Everything's Coming up Roses!

FTW hits the bigtime! Things are really happening quickly here as we are moving through our first full year with community and youth theatre combined!

Tickets for every Family Theatre Group, Family Theatre Academy and Donut Theatre production will now be available online for a nominal fee. Don't worry, we are still going to supply our trusty regulars with ticket without the service charge here at our box office. This service will simply allow us to appeal to a broader market (over 1500 hits a day on their website) and accept credit card, online and phone orders. You can check out the available services at Or pick up tickets at any Party Galaxy or Guest Room Records location!

Our Summer season of camps and FTG shows is already warming up for takeoff, check on our Family Theatre Group and Family Theatre Academy sites for more information, or check the main page at down at the bottom is a printable calendar of all events covering the year until October.

We have some exciting additions to our Summer schedule which we will be ready to announce soon, keep your eyes open for some really cool new stuff!

Don't forget to get your tickets for All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten running April 4-12. You can get tickets from us or online @


Spring Break!

RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY! Well, I was supposed to catch up on all the yard cleanup all the rest of you did three months ago from the icestorm and instead I am stuck inside banging away on my keyboard.

Well, in case you missed the memo there are no classes for Family Theatre Academy this week,but "Kindergarten" is trucking right along. We took some publicity shots last night, you can find those here.

Sign ups for Summer camps are off to a great start!

For those of you hardcore drama geeks who need to get your fix this week check out all the new stuff at!

Mark has finally published his new play "Advice From a Busboy" it is available for purchase in either print or download versions here! We are currently rounding up a cast for the first public reading on the way to a fully staged production this Summer, check it out and let us know what you think!

We'll keep you posted on the reading. It will be a $1 per seat fund raiser for new lighting in the theatre, so be sure to keep your eyes open, the audience gets to give their input on the impact of the play, a great way to get your family a little culture!

A Preview as promised of our new Donut Theatre Script! This is in its first stages, so be nice! Here is the first four pages of Little Red Riding Hood Donut Style


Updates! Updates! Updates!

Whewww! Have we been busy! As many of you know we are rapidly ex[panding our programming to include not just the kiddos, but the whole family! In that attempt we have recently added a full season of shows to the roster for our Family Theatre Group! Whether you are a potential audience member or a closet actor or techie we have something for you.
First, coming up in just a couple of weeks we have our second show of the year All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, check here for details
Next, we have our first all ages cast BIG BROADWAY MUSICAL! Many of you have heard rumors, sooooo...we need talent! If you have ever thought it might be fun to give this stuff a shot, this is it! We need more than a dozen actor singers, plus chorus, plus tech, so come on out!
Third Family Theatre Academy Summer schedule is here! Sign up today to reserve your space!
Last but not least, The Donut Theatre is in develoment on a new script! By April we will be announcing performance dates for our new adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood, and it is funny! Keep checking back for a few scenes from the script and a video clip as soon as its ready!

Welcome Jones High School!

Under the capable direction of Carla Carmichael the Jones High School drama club will present their Spring play A Midsummer Night's Midterm on schedule, school destroying flames not withstanding.

About a month ago I received an email from the harried MS. Carmichael regarding their lack of performance space due to a fire that destroyed their entire facility in December. When I heard about the fire it occured to me that I wished there was something we could do, so naturally I volunteered our space free of charge.

The Longhorn thespians will present their play three times this Friday at 10am, 12:30 and 7 Pm. We are happy to have them and hope to invite them back as long as they are in need of space, we wish you well guys, valla con Dios!

Be looking for some new entries to the costume shop blog on featuring ideas from Jones high school students!