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Women of WaterTower Theatre (WOW!)

The goal of Women of WaterTower Theatre is to offer members the opportunity to connect with an exciting and diverse group of women, a place to expand horizons about the arts with prestigious speakers – often women working in the arts -- held at innovative venues and a forum to help build wider community support for WaterTower Theatre.

WOW! is Chaired by April Bosworth. It has a dedicated group of community volunteers responsible for developing all of the group’s activities.

Membership Fee: $150

Membership Benefits:

  • Two tickets to one Opening Night performance during the Main Stage season which will include a private pre-show reception.
  • Invitation for you and a guest to attend a dress rehearsal of one WaterTower production which will include a private reception.
  • Invitations to at least two members-only events.
  • Recognition of your support in WTT’s playbill and on WTT’s website.
  • A portion of the fee is tax-deductible.
  • Along with the priceless, intangible benefits of networking, friendship, and encouragement of your fellow women.

Visit the WOW! Events Page to see the fun you could have as a member of WOW!

April Bosworth (Chair) graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Theatrical Costume Design. After graduation, April started and ran a successful commercial and new construction cleaning company for six years. April also opened and managed a stationary store and printing company for 14 years, which led to the creation of numerous product lines sold nationally. April later sold that company and opened a remodeling and decorating business, which planned and executed a wide range of events from weddings to large corporate functions. She is a well-known fundraising professional, having managed successful gala events for such organizations as Catholic Charities, Dallas Summer Musicals, and WaterTower Theatre. 

To become a member of WOW!, download and complete the WOW! membership form (found below) and email Greg Patterson at gpatterson@watertowertheatre.org or fax to 972.450.6244.

For information on how to join WOW!, please call Greg Patterson, Director of Development & Marketing, at 972-450-6227 or email gpatterson@watertowertheatre.org.

 

WaterTower Theatre is a 501(c) (3) organization as designated by the IRS and as such contributions are tax-deductible to the extent and manner allowed by law.


 
WOW! Steering Committee

April Bosworth, Chair
Suzie Oliver, Membership Chair

Maureen Anderson
Carolyn Beebe
Barbara Bigham
Shannon Brame
Anita Braun
Nancy Brenner
Rose Colarossi
Barbara Daseke
Elizabeth Fratantuono
Jeanette Johnson
Karol Omlor
Suzanne Palmlund
Corky Pledger
Andrea Redmon
Debbie Staggs
Glynda Turner

upcoming wow! events!

Upcoming Events Include:

Members Only Luncheon at Mary Kay Headquarters (October 2, 2014)
"Theatrical" Spooky Halloween Party (October 29, 2014)
 Dress Rehearsal Sneak Peek of The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical (December 4, 2014)
New Year's Celebration (January 2015)
Women in Theatre Panel Series: The Directors (February 3, 2015)
Dress Rehearsal Sneak Peek of Sweet Charity (July 23, 2015) 

 

For more information, contact Greg Patterson, Director of Development & Marketing, at 972.450.6227 or gpatterson@watertowertheatre.org.

Special Note: There are 3 kinds of WOW! events. The type of event is indicated on each invitation. We respectfully request that members observe the guidlines for each type of event. They are as follows:

Members-Only Events: We often provide our members with fun, exclusive events as a benefit. These events are a show of our appreciation for the support you provide WaterTower Theatre.

Member & Prospect Events: We encourage you to bring your friends who share your love of the arts to these events. This is a great way to introduce them to the theatre and the fun, diverse group of women who make up WOW!

Member & Guest Events: Bring a friend or bring your husband! These events are open to any guest you want to bring.

WOW! Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary

Women of WaterTower Theatre was founded 5 years ago on October 16, 2008 by founding Co-Chairs Shannon Brame and Karol Omlor.  What started out with a group of 20 founding members that first event held at the home of Shannon Brame on October 16 quickly grew to a dynamic group of women with a membership totaling 165 today. 

WOW! has contributed thousands of dollars to WaterTower Theatre in direct and indirect financial support.  The group has enjoyed more than 40 events that have ranged from celebrity cooking demonstrations by Kent Rathbun to performances of world-class live theatre at WaterTower Theatre.

WOW! has set and continues to set the stage for what a dynamic women's donor group can be for a live professional theatre company.  It's fun, exciting, and enlightening and offers hours upon hours of socializing and networking all in a theatre setting.

Thank you to the many members of WOW! who have made this group so special and to our founding Chairs Ms. Brame and Mrs. Omlor, and our current Chairs Mrs. Oliver and Mrs. Bosworth for your dedication and commitment.

past WOW! Events

WOW! members recieve 4 - 6 events each year as part of their membership. The events range from attending WaterTower performances and parties, to exclusive backstage tours and parties at members' homes. Some of our past events include:

  • Backstage tour of WaterTower Theatre
  • Dinner hosted by Fogo de Chao
  • Cocktails and culinary demonstration at the home of celebrity chef Kent Rathbun
  • Attended the first reading of WTT's Shooting Star
  • Opening Night performance of Black Tie
  • Pre-show reception and special sneak peek of WTT's popular Our Town
  • And so many more!

 

Click here to see photos from our past events!

 

WOW! membership

 

 
Melissa Allen
Maureen T. Anderson
Michelle Anderson
Sylvia Atkins
Ellen Austrew
Judy Barrett
Gail Barth
Carolyn Beebe
Rosalind Benjet
Janet Bernstein
Linda C. Berthold
Marilyn Monroe Bettis
Mary Bevil
Barbara Bigham
Judy Birchfield
Dorothy Bjorck
Georgene Bleuler
April Bosworth
Shannon Brame
Janine Brand
Anita Braun
Nancy Brenner
Judy Bronaugh
Sue Brown
Mary Brown
Mary Carpenter
Kim Carter
Debra Carter
Mary Jo Cater
Donna Catterton
Paula Clancy
Meredith Clarac
Cathy Clark
Rose Colarossi
Janice Collins
Joan Collins
Jolene E. Cormier
Barbara Daseke
Joanne Delagrange
Clare DeVries
Sherry O. Fletcher
Mrs. Rocky Ford
Diane Foshee
Debra Fournerat
Elizabeth Fratantuono
Sue Fry
Ginger Garner
Jane Goodell
Dolores Ann Graul
Jill Griffith
Stacey Griggs
Margie Gunther
Nicole M. Haines
Rita P. Harvey
Kelli Heinzerling
Vickie Henry
Wanda Hughes
Dawn Jantsch
Jeanette Johnson
Paula Kerber
Kathleen Klaviter
Adrienne LaCava
Janet Laughlin
Kimberly Lay
Susan Lee 
Denise Lee
Cindy Lewis
Susan Lewis
Janeva Longacre
Georgie D. Madden
Marilyn Manby
Mrs. Chris (Genny) Mantzuranis
Donna Marino
Carole Marlowe
Judy Mathis
Mary Anne Mayer Redmond
KC McClain
Ann McCoy
Kathleen A. Messina
Michelle Mew
Faith Meyer
Megan Meyercord
Dawn Mickey
Janelle Moore
Karen Morriss
Andrea (Andy) Mueller
Teri Nahoolewa
Betty Nelson
Vicki Newsom
Suzie Oliver
Karol Omlor
Sharron O'Neill
Anita Palmer
Suzanne Palmlund
Becky Pfundheller
Corky Pledger
Pat Porter
Gigi Powell
Julie Ramirez
Andrea Redmon
Louise Reese
Carol Resnick
Eileen Resnik
Karen A. Reynolds
Carrie Rice
Cynthia Rollow
Eleanor Roylance
Jan Rugg
Joyce Sanders
Lou Sartor
Laura Lee Scherer
Lorrie Semler
Diana Sheehan
Jennifer Simpson
Baharak Sotoudeh
Debbie Staggs
Theresa Sternat 
Lynn Stofer
Jean Stoner
Carole Swan
Lisa Taylor
Betsyanne Tippette
Patti Towell
Ruth Trudeau
Brenda Truitt
Mary Tucker
Glynda Turner
Mary Lou Vinson
Ruth Waits
Marsha Walden
Virginia Wallace
Sarah L. Warnecke
Shirley Warren-Hastings
Virginia Waytena
Paula A. Welch
Kathryn H. Wheeler
Mary Anne Wihbey-Davis
Teresa Wilkin
Carolyn Williams
Betty Winkelman
Sylvia Wise
Betty Wood
Mary Alice Wynn

 

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