Etcetera - 08/02/10


If those acting, sewing, building, painting or other creative skills are languishing for lack of projects, Little Theatre of Walla Walla has just the gigs for you.

Volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis to take LTWW productions from script to stage. This year the crew will put on the gleeful whodunit "Sherlock Holmes The Final Adventure;" the comedy "More Fun than Bowling;" the thought-provoking drama "12 Angry Men;" and the classic "Alice in Wonderland."

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the theater, the August issue of LTWW's Informer notes. Costumers -- those with the acumen for period styles or who can sew, wield an iron or glue on doodads -- are being sought. As are those who can use basic power tools and paint brushes to help construct and decorate the sets.

Previous theatrical experience is not needed as helpers can learn stagecraft on the job. Folks with a bit of spare time to run the box office or usher are also welcome.

"One thing we all have in common is enthusiasm and a love of theater," wrote Carol Anselmo. Through her own volunteerism, she has served as a shop tech, director, board member and in set design and construction.

"Did I mention having fun and the satisfaction that comes from being part of the crew and helping to provide quality entertainment to the Walla Walla Valley? The best jobs come with benefits and these are two of them."

For more details, contact Carol at 525-7233 or .

There will be auditions for "Sherlock Holmes" at 7 p.m. Aug. 10-11 at the Little Theatre, 1130 E. Sumach St. Performances are Sept. 24-25, Oct. 1-3 and 8-9.

It takes a team to make this theater come alive. New members of the LTWW Board of Directors include Kate Van Cleve, Sara Thomson and Kyle Singer. Other board members are Jeff Schlicher, Julie Swensen, Angie Alden, Jon Loney, Cheryl Sutlick and Carol. Members who completed their terms on the board this spring were Jodi Lindquist, Robert Randall and Michelle Conner. New officers elected for the 2010-2011 year include: Brian Hatley, president; Dale Grogan, vice president; Angelica Dimock, secretary; and Jan Torland, who will continue as treasurer.

For contributions of time and talent in a variety of positions to LTWW over the course of several years, Al Chang received the Laura Peterson Award for the 2009-2010 season. He has been on the board of directors and many committees, directed, built sets and acted. Finally, LTWW is trying out a genre on audience members who can boo, hiss, cheer and yell when it offers the musical melodrama "Sunset Trail" Aug. 6-7, 13-14 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. Box Office hours are 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and 3-8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 1-2 p.m. Sundays.

Queries:, or call 529-3683.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at or afternoons at 526-8313.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment

Click here to sign in