Have Music, Will Travel Wheaton Drama Singers, Dancers Takes Their Program on the Road

By Porter, M. J. | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), March 10, 2005 | Go to article overview

Have Music, Will Travel Wheaton Drama Singers, Dancers Takes Their Program on the Road


Porter, M. J., Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: M. J. Porter Daily Herald Staff Writer

Wheaton Drama's New Day Singers and Dancers group has a mission - and they're taking it on the road.

A year ago, musicians, singers and dancers from the theater group decided to establish a traveling show.

Their aim was to raise funds for renovations of Playhouse 111, where Wheaton Drama is based, as well as other organizations needing financial aid.

"The first year we practiced every week," said Martha McMillen of Winfield, road show director. "Now we have the material memorized and usually get together just to prepare for a booking."

New Day Singers and Dancers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1771 Wiesbrook Road, Wheaton.

Donations made at the 40-minute show will benefit the Center for Therapeutic Interaction, Inc., a nonprofit agency in Wheaton and Naperville offering counseling services for families, couples and individuals.

Contributions will also help pay for renovations at the Wheaton theater.

Road show members range in age from 30-something to 65-plus. McMillen said calls from prospective members, as well as organizations choosing to use the group for fund-raisers, are always welcome.

Current members include Alice MacCrindle, Miriam Petzke, Lisa Miller, Sheila Zinke, Georgia Hamilton, Charmaine Jones, Marilee Sobiecki, Steven Merkel, George Zima and Joe Maier. …

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