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SLCT to meet February 9

Roger Edmonds The monthly SLCT meeting will be Thursday, February 9, at the San Tan Ballroom, in Cottonwood. Cocktails will start at 6:00 p.m., and the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will include an entertaining and insightful discussion about the totality of the theatre experience, led by Rod Hayward. Rod is, among…

SLCT’s “Aspirin and Elephants” March 21-25

Penny Petersen, Director

Marcia Stevic The Sun Lakes Community Theatre (SLCT) presents “Aspirin & Elephants,” by Jerry Mayer. A talented playwright, he also wrote for TV and some of our favorite shows including MASH and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Our delightful romantic comedy highlights the fascinating dynamics and challenges of family life and how family issues are often resolved.…

SLCT honors long-time members

Andrea Hummel Eighty-four members made the Sun Lakes Community Theatre Christmas party the best ever! Held at Palo Verde, with festive decorations made of local pinecones by Jo Birlin, the food and service were top notch. Something new this year was entertainment by T. A. Burrows, a professional singer, D.J. and celebrity impersonator. This festive…

Sun Lakes Community Theatre offers two acting classes

Two acting classes are being offered by Sun Lakes Community Theatre, beginning this January. Residents of Sun Lakes and SunBird are invited to attend either class. Beginning Acting will be offered on the following Saturdays: January 28, February 4 and February 11. Times are Noon-3:00 p.m. The location is Cottonwood, Room A-6. There are no…

Theatre announces cast for spring show

From left to right: Diana Nelinson, Jim Brown, Carole Hollar, Bob Rouleau, Roxanne Banta and Wes Davis

Sun Lakes Community Theatre’s spring show will be Aspirin and Elephants by Jerry Mayer. Prior to becoming a playwright, Mayer wrote for TV including episodes for The Bob Newhart Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and MASH. The one-liners in this play are every bit as good as in any of his TV episodes, and the characters…

“Dearly Departed” opens November 8

The Turpin brothers struggle over the cost of their father’s funeral, while the rest of the family is preoccupied with their own concerns. Front row: Phyllis Novy, Sandy Pallett, Andrea Hummel and John Crawford. Back row: Chris Mank, Merrie Crawford, Jim Janowski, Rick Whitney and Ginger Henry.

Time’s a’wasting! Hurry and get those tickets for the fall Sun Lakes Community Theatre play, Dearly Departed, before they’re gone! You don’t want to have to fight for them! What will you see? You’ll see the dysfunctional Turpin family put the fun back in dysfunctional as they gather for the patriarch’s funeral! You’ll see a…

SLCT to meet October 13

Roger Edmonds Come one come all, the first meeting of the Sun Lakes Community Theatre for the new season is October 13 in the San Tan Ballroom at Cottonwood. Cocktails are at 6:00 p.m., meeting is at 6:30 p.m. The different atmosphere that will be created in the Ballroom that evening will surprise you! In…

Introducing the cast of SLCT’s fall play, Dearly Departed

Cast of Dearly Departed - back row: Joan Berger, Chris Mank, Jim Brown, Jim Janowski, Rick Whitney, John Crawford and Ginger Henry; front row, Phyllis Novy, Sandy Ilsen, Susan Schlesinger and Andrea Hummel. Not shown: Merrie Crawford and Sandy Pallett.

Andrea Hummel “Now we’re a family and we’re all gonna hang together,” commands Lucille. So difficulties and petty jealousies are put aside and family dynamics are revealed and sometimes resolved as the Turpin family gathers to bid one last good-bye to Bud, the family patriarch. Dearly Departed, a hilarious comedy by David Bottrell and Jessie…