It's right around the corner. Antrim's 75th Diamond Jubilee Season. And what a great season we have planned for you. In addition to our 6 great main stage productions (which are detailed in this newsletter) we have many special events planned. Beginning with a gala opening night party on Sept. 16th following the opening of our first show, Biloxi Blues. We have invited many local politicians and other VIP's to help us kick off what we hope to be our greatest season ever. This will be a very exciting event that you won't want to miss so make your reservations now.
To get our theater ready for you we have spent many days over the summer sprucing up our theater. The theater has been cleaned from top to bottom and a fresh coat of paint has been put on everything to make sure you have the most enjoyable theatrical experience possible in the Tri-State area. Our clean up day on August 21st was a huge success with over 25 volunteers showing up to help us get ready. Special thanks to Sue & Bert Binder, Hal, Zach & Amanda Scholl, George Raboni, Nancy Lopez, Mary Norey, Brooke Malloy, Matt, Michael & Claire Ortiz, Ed & Helen Ballantyne, Conor Gullespie, Connie Reiss Taragano, Bill & Kristin-Leigh Nicholson, Bill St. George, Steve St. George, David Budway, Mike, Mikey & Jason Risolo, Meg Renton, Stacy D'Arc and Walter & Barbara Fiedler for spending the day working their butts off for Antrim. Our very special thanks to our Theater Manager, Brianne Higgins, for organizing the whole day and keeping us all out of each other's way. The barbecue at the end of the day was a lot of fun, too.
We could not survive without the efforts of an amazing cast of supporting players who donate their time again and again to make our productions the best they can be. To name just a few, Allan Seward, Behira Alkana, Deb Alkana, Lu France, Rick Klein, Ben Owen, Genie Munro, Bill & Terri Conroy, Brittany Myra and dozens of others too numerous to mention. I am not exaggerating when I say we couldn't do it without you.
I also want to take a moment at the start of this season to thank the board of director's of Antrim. Doreen DiBenedetto, Brianne Higgins, Jim Guarasci, Joe McDonald, Brooke Malloy, Kristin-Leigh Nicholson, Meg Renton, Matt Ortiz, Maureen Lambrix, Connie Reiss Taragano, Randy Accardi and Steve St. George for their tireless efforts in support of Antrim. I am truly blessed to have such a dedicated group of professionals working with me to make our theater the best it can be. They all deserve a round of applause.
Finally, I want to thank you, our members and patrons. Without you there would be no reason for us to exist and without your support their would be no Antrim Playhouse so give yourselves a round of applause while you're at it.
President - Antrim Players
(845) 664-0689 - firstname.lastname@example.org