Bonnie's Column: Why do you do
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
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
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
from Mrs. Claus Gets Menopause
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
that a great, over-looked time to perform is on New Year's Eve.
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!
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.
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
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
Our shows are being performed!
The cast after a recent performance of The Haunted
The Haunted Holiday Hotel was a hit in Massachusetts and in
75 minute comedy
5 men, 9 women, 6 either
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.
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!
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
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 PinkLadyPresents.com 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 email@example.com. The world
is waiting for your story!
Click here to view segments and to learn more
or visit PinkLadyPresents.com