Theatre 29 Announces New Officers For 2013


The Board of Directors for the non-profit Community Theater organization, Theatre 29, held their yearly reorganization meeting December 11, 2012 and elected new officers and Board Members for 2013.

Re-elected for two-year terms (2013-2014) were Brian Tabeling, Ken Palmer, Kathryn Ferguson, Robin Schmelling, and Mary Phelps.

They will join incumbent Board members (2012-2013) Frances Wright, Gary Daigneault, Tom Highfill, Marty Nieder, and Cindy Daigneault.

In reorganizing for 2013, for the Executive Board, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to re-elect Brain Tabeling as the Board President for a third term, Gary Daigneault was named as vice-president, Mary Phelps as Board Secretary, and Francis Wright as Treasurer.

President Tabeling then made board committee appointments, which were approved by a vote of the Board as per the Theater 29 by-laws. The board members and their areas of responsibility at this time are:

Facilities Manager (Theatre 29 physical plant) – Ken Palmer
Technical Bridge Area – Ken Palmer
Outside, Shop and Storage Areas – Francis Wright
Stage Area Manager – Brian Tabeling
Box Office Operations / Mailing List Manager – Tom Highfill
Publicity – Gary Daigneault
Sponsorship and Patrons – Cindy Daigneault
Security – Ken Palmer
Program Advertisement Sales – Cindy Daigneault & Marty Neider
Snack Bar Manager – Brian Tabeling
Historian – Judy Andreshak
Props and Costumes Storage – Mary Phelps
Volunteer Coordinator – Marty Neider
Insurance Coordinator – Robin Schmelling

Named to 2013 Theatre 29 Board Committees were:

Play Selection Committee, Chair, Kathryn Ferguson – Gary Daigneault, Robin Schmelling, Marty Neider, and Frances Wright

Building Committee, Chair, Gary Daigneault – Brian Tabeling, Ken Palmer and Tom Highfill

Special Events Committee (Gala and Dinner) Chair, Kathy Ferguson – Cindy Daigneault and Robin Schmelling

Longtime volunteer and former board member Charles Harvey will continue to oversee all the graphics and printing for Programs, Posters, Flyers and Brochures through his Harvey Multi-Media Productions.

Retired long-time former Board member Judy Andreshak will remain as the organizations Historian.

First organized in 1999, Theatre 29 is an all-volunteer, non-profit Community Theater program incorporated as an IRS 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Theatre 29 operates in a building provided “for the public good” by the City of Twentynine Palms at 73637 Sullivan Road.

The mission of Theatre 29 is: “To bring quality, family-oriented Theater to Twentynine Palms while offering opportunities for our children and citizens to experience the live arts.”

The new 2013 season includes seven productions; A mystery-thriller, Three hit Broadway Musical Productions, a summer Youth Theater Children’s production, another spectacular Halloween Haunt event, and a Classic Holiday favorite.

Ticket prices for 2013 will remain the same;
Regular Admission – $12.00
Seniors and Military – $10.00
Children under 12 and Students with ID – $8.00
Student Rush – standby only, with ID, 5 minutes before curtain – $1.00

2013 Season Ticket Prices:

(All six regular season shows plus the spectacular Halloween Haunt)

Regular – $68.00
Seniors, Military, – $56.00
Children under 12 and Students with ID – $46.00

2013 Season tickets and tickets for individual shows are available now on-line or by calling 760-361-4151. Theatre 29 will pay on-line processing fees to those who make reservations and purchase tickets on-line. The state-of-the-art “Vendini” computer reservation system allows patrons to choose, reserve, and pay for individual seats from the comfort of their home or office computer.

Local non-profits can take advantage of the Theatre 29 Opening Night sponsorship program to raise funds. Commercial businesses can utilize the Theatre 29 Patron program to support the Theatre organization while promoting their business. Theater 29 also has opportunities for exposure to arts patrons by placing ads in the programs for the individual productions. Information on sponsors, Patrons, and program advertising is available by calling Cindy Daigneault at 760-366-8471.

Patrons in 2013 will enjoy ultra-comfortable upgraded riser seats obtained when the Marine Base Theater remodeled and floor level seating installed in 2010 after a very successful fund-raising effort.  Additional seats are still available for patrons to sponsor for $100.00 each. Those contributing will get their names on a seating donor plaque to be permanently displayed in the theater lobby.

For more information about Theatre 29 or support opportunities call the Theatre 29 Box Office at760-361-4151 or go online to <>

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