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August 2014

Message from the Editor
Volume 2: Edition 8

The "Dog Days of Summer" are upon us already! But we still have plenty of Pinewood Players events to enjoy. Our final Theatre in the Pines main stage production of the season, "Cactus Flower," begins on August 22, our second Members General Meeting is scheduled for August 23, another Cabaret Nights, Reader's Theatre production is on tap at Pinewood Country Club September 4 & 7, and the Wrap Party is all set for September 6. So plan to join in the fun and make the most of the remaining season by enjoying all of the remaining events. Our Profiles feature concludes for the season with a profile of Don Miller, Director of "Cactus Flower." We hope you enjoy our newsletter and welcome your comments and suggestions. 
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Don Miller

After 43 years in the video/film and advertising industry as a Producer/Director, Don joined Pinewood Players last year on stage in a reversal of roles.  After acting and "singing" in the role of Dr. Kitchell in "Bells Are Ringing," and then as Jeff Elbies in "Wrong Window," Don decided to throw his hat in the ring as the director of  "Cactus Flower," this year's  final performance by the Pinewood Players.
 Career achievements include an Emmy for Cinematography and Editing for a short film, "Freedom Festival," and numerous Gold and Platinum "Tellies," an international corporate video competition.        

Don says "Directing  "Cactus Flower" is another wonderful experience, working with the talented Pinewood cast and learning just how much help is available in Munds Park just for the asking!"

August News Clips


Cactus Flower

Pinewood Players will present “Cactus Flower” on the main stage at the Pinewood Playhouse opening Friday, August 22 and running August 23, 24 and August 28, 29 & 30. Many will remember the 1970’s movie version starring Goldie Hawn in her film debut alongside veteran actors Ingrid Bergman and Walter Matthau who shared the lead roles with the newcomer. Goldie Hawn won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress as well as a Golden Globe in the same category. The screenplay was adapted by L.A.L. Diamond from a Broadway stage play written by Abe Burrows which in turn was based upon the French play Fleur de cactus by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Grédy. The film was released in late 1969 and became the seventh highest grossing film of 1970. The Pinewood Players production will be directed by Don Miller with a veteran cast including Cheryl Parker playing the Goldie Hawn role of Toni Simmons and Bill Gibney in the Walter Matthau role of Dr. Julian Winston. Melanie Westmark will play Stephanie Dickinson, the loyal receptionist and assistant played by Ingrid Bergman in the movie.  The role of Igor, Toni’s neighbor and other romantic interest is played by local businessman Bill Spain in his debut on the Pinewood Playhouse stage.

This is another performance you will simply not want to miss! See ticketing information below and buy your tickets now for this final production of the Theatre in the Pines season. Remember, opening nights are special and you will have the opportunity to win one of several beautiful gift baskets. There is also a very special Thursday night performance on August 28 with drawings and prizes to allow you to kick off your Labor Day celebrations early. So you get your tickets for the first performance while they are still available!

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! Click on the "Buy Tickets" icon in the sidebar to link to the online ticketing system or visit the Box Office at the Pinewood Playhouse just east of the pool area on the Pinewood Country Club campus (Box Office hours 10am to noon, Wednesday and Saturday) or call the Ticket Manager at 623-680-3369 for reservations. 


Menu Set for August General Members Meeting

The second General Members Meeting of the 2014 season is scheduled for August 23, 10:00am at the Pinewood Country Club. A luncheon will be served after the meeting. For reservations please contact Kassie Walters at 928-286-9198.


Caesar Salad
Beef Stroganoff
Egg Noodles
Lemon Herb Beans
Beverages (Tea, Coffee, Water)

Special Thursday Night Performance

Fun! Laughter! Prizes!

There will be a very special Thursday night performance of “Cactus Flower” on August 28 at 7:00pm. This performance will replace the traditional Sunday Matinee in the second week of the run. This special schedule has been arranged to allow our patrons to enjoy the Labor Day weekend activities with family and friends and still have an opportunity to see this fantastic production of “Cactus Flower.” Prizes will be awarded to lucky ticket holders! We have also arranged for a special discount for Pasta Night at Pinewood Country Club. Watch for your email notification containing details. So kick off your Labor Day celebration early by enjoying dinner, a great play and perhaps winning a very valuable prize! Get your tickets for the special Thursday night performance now! See ticketing information below.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! Click on the "Buy Tickets" icon in the sidebar to link to the online ticketing system or visit the Box Office at the Pinewood Playhouse just east of the pool area on the Pinewood Country Club campus ( Box Office hours 10am to noon, Saturday & Wednesday) or call the Ticket Manager at 623-680-3369 for reservations.   


Reader's Theatre Update
Get Your Tickets Now for September
As predicted, both of the July "Cabaret Nights" 
performances sold out quickly. 
The September production will be staged on Thursday, September 4 and Sunday, September 7.  Plays and directors are "Sorry About That Lord" directed by Doug Pusateri, "Surprise” directed by Doug Pusateri, "Brownies" directed by Annie Weissman, "Chocolate" directed by Doug Pusateri and "A Slight Misunderstanding " directed by Jackie Wolff. 

Buy your tickets for the September shows now to avoid missing out on these entertaining performances. All performances are in the Pinewood Country Club Show Room, cash bar will be provided in the Show Room.

Tickets are $6 (Club Members) or $7 (non-Club Members) and are on sale in the lobby of the Pinewood Country Club on Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm during Happy Hour and during Box Office hours (10am to noon on Wednesday and Saturday) on the Pinewood Playhouse patio. These performances are guaranteed to be “sell outs” again so buy your tickets now!

Hollywood or Munds Park?

Take our Cactus Flower Quiz

Goldie Hawn? 


No! It's our own Cheryl Parker!

Ingrid Bergman?

Guess Again! It's Melanie Westmark, Pinewood Players Secretary

What do they all four have in common? 
They play female leads in "Cactus Flower!"

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! Click on the "Buy Tickets" icon in the sidebar to link to the online ticketing system or visit the Box Office at the Pinewood Playhouse just east of the pool area on the Pinewood Country Club campus (Box Office hours 10am to noon, Wednesday and Saturday) or call the Ticket Manager at 623-680-3369 for reservations.

Save the Dates

"Cactus Flower"
August 22, 23, 24 & 28, 29, 30 (Friday & Saturday Evenings 7pm, Special Thursday Night performance August 28 at 7pm, Sunday Matinee August 24 at 2:30pm All Performances at the Pinewood Playhouse.

Pinewood Players General Meeting

Saturday, August 23 at 10:00am at the Pinewood Country Club. All members are invited to attend.  The meeting will be followed by a buffet lunch.  Reservations for the luncheon and more information about the event are available by contacting Kassie Walters at 928-286-9198.


Reader's Theatre Cabaret Nights

Thursday, September 4 at 7pm. Sunday, September 7 at 2:30pm. All performances in the Pinewood Country Club Show Room. 


It's a Wrap Party

Saturday, September 6 at 11:30 am in the Pinewood Country Club Show Room. 
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