Market House Theatre
Off Stage oises
We don’t just entertain... We change lives!
This Fudge Isn’t So Sweet....
Oh Brother! Market House Theatre will pres-
ent Judy Blume’s “TALES OF A FOURTH
GRADE NOTHING” for one weekend only on
Life with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter
Hatcher feel like a fourth grade nothing.
Whether Fudge is throwing a temper tantrum in
a shoe store, smearing mashed potatoes on
the walls at Hamburger Heaven, or trying to fly,
he's never far from trouble. He's a tiny terror
who gets away with everything, and Peter’s
had it up to here! When Fudge walks off with 25-28
Dribble, Peter's pet turtle, it's the last straw.
Peter has put up with Fudge for too long. How
can he get his parents to pay attention to him
for a change? “TALES OF A FOURTH Youth Season Sponsor:
GRADE NOTHING” will bring gales of laughter Kitchen & Thornton-Green
to anyone who has ever had to share the spot- first MHT role as Fudge. Playing Dad and Mom
light with a pesky younger sibling. are MHT veterans Scott Salchli and Natalie
Roberts. Peter’s best friend Jimmy is played by
Lone Oak Elementary fourth grader Colton homeschooler Zachary Story, with Clark
Gholson makes his MHT debut as Peter Elementary student Maggie Malone in her first
Hatcher, with homeschooler John Yocum in his MHT role as their nemesis Sheila.
Fudge’s friends are played by Clark Elementary
students Maddie Ybarzabal, (continued on page 2)
What’s inside MHT’s Fall Newsletter...
Lunch Box Theatre Returns ............... Page 2
Great Polk-A-Dot Volunteer Sundae.... Page 2
Auditions for The Underpants............ Page 3
Cocoa & Cookies with Santa............. Page 3
Holiday Designer Home Showcase..... Page 3
Paducah Poetry Jam............................ Page 4
The Hatcher Family - Mom (Natalie Roberts), Dad (Scott
Salchli), Fudge (John Yocum) and Peter (Colton Gholson). Spamalot Trip.........................................Page 4
Market House Theatre “Off Stage Noises” October 2007
Lunch Box Theatre Returns Nov. 5 & 6!
Market House Theatre’s Studio Theatre will be transformed into a barnyard
boarding house with young audience members taking on the role of farm crit-
ters when MHT presents a Lunch Box Theatre presentation of THE LITTLE
RED HEN on November 5 & 6! This audience participation musical comedy is
suitable for all ages and is especially geared to preschool through age 8.
The Little Red Hen, proprietor of “Little Red Hen’s Coop & Boarding House” has
been trying to get her friends the clever Cat, the sassy Mouse and the dopey
Dog to help her make bread from scratch, but they always seem to have some-
thing more important to do. It's not until the Little Red Hen does all the work her-
self and sits down to eat the bread that the friends learn a very important les-
son. This play about teamwork, responsibility and the value of friendship is sure
to delight young audiences.
April Cochran plays the Little Red Hen, with Kim Yocum as Cat, Sydney Hughes as Mouse and Breandan Frederick as
Dog. The audience also plays an active role in the show, helping the characters make decisions and even helping the Little
Red Hen bake the bread. A preshow craft is also part of the total package
Lunch will be provided by Neil's Catering. The yummy family friendly menu includes grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, cole
slaw, chips, beverage and ice cream for dessert. The $10 ticket price includes dinner, show and craft! There are two show-
times each day, an 11:00 a.m. seating and a 1:00 p.m. seating. Lunch will be served as the audience arrives, and the show
will immediately follow. Seating is reserved and limited to 50 people per performance. To make your reservation, phone
MHT at (270) 444-6828 today!
4th GRADE NOTHING
(continued from front) Polk-A Dot
Rohit Vadarevu, and Isabel Salchli.
All of them are making their acting debuts.
Completing the cast in a host of comedic sup- We’re “dotty” for our volun-
porting roles are Matthew Curtis, Catherine teers! Market House Theatre
Foust, Grace Allen, Kevin Reynolds, is hosting a polk-a-dot ice
McKynleigh Abraham, Bryan Creason, and cream sundae party for ALL
Emily Yocum. MHT’s youth season is spon- MHT Volunteers on Sunday
sored by Kitchen & Thornton-Green. November 11 from 2:30 pm
to 4:00 pm in our Studio
April Cochran directs, with Nicki Caturano as Theatre! This sweet event is
assistant director. Performances are October for all ages. Come dressed
25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and October 27 and wearing polk-a-dots to win a
28 at 2:30 p.m. Six school matinee perform- special prize! This fun after-
ances are also scheduled. Tickets are $6 for noon will feature door prizes
children age 12 and under, $9 for adults. For and lots of ice cream and good company!
more information and ticket reservations con-
tact the theatre box office at 270-444-6828, MHT’s Staff will be serving up the ice cream along with lots
of goodies to construct your favorite sundae. Frozen
Tuesday through Friday between noon and 5
yogurt and sugar free ice cream will also be available. We
hope to see all our adult and youth actors, technicians,
ushers, envelope stuffers, painters, musicians, prop gath-
What will that tiny terror, Fudge, do next? erers, etc. at this festive event! No RSVP needed...just
Come to this hilarious family show and find show up and let the fun begin! See you Sunday for a
Market House Theatre “Off Stage Noises” Page 2
Auditions for “The Underpants” Nov. 12 & 13
drops her underpants just as the King rides by. Was it
an accident or a Freudian slip by a sex starved, neg-
lected, bored housewife? Public scandal leads to noto-
riety which leads to a brief flirtation with potential seduc-
ers who witnessed the “slip”. This fast paced comedy
brings together several comic characters which revolve
around this moment of fame.
Characters include, Louise, the bored housewife age
20’s-30’s who is the center of the attention; her husband
Auditions for Steve Martin’s comedy THE UNDER- Theo, who is slightly older, very conservative and chau-
PANTS at Market House Theatre will be Nov. 12 vinistic; the upstairs neighbor Gertrude, who is into
and 13 at 7 pm in the Market House Studio everybody’s business; Frank, a lovesick poet who falls
Theatre. in love with Louise; Cohen, an older barber who also
falls in love with Louise and wants to protect her from
Steve Martin has always been known as a wild and Frank; Klinglehoff an elderly scientist who is repulsed by
crazy guy. But he is also known in theatre for his any kind of immorality.
comedies which have a combination of lightning fast
verbal wit and social satire. The play THE UNDER- Directing the play will be Philip Counts. Counts has
PANTS is a prime example of Martin’s comic genius. numerous professional directing and acting credits from
across the country. He has directed ENCHANTED
In the play Martin takes a look at the nature of fleet-
APRIL and ART for the Market House Theatre. Perusal
ing fame. The play is set in 1910 in Dusseldorf scripts are available for checkout with a refundable
Germany just after a parade. During the parade the deposit at the Market House Theatre box office.
wife of a petty bureaucrat standing on tip toes to see
Cocoa Designer Home
& Christmas Tour Dec. 9
Cookies Sunday December 9 from 2pm - 5pm MHT will
hold a special holiday fundraising event!
Three beautiful homes “decked out” for the holidays
Santa by three well known designers will be open for tours
to raise funds for MHT’s education and outreach
Santa and a young fan from last years event Dec. 1
John & Kristen Williams’ home will be decorated by
What better way to kick off the magical holiday Ron Lucas. Mike & Flora Smith's home decorated
season than cookies and cocoa with the Big by Laura Kauffman. and Kijsa & Brad Housman’s
Man himself? Saturday Dec. 1 from 1 to 2pm
home will be decorated by
MHT will hold a special Cocoa and Cookies with
Kijsa Housman, with
Santa event in the our Studio Theatre.
Tickets are $25 for 1 adult and 1 child to this event. Christmas decorations by Kari
Children attending will get a framed photograph of & Kijsa.
their visit with Santa and a goodie bag. Seating is
limited to 50. Additionally, there will be raffle
drawings at each of the
Additional add on Adult tickets are $10 each and homes for an item donated by
additional add on child tickets are $15 each. each designer. Tickets are
All adults & children regardless of age must have $15 and can be purchased
a ticket to attend. All proceeds benefit MHT youth from MHT board members or
programming and outreach. the MHT box office.
Market House Theatre “Off Stage Noises” Page 3
MARKET HOUSE THEATRE
132 MARKET HOUSE SQUARE PAID
PADUCAH KY 42001 Paducah KY
(270) 444-6828 1(888) MHT-PLAY Permit No. 146
ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED
Grab your coconuts It all depends on the
and join us! skin that you’re in....
Paducah Poetry Jam is a partnership
between the Market House Theatre and the
Paducah Interracial Men’s and Women’s groups.
Cofounder of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, Bruce
George, has helped the three groups develop this
event. Local poets submitted poetry pieces in
Sept and more than a dozen local poets have
been selected to perform a 3 minute piece of orig-
inal material. The theme for the poetry is “it all
depends on the skin that you’re in”. PADUCAH
POETRY JAM will be presented Saturday,
November 3 at 7pm. Tickets are $5 at the door.
This event contains strong subject matter and lan-
Saturday Feb. 16 MHT will take a bus trip to guage and is not recommended for children.
see SPAMALOT in Nashville at TPAC! Parental discretion is advised.
Included in the trip are transportation and
treats, prime first balcony seats for the show, The Kentucky Arts Council, a state
agency in the Commerce Cabinet, pro-
lunch at the Rainforest Cafe, and a great vides operational support funding for
Monty Python time! Tickets are $190 reserved Market House Theatre with state tax dol-
lars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the
before Dec. 10 and can be paid in installments. Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
Market House Theatre is 501 C 3 Not For Profit Community Arts Organization