2013 Spring Show is Troupe's 40th!
Alumni, former parents and volunteers welcomed home
On May 10th and 11th, the Thomasville Music & Drama Troupe takes to the stage for its 40thSpring Show, a Mother's Day Weekend tradition in southwest Georgia since 1974. Volunteers and alumni are planning some special reunion activities to mark the milestone 40th anniversary show, explained President-Elect Gina Wise. Sifting through several thousand names of Troupe alumni has been an interesting, if daunting, task, as a committee has worked to get current contact information on former members. On Saturday, May 11th, Troupe will host 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 are 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. A Facebook group called “Thomasville Music And Drama Troupe Alumni” is helping former members re-connect in anticipation of the anniversary celebration, and a special 40th anniversary newsletter (partially available to view online below) has been mailed to as many alumni and friends as possible!
Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, May 3rd, at Hicks Clothing Co. in downtown Thomasville; for more information on tickets, contact Ginny LeGette at 224-2689 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.