The Guild is participating in “Give Where You Live,” a national day of support and awareness for non-profit organizations in your community that work to make our hometowns better. We’re already taken a #givewhereyouliveselfie (you can see it below as well as on our Facebook page) and we’ll be part of the main Giving Day on May 6th!
From the Community Foundation of St. Clair County‘s web site:
Give Where You Live is a national event with local impact. We are joining hundreds of communities across the country in a one-day giving challenge to raise funds for local causes.
Every donation will receive matching funds from local and national sources, increasing the impact of every gift. There will also be prizes and incentives awarded throughout the day.
Imagine the impact we can have if we invite our whole community to give where you live!
The SCTG board of directors is very happy to announce that the spring 2014 musical will be Fiddler on the Roof! Performances will be June 12 through 14 at the East China Performing Arts Center. Patrons, supporters and fans, mark your calendars!
The audition dates are Monday, March 24th and Tuesday, March 25th at 7:00 pm at the SCTG Building on Goffe Street in St. Clair. Auditions for the two youngest daughters (8-11ish) will be at 6:00 both nights.
How many parts are we looking to fill? Nine main women’s roles and ten main roles for men. Many male and female supporting roles as villagers are also available. Ideally we are looking for 45 to 50 total people.
If you have any questions please contact director Sue Daniels at (810) 329-4498.
Also, the board has decided on Steel Magnolias for our fall production; dates and venue are being determined. The show will be directed by Lucie Gillespie.
Longtime Guild member Dave Wilkie passed away last Tuesday, December 10th. As we remember him fondly, please keep Jo-Anne and his entire family in your thoughts and prayers.
David John Wilkie, 80, of St. Clair, slipped from the physical world on Dec. 10 after a series of health problems over the last two years. He was born in Detroit and graduated from Southeastern High School. An engineer, he and his brother Bill formed Wilkie Brothers, a conveyor manufacturer for mass assembly, in Detroit before relocating the firm to Marysville in 1985. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Dave worked for Chrysler for more than a decade in Indianapolis between two stints at Wilkie Brothers. But the arts – music, the stage and the visual arts – truly animated his life. A baritone who also sang tenor, he loved singing and would break into song at work, in taverns and while mowing the lawn. He sang with the Dearborn Community Chorale, St. Clair Community Singers, the St. Mary’s Choir and the male a cappella group Susquatch, which he cofounded. He sang as Davey O’Day for 17 St. Patrick’s Days at Murphy Inn. Dave performed in numerous St. Clair Theatre Guild productions and booked music for two decades for the St. Clair Art Fair. “He was always singing and laughing and wanted people to be up,” said Jo-Anne, his wife of 37 years.
Dave was preceded in death by his wife Marcelyn and their daughter Kristyn. He is survived by daughters Kathryn Dunn (John) and Lynda Campbell (Colin Powers); sons Scott (Mary), U.S. Army Col. David (Christine) and Robert; step-daughters Anne LaBrecque (Leon), Kathryn Klink (John) and Mary Poleto (Chris); 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. They will forever be filled by his irrepressible spirit.
Visitation in the L.C.Friederichs & Son Funeral Home, Monday from 3-8 PM with 7 PM rosary. In state Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Clair from 10 AM till mass at 11 AM.
Contributions in memory of Dave may be made to the St. Clair Art Association and/or St. Clair Theatre Guild.
The Guild’s annual Christmas Caroling will be on Monday, December 16th.
We will begin at Medilodge at 6:30 and then Mallards Landing at 7:30. Once again Kim LaDuke will be at the keyboard. Take an evening off and help us spread good cheer to our local senior citizens.
This is a great opportunity to share the Christmas spirit with those who are unable to venture out anymore. The tradition was started in 1970 by Brian Moss, our current president, and remains one of the truly wonderful things the Guild does for the community. Come sing, share and visit with friends. This is the true meaning of Christmas.
An afterglow at the home of Janelle and Tony Cavis will follow at 8:30. Bring your own beverages; the Guild will provide sloppy joes and chips. Bring anything else you like.