Message from the Editor
Volume 2: Edition 1
Welcome to the first 2014 Edition of the Pinewood Players Newsletter. Happy New Year to all! As you will soon read, the new year has great things in store for Pinewood Players members and patrons including some exciting new capabilities to make it even easier and more convenient for our supporters to enjoy the plays and activities. Stay tuned for an exciting 2014 Theatre in the Pines season presented by Pinewood Players.
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New Online Reservations and Ticketing System approved by PWP Board of Directors
The Pinewood Players Board of Directors voted to proceed with a Special Committee recommendation to implement an online reservations and ticketing system which will allow purchases of individual performance tickets as well as season ticket packages via the Pinewood Players web site. The Special Committee headed by Kathy Abramowitz investigated several options and made a recommendation to implement one specific system which is currently in use by some valley community theater organizations. This automated ticketing system will be an added convenience for those customers who prefer to purchase tickets via the internet and it will offer payment options including credit and debit cards. Among other features the online ticketing system will allow customers to print their purchased tickets at home. The online ticketing and reservation system is scheduled to be ready for use by March 2014. More detailed information about system features and how to use the online ticketing and reservations system will be provided in future newsletters as well as in special communication emails which will be sent to members and supporters. Of course, if you prefer to purchase your tickets via mail or in person at the Pinewood Playhouse Box Office, these options will remain available. It is believed that the implementation of online ticketing and reservations will not only make it easier and more convenient for our members to purchase tickets, but it will also help expand the Theatre in the Pines experience to outlying markets in Flagstaff, Verde Valley and surrounding areas. Tickets for all plays will officially go on sale in March. Until then, watch for the announcements in future newsletter editions.
January News Clips
Pinewood Playhouse to get new restroom doors provided by Pinewood Country Club
At their January 10 meeting the Pinewood Country Club Board of Directors approved funds to replace the exterior doors on the Mens and Womens restrooms in the Pinewood Playhouse. In prior discussions with the Club Pinewood Players had offered to pay 50% of the cost of replacing both of the non-standard sized doors. That cost was estimated to be in excess of $1500. However, while appreciating the offer, the Club decided to cover the entire cost of replacement in the spirit of cooperation and goodwill. The work will take place this spring and is to be completed by the time the club opens for the 2014 season. A big Pinewood Players "THANK YOU" goes out the Pinewood Country Club for their generosity.
After their December meeting the Pinewood Country Club BOD endorsed Pinewood Players with the following statement which was published to the PWCC Membership last month.
"The Pinewood Players have been busy preparing for next season. New chairs and carpeting have been installed in the theater and they are already working on their upcoming productions. We encourage all Pinewood members to consider joining the Pinewood Players and if you haven't seen one of their productions you are definitely missing a treat!"
Thanks again to the PWCC for their support and cooperation!
Plays Announced for the 2014 Drama Camp Season
Plays for the 2014 youth drama camps have been selected. The Kidz Kamp (ages 7-10) recital will be Cactus Pass Jamboree, a fun tale of a well-heeled American family on vacation and out to find "the real America." The recitals will be July 11, 12 and 13. The Tween Camp (ages 11 yrs. and up) production will be "Rock around the Block," a nifty 50's rock & roll musical sure to have you tapping your toes. More information about the 2014 Drama Camp season will be posted on the Pinewood Players web site in the near future. Click on the "DRAMA CAMP" button in the sidebar for currently available information and watch for updates in future newsletters.
Pinewood Players Board of Directors approves additional sound upgrade
Funds for two additional wireless microphones and one additional wireless transmitter have been approved by the Pinewood Players BOD. Ron Peterson, Chairman of the Lighting and Sound Committee has been authorized to make the purchase and add the additional sound equipment in time for the opening of the 2014 Theatre in the Pines season. Last year prior to the 2013 season, the board authorized the purchase of the first wireless microphones and transmitters to begin upgrading the sound equipment in the Pinewood Playhouse. These new sound instruments were used in the musical production of "Bells are Ringing" with great success. There were many positive comments by our members and patrons regarding the improved sound quality. This is another example of how your donations and membership dues are put to excellent use to improve the quality of the performances. Pinewood Players is committed to a program of continuous improvement, both technically and artistically. Your generous support enables these improvements to continue.
If you are not a member of Pinewood Players, we invite you to join this dynamic, fun and fulfilling organization. If you are already a member or past member, don't forget to renew your Pinewood Players Membership for 2014. Membership is only $10 for a single member or $18 for a family membership.There are several options available to obtain membership forms and join or renew your membership in this dynamic organization. Membership forms are mailed out to existing members in March. Alternately, you may click on the "JOIN NOW" button in the sidebar to link directly to the online membership form.If you fill out the form online you will received an automated confirming email to verify your information. You may then print out the email and send it with your check to the Membership Chairperson. You may also click on the "JOIN NOW" button in the sidebar or simply visit the pinewoodplayers.com web site to download a three (3) page combination Membership-Donation-Volunteer form which can be printed, filled out and sent in with your check. Both the online form and the downloadable three page form work equally well so the choice is yours. Please send all donations and membership dues along with the completed form(s) or confirmation email to the Pinewood Players Membership Chairperson:
c/o Pinewood Players
P O Box 18484
Munds Park, AZ 86017
If you have questions about memberships or donations you may contact Kathy Abramowitz at email@example.com
Be A Volunteer!
Pinewood Players is an organization of volunteers committed to excellence and simply having fun! Join in the fellowship and camaraderie and experience the fulfilment of helping to bring top quality theatrical experiences to the Munds Park community by volunteering with the Pinewood Players. There are many and varied jobs to be done from set construction to publicity and everything in between. Everything involved in producing fine, high quality productions must be accomplished by our volunteers so whether you have a particular talent or just a pair of willing hands, your service is needed and appreciated. Click on the "VOLUNTEER NOW" button in the sidebar for information on how you can contribute and experience the rewards of being a part of this dynamic organization.
Pinewood Players is a non-profit organization bringing cultural opportunities to all ages. Each summer the Pinewood Players entertain the community by presenting live theatre and by providing various venues where children and adults learn about the performing arts through participation in workshops, drama camps and plays of all kinds.
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