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News 2006

Which probably isn't rightly called news... hmm.

Pot Luck December 28

It's that time again!

Grab that spinach and ostrich egg dip recipe you've been dying to show off (or that freakin' fruitcake Priscilla from H.R. left on your desk again this year) and head on over to Rover's new digs in downtown Plano!

1039 East 15th Street
Plano, Texas, 75074.

Thursday Night, December 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m. we will be kibutzing and gossipping and bragging about our next projects with each other. Come join us and do some visiting and bragging of your own!

We do these things to say thank you and keep people in touch from previous projects - make new friends, keep the old, eh?

We can show you around the auspicious surroundings of Rover's new offices and we'll hang out in the downstairs art galleries and chat. After all, the galleries are next to the little kitchen and everyone knows that every party ends up in the kitchen ;o)

Here's a map if you need basic directions:
Map Here

If you're new to Rover, old to Rover, wanna be new to Rover or just need a place to not watch whatever freakin' bowl game your father inlaw parked on your sofa since Thanksgiving insists is his God-given right to watch this evening for the umpteenth time --
C'mon Down!

We wanna see you!

Private Eyes Cast Announced !

We are proud to announce the cast of
Rover's next Mainstage Production,
Steven Dietz's Private Eyes
directed by Lisa Devine

We are very excited to welcome a fine mix of
Rover Veterans and newcomers.
It promises to be a fantastic production.
Mark your calendars now for January 18.

Matthew Rick Dalton
Little Footsteps, ODO8
Lisa Julie Reinagel - New to us! Yay!
Adrian Mike Sturlin
War of the Worlds 2003
& 2004,
Spider's Web
, ODO6
Cori Cat Hundley
Goldilocks (sound op), ODO8
Frank Frank Shirar
Love From a Stranger, ODO7

Congratulations and thank you all so very much.
Rover is so excited to have you and have you back!

You thought it was impossible!
but you can actually have a theater date
before the kids move off to college!

It's Parent's Theater Night

We have arranged with

to get you out of the house for our opening weekend
of our next Mainstage Production,
Woman in Mind
by Alan Ayckbourn

Saturday September 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Children 5 and up can play, do crafts,
eat pizza sing Karaoke!! to their heart's content
LESS THAN A MILE from the theater!

Slots will fill quickly and to make sure they do
Rover will give you a FREE Adult Ticket
for each child signed up during
Sideways Stories from Wayside School

(yes, do the math, if your two rugrats are
among the first 10, your tickets are FREE)

And what would you pay?

Not a zillion bucks!
Not a bagillion bucks!
Not even a single Brazillian bucks!

$32 for the first child, $24 for each sibling
And would I be typing in this outlandish
RoncoTM tone of voice if I was through yet?

During the run of Sideways Stories, all additional
Adult TIckets purchased with Parent's Theater Night
are half price.

After the first ten or July 30 (whichever comes first),
tickets for the show are half price (only $8!) when you sign up.

So the math (if you hurry) is like this:
Junior - $32
Dad's Ticket - $8
Mom's Ticket - FREE

$40 total
( if you go to dinner on the Value Menu, you're out for under $50 !! )

Or for the "2.3 and holding" crowd:
Junior - $32
Sissy - $24
Dad's Ticket - FREE
Mom's Ticket - FREE

$56 total

To reserve your place,


or send e-mail to

Borders Event! We have pics!

For those that showed up to see scenes by both casts, Thanks!
For those that didn't - whoa! did you miss out.

First of all, we don't have a fundraising tally yet,
but I'm sure it was great. Lots of folks came,
even more stopped to see what the dickens
was causing all the commotion - and stayed to watch!

The scenes were fun and funny and
(speaking from a "Usually the Producer" standpoint)
strong and consistent.
Great work Sarah! ---- Sideways will be a smash!

I'd go on and on about the great look
of the set elements and costumes,
but that's what we have cameras for, right!?

Scenes from Sideways Stories
In Borders at Preston and Park

(L to R) Dominic Peckonis, Rachel Reininger, Tiffany Kuan,
Maddie Smith, Clayton Jay Reavis,

I think teaching this cool a class would be the bomb!!

Rachel Reininger (far left) and Maddie Smith (far right), cheer on Rachel Brownjohn coercing Jon Mark Howeth - "Who Doesn't Really Dance... 5,6,7,8!" into a Tango

A Tango!?! In Children's Theater?! Well, sure. And a doggone good one at that!

Mrs. Jewel addresses her new class.

Doug Meyer, Misty Baptiste, Madison McQueen, Lyah Allen, Jordan Naftalis, Patti Mayo

Madison McQueen and Patti Mayo hold a chair stuck to Doug Meyer's pants while Misty Baptiste tries to free him with Lyah Allen and Jordan Naftalis.

Try explaining THAT to the guy at the Customer Service Desk.

See, I told you it was awesomely fun!
Get your tickets here

Save 10% at Borders!
Give 10% to Rover!

Rover Dramawerks teams up with Borders to present a preview of Sideways Stories From Wayside School, a play by John Olive adapted from Louis Sachar's popular Wayside School novels (Sideways Stories From Wayside School, Wayside School is Falling Down, and Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger).

Come visit Rover at the Borders at Park and Preston in Plano on Saturday, July 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to see scenes performed from the play. Click this link
for directions and more information about the store. Actors will be signing books, dancing and performing selected scenes from the play, and answering your questions...and there will be face painting!

AND use these coupons to save 10% on your purchase!
Coupons in MSWord Format
Coupons in Acrobat PDF

(left click to open them in their default readers
or right-click "Save as" to download them first)

Rover Dramawerks will also receive 10% of the proceeds.
Coupons are valid at all Dallas area
Borders stores from July 7 to July 9.

Feel free to pass these coupons on to a friend, too!

Then come see the whole show Sideways Stories From Wayside School at the Cox Building Playhouse, 1517 H Avenue in Plano, running July 21-30. Tickets are $10 ($3 for lap children). We will be taking reservations for the performances at the Park and Preston Borders on Saturday, July 8 from 11:00 to 1:00.

You can also call 972-849-0358 or send e-mail to
sideways-tickets at

or order online HERE

We look forward to seeing you at Borders AND at the theatre! Don't forget to use those coupons all weekend to save yourself money and also give a little to Rover in the process!

Rover Dramawerks presents...

The Great American Game Show
Comedy Mystery Interactive Murder Mystery where the audience asks questions in order to solve an ongoing murder investigation.

The scoop: Parker Productions has come to Plano, Texas, to audition contestants for their new TV show - "The Great American Game Show". Those selected will participate in actual game show activities...and later participate in the questioning of not-so-usual suspects.

This exciting murder mystery event will come to the

Cox Building Playhouse at 1517 H Avenue
on Friday and Saturday, September 8 and 9, 2006

with a different resolution each night!

Hors d'ouvres will be served at 7:00 p.m.,
with the performance starting promptly at 8:00.

Tickets: $25.00
(and space is limited)

For reservations, please call 972-849-0358
or send e-mail to
mystery-tickets at

Or buy them online
A $1 online processing fee will be added

$1 per ticket online handling charge applies

With special thanks to Ken Freehill and Darryl Allara,
who have presented these Interactive Murder Mystery events
all over the United States, Europe, and Asia
privately and in conjunction with the U.S. Army.

Rover is pleased to bring you the latest in the online travelogue of Donald McLaughlin, famed suburban explorer and noted Super-Mall Conservationist whose work can be seen on the inner wrappers of many popular soup products. Rover is pleased to present Mr. McLaughlin's latest research accomplishment.

And to answer the question many readers have asked,
yes, Mr. McLaughlin did just recently purchase a new image effects plugin.

2nd Annual
Rover Garage Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, May 6th, 2006

These colorful slides depict both the flora and fauna our cameras encountered during our fundraising exploration. No volunteers or bargain seekers were injured during this documenting.

Early on during our observations, inhabitants of all ages were drawn, as if by instinct to the expansive, scenic grounds of the Rover Fundraising Complex.


Many visitors were found to stand for hours on end in awe of the selection.


Sue and Terrie were honored to present the 100th shopper with cofee and donut replicas.   The recepient could not be reached for comment.


One popular attraction for our guests was the enigmatic
"Leaning Tower of Mary Kay."  
Comparisons between it and a certain distant cousin in Italy are only natural.



As the day wears on, Sue attempts to "transfer" some of her boundless energy to Terrie. This process, which normally takes several days, was completed in only about 11 minutes.   Afterwards, Terrie was found to be temporarily fluent in Korean and Hindi.




In the end, our consistently friendly (to the point of curiosity) staff won over even the most veteran browsers and ensured Rover's place among the elite of the fundraising community.*

(*) Comparison is not based on actual monies raised. The term "fundraising community" does not intend to specify any grouping of parties engaged in fundraising activities.



Once again, to each and every one of those that contributed with sale items, preparations and your valuable time - we appreciate everything you did to help make this event a major success!


Thank You!


Its' HERE!!

One Day Only 6!
The DVD Everyone Has Been Asking About
(That and the soon to be complete ODO7 one, but I digress)

Come pick it up at the theater and save $3

There is a $1 service fee for online purchases.

Rover Performance Troupe
Takes Garland by Storm!
French Parliament Issues Pre-emptive Surrender.

On April 7, 2006, The Performance Troupe made a presentation on staying in school at the Alpha Charter School in Garland. The troupe of six kids ages 5-15 performed original skits, written by Rover Dramawerks affiliated playwrights, and toupe member Emille Moffit sang.

Troupe founder, Sarah Henderson, led a question-and-answer session with the performers and students about the dangers of dropping out of school.

Remember that you saw her here first - long before American Idol!

Well done kids!

Thanks for having us, Alpha Charter School!!

On April 8, 2006, France surrendered sovereignty to Texas-based child actors The Performance Troupe. Troupe founder Henderson dismisses new found protectorate status as "A pathetic cry for help."

Rover's Garage Sale Fundraiser


We're doing it again!
The Rover Garage Sale Fundraiser

You thought is was fun last time?
Well this time, the whole neighborhood is in on it!

(OK, honestly,we synchronized with a
very popular and successful annual
Neighborhood Garage Sale already
established - but that doesn't make
really good ad copy, now does it?)

Join Rover Dramawerks this coming Saturday,
May 6 from 8:00 to 12:00 at
4009 Christopher Way in Plano
for a garage sale!

Here are just a few of the treasures you'll find:

Toaster-oven/microwave (Works, but he moved into a place that has a built-in. We've used it the last two weekends for various on-location cooking needs, so it's practically portable too!)

FAX machine

(Both working - went to an all-in-one for space reasons.)

LOTS of computer bits and pieces, including at least one working laptop and various working computer monitors.

Turntable and receiver

Furniture - two wardrobes, one dresser, and matching mirror.

Yarn and fiber - and you get $5 off a minimum $20 purchase if you bring a chemo cap to donate. For more info see
This is mostly natural fiber stuff, very little
(if any, usually it's a chenille or designer yarn) acrylic.

Various small craft kits and supplies.
Two fur blankets, possibly some wool blankets.
Sheet sets.

Children's toys, including tricycles and a stroller-car thing.
(Contributed by a 4-year-old boy who announced
that he has outgrown them and the big Elmo too)
Also two silly glittery cloaks, perfect for kids' play.

Large size woman's clothing.
Smaller woman's clothing.

Light fixtures
Ceiling fan
Glassware sets
Crockpot (needs lid - great for fondue)
4-slot toaster
Baskets (unusual ones)
Director's chair (needs new fabric)

And there will be more!!!

Address is Fountain Creek III HOA,
in Plano just off Coit at almost
Hedgcoxe. The specific address for us is 4009-4013 Christopher Way. (This is part of a neighborhood garage sale, so you'll be able to hit many more places if you're so inclined!)

(From North Dallas Tollway)
Take Legacy to Coit, head north past Hearst Castle (which has a light), and it's before the next light (Hedgcoxe - and the Sonic) on the west side.

Hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon THIS COMING SATURDAY! See you there!



Saturday, November 11th, 2005

Spirits are high as Rover begins its festivities on a picturesque November morning.


Terrie teaches patrons and passers-by the value of a good stuffed duck.


The same duck sells only minutes later to a very happy North Texas family.


Penny, who appeared to be relaxing only moments earlier, quickly indulges in some ad-placement when the press arrives.


It took 5 hours, 33 minutes, 20 seconds, but the power and wealth of her position finally overtook Misty's better angels.


Those items that couldn't be sold were committed to the "Not-So-Much" box. May they all rest in peace.


To all of those that contributed with sale items, preparations and your valuable time - you helped make this event a major success.*

Thank You!



*despite falling somewhat short of our $2.1 million goal



Albertsons' Community Partners

Rover Dramawerks has been added to Albertsons' Community Partners program and to Tom Thumb's Good Neighbor program!

If you shop at Albertson's, you can record us on your Preferred Savings Card by going to Click the "Community Partners" link at the bottom right hand side of the screen. You will need to enter your Preferred Savings Card number (on the back of your card), and then you can enter Rover Dramawerks as one of your community partners! Our 11-digit Community Partner ID # is 49001002586. Finish up confirming, and you're done!

Now every time you shop at Albertson's and use your Preferred Savings Card, Rover Dramawerks will get a small donation, just from your taking the time to set that up! It's that easy!

Good Neighbor Program - Tom Thumb / Simon David

Another way to help while shopping is through the Good Neighbor Program via Remarkable/Reward cards at Tom Thumb, Simon David or Randall's. Just fill out an application at the store's Courtesy Booth including our account number 10965. Then every time you make a purchase at any affiliated store, a small donation is made to Rover's account. Little bits add up fast and Rover will be very grateful for your help.

Thanks for your support!