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Posted on October 31, 2016 by Kelsey Ervi

WaterTower Theatre will present  Parade in Concert , a benefit performance for WTT on  Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 8pm  in Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. In keeping with the celebration of WaterTower’s 20 th  Anniversary, this one-night only performance marks 10 years
now playing - holiday extra!   
Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold

December 2 - 23, 2016
by Maripat Donovan with Marc Silvia and Jane Morris

Sponsored by Frost Bank

It’s “CSI: Bethlehem” in this holiday mystery extravaganza, from the author of  Late Nite Catechism,  as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages – whatever happened to the Magi’s gold?   With gifts galore and bundles of laughs,  Sister’s Christmas Catechism  is sure to become the newest addition to your holiday traditions.
coming soon - canterbury family main stage   
Silent Sky

Regional Premiere
January 20 - February 12, 2017
A new play by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi

Sponsored by Atmos Energy

This new play by Lauren Gunderson blends humor and romance in a riveting exploration of the life and career of celebrated astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921), who fearlessly asserted herself in the male-driven, turn-of-the-century world of science and academia. A true story of discovery,  Silent Sky  invites us to join Leavitt and the real women "computers" working at the dawn of modern astronomy as they explore the magic of the universe in what is an historic journey of love, science and determination. 
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Announcing Details for the Second Annual 24-HR Play Festival

(Addison)… WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Gregory  Patterson and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Leigh Ervi today announced details for the Second Annual 24-HR Play Festival. Performances will take place on WaterTower Theatre’s Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Conference and Theatre Centre on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 8pm.

WaterTower Theatre will begin taking submissions from local playwrights between December 6, 2016 and January 13, 2017. Submissions can either be in the form of one ten minute play, or a ten page selection from a full-length play. Four playwrights will be chosen from the submissions, and will be notified of their selection by January 20, 2017. Submissions should be emailed to Kelsey Leigh Ervi, Associate Artistic Director, at by Friday, January 13, 2017 with the subject line “NAME - 24-HR Play Fest – Playwright Submission.”

Open auditions for local actors interested in participating in the 24-Hour Play Festival will be held on Sunday, December 18 from 4pm-10pm. Actors are asked to bring a headshot and resume, and come prepared with a one-minute contemporary monologue.  Actors of all ages, genders, and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.  Please note that this is a non-paying performance opportunity.  Meals will be provided for all participants throughout the process. Interested actors can sign up for an audition slot at

All participants selected for the 24-HR Play Festival must be available from February 24 at 7pm to February 25 at 9pm.

Playwrights, directors and actors will come together to create 4 brand new plays in just 24 hours. Four playwrights will be chosen via submission, after which they will be assigned a director and a group of actors who will then inspire them to write a 15-minute play. The 24-Hour Play Festival will culminate in a one-time only performance at 8pm on Saturday, February 25 in the Canterbury Family Main Stage where each of the new plays will be performed for the public! The 24-HR Play Festival serves to provide an opportunity for local artists to work collaboratively to create new works.

Individual tickets to the performance are $10 each and will go on sale at Noon on December 6, 2016. A post-show reception will be hosted in the lobby following the performance.

Performance details:
Saturday, February 25, 2017
In the Canterbury Family Main Stage at
The Addison Theatre Centre
Doors open at 7:45pm
Curtain is at 8:00pm

Ticket Prices:
Single Tickets: $10

How/Where to Buy Tickets:
By Phone:  972-450-6232
Or In-person: WaterTower Theatre at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001

Fax: 972.450.6244

Box Office Hours

Performance Weeks:
Tuesday-Saturday Noon-6 p.m.
Closed Sunday-Monday

Non-Performance Weeks:
Tuesday-Friday Noon-6 p.m.
Closed Saturday-Monday

Please note: The Box Office opens one hour before show time on performance days and remains open through intermission.

About WaterTower Theatre:
WaterTower Theatre, celebrating its 20th Anniversary Season, is one of the leading regional theatres in North Dallas and Texas.  It is consistently recognized for its artistic excellence by the Dallas Theatre League, DFW Theatre Critics Forum, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Observer, D Magazine, and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, among others.  WaterTower Theatre has a subscription base of more than 2,000 subscribers and serves an audience of over 28,000 patrons annually.

WaterTower Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of The Town of Addison, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, and the Shubert Foundation.  WaterTower Theatre is supported, in part, through the generosity of Atmos Energy, The Canterbury Family, Don and Barbara Daseke, Ben Fischer and Laree Hulshoff, FastSigns Carrollton, Frost Bank, Liberty Capital Bank, Mary Kay Inc., Janiece and Jimmy Niemann, Nissan Foundation, Pinnacle, Rainmaker Advertising, Relax the Back Addison, Slalom Consulting, Table 13, the WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors, and Women of WaterTower Theatre.

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