Deptford Theatrical Productions is ready to take on the new year with a full calendar of shows, classes and other theater-related events.
Formerly known as West Deptford Little Theatre, the Deptford organization is based at the township community center, but hopes to grow with exposure in the community.
“Deptford is going above and beyond for their community, and to make improvements to offer the residents programs and opportunities a lot of other towns don’t have, or just don’t want to be bothered with,” said Theatrical Productions President Joey Schramm.
The next event for the theatre is an open mic singer/songwriter showcase at the Performing Arts Center. Deptford residents can watch or showcase their musical talents on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Limited spots remain with sign-ups still available on the Theatrical Theatrical Productions Facebook page.
“Murder in the Heir” will be hosted by the theatre in May and will have a murder mystery/comedy dinner theme. Audition time slots are open on Feb. 10 and 11 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Registration for the theatre’s summer camp begins on March 14. More information on auditions and a schedule will be available after registration closes, with a tentative start date of June 20.
The spotlight community production will be a version of “Little Shop of Horrors” that will run from June 23 through 25. Auditions will be on April 25 and 26 for those 17 and older.
While Schramm is not a Deptford resident himself, he is impressed by the community and its various programs.
“One of the biggest that always seems to fall by the wayside is the involvement of the senior groups in the towns,” he noted. “There are more events in this town for seniors than any other town that I’m aware of. That’s huge!
“Taking care of the seniors in your community is a must,” Schramm added. “Any community that will take these steps to make improvements to its community and the programs it offers will always have my support.”
For more information on auditions and registration for events, email firstname.lastname@example.org, text or call (856) 298-9191 or visit the Deptford Theatrical Productions Facebook page.