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Senior Theatre Online February 2015
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Bonnie's column: It's got to be fun!
Best Sellers
See our newly revised website
Our shows are on stage
View our catalog
We're on Facebook
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Bonnie's column: It's got to be fun!
Bonnie L. Vorenberg
Bonnie L. Vorenberg

Sometimes finding the balance between work and fun is difficult in Senior Theatre. We get so immersed in creating a performance that we forget that it's got to be fun.

One of the reasons I love classes is because they are so entertaining for both the students and for me, the teacher. When you're in the 'process' part of theatre, everything is right, no answers are wrong. Students, of all ability and skill levels, progress together, fully in the moment.

Things change when you focus on 'product.' It's as if the "let's put on a play" wallops the group with new goals. Suddenly, the more skilled actors get more attention and you begin to hear the old adage, "There are no small roles, only small actors!"It's a flurry of activity, the pace picks up as the show dates loom.

There are many reasons why the fun gets obscured. Perhaps the material is too difficult. Perhaps there hasn't been enough time for the group to coalesce into a tight esprit de corps. Whatever the reason, if it's not fun, actors may not want to participate in the next show. Everyone loses.

So, balance work and pleasure. Pause and make sure that both classes and rehearsals are fun. Laugh, enjoy, and share in the creative spirit. If you keep a light atmosphere, a happier cast will produce a better show for a more satisfied audience.

Yours in theatre,

Bonnie Vorenberg
ArtAge President

Best Sellers
Old Hams in performance
Old Hams in performance

Have you ever paged through our catalog or browsed through our website and wondered what to order next? We've compiled a list of our 10 Best Sellers. Click below to read more about our most popular items.

Age on Stage®: Comedies for Readers Theatre Volume I
Age on Stage®: Comedies for Readers Theatre Volume II
The Improv Game
Seniors Acting Up
Senior Moments
Doctor, Doctor
Course Plan for Senior Theatre
No Frills Airline
Old Hams
Engage! 28 Creative Enrichment Experiences for Older Adults

We get kudos: The group wanted to write their own skit and I said "no." We have had such success with ArtAge that I don't want to see a so-so performance with a home-written skit. Thanks! Regina Ford

See our newly revised website
Our website,, has been updated so it functions better. Take a look. If you have visited before, you need to refresh your browser's cache to see the changes. Click the below link for easy directions.

On the website you'll find new articles about Senior Theatre, a special page for new plays and books, Who's Who in Senior Theatre, and more. Begin your travels at the large, green "Click here to Search" button.

If you have suggestions for what you'd like on the website, please contact us. In the meantime, enjoy!
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Our shows are on stage
Oh, so many successful performances!
Oh, so many successful performances!

Here are only a few of our many shows that are being performed:

Doctor, Doctor--in Arizona
Lost & Found--in Texas
The Stick Up--in Texas
Lust 'n Digestion--in Arizona
All I Want is the Recipe--in Arizona, telling us, "They really love this show!"
Mother's Day--in Oregon
Fine Print--in New York
Little Bundles of Joy--in New York
Noah--in Texas
The Robbin' Hoods--in Colorado
Matzo Balls--in Texas
The Hollow--in Virginia
Chatterton Country Club--in Florida

Often several short plays are combined to create a longer production. Click here to see suggested plays on a theme.

View our catalog
The Senior Theatre Resource Center catalog
The Senior Theatre Resource Center catalog

Our catalog is filled with all things Senior Theatre--from short plays to full length shows and three-act musicals. Anything in Senior Theatre, we have it.

Buy now at 2014 prices!

Click here to see our catalog

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