that this will be a year of transition for us as we tear down our existing auditorium to make room for a new, bigger, beautiful venue! Our shows will be held at Queensbury Theatre and Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center. We hope you will continue as a valued Patron of our Theatre program. 
Click the link below or download the form below.
Please contact Katie Fields or Amy Greebon
@[email protected]gmail.com.

Support the Playhouse
when shopping at
Randalls, Amazon, and Kroger.

 
Click image to register purchases.
Thank you for your support!!!

 

Click the image above to order your Playhouse Swag!!!

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Welcome to the 20-21 Playhouse Booster Club

2020 is proving to be a year of testing everyone’s patience, flexibility, kindness, perseverance among many other feelings! In keeping with the theme of “change” this year, I am changing the First Booster Club Meeting to Tuesday, Sept 1, 2020, at 7:00 pm. It will be a virtual meeting. Please enter your EMAIL in the sign-up genius below if you would like to attend. It is open to ALL families interested in learning about the FABULOUS Booster Club! (This is so the directors do not go crazy with full days of zoom!)

Please join the “Go To Meeting” Call to learn about the Playhouse Booster Club and how you can help support our great Stratford Playhouse Theatre.

  • Who are we? Proud Spartan parents, teachers, and family members who support our directors and students in the Playhouse.  We provide direct support to the Directors through volunteer opportunities and financial assistance to make this an Award-Winning program.
  • What do we do? We give back to our directors and students through volunteering, fundraising, attending social Booster Club events just to name a few.  Everyone is welcome and no one is turned away! We help however we can to make our theatre one of the best.
  • How can you help? Join our membership to be a part of the dynamic Playhouse Booster Club! Being a member allows you to engage in numerous social events throughout the year with one goal in mind – all funds going directly back to the Playhouse directors and students.
Please join us for our Parent Go-To-Meeting Calls:

SHS Playhouse 101 for NEW Parents 
August 31, 2020, at 6:30 pm  
NEW to Stratford or Playhouse!? Please join us on August 31, 2020 at 6:30 pm to visit with directors and learn about the Playhouse ~enter your email in the sign-up genius to learn about the Playhouse!  This is for NEW Parents ONLY! ;)  See you there!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c45abaa23a31-newparent  

Kick-Off Booster Club Meeting
Sept 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Interested in joining or hearing about the Playhouse Booster Club?!  Please join us for our first Booster Club Meeting &  learn all the exciting events happening this year of the Tommy Tune Award Winning Stratford Playhouse for this year! Please use the link to sign-up.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c45abaa23a31-sept  

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Something Rotten Cast List

CAST LIST – Congratulations!

 

 

 

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Nunsense Cast List

Congratulations!!!

Nunsense Cast List

 

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The 2020-2021 Playhouse Executive Board

President: Jennifer Bates
VP Communications: Michelle Majewski
VP Fundraising: Jeanine Piskurich
Box Office: Lorraine Alvey
Treasurer: Renee Ash
Thespian Liaison: Sheila Leif
Secretary: Allison Creed
Historian: Betsy Humphrey
Parliamentarian: Kristin Hopper
Crew Liaison: Leigh Leigh Melcher
Thank you to the Nominating Committee of
Thuy Moon, Allison Creed, Michelle Rigo and Carolyn McCall.

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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) by Thursday before the next Monday newsletter distribution – https://shsplayhouse17.wufoo.com/forms/w1v4mj0r1ssjxkx/

Newsletters are 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 – https://www.facebook.com/groups/356559585299474

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.   https://www.facebook.com/groups/127714540674851/

 

 

 

 

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

Websites

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

Calendar

Want to stay up to date on all of the Playhouse events?   Navigate to www.shsplayhouse.net 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.

Facebook

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.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/127714540674851/

 

 

 

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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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