Former trouper Mickey Lacey wrote an article about his attendance of FrankenToby in the Winter 2014 edition of Winging It, the newsletter of the National Society for the Preservation of Tent, Folk, and Repertoire Theatre. You can read the article here or view the entire newsletter at The Theatre Museum's website here.
Video of the 2014 Toby Show production FrankenToby can be purchased on DVD at the Parsons Municipal Building or by mail. Print and complete this order form to purchase by mail. Remember, they make nice gifts!
We've had great feedback from those who attended Frankentoby. Although the weather wasn't ideal the first two weekends, we finished out the eight performance run with an attendance of 1,200. Thanks for helping us set a new record. We were also very thrilled to have Mickey Lacey, Roberta Wilkes and Mark Peper back with us again this year, and Dick Ellis joined us for the first time. It was a joy to watch Mickey and Dick perform during the Vaudeville. Roberta treated us with some of her own ragtime music on the piano during intermission.
For more information about this year's Toby Show, click here to visit the show page.
Watch a video clip of Mickey Lacey and Dick Ellis performing to see how the pros did it.
The City of Parsons has allowed us to begin converting an 8,000 square foot former airplane hangar into a new performance space. We have constructed a 40' x 24' stage, complete with masking curtains and lighting. The Young Rivertime Players production of Hydrangea Albright: Comedy or Tragedy? was the first performance on the new stage.
We are excited about this new space! But there is still a lot of renovations needed including restrooms, concessions, dressing rooms, heat and airconditioning. If you would like to make a donation toward the completion of the theatre, contact us or you can make a donation online on our Support page.
On the night of the final performance of Hydrangea Albright: Comedy or Tragedy?, each cast member was asked the question "What have you gained from being in this production?" See their responses in the video below.
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