The Boosters is the parent group of the Falmouth High School Theatre Company. Boosters support the Theatre Company by raising funds and handling many of the production responsibilities for the shows, such as publicity, ticket sales, refreshments, etc.
Boosters typically meet three times a year as a large group: once in September to discuss the Fall season, once in January to discuss Festival and the musical, and once at the end of the year to debrief and confirm booster committee chair positions for the following year.
Committees may meet as often as needed, as directed by the committee chairs.
For more information about any committee, please contact the chair directly.
Coordinator: Kathy Coster
Communications: Christine and David Connerty-Marin
Treasurer: Ana Cairns
Publicity: Colleen Coxe
Box Office: Paul and Isabella Bergkamp
Proofreader: Cathy Stankard
Spring Musical Program Layout: Jenny Ellis
Spring Musical Ad Sales: Lynn Foley, one vacancy
Spring Musical Program Printing: Judy & Jon Webel
Refreshments: Tina Cromwell, Susan St. Michel, Pam Harding
Bottles: Janice & Steve Keeley
Festival Tea/Dessert Soiree: Tina Cromwell, Wendy Estabrook
Wardrobe Mistress: Nancy Thomas, Maria Warnock, Judy Webel
Candy Kisses: Anne Morvant
Being a parent of a Theatre kid is an amazing ride — welcome and enjoy!! The Parent Handbook provides an overview of the responsibilities and opportunities for the Boosters.
Volunteers are needed before and during every show.
Pre-production: Carpentry, painting, lighting and costumes. Email notifications announcing tech days are sent to the parents and students; parents are welcome to participate.
Production: A week or two before the show, an email goes out to the Company requesting volunteers for Box Office and Refreshment & Candy Kisses tables, and to request refreshments contributions. All Theatre Company families – cast, crew, or child on ‘hiatus’ – are expected to contribute to the refreshments for every show.
Post-Production: The set is struck following the last show; parents are welcome to assist with the strike.
Recycling is the #1 fundraiser for the Theatre Company. ALL theatre company students are expected to participate in recycling duty (typically 4 months per year). Notification of sign ups for recycling come via email or with sign ups at rehearsals. Here are the TOP 10 FACTS you need to know about recycling.
We also raise a substantial sum of money through our Clynk account. Theatre Company family and friends return their empty bottles and cans in tagged Clynk bags with the Theatre Company’s account number on them and the money goes to the Theatre Company.
Pick up bags at the Theatre office (students can get them during rehearsals, too), fill them up, and drop them off at the Hannaford’s in West Falmouth, Back Cove or Riverside in Portland, or any of the other Hannaford locations that accept Clynk.
Festival Soiree and Festival Tea
Late February/early March at Falmouth High School
- The Festival Soiree & Tea are the primary fundraiser for the Festival competition. Boosters-run events, the Soiree (Friday or Saturday night) and Tea (the next afternoon) include dessert and coffee, singing and instrumental music by members of the Theatre Company, and are followed by dress rehearsals of the Festival show. The Soiree and Tea serve the dual purposes of raising money and being a great community event to showcase our students’ talent and get a peak preview of the show on which the students have been working so hard. Volunteers are needed to provide stamps, mail invitations, bake or purchase food items, set up, clean up, publicize and host. Theatre students serve as wait staff.
Early- to mid-March; location varies each year
- Regional Festival competition. Maine has nine regions. Schools compete in Class A or Class B, depending on the size of the school/program. Falmouth now competes in Class A.
- Limited seating available for public; show times not published until shortly before the Festival weekend.
- The winners in each class go on to the State Festival competition
Mid- to late- March; location varies each year
- State Festival competition. There are separate sites for the Class A and Class B competitions.
- Limited seating available for public; showtimes not published until shortly before the Festival weekend.
- The winners in each class are invited to the New England Drama Festival.
New England Drama Festival
April; location varies each year
- Unlike the Regionals and States, this festival is not a competition. Instead, it is an opportunity to showcase the state winners’ productions and to meet other theatre companies from around New England.
Secret Garden Program Book Cover (spring musical 2011)
Secret Garden Program Book (spring musical 2011)
Festival Invite 2011 – To Fool the Eye
Festival program book – To Fool the Eye (2011)
2010 spring musical program book