[nfbmi-talk] Fw: FYI, audio described performances of Wait Until Dark Jan. 20 and 27 inRoyal Oak

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Thu Jan 13 09:39:55 CST 2011


hi,

I have put this on newsline.

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Subject: [nfbmi-talk] Fw: FYI,audio described performances of Wait Until 
Dark Jan. 20 and 27 inRoyal Oak


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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: Turney, Susan (DELEG)
> To: Turney, Susan (DELEG)
> Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 9:02 AM
> Subject: FYI, audio described performances of Wait Until Dark Jan. 20 and 
> 27 in Royal Oak
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> Please share the information below with others who may be interested in 
> these audio described live theater performances.
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> From: Colleen Muench [mailto:colleenm at stagecrafters.org]
> Sent: Monday, December 27, 2010 4:16 PM
> Subject: Audio described performances
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> Greetings!
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> I am writing to you on behalf of Stagecrafters, a community theatre 
> located in Royal Oak, MI. In January 2011, we are mounting the production 
> of Wait Until Dark, and would like to pass the word to the visually 
> impaired community that we will be offering two audio-described 
> performances. These performances will be on January 20th and 27th. The 
> audio description will be provided by a talented volunteer that works with 
> Detroit Radio Information Service (DRIS). DRIS is southeast Michigan's 
> Radio Reading/Audio Information Service for people with disabilities.
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> The audio description will be via headsets. The headsets will allow 
> audiences members with vision impairments to hear audio description about 
> what is happening on the stage. Because the headsets are wireless 
> infrared, they may be used anywhere in the auditorium.
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> In addition to the audio description, each of these evenings will include 
> a post-show Talkback. Our guest speaker for the Talkback is Joe Pelle of 
> Huntington Woods. Joe will share his about his loss of sight and give 
> audience members a chance to ask questions.
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> Below is the press release for our upcoming production of Wait Until Dark. 
> The show runs January 14th through January 30th. Please share this 
> information with the visually impaired community with whom you are in 
> contact with. A key element of Stagecrafters' mission is to make the 
> performing arts available to all. Based on demand, this pilot effort in 
> audio description could result in future shows offering this
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> This information is also available in our Media Section on our website if 
> you would like to access the press release in a Word document format. 
> Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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> Thanks!
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> Colleen Muench
>
> Stagecrafters at the Baldwin Theatre
> 415 S. Lafayette Ave
> Royal Oak, MI 48067
> 248.541.8027
> www.stagecrafters.org
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> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
> Contact:           Colleen Muench, 248.541.8027, 
> colleenm at stagecrafters.org
> Stagecrafterspresents "Wait Until Dark"
>
> Cat-and-mouse thriller ignites the stage
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> ROYAL OAK, Mich., December 27, 2010 - No need to stay outside in the cold 
> this January if you want to get chilled - Stagecrafters' theatrical 
> thriller, Wait Until Dark can do the job. The show runs January 14th 
> through 30th at the Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette in downtown Royal 
> Oak.
>
> Set in 1960's Greenwich Village, Susy Hendrix (Beth Tetrault of Troy) is a 
> housewife who has recently become blind from an accident. After a business 
> trip, her husband Sam (Tony H. LaMacchio of Troy) brings home a doll as a 
> favor to a woman. Sam is unaware that the woman is now dead, and that the 
> doll contains a hefty stash of drugs. Con-men are searching for the doll 
> and will go to any lengths to retrieve it - even murder.
>
> When Sam leaves the apartment, so begins the well-crafted game of 
> cat-and-mouse. Harry Roat (Daniel Muldoon of Madison Heights), mastermind 
> behind the con, convinces a fellow thug to pose as one of Sam's old Army 
> buddies, Mike Talman (Ben Feliciano of Berkley), in a ruse to gain Susy's 
> trust. He's hoping that Susy will hand over the doll to someone she 
> trusts. Roat also brings in phony policeman, Sergeant Carlino (Paul 
> Venditti of Shelby Twp.), to convince Susy that the doll may be 
> incriminating evidence against her husband in a murder case, and by 
> handing the doll over, she'd clear his name.
>
> Although Susy's blindness makes her more vulnerable, her other senses are 
> heightened and she begins to pick up clues of the deception. She enlists 
> the help of the feisty girl who lives upstairs (Regan Castle of Pleasant 
> Ridge, Emily Muench of Huntington Woods) in a game of her own as she turns 
> her disability into her greatest weapon.
>
> Director David Zublick (of Royal Oak) has a penchant for thrillers and 
> mystery. He, himself, once portrayed Mike Talman in another theatre's 
> production of Wait Until Dark and when the opportunity arose to direct it 
> at Stagecrafters', he jumped on it. "As with film, the stage is a visual 
> medium.  For this show though, it's what you can't see that is the most 
> thrilling!" says Zublick.
>
> Wait Until Dark, by Frederick Knott, opened on February 2, 1966 at the 
> Ethel Barrymore Theatre. It ran for the next eleven months at various 
> theatres for a total 374 performances. The cast included Lee Remick, 
> Robert Duvall, and Mitchell Ryan. Remick was nominated for the Tony Award 
> for Best Actress in a Play. Warner Bros.-Seven Arts purchased the film 
> rights in 1966 soon after the play's Broadway premiere. It starred Audrey 
> Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and Jack Weston. 
> Hepburn was nominated for both the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best 
> Actress, and Zimbalist was nominated for a Globe in the supporting 
> category.
>
> The Thursday performances, January 20th and 27th, will be audio described 
> for the visually impaired. The Baldwin's Main Stage auditorium is equipped 
> with an infrared system that will allow those with visual impairments to 
> use special headsets to hear the audio description. The headsets will work 
> anywhere within the auditorium so specific seating is not necessary. 
> Visually-impaired patrons are asked to reserve the headsets at the time of 
> ordering their tickets.
>
> In addition to the audio description on the Thursday performances, a 
> special audience interactive talkback is planned. Guest speaker Joe Pelle 
> of Huntington Woods will share his experience of losing his sight at age 
> 30, and how it has impacted his life and heightened his other senses.
>
> Advance tickets for performances are $16 and $18. Stagecrafters is 
> offering a special of 4 tickets for $50 for the Thursday night 
> performances.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.stagecrafters.org or 
> by phone at 248-541-6430 using Visa and MasterCard. All seats are 
> reserved.  If shows have not sold out, tickets can be purchased at the box 
> office one hour prior to the performance for an additional $2.00 fee.
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> Show dates and times follow:
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> Friday, January 14                  8:00 pm
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> Saturday, January 15              8:00 pm
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> Sunday, January 16                2:00 pm
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> Thursday, January 20             8:00 pm
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> Friday, January 21                  8:00 pm
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> Saturday, January 22              8:00 pm
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> Sunday, January 23                2:00 pm
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> Thursday, January 27             8:00 pm
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> Friday, January 28                  8:00 pm
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> Saturday, January 29              8:00 pm
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> Sunday, January 30                2:00 pm
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> About Stagecrafters
>
> Stagecrafters, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit community theatre, is in its 
> 55th year of providing opportunities for members of the community to 
> develop their talents and to volunteer their time to create an enriching, 
> quality theatrical experience through its Main Stage, 2nd Stage, and Youth 
> Theatre productions. Stagecrafters has been at the Baldwin Theatre since 
> 1985.
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> Stagecrafters offers shows that appeal to a wide variety of ages and 
> interests and prides itself on providing professional quality shows at 
> affordable prices, making the performing arts accessible to individuals in 
> our "regional" community. The remaining 2010-2011 Main Stage Season 
> includes: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (musical), and 
> Hairspray (musical comedy). The remaining 2010-2011 2nd Stage season 
> productions include: Rent (rock musical), and Grey Gardens (musical).
>
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>
> # # #
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> Wait Until Dark Cast and Production Staff List By Community
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> Berkley
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> Ben Feliciano (Mike Talman)
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> Beverly Hills
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> Sandra LaJoie (Patrolman 2)
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> Clawson
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> Gerry Ochoa (Patrolman 1)
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> Huntington Woods
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> Emily Muench (Gloria)
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> Madison Heights
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> Daniel T. Muldoon (Harry Roat)
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> Pleasant Ridge
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> Regan Castle (Gloria)
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> Royal Oak
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> Theresa Williams (Asst. Director)
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> David Zublick (Director)
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> Linda Zublick (Producer)
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> Shelby Twp
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> Paul Venditti (Sgt. Carlino)
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> Troy
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> Tony H. LaMacchio (Sam Hendrix)
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> Beth Tetrault (Susy Hendrix)
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> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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> CAPTION: wud_publicity1.jpg
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> Blind housewife, Susy Hendrix (Beth Tetrault of Troy), threatens the 
> stranger in her apartment with the deadly mix of fire and gasoline in 
> Stagecrafters' production of Wait Until Dark. The theatrical thriller runs 
> January 14 through January 30 at the Baldwin Theatre in downtown Royal 
> Oak. Photo by Lance Luce.
>
>
>
> NOTE: Digital photographs are available in our media section on our 
> website at www.stagecrafters.org > About Us > Media
>
>
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