2013 Spring Show was Troupe's 40th!
Alumni, former parents and volunteers welcomed home
On May 10th and 11th, the Thomasville Music & Drama Troupe took the stage for its 40thSpring Show, a Mother's Day Weekend tradition in southwest Georgia since 1974. On Saturday, May 11th, Troupe hosted an open house from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Troupe's Fred Allen Building, located at 427 Covington Avenue, across from the Thomasville Rose Garden. Troupe alumni, former parents and volunteers were invited to drop by for a casual opportunity to reconnect with old friends and colleagues, including Troupe's founders and longtime directors Fred and Winnie Allen. Mr. Allen, now Troupe's Director Emeritus, returned to the piano to accompany the student performers during the finale for the first time since 2011, and Troupe alumni were invited to stand at their seats and sing along to the traditional final production number, "In Just No Time at All," from the Broadway musical Pippin.
The Thomasville Music & Drama Troupe is now on summer hiatus until mid-August when we will kick off our 41st performance and training season. Auditions for new members will be scheduled at that time - details will be announced in early August.
The Thomasville Music and Drama Troupe is made up of approximately 100 young performers from seventh to twelfth grade in area schools. Founded in 1972 by Fred and Winnie Allen, the Troupe operates as a non-profit organization with a mission of exposing area students to the performing arts and presenting its annual spring and Christmas shows each year.