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One of my biggest goals when I started WeACT Youth Theatre was to try and bring the best experiences I had in my youth in small town Iowa and give them back to the kids in the community now. One of my favorite annual events was the Mayor’s Christmas Card Contest. I think it was started by Tom Vilsack and the purpose was to have children in the community design a Christmas card that would be sent out to political figures, other mayors and people in the US. It was a fun time, and I just remember looking forward to it every year.
So, I want to try and bring it back. WeACT has a good number of supporters from the East and West Coast and I want to make sure they get a Christmas card from us this year! Why not make it better by having it designed by a kid who loves to draw?
Here is how it works, you can download and print an entry form by click here -> (christmascard) or you can stop by our office at 123 North Jefferson Street in Mount Pleasant. We will have three categories…
2 Grade-5 Grade
6 Grade-12 Grade
The child just needs to design the Christmas Card in the space provided… it can be color or black and white, but it has to be 100% produced by them. Once you have completed it, you can drop it off at WeACT anytime between 8am-6pm Mon-Friday and 9am-4pm on Saturdays by 5pm on Friday, November 22, 2013.
I will pick the top 5 in each category and post them from 10AM November 25 until 5pm November 29th on our facebook page and in the window at WeACT. You will be able to go online and LIKE the picture or stop in and “LIKE” it in person. Potentially 2 votes per person…
One winner from each category will be announced Monday December 2nd at 10AM. That child will receive a year membership to WeACT Iowa for 2014 and a $100 Savings bond in their name. they will also have the joy of knowing their card design was seen by random cool people throughout the US who are on WeACT’s Christmas list!
The contest is open to anyone PreK-12th grade in the WeACT area (Southeast Iowa)
If you have questions you can email me at email@example.com or call (319) 385-1263
I hope you enjoy this as much as I did as a child! I really hope this is just one of many things we can do to help bring some fun back to the youth of Southeast Iowa! Thank you personally for giving me a chance to host this contest that I hope will become an annual event.
Founder of WeACT Youth Theatre of Iowa
PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION, IT HAS DETAILS THAT COULD EFFECT YOUR PARTICIPATION
I have to tell everyone, this was a very vary hard show for me to cast. There was a lot of different directions I could have went with the cast, but I know in my heart the direction I chose is going to make for an amazing show. For those of you who are newer and for those of you who have been in WeACT for a while, if you did not get what you would consider a “larger part” do not let it upset you. There are lots of people who tried out and not a lot of larger roles. I promise you that if you take whatever role you received and embrace it, then I will remember that in future castings.
Your scripts will be available starting tonight after school, please note you cannot pick up a script until you pay your participation fee (or made arrangements to pay later). You can do so online by clicking here or you can drop off a check, cash or use your credit/debit card in person at WeACT Iowa. You have until Friday night, 6pm to pick up your script. If you have not picked up your script or notified me that you want your part, then I will release that part and cast someone else in that role if needed. If you need to reach me, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (319) 385-1263.
Now that all the paperwork mumbo-jumbo is out of the way… below is the cast list!
WeACT Youth Theatre of Iowa presents:
THE WIZARD OF OZ December 20-22, 2013
FOR GRADES PreK-12
They will take place at WeACT Youth Theatre, 123 North Jefferson, Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
AUDITION TIMES ARE:
Sat, October 19 at 3PM
Sun, October 20 at 3PM
Mon, October 21 at 7PM
PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME, WE HAVE A LOT OF KIDS TO AUDITION AND BEING LATE FOR AN AUDITION CAUSES OTHERS TO HAVE TO GO LATER. (it is recommended you arrive 15 minutes prior to audition time to fill out paperwork and that your child can review the audition script)
Children will be asked to read from the script and stand on stage… children who are unable to read will be able to still audition quickly at the beginning of the Auditions…
Participation fee is $25, free for those with a 2013 Membership card.
Any questions email us at email@example.com or call (319) 385-1263
Hello students of Wanaget High, class of 1989!
It’s that time of year again. Time for all of you to consider attending your Senior Prom. This year, your classmate Melissa Martin and the rest of the prom committee has worked very hard to make this event something you will remember well into the 1990′s.
The folks at Midwest Old Threshers have been gracious enough to let us host the prom this year in the basement of the Old Threshers Theatre Museum. This is a great location since our own gym is being renovated after some of you decided to sneak barnyard animals into the gym during homecoming this year. Please note that there are a few rules you need to observe for this years prom.
Prom starts at the times indicated, but you are encouraged to arrive 1/2 an hour early for the full prom experience.
You should come in proper Prom Attire, if Prom Attire is not available, your normal 1989 wardrobe will suffice.
(In fact we will be judging the best dressed that night as well)
You are allowed to bring guests from other schools, but remember this proms is only for Grades 9 and up! (14+)
You must be prepared to dance, have fun and interact. This is your senior prom! Enjoy it!
If you haven’t figured it out yet, this is a real prom, and it’s 1989…
We will have punch available, door prizes, you will be able to vote for your Prom King and Queen and Lydia Parker from the AV Club will be there taking pictures of the experience!
We will also have lots of other surprises each night! We understand we did not have the best year, with the Beavers going 0-13, and the incident during the Hornet’s game, we will not speak of. However, you have the upcoming production of “Funny Girl” to look forward from the W.H. Drama department and our cheerleading captain, Whitley Whitiker has asked me to tell you that “she has spirit, how about you?”
Tickets this year are $10. We know $10 is equal to buying a TANK OF GAS, but the money goes to help Wanaget High bring this thing called the internet to some classrooms. I blame the economy, but President George HW Bush guarantees us the economy is going to get better!
This year there are two ways to get tickets. You can go in person to WeACT Youth Theatre of Iowa, at 123 North Jefferson Street in Mount Pleasant and pick them up, Mon-Friday 10am-6pm.
Or you can do tickets online (whatever that means) at http://
Since we have so many students, there are three different prom times this year.
Friday, October 4th at 7:30pm (pre-show at 7:00pm)
Saturday, October 5th at 7:30pm (pre-show at 7:00pm)
Sunday, October 6th at 6:00pm (pre-show at 5:30pm)
You can come to one, or come to them all, we guarantee a different experience each night.
We look forward to having you join us for the most important experience of your Senior Year. Please remember this might be the last great experience of the 80′s so please make it as 80′s as possible. So remember to have fun, and no dirty dancing. This means you.
Mr. Richard Snelgrove
Principal of Wanaget High
WeACT Youth Theatre of Iowa presents “Tales from Beatrix Potter” Friday, August 2nd at 7pm, Saturday, August 3rd at 4pm and 7pm, and Sunday, August 4th at 2pm. The show takes place at the IWC Science Auditorium located at the SCIENCE HALL on campus.
ALL TICKETS ARE $5 in bought in advance from http://tickets.weactiowa.com or at WeACT at 123 North Jefferson in Mount Pleasant, Iowa Mon-Fri 10am-4pm Tickets at the door are $7. Doors open 1/2 an hour before show time… Day of show tickets are available an hour before showtime.
For more information call 319-385-1263 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to make a contribution to help WeACT Youth Theatre grow, you don’t have give us the shirt off your back. In fact, we can give you a shirt to wear on your back instead! We are currently planning a trip to Six Flags, and part of the process of a group trip are matching shirts. Since Bradley is placing an order anyway, he decided he would offer everyone else who wasn’t going on the trip one of these cool Red WeACT shirts for the same price as the Six Flags participants!
The shirts are $10 for standard sizes and $12 for the XXL or XXXL variety. They will be available for pickup on July 24 (because after the Six Flags trip, we will all want a day off).
These shirts are great because these are the OFFICIAL SHIRTS OF WeACT! So if you and your children want to march with us in parades or represent us at fundraisers, these are the PREFERRED shirts that WE WANT YOU TO WEAR!
So if you like what you see, and you want to support us, then please do so! The extra money we make on these shirts will go such a long ways! Thank you!
We had a great group of kids audition for our upcoming production! Congrats to everyone who got a part! Don’t forget our first meeting is Monday at 6pm. At this time we will do a read through, hand out scripts and I will talk to the parents and collect the $25 participation fee. If you want to pay the fee online, you can do so here..
AND NOW THE CAST LIST!
June 24 and 25, 2013 at 7PM each night we will be hosting Auditions for The Tales of Beatrix Potter! This script is made up of four-five plays based off the books and tales from Ms. Potter. This is a non-musical version, and children will be required to do a cold reading of a few lines of script. Children who can not read are still able to come an audition (we will make it work)
The show is scheduled for the first week in August…
Any questions, email us at WeACTIowa@Gmail.com