Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Unique  & Always Innovative

Thistle Dew Dessert Theatre 

1901 P Street, Downtown Sacramento
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 You can "Return with us now... to those thrilling days of yesteryear when imagination ruled the airwaves and the family gathered in the living room to listen to the drama, the comedy, the talent of Major Bowes Amateur Hour, the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre, The Green Hornet, The Lone Ranger, The Jack Benny Show, et cetera," by becoming a member of the KTDT Players.  
We are a stage group that produces only original plays and we don't have the burden of memorizing lines.   
Come gather your friends and family before our radio, or be a part of our radio players.  It's fun, educational, and enhancing.  
Yes, our radio.  Listen and watch while we rule your imaginations with the original play... 
"Opportunity of a Lifetime" 
by Jeanne Beckwith 
Opening Friday, January 10, 2014 
At the Unique and always Innovative 
Thistle Dew Dessert Theatre 
Presented by 
KTDT DRama-dy & the KTDT Players
Performances are January 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 24 and 25.
Tickets are $10.00ea. including your choice of 
luscious desserts, coffee and or tea.
Tickets by Reservation Only 457-6286
Or (BEST).
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Are you ready for ....
Dialects for Actors and Voice Over Actors 
Saturday, Jan. 18th, 11-2pm
Thistle Dew Theater, 1901 P Street, Downtown Sacramento?
DIALECTS FOR VOICE OVER ACTORS is offered by our instructor:  Sacramento’s Premier Character Voice and Impressionist:  ED GYLES JR.  
Ed has been active in Northern California theatre for over twenty years.  He is an award-winning director and thrice-nominated actor.   His experience as a performer includes stage, film, television, radio and improvisation.
"Maybe you won't come out of the workshop sounding like Antonio Banderas or Julie Andrews....
But, you’ll amaze everyone at the auditions with your ability to impress them!"
Learn the basic accents: British, Spanish, New York et cetera! 
Be personally directed by Ed Gyles Jr.!
Your takes will be recorded and played back for the workshop (available on an .mp3 for $15)!
This is the first step in preparing for accent and dialect work, It will take many hours of practice for any one accent to come naturally.  But this class is a great start!
Topic: Dialects for Actors and Voice Over Actors 
What: .mp3: Each attendee’s read will be recorded and will be available on an .mp3 for $15. 
Level: Beginners/Intermediates
When: Saturday, January 14th 11-2pm
Where: Thistle Dew Dessert Theater, 1901 P Street, 
downtown Sacramento.
Tuition: $50.00
No Refunds as Seating is Limited for this Event. 
For Reservations email Ray:
To confirm your reservation, please go to and make your payment to:
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If you have written a play, for theatre or radio, please submit it to Tom at  .    All submissions are welcome.
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You are encouraged to audition or if you'd like to attend a rehearsal to find out what working in digital radio is all about attend Monday and Thursday (7 - 9), or Saturday from I - 4 at the  Thistle Dew, 1901 P Street, Sacramento.
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Saturday morning, at 10:00, Thistle Dew Playwrights Workshop.  If you have written a play, for theatre or radio, please submit it to Tom at  .    All submissions are welcome. 
Readers are needed for Play Readings.  If you would like to read and critique new plays or if you have a play or monologue to be read and critiqued by the workshop, email Tom at   .
Bring one copy for each of your characters. 
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Tom has created informative and highly successful 'blogs' 
to capture your interest and 
to tell you what is going on at the "Dew":
The Thistle Dew Theatre:
 KTDT DRama-dy:
The Thistle Dew Center For Literary Art: Poetry and Narrative Inquiry:
Social and Political Comment "Word on the Street":
Super PAC: Political Action Comedy:
Playwright Opportunities:
The Complete Play Works of Thomas M. Kelly:
Digital Internet Radio Theatre for KIDS
Thistle Dew Theatre Playwright Workshop Blog
"Click" on them and "voila",... "ta-da",... and "presto" there you are.  
If you have any questions, give us a call

Thanks, Tom, Ellie and KTDT Players
Ps: You, too, can be a KTDT Player.  
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A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn't change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”

Remember to put the glass down.