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"South Pacific" Donation  Made to

             National Multiple Sclerosis Society

"South Pacific" was not only a great artistic success but a financial one as well. As a result, The Villages Musical Theater was able to present a very generous donation of

$10,000 to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The donation will be used to fund research into cures and treatments for this disease.


      Pictured above making the presentation to Mary Healey, the Developmental Director of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, are Sandie Hawthorne, director of "South Pacific", and Ed Slivken, Assistant Director and Treasurer of the Villages Musical Theater.


             VMT Presents First Spirit Award

                          to Karen Martin

   The Villages Musical Theater presented our first ever "Spirit Award" to Karen Martin on June 10 during a special presentation at the Bridgeport Recreation Center.
“This is historic,” said Sandie Hawthorne, vice chair of the VMT. This is the first time we’re giving out this award and it might be the last. We may not do it again, but this one is for Karen.....We honor Karen because she is so special and we recognize her courage in battling pancreatic cancer,” Hawthorne said. “We’re here to recognize Karen’s spirit. She has shown us how to hold on to life and how to live life. No matter what, Karen is determined to stay active and alive in theater.”

   “Karen’s talent is what makes her special,” said Bill Davis, Chairman of The Villages Musical Theater who also leads the Villages Pop Chorus. “You combine her talent with her spirit and drive, and you truly have a special person. She inspires people.”

Sandie Hawthorne, Vice Chairperson of the Villages Musical Theater, presents the first ever Spirit Award to Karen Martin with her husband, Charlie.

   Sadly, Karen lost her battle with cancer just two weeks after the award presentation. 

   Her memory remains an inspiration for us all.



Members' Awards Dinner

                   April 20, 2017

                Hacienda Recreation Center

Ron Spieth receives the Member of the Year award

from VMT Chairman Bill Davis

VMT Chairman Bill Davis and Sandie Hawthorne, director of "Thoroughly Modern Millie", present a check with donation of $1500 from proceeds of that show to  David Houck, CEO of          SOZO Youth, which provides essential services to the children and families of the Ocala National forest





               Approximately 125 people attended the dinner, themed  for Mardi Gras.

               Our annual award recipient was Jean Butler, recognized for her outstanding contributions as orchestra conductor and musical director for many Villages Musical Theater productions.


Previous award recipients were:

    Barbara Martin- Costume Mistress

    Jan Wagner- Costume Mistress

    Don Hausmann - Actor, Set Designer, Backstage crew, Board member

    Joanie Young - Actress, Hospitality Chair

Awards Dinner January 2016

Board Members (L toR) Bill Davis, Bobbi Marotta, Award Recipient Jean Butler, Sandie Hawthorne, Bill Krone, and Ron Spieth

    Annual meeting November 2015

The Board of the Villages Musical Theater

          presents our new logo for the organization
Pictured with the Board is Nancy Knight who made this logo as the winning entry in our recent logo contest. The logo is also displayed on the main page of this website.


Pictured (L to R):
      Front : Luma Green, Sandie Hawthorne
      Rear: Ron Spieth, Nancy Knight, Bill Krone,

                 Bobbi Marotta, Bill Davis, Brenda Jacobsen

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