As the 2011-2012 season has drawn to a close for the St. Marys Community Players (SMCP), and we are looking forward to further successes, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens and town of St. Marys for their considerable and consistent support.
The cultural event of the year, Oklahoma (the musical play), was sold out in advance. The SMCP troupe, aged from 6 to 72, wowed the patrons with exuberant song and dance at the Town Hall Auditorium.
Special thanks go out to our supporters in the Town administration, Town councillors and our sponsors: Andrew Atlin CA, BDO Canada LLP, Dowler Karn, H&R Block, Happy Valley Family Health Team, Harris Garage, The Hitching Post, Lifetime Vision Care, McLean-Taylor Construction, Tom and Bonnie Melanson, Omega Paw Inc., Pass It On, RBC Royal Bank, St. Marys Cement, ScotiaBank, Shur-Gain, Rob and Sharon Staffen, Stonetown Physiotherapy, the Town of St. Marys, the employees of Veterinary Purchasing, all our regular advertisers, and especially all our patrons.
Theatricks, our summer drama camp, which offered a creative outlet for the young people of St. Marys, was again a success. The St. Marys Community Players Arts Scholarship in 2011 was awarded to a DCVI student, in recognition of involvement with the Players.
Our next play, Welfarewell, which runs Oct 25 to Nov 4, is a comedy which involves a wide range of ages, from the young at heart to our elders. It is full of surprises. Local director, Gretchen Rozek, is directing a mostly local cast as the wayward band of misfits, who will have you laughing out loud. Tickets go on sale starting Saturday, Sept. 22 at The Flower Shop and More on Queen Street (call 519-284-2013). Remember to get your tickets early.
Yes, we hope to present another musical in the fall of 2013. The Players and the Town are in discussion as to how to open the Town Hall Auditorium balcony, so that we can offer seats to meet the increased demand. This is the only theatre in town, and it is being used as a venue by many groups and for many purposes. The Community Players are continuing to work with the Town on upgrades in the theatre.
The Community Players are always looking for people to join the excitement. From back stage roles, to actors, directors and management, if this appeals to you, give us a call: David at 519-284-2823.
Socializing, learning and making things happen are important aspects of our vision.
Visit our web site, www.stmaryscommunityplayers.ca, to learn more. Come on out to participate and enjoy.
Thank you, each and every one, for your help and support.
David Cullen,, President, SMCP