Welcome Back Theater Parents!

Welcome Back Theater Parents and Welcome to all the new parents who are joining us this year!  We have four wonderful productions for your students to participate in and we have many opportunities for all of the parents to support the boosters with.


Our first Parent interest meeting with our first Booster meeting immediately following will be Monday, August 27th.  These meeting will be held in the Little Theater starting at 6:00pm.


Thank you for joining and supporting our Theatre Boosters.



Patty Glade

Theatre Boosters President


GBN Theatre Booster Meeting Minutes – May 14th, 2018


May 14, 2018


Meeting called to Order: Patty @6:33 pm

Secretary Report: Barbara


President’s Report: Patty – Barbara, seconded by Violetta.

Successful year, Patty thanked each of us for being on the board and we are looking forward to more success next year.

Slate:  Patty/Pres, Nicole Andrews (Tahlia) / Vice President, Secretary – Barbara, Treasurer – Violetta (executive board).


Faculty Report: Mr. King – Stressful year, could not have done it without the boosters.  Kid’s artistry reached a new level, along with their stress level – they are stronger for it.  Record number participated this year – 209 students.  Mr. King is requesting a 5th staff member.  Mr. O’Brien is leaving us as he agreed to one year only.  L

GBN’s 50th year – all theatre programs are on the bulletin board.

2018-2019 Plays:

Infinite Wrench – 30 plays in 60 minutes – one pizza for entire audience.

Two student directors to help guide actors. Students write from their own perspective – factual.

Hiring a theatre company to assist.  Audience picks order, come back second night to see remainder.


Festival consideration:  Feathers and Teeth – going creepy…..humorous.  Live sound effects.  Fight choreographer.


Ordinary People – drama, working closely with school psychologists and admin to make learning a moment. This will be a great opportunity for the kids to talk about mental health and not feel affects.


Marie Antoinette – story of rise and fall, of Marie.  Contemporary language will be cleaned up for families.  Costume fun!  Fight choreographer.


Treasure’s Report:  Jennifer – made about 2k on Legally Blonde concessions and 50/50 raffle. Almost 5k, Legally Blonde lights to be deducted. ($4032)  We are waiting on test drive fundraiser.  5k to start to 2018-2019 – about average.

Jenn also managed new memberships.


Committee Reports:

Fundraising:  Joe cotton fundraiser, turned out well and Music plus post prom.  Approx. $1000/ $3000 max.

Potbelly’s fundraiser will be added, waiting on the check as well.  July create budget for next year

And close books.

Concessions:  Jennifer – Lisa Oswald chairing concessions and volunteers for next year.  Keep sign-up genius and change passwords….students liked Legally Blonde brunch served later but wanted breakfast.  IMO, provide both breakfast and lunch items.

Memberships:  vacant –

Scholarship: Violetta – will continue next year.  Winners this year:  Daniel Frusolone and Pooja Chaprak

Web Page: Brenda – Brian Forsner taking over web support.  Work with Mr. King, logo’s shows, etc.  Domain expires February 2019.  How often and frequent are changes?  Each play, text changes, announcements, fund raisers, photo share.  Brian is going to make the website launch rockets.


Old News: not any from last meeting.


New Business:  New committee chairs to bring forward, Lisa Oswald/concessions, Brian Forsner website, Lori Kent/fundraisers, Violetta / scholarships.  Lori is going to work with Music boosters to get a feel for food fundraisers.  Cartwright needs to know so they can be spread out.  Try to get one at the end of each production so flyer can be put into playbill.  Summer??? Good idea!


Present Executive board for 2018-2019:  Patty/President, Nicole / Vice President, Barbara / Secretary, Violetta/Treasurer.

Vote accepted.


Nicole can take on memberships.   Mr. King requested editing privileges to correct e-mail addresses.

Incoming freshman parent night – last year shared a table.   We want to do that again this year.   Provide info that theatre is not just about actors but also about stage craft, lighting, and sound.


Next Booster Meeting:  Fall 2018-2019


Called to Adjourn: 7:26PM

Attendance: Mr. King, Patty Glade, Violeta Paunova, Lori Kent, Barbara Plese, Brian Forsner, Jenn O’Connell, Nicole Andrews

GBN Theatre Booster Meeting Minutes – April 9th, 2018

Attendees: Patty Glade, Lori Kent, Sue Loster, Lisa Oswald, Violetta Paunova, Robyn Scurek


Meeting called to Order: Patty @ 6:38

Welcomed new attendee Lisa Oswald

Lori volunteered to capture meeting notes in Barb’s absence

Approval of prior meeting minutes

March meeting minutes approved by Violetta, second by Sue L.

President’s Report: Patty Continue reading

Volunteers Needed

We have an opportunity for a wonderful fundraiser with Joe Cotton Ford and their program “Ford’s Drive 4 UR School” On Saturday, April 21st we need 6/8 Theatre Booster volunteers to help with this fundraiser. Theatre Boosters, Music Boosters and Post Prom will all share in this fundraiser. We will split the funds between the three groups. Joe Cotton Ford will bring cars to GBN for our community to test drive. We need Boosters to help with sign-up for the test drives and to ride along with the test drivers. We need volunteers from 9:30a-12:00p and 12:00p-2:00p or if you can be there from 9:30a-2:00p, that would be awesome. Please email me at Mgnfscnt1@aol.com and let me know if you can help with this opportunity. If you cannot volunteer on this day, please come out and take a test drive to help us earn some funds for Theatre.

Thank you,
Patty Glade
Theatre Booster, President