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These are the committees defined within Grand Drama & Comedy Club. Click the view members link or the committee name to see a list of committee members. If visible for a committee, click the More info to view additional information about the committee. If there are subcommittees, a list of subcommittees will be displayed. Click on the name of the subcommittee to view the members.
How to Contact an Interest Group
Are you thinking of joining the Club and/or want more information about one or more Interest Groups? If so, please send an email to info@granddrama.com and we’ll get back to you. If you would prefer a phone call, please include your preferred number in the email. For current Club Members, please click on the View Members > link for any Interest Group to get the contact information for the Group Chair and/or to see a list of Group Members.
The Grand Drama Club is seeking talented actors for five main stage shows in our upcoming season. We're looking for performers with excellent skills, dedication, and a passion for live theatre. Performances take place at the Sagebrush Theater located in The Grand's Sonoran Plaza building. ~ October, December, February, March and April.
Cabaret Players
Cabaret Players is a venue for actors who enjoy performing without the stress of memorization. Actors use scripts and props to perform in an intimate setting at the Cimarron Club. Comedy sketches lasting between 10 and 20 minutes are performed for your friends and neighbors. The Cimarron Club offers a relaxed theater experience with audiences of about 80 people at each performance. Productions are normally held three times per season ~ November, January and April.
Do you want to act in a Grand Drama and Comedy Club production? If so, contact info@granddrama.com
Dance
Whether you have danced previously, years ago, or not at all, we have the class for you. Instruction is provided by professional choreographers. The Grandettes 'n Guys is the performance dance unit of the Drama Club. We are offering dance instruction to one and all. Instruction is given in a variety of disciplines including: Beginning to Advanced Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Lyrical or Ballet. As a club member, you can dance on the stage in a Drama Club production, anyone in Sun City Grand can just take dance classes or do both - it's up to you. So much fun, the perfect place to make new friends, and a great form of exercise. Robin Kachurak, Chair
Applause
Applause is a monthly newsletter that includes club events, announcements, member interest stories in an attractive and informative manner. Consider joining this team of creative members! CONTACT: Pat Carnahan, Applause Editor
Board of Directors
The elected Board of the Drama & Comedy Club works together to set the strategic direction of the Club, ensure that all operations of the Club are effectively managed, and all financial obligations are met. Ron Gibala, President president@granddrama.com
Communications
The Communications group manages broad based email communications to club members, patrons, and the community in general. Contact: Pat Carnahan
Costumes
A theatrical Costume Designer designs, purchases and creates all of the costumes and accessories that are worn by the cast in theater productions. If you have a fashion background or have creative and artistic talent, consider a position as a Costume Designer for one of the Drama Club productions. Contact: Robin Weakland
Director
Theater directors hold auditions to select the acting cast members. But before that step, the director collaborates with the following: - Technical crew: lighting and sound - Set Design - Props - Costume design - Producer - Stage Manager - Occasionally stage combat if applicable The director is solely responsible for the artistic unity of the production, based upon his or her overall concept or vision. The director creates the blocking and with the actors, develops the characterizations of the roles in accordance with their vision. The director has final responsibility and approval of all design and often works with the musical director. The director approves all sets, lights, sound, costumes, props, make-up and hair styles.
Director Selection
The Director Selection committee interviews internal and external candidates to fill the role of Director for each production of the Drama Club. Jolene Nerdahl, Committee Chair
Dresser
Working within the Costume Department, the Dresser's primary role is to work closely with the costumes including storing, racking, ensuring they are cleaned upon return, and keeping them in good repair. The other main function of the Dresser is to ensure costumes are correctly moved and allocated within the theater, delivering them to the correct actors on time and helping the actors get into costume(s). Some actors will have multiple costume changes during the production so anticipate an active role as a Dresser. POSITION IS CURRENTLY OPEN
Education
The Education committee works with Grand Learning to design and deliver classes to the community, including classes on Acting, Directing, Light and Sound, and any other areas of interest. POSITION IS CURRENTLY OPEN
Entertainment
Purpose - investigate, adopt, and present moments of fun, enjoyment, amusement and participation to entertain current and potential drama & comedy club members. Primary goal: find ways to involve the membership to have fun! Secondary goal: promote volunteering to get more membership involved. POSITION IS CURRENTLY OPEN
Hospitality
The Hospitality Committee is made up of a group of volunteers that are responsible for the Drama Club gatherings whether it is a party or a meeting. This includes Cast Parties, Drama Club Meetings, the Holiday Party and the Annual Picnic. Carole Parnell, Hospitality Committee Chair
Lighting
Without a script, there would be no plays. Without lighting, the plays would not be seen. Whether it's discreet and naturalistic or dazzling and imaginative, the lighting is absolutely integral to a production. The Drama Club Lighting Team works with the Director to create the right lighting to portray the scene. Some opportunities include programming and working the light board which controls the rigging lighting.
Makeup
Makeup Artists interpret the make up requirements of the venue to produce creativity and technically accurate visual representation. This may be very basic to more special effects to creating a character through the medium of makeup and working closely with the Wig and Hair Committee. Sandy Nonas, Chair
Marketing
The General Marketing Team is responsible for the advertising/marketing of all performances which includes articles and ads for the Grand Lifestyles magazine, local newspapers and any other public relations work. Email marketing, which includes e-blasts, and a new Facebook page are included in the team's responsibilities to reach the maximum population. The Grand Drama and Comedy website, including content, format and maintenance, is a vital communication tool for the Club membership. It also serves to educate people seeking information on the Drama Club and its productions. All members are encouraged to visit the web often since the content can change daily. ~ General Marketing: OPEN POSITION ~ Main Stage Graphics Committee: Kay Ford
Membership
We are always looking for volunteers to assist with Membership activities so please consider being a part of the Drama Club Membership Committee. Judy Owen, Chair
Photography
The purpose of a photography committee is to: photograph, collect, and store photos of club activities which includes stage plays, musicals, Cabaret Players, meetings and other club functions. These will be available through a variety of sources (print, slideshows, etc.) The photography chairperson is also a member of our new newsletter "Applause" and many photos come from the photography staff. COMMITTEE CHAIR IS OPEN
Play Selection for Main Stage
The Main Stage Play Selection Committee reads, discusses, and ultimately selects the plays that the Drama Club presents on the main stage each season (subject to approval by the Drama Club Board). Annie Banton, Committee Chair
Play Selection for Cabaret Players
The Cabaret Players Play Selection Committee reads, discusses, and ultimately selects the plays that the Drama Club presents on the Cimarron stage each season (subject to approval by the Drama Club Board). Co-Chairs Joyce Stern Greenberg & Linda Sheehan
Producer
The Producer is responsible for the overall production and is the "Go To" person for all aspects of the show production teams. Contact: Jolene Nerdahl
Props & Properties
Do you enjoy scavenger hunts and have a fascination with antiques, oddities, and other interesting "junk"? If so, theater properties could be a perfect match for you. At the Grand Drama & Comedy Club, there are two committees responsible for this important job. The PROPS are considered the smaller objects necessary for the success of a production, and the PROPERTIES are the larger objects, generally furniture. Props Contact: BJ Homchick Properties Contact: Katie Iverson
Season Tickets
Once the shows have been selected for the upcoming season, the Season Ticket Committee begins their work of marketing the Season Ticket Packages to former and new patrons. The new season's season ticket application and marketing material are created and emailed along with a welcome message to all current patrons. A deadline to purchase is established and once the date is met, season tickets are marketed on Arts People and the Drama Club website for sale to the general public. Contact seasontickets@granddrama.com
Set Design
All the scenery, properties (furniture) and props the audience sees at a production of a play make up the set design. The Set Designer's job is to design and Set Construction's job is to build these physical surroundings in which the action will take place. The overall look of the set also gives the audience information about the Director's concept of the set that should: SET DESIGN Contact: Katie Iverson SET CONSTRUCTION Contact: John Rushton
Sound
The Sound/Audio Technical Team is necessary and important to all the Drama Club's live performance venues as they operate recording and amplification equipment. The sound equipment is used to record, amplify mix, create sound effects and otherwise alter sounds to enhance the stage performance. Contact: Patrick Watts
Stage Crew
A member of the Stage Crew works backstage or behind the scenes in all the Drama Club productions. Their work include setting up the scenery and assisting with lights, sound, props, rigging, and special effects for a production. Contact: BJ Homchick
Stage Manager
The essential skill for theatre Stage Managers is people management, as it is their role to coordinate all aspects of a theatre company to ensure the successful delivery of the performance. Beginning opening night, the stage manager runs the show. This involves managing rehearsals, actors, technicians, props and costume fittings, as well as liaising with front of house staff and the Director.
Usher
Ushers are the Drama Club's "FIRST IMPRESSION" to our patrons when they attend a performance and are a very important part of the experience. Chair: Patricia Hedemark
Website
The website group maintains and updates the website throughout the year, making sure all information is up to date, and presented in the most audience friendly manner possible. webmaster@granddrama.com
Wigs and Hair
The Wigs and Hair group works closely with the Director, Makeup and Costuming to ensure the appropriate look and style for all of the characters on stage. Contact: Joy Kreick

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