Welcome to our 19th Season!!
As we embark on our nineteenth year we can’t help looking back over the last eighteen years with wonder and amazement. We have successfully presented over 110 full-length productions, each one special and filled with glorious memories. The years have held wonderful moments – and trying moments, too. So many designers, directors, actors and volunteers have had their hands on our productions; some are still here, and some have moved on. We’ve watched novice actors blossom into great actors. We’ve watched child actors grow up here; we’ve mourned the loss of dear friends here. We’ve witnessed wedding proposals on our stage, and even hosted a wedding here. We’ve seen beautiful sets blossom – a few in record time and under extreme conditions (like the city retro-fit of our building.) We’ve weathered good economic times and really tough economic times and are so very grateful we’re still here and able to put on shows we can be proud of. Mostly, we’re grateful for all the people who have made it possible: the actors, designers, directors and volunteers and all the loyal season ticket holders and patrons. Thank you.
In the early days, we tried all sorts of things in an effort to set our theatre apart. Before we moved to a 6-show season, we actually had a few spaghetti dinners before the show, served at little tables around the theatre. We even hosted mystery dinners where Paula and Mary would cook dinner and the actors would serve to the audience. We also did several cabaret-type shows, which we called “Scenes Between” in the fall or near the winter holidays where the actors got to write or choose what they wanted to perform. We held open mike nights for a while, too. Finally we decided it was best to move to a 6-show season. That meant less time for extra events, but we still set aside time for our Summer Shorts staged readings every year for local playwrights to enjoy their writing in action. We’ve also kept our Opening Night Gala and our Sunday brunches, which our patrons seem to really enjoy.
Our nineteenth season holds 6 wonderfully-written plays for our audiences’ theatre enjoyment. The first, Three Viewings by Jeffrey Hatcher, is darkly funny and touching. Our March show is the hilarious comedy by Andrew Bergman, Social Security. In May, we bring you the undeniably moving The Diary of Anne Frank, adapted by Wendy Kesselman. July holds another hilarious Neil Simon comedy, The Dinner Party. In September, prepare for a genuine old-fashioned thriller, The Passion of Dracula by Bob Hall and David Richmond. And last, but not least, we round out 2015 with the joyful holiday lift by Tom Dudzick, Greetings!
To our regular patrons – we look forward to seeing you again. To those of you out there who haven’t been – come on over and check us out!
With warmest regards,
Paula Chenoweth and Mary Galde
Broadway West Theatre Company Staff
Owners – Paula Chenoweth and Mary Galde
Advisor – Dawn E. Cates
Technical Advisors: Greg Small
Webmaster – Christian Pizzirani