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The Opera House Theatre Players is proud to present the Texas premiere of "Exit Laughing", a new comedy by award-winning playwright Paul Elliott. The comedy has just been published by the author after breaking all house records for a non-musical production at the Landers Theatre in Missouri.  It concerns a group of women who are long-time bridge partners and their reactions when one inconveniently dies. When you add the additional problems of mistaken addresses, police raids, and a stripper, things get really humorous.

Needed for the production are one male, age 20s to 50s, with a slim build; three females, ages 40s to 60s; one younger female to play the daughter of one of the characters; and one very orange-colored cat of good disposition. All  should be "very uninhibited" and "very funny".

Auditions will be held on January 16th at 5:30pm, January 17th at 2:00pm, and January 18th at 4:00pm in the Parish Hall of Christ Episcopal Church.  Anyone who cannot make the scheduled times may contact director Marcia Thomas by phone at 903-665-2310 or by email at to arrange for other times.




It may not be "Phantom of the Opera", but it is being sponsored by Jefferson's Opera House Theatre Players and its going to be a "monster of a party". For the convenience of our attendees, patrons, and benefactors:
Entitled Monster Karaoke and Krazy Kostume Kontest, the event will feature several age categories for karaoke singers in costume to sing for a cash prize in a pre-Halloween party for all ages to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the DB Franchise Restaurant in downtown. Opera House Theatre Players is now accepting debit cards and credit cards as well as PayPal accounts for ticket purchases, donations, and memberships.
Billed as a fund-raising party to help underwrite the next productions of the community theatre group, the party is open to ages 5 to 12 in the first group;12 to 21 in the second group; and 21 and up in the third group. Entry fee for Group 1 is $5; for Group 2 is $10 and Group 3 is $15. A person may compete in costume and win a cash prize of $50 in each category. Those that wish to sing karaoke but wear no costume will be allowed to sing but will be inelgible to win the cash prize. In turn, a person who is in costume but doesn't wish to sing is also inelgible to win. Judging will be by audience members who will be given a ballot to vote.

The Monster Karaoke party is the brainchild of new board members Scott Imhof and Patrick Fortune who work on stage as well as off stage in technical areas during the Players seasons. According to theatre director, Marcia Thomas, "we are excited to have these new members of the board pulll something right out of the hat at their first board meeting and suggest this fun event as a fund-raiser. Since we're always ready for a party anyway, we jumped right on it to bring something different to Jefferson that might develop some more talent for us or at the very least more supporters".

The Monster Karaoke and Krazy Kostume Kontest will be held from 6 to 10 pm in the large dining/dancing room of the restaurant that is being furnished at no charge by the DB Franchise. Also on exhibit will be specially painted macabre art work that will also be for sale furnished by several area artists including Joann Imhof and her son Scott and others of the area art community. Patrons may eat or have refreshments at the restaurant at their own costs but the theatre plans to furnish decorations and some complimentary, themed candies or cakes for the event.
For information call 903-665-2310.

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