Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Tucson: Waypoint Theatre Company fall preview


From: Melanie David []
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 5:23 PM
Subject: fall preview



Waypoint Theatre Company (WTC) is southern Arizona’s premier faith-based theatre company.  Based in Oro Valley, WTC is a 501 (c) 3 not for profit live theatre organization with a commitment to professionalism and artistically produced entertainment including faith-based, world view productions to southern Arizona communities.  As a producing and training organization, Waypoint seeks to produce quality live theatre that celebrates the joys and traditions of family and community.


Although Waypoint’s company’s name and current structure are new, the steadily growing number of 30+ company members represented by ten evangelical churches have been committed to producing exemplary live theatre productions for over five years.


Waypoint—as defined by Webster’s, is a navigational reference, a stopping place or immediate point on a long journey.  WTC is committed to presenting quality journeys of faith that explore the spiritual dimension of life through drama and humor.  From drama and comedy, to classics and musicals, the broad range of thought-provoking works from Shakespeare and C.S. Lewis,  to American contemporary playwrights such as Larry Enscoe, playwright/artistic director for Lamb’s Players, A.D. Players’ Artistic Director, Jeannette Clift George, and Focus On The Family author/playwright, Paul McCusker, are filled with hope that comes from making life-affirming choices.



Led by President/Artistic Director Melanie David, Waypoint Theatre Company continues working with various faith-based and community organizations based in southern Arizona to evaluate their needs and opportunities for professionally produced live theatre as an effective outreach, as well as providing a quality, family-oriented entertainment source. WTC is dedicated to foster an encouraging environment where individuals can uniquely blend and enrich their Christian faith with artistic gifts. 


WTC produced the successful musical comedy, “It’s Christmas and It’s Live!” last December at the Sun City Rancho Vistoso Performing Arts Center, and toured several schools with the anti-bullying educational outreach play, “Biff, Bang, Kapowie!”.  This dynamic, audience-participation piece was also produced at the Boys and Girls Clubs in March with an educational grant from IBM Corporation.



This fall, WTC proudly presents “Footprints of a Pilgrim”, a multi-media dramatic musical presentation of the life of Ruth Bell Graham, wife of evangelist, Billy Graham.  The production will be touring several Tucson churches beginning September 28 through October 8, 2006.  Written by Mrs. Graham, and adapted to stage by professional theatre company, the Lamb’s Players, “Footprints” embarks on the incredible journey of perseverance and strength that offers provocative, and often humorous insights on family relationships and grace.  Admission is free.

Dates and venues include:

Sunday, September 24 @ 6pm, Rincon Mountain Presbyterian Church, 8455 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Sunday, October 1 @ 6pm, Catalina Foothills Church, 2150 E. Orange Grove Rd.

Sunday, October 8 @ 6:30pm, Canyon Del Oro Baptist Church, 9200 North Oracle Rd.



Waypoint will present “Bartholomew’s Reading Adventure” in schools, libraries, and civic organizations in Tucson.  Bartholomew Stead does not like to read.  He says it’s boring, and leaves him snoring.  His mother takes him to the doctor (Dr. Seuss, that is!), who knows how to rhyme, and Bartholomew learns that reading’s an adventure each and every time.  This 45-minute, fun-filled romp with laughter full-blown will inspire children to read and write stories of their own.  Lots of audience participation.  Recommended for Kindergarten through grade 5.  Available for touring beginning November 2, 2006.


Member Greater Oro Valley Arts Council

Member Tucson Pima Arts Council

Member Christians In Theatre Arts



Contact information: 

President/Artistic Director: Melanie David

 (520) 742-9079/ or

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