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ArtAge Publications Newsletter
November, 2018

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Columbus Avenue Readers Theatre looks at life with humor!

Bonnie's Column: Why do you do
Senior Theatre?

We've been asking customers to tell us, "Why do you do Senior Theatre?" One of the first responses came from Morrie Tubergen, the director of Columbus Avenue Readers Theatre. He said, "Our Senior Theatre loves to perform at retirement communities because of the 'boomerang effect.' We give laughter and receive enthusiastic heartfelt response in return."

For me, I love theatre and want older adults to love it also! So, I lead a team of staff members, playwrights, and directors, to help groups present shows that are stimulating, yet fun. Most of all, I want the process of finding materials to be simple and the delivery to be easy, with prompt and personalized service. When I hear about how we have helped to create even one successful Senior Theatre experience, I am happy. When I realize the many we have impacted, I am fulfilled!

So, why do you do Senior Theatre? Send us an email and tell us know why you spend your time and effort doing Senior Theatre.

Yours in Theatre,

Bonnie Vorenberg, ArtAge President


Senior Theatre featured in
GetOld article


We were honored to have our work and that of an older playwright, Arthur Keyser, featured in a recent article on Pfizer's GetOld. It will inspire more older adults to write a play--so we can publish it!

Like so many of our plays, Arthur Keyser's are funny with modern and feisty characters in up-to-date plots. Take a look at his book, Short Plays by the Dozen.

Click here to read the article


Scene from Mrs. Claus Gets Menopause

Stage a holiday show...or be a hit on
New Year's Eve

It's quick work to pull together a show for the holidays. Try readers theatre and in no time at all the play will be ready to perform. Click here to see the full list of our holiday shows.

Remember that a great, over-looked time to perform is on New Year's Eve. Try:

Bingo Ladies Gone Bad
15 minute comedy, 7 women
Hijinks and shenanigans rule the day as the ladies of the Perfect Petunias Garden Club pull out all the stops at the yearly luncheon and bingo game. It's such fun!

The Complaint Department
10 minute comedy
1 man, 2 women, or 3 either
When a man returns a thermometer to the department store, confusion abounds! This is hilarious stuff!

The Exchange
6 minute comedy
1 man, 2 women
The simple act of returning a broken hair dryer evolves into hilarious confusion, all topped off with a twist.

The Stick-up
15 minute comedy
2 men, 1 woman
Shirley, a cashier, has seen everything, but never expected Charlie, her retired friend and regular customer, to attempt robbery!

The Speeding Ticket
15 minute
1 woman, 2 either
Starlight Moon knows how to talk her way out of a speeding ticket. Is she telling the truth or not? So funny!

Contact us for additional suggestions


Our shows are being performed!

The cast after a recent performance of The Haunted Holiday Hotel


The Haunted Holiday Hotel was a hit in Massachusetts and in Ohio
75 minute comedy
5 men, 9 women, 6 either
The Haunted Holiday Hotel is jam-packed with zany characters and mysteries to solve, and can be enjoyed at any time of year! "We had a great time with the show! The 'cows' were the hit. We've never had so much fun!" Eileen G.

DNN--Definitely NOT the News was performed in Michigan
25 minute comedy
9 actors playing 26 characters
The evening newscast is definitely NOT the news at DNN. Don’t expect a lot of in depth coverage or serious social commentary! It’s simply zany fun.

Up and Down was on stage in Florida
10 minute comedy
1 man, 1 woman
What happens when two people get trapped in an elevator? Find out in this delightful comedy about anxiety, anger, and connecting. Fun and very easy to stage!

Angel in Disguise...or how to get your husband to wear a costume was a hit in Pennsylvania
10 minute comedy
1 man, 1 woman
What’s a woman to do if she can’t get her husband to dress up like an angel for a costume party? The answer will have the audience laughing!

Digging Up Hoffa stole the show in Pennsylvania
1 man, 1 woman, 1 either
20 minute comedy-drama
Years later, Jimmy Hoffa is still missing. Meanwhile, Phyllis worries about her finances and a broken septic system. She decides that desperate times require bold action!

Save $5 on e-scripts of the shows in this article. Act now, the sale ends on November 27!




Appear on Pink Lady's new TV Show

Pink Lady Presents and Senior Star Power Productions were founded in 2007 by The Pink Lady, Jackie Goldberg, and have been filling theatres ever since. Pink Lady and Senior Star Power’s mission are to promote healthy, creative aging for seniors and veterans through the arts with a vision to produce and encourage performance, workshops, mentoring programs, and master classes.

Now, Pink Lady Presents is featuring a television show, It Ain’t Over ‘Til YOU Say It’s Over! This new and exciting TV Show features guests who share their life story and talents with the world! Viewers get to know who you are and what you do to help make the world a better place. 

This is your opportunity to shine. Taping for the interviews and performances take place live on camera, in their beautiful Sherman Oaks Studios in California. Segments are filmed on a revolving schedule and are available on and on YouTube. All ages are welcome. To apply, send an email with your life experiences and talents and how you continue to “Get Up, Get Out, & Get A Life!” to The world is waiting for your story!

Click here to view segments and to learn more or visit


Visit our ever-changing website!

Our website features Senior Theatre information and is always being updated. The site is complete with plays, books, "Who's Who in Senior Theatre," plus news, trends, and FreeViews of the plays. Discover how to tie short shows together with our many plays on a theme. There is something for everyone!

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