Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Reach Out with Easy-to-Produce Dinner Theaters


If you are looking for a creative way to reach out to your community this summer or next Fall/Winter, Masterwork Productions dinner theaters are a great way to communicate while having a lot of fun.

Getaway to Chipaway follows three families escaping the problems of every day life on a camping vacation. There they find friendship and hope. This fun, family-friendly script comes with a message and original music by artist Bill Cooper, so you don't have to spend time tracking down songs or getting copyright permissions to perform them. It's ideal for drama teams and youth groups. To order a review copy of the script and a demo of the songs, click here or email us at masterworkproductions@yahoo.com. Production kits also are available.

Feedback:
  • "Fun, fast paced, great music. Loved it"

  • "I got goose bumps ... great laughs and the themes and developments were spot on."

  • "This generally isn't my kind of thing, but I really enjoyed this. Very fun, clever, well written and entertaining."

  • "Excellent messages beneficial for families."
The Seasons of Friendship follows the friendship of two women from the time they meet until they have to part and all the seasons they weather in between. Just perform the sketches as an offering or add music, other presentations and even a talk as guided by the script. This is ideal for women's events, women's retreats or a Sunday sermon series. Use the talent you have in your church and gear the message toward the audience you are trying to reach. This is hot off the presses! To order your reading copy, contact us at masterworkproductions@yahoo.com.
Productions kits also are available.

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Lauren Yarger, Bio

Lauren Yarger has written, directed and produced numerous shows and special events for both secular and Christian audiences. She co-wrote a Christian musical version of “A Christmas Carol” which played to sold-out audiences of over 3,000 in Vermont and was awarded the 2000 Vermont Bessie (theater and film awards) for “People’s Choice for Theatre.” She also has written two other dinner theaters, sketches for church services and devotions for Christian artists.

Yarger trained for three years in the Broadway League’s Producer Development Program, completed the Commercial Theater Institute's Producing Three-Day Training and produced a one-woman musical about Mary Magdalene that toured nationally and closed with an off-Broadway run.

In 2008 she was a Fellow at the National Critics Institute at the O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. She writes reviews of Broadway and off-Broadway theater with a Christian perspective for Reflections in the Light (http://reflectionsinthelight.blogspot.com/) and is editor of The Connecticut Arts Connection. She also is a contributing editor for BroadwayWorld.com

She also reviews books for Publisher's Weekly and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. She formerly was Connecticut theater editor for CurtainUp, a national theater web site bsed in New York and a reviewer for American Theater Web.

She also served as Executive Director of Masterwork Productions, Inc. and worked in arts management for the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

She is a freelance writer and member of the Drama Desk, The Outer Critics Circle, The American Theater Critics Association, The League of Professional Theatre Women and The CT Critics Circle.

A former newspaper editor and graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Yarger lives with her husband in West Granby, CT and has two adult children.

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