Latest Phoenix Players show a success

To the editor:

Thanks to word of mouth and to good advanced news coverage by newspapers, television and radio, “Once Upon a Mattress,” Phoenix Players’ second production, was a huge success. Audiences delighted in the singing and dancing of the talented cast assembled by director Brandon Byng. Our first production was sponsored by the Lions Club, so on this effort we were “on our own.” Good attendance by enthusiastic audiences proved that our community appreciates and will support quality community theatre.

The auditorium at Rexford-Longfellow School does hold over 400, so we have plenty of room to grow. We would love to see it full for at least one performance of our next production. It’s good to have lofty goals.

Thanks to everyone who helped in any way, including advertisers in the program; Econo Foods and Twigs Beverage for donating refreshments; Mitchell Interiors for offering 20 mattresses; the talented cast, crew and set builders; ushers and ticket outlets; and the school district for allowing us to perform in the beautiful historic auditorium in the 1918 building.

Attorney Steckbauer is assisting us in securing the nonprofit status with the IRS necessary to secure grants. In the meantime, we appreciate your support by attending or donating to our efforts. We welcome volunteers for set building, backstage and tech roles, costuming and other behind the scenes roles in addition to those who love appearing on stage.

We are planning another show. Watch our Facebook page Phoenix Players for details.

Mary-Beth Kuester,

Co-founder of Phoenix Players,

Clintonville