Welcome to the new(ish) Theatre 7 newsletter! This will be a monthly publication with information on current and upcoming shows, board and committee activities, volunteer opportunities and more to keep you up to date on all Theatre 7 news. You can read it in full here: November T7 Newsletter.
We’ve just wrapped up our season opener “Clue: The Musical.” Director Tanya Haubner would like to thank everyone who had a hand in helping make the game of “Murder, Mystery & Mayhem” possible. There are a lot of fun shows and activities coming up this holiday season including a holiday fundraising campaign. See below for details.
7 pm | November 13 | T7 HQ
Join us for some holiday snacks and cookies and to catch up on what Theatre 7’s been up to!
Winter Clothing Drive
1-5 pm | November 18 | T7 HQ
The Salvation Army is collecting “stocking stuffers” at Theatre 7 before the Christmas Parade. They are accepting child-sized mittens, gloves and caps.
Christmas Carolers & Volunteers for Holiday Open House Needed
5-8 pm | December 6 | T7 HQ
Come help us spread holiday cheer at the Christmas Walk! We need volunteers to help run the open house in the T7 lobby and to sing carols downtown. We will have three hour-long shifts, but you’re welcome to stay as long as you like.
Contact Emily at email@example.com or (630) 913-9903 if you would like to volunteer as a caroler or help with the open house.
A Christmas Chaos Dinner Theatre
6:30-8:30pm | December 7 & 8 | Decatur Club
Enjoy an evening of holiday hilarity with “A Christmas Chaos” dinner theatre. Tickets for this fundraiser are $45 and must be purchased in advance by no later than December 4 by calling the
Decatur Club at (217) 429-4200 or visiting them at 158 W. Prairie Ave. Doors open at 6pm, dinner will be served at 6:30 pm and the show will start at 7 pm. Seating is limited, so make your reservations soon!
It’s a “Christmas Carol” gone wrong! In “A Christmas Chaos,” Theatre 7 has booked a touring Royal Shakespeare Company to perform their stirring rendition of “A Christmas Carol.” Unfortunately, the professional company doesn’t show. So, our intrepid band of fine actors and technicians must put together their own production at the last minute!Read more about the show and the dinner menu here.
AUDITIONS: And Then There Were None
6:30pm | January 3 & 4 | T7 HQ
Save the date! Auditions for our next show “And Then There Were None” will be January 3 and 4. The show will be directed by Al Schneider and will be performed February 16-18 & 23-25. Audition readings will be made available at the December membership meeting. Eleven actors are needed.
Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All they have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate, for each has been marked for
murder. One of Dame Agatha Christie’s darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, it will keep you guessing to the very end. A full synopsis is available here.
Fill Our Angel Tree! End of the Year Supply Fundraiser
Theatre 7 has a Christmas wish list and we need your help! We’re accepting building supplies and other donations to help make the magic of theatre happen a little bit easier. Anyone who donates will have an ornament with their name on it added to our lobby Angel Tree and our patron list.
- Cleaning supplies: Paper towels, trash bags, Windex, cleaning wipes, toilet paper
- Office supplies: Packing tape, sharpies, whiteboard markers, wastebasket, bottled water
- Painting: Round Ziploc tubs, disposable paint tray inserts
- Gift cards: Lowe’s, Menards, JoAnn Fabrics, Staples
- Monetary donations: Donations can be made by mailing a check to P.O. Box 972, Decatur IL 62525, the Theatre 7 PayPal, or by setting up a patronage at theatre7.tix.com.
Donations can be dropped off at the November 13 membership meeting or the December 6 Christmas Walk Open House. All donations are tax-deductible. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.