During the shut down from Covid-19, volunteer Debbie Brandauer set up two special projects to keep the Vero Beach Theatre Guild active and in front of all our fans, friends and family by producing mini productions on Facebook and YouTube. We've had a great response with both the VBTG Digital Theatre and Monologue Mondays. Our newly appointed social media hosts Tevin Brown and Nikki Przedwiecki will be carrying on the tradition of the Monday Monologues which began in March; so if you would like to participate in this great stay-at-home-project, just follow the directions below. And if you just want to watch the many 5 minute mini plays or Monday Monologues previously posted...
Hi, my name is Lisa McNamee and I am the new president of the Board of Directors for our beloved Vero Beach Theatre Guild. The Guild is the oldest continually operating community theatre on the Treasure Coast, and on behalf of the new 2020-21 Board of Directors and myself, we are ready to face the challenges during this new world of uncertainty. We are committed to bringing joy, laughter, and quality entertainment to you, our patrons whom we hold so dear. During this time of self-isolation, our positive outlook and passionate commitment to the theatre are pushing us forward to the time when we can successfully reopen our doors and offer an escape and a night out on the town in our community.
The COVID-19 will not be what defines the Guild moving forward; in fact, over the past several months we have continued to make changes with our patrons in mind. When we do welcome our community back, you will see the newly rem...
Jon Putzke, Vero Beach Theatre Guild President Emeritus, hands over the gavel to Lisa McNamee, the Guild's new President for the 2020-21 season. Michael Naffziger has been elected Vice President, Eleanor Dixon Treasurer and Lauretta Hlelbichuk Secretary. Directors include William Floyd, Frank Leo, Jerry Reichert, Phillis Rock and Carole Strauss
As of June 30, 2020 my term as President of your Vero Beach Theatre Guild comes to an end. I have served on the Board of Directors in this capacity since July 1 of 2017 and have many wonderful memories that I will take along with me.
When I set out to run for the board, I branded my tenure with the slogan "We sail the ship of ambition; may we anchor in the harbor of success." At that time, my election platform was to get the Guild's long overdue Articles of Incorporation updated along with getting the By Laws rewritten and our Policies & Procedures Manual current; making our non-profit corporation compliant with our 501 (c) 3 tax exempt status. These were accomplished in 2018, 2019 and 2020 respectively. It was my goal to bring the daily operations of the Guild into the 21st Century. The ship we sailed plowed through rough sea...
It has been three weeks since we have shuttered our incredible production of Jesus Christ Superstar. I do want to thank those who attended our Friends & Family performance on Monday evening, our opening night on Wednesday, as well as Thursday that first week. I apologize for the rough times we had those first 3 performances due to major sound issues. We were very fortunate, through your continued generosity, to have been able to purchase all new wireless body microphones for our entire cast of twenty-one, only to have them arrive the afternoon of Friends & Family! We never had time to fire them up, hold a sound check with the cast, or rehearse with them. Circumstances forced us to go out there on Monday night with only a wing and a prayer; and in my opinion, we failed in the sound department miserably.
With a cast of twenty-one on a revolving stage of various levels, it took our cast...
A play that has changed the world and is being reinvented at the VBTG this spring with a dynamic cast directed by Jon Putzke. Jesus Christ Superstar won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and got rave reviews. Did you know that the music from Jesus Christ Superstar was originally an album and the play was written around the music?
This spring, The Vero Beach Theatre Guild is bringing Andrew Lloyd Weber’s music and Tim Rice’s lyrics to Vero on a revolving stage designed by Jeff hall and built by the Vero Beach Theatre Guild fabulous construction crew. Jon Putzke’s artistic vision of the play is creative and mesmerizing. Don’t miss the performance that captures complex emotions as the performers bring the characters alive and move them straight from their hearts leaving you singing many of the songs as you walk out of the theatre. Buy tickets now!
The Vero Beach Theatre Guild is excited to announce an auditioning class taught by Michael Naffziger. This workshop is designed for either the beginner, intermediate or experienced actor who wishes to learn more about his or her craft.
Registration can be done in person or by phoning the box office Monday thru Friday between 10 am and 2 pm. The box office will accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover card, cash or check. A $2 service fee applies to online registrations. Class size is limited to 25 students and enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. Registration deadline for this class is Wednesday, February 5th.
February 8, 2020
10 am to 2 pm with a brown bag lunch break
(bring your own)
16 BARS! MUSICAL AUDITIONING 101
Most musical theatre auditions call for 16 bars of music and a short monologue. This class is to help the actor not only master their audition music, but prepare the audition as a whole. Students wh...