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QP June 2011 Prez Update
Greetings to all!
Well it sure has been quite a year at the playhouse. Thought it would be a good idea for a recap and send out much needed acknowledgements.
We started off the year with the “HOT” production of “CHICAGO”, brought to us by the creative team of Girgenti, Cruz, and Pirroni. Not only were we blessed with a high energy and super talented cast and crew, but found ourselves in a sellout situation for the run. It was also our first production that was sponsored by outside benefactors, a huge thank you to Norfolk Financial Corp, Mizan, and Bruce Pennypacker for their generosity. And to the Cast and Crew, your “razzle dazzling “ the audience created a magnificent performance.
Next up we traveled back to 1964 with “THE PAISLEY SISTER’S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (the all new 1964 musical comedy). We were treated to a Holiday hit under the direction of Russell R. Greene and 4 very talented ladies with spot on harmonies and amazing wigs! Once again QP was blessed by angels, the authors, Bret Silverman, Jim Ansart and Joel Silverman, by forgoing the royalty costs thus allowing us to produce 2 musicals in one season! Thanks to them and the Cast and Crew for helping make our season shine with Holiday cheer.
As the winter months came upon us and the snow piled up, we were still busy focusing on our farce for the season, ‘LEND ME A TENOR” helmed by John Pease. Many thanks go out to this brave cast and crew for braving the elements when we hit record breaking amounts of snow fall in 1 month. An even bigger thank you to all of our audiences that still came out to support this side splitting production.
We then created a weekend “FUN” raiser of local playwright’s productions to benefit our ongoing Handicap Bathroom Fund. Special thanks to our playwrights, David Kruh, Mark Baumhardt, Kathy Wackowski and Patrick Cleary, our casts, crews volunteers that helped make it happen, and a BIG thank you to Donna Corbett who produced, guided and pulled together this awesome event. Also to the cast and crew of “THE BEAR”, who came and gave of their talents for a special performance of the show before heading out to competitions.
We then braced ourselves for the chilling “WOMAN IN BLACK”. The theater was transformed into a multi sensory environment by Kimberly and Brian Fanning. Our small but dedicated cast evoked such imagery and feelings of fear that sent our audiences out with a chill running down their spine. Thanks to you all!
And lastly, was our final production, the classic American drama, “ALL MY SONS” under the direction of Mark Baumhardt. We actually created a 2 story house and had one of the most powerfully strong ensembles of dramatic actors grace our stage. Thanks to cast and crew for bringing your talents to grace our stage.
2011-2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
On June 10, 2011 QP Theater held its annual election for the Board of Directors. The results were;
Jimmy Girgenti – President
Honey Angel – Vice President
Lisa Atkinson – Secretary
Brian Sensale – Treasurer
Directors At Large;
Remaining Directors at large;
Ron Wackowski – Past President
I would like t personally thank Anna Bruce and Phyllis Uloth for all their hard work, energy, great attitudes, and helping get whatever needs to be done, done. You ladies ROCK!
And to Mr. Ron Wackowski, our past president who helped guide us through the last 2 years, always willing to do what was needed, especially PARK! Thank you Ron, we all appreciate all that you have done for us.
I discovered some interesting information this weekend; it takes almost 50 + volunteers to make a single production happen. When I did the math with us producing 5 shows a season plus FUN raising benefits that sure is a lot of bodies! I would like to extend from myself and the entire BOD a huge “THANK YOU” to all the members, friends, and family for stepping up to make us run as well as we do. With that said, here is that list;
ADAM RODGERS, ALLAN KENT, AMBER BURNS, ANDREA BUTLER,ANDY ZEIBERG, BARBARA WEST, BEN PASCUCCI, BERNIE HUTCHENS, BILL GUILLETTE, BILL WILLIS, BRUCE PENNYPACKER, CAROLYN KELLEY,CHIP SHEERAN, CRAIG BRUCE, DAVID DOOKS, DEREK CLARK, DEREK SEABURY, DIANE LIND, DONNA CORBETT,DWAYNE MORIN, ELEANOR GUILLETTE, ELIZABETH SHEERAN, ELLEN LOHMAN, EMILY SHEERAN, FRANK HILDEBRAND, GORDON ELLIS, HEATHER GAY, HUGH METZLER, JASON BENAGH, JASON FENTON, JEFFERY PERFECT, JIMMY GIRGENTI, JOAN CORVINO, JOANNE POWERS, JOHN MURTAGH, JOHN PEASE, JON SACHS, JUDSON PIERCE, JUDY FORGIONE, JUDY RYAN, KAREN DERVIN, KARL SCHMITH, KATE GLUCK, KATE MAHONEY, KATHY WACKOSKI, KATIE ROGERS, KEITH SHERMAN, KENDALL HODDER, KERRY MOE, KRIS REYNOLDS, KRISTEN DATTOLI, LAURA CHANDLER, LINDA LADD, LIS ADAMS, LISA ATKINSON, MARC CAPIZZI, MARCIA FRIEDMAN, MARGARET MCCARTY, MARIANNE UTTAM, MARK BAUMHARDT, MARK WEST, MELISSA BISSO, MICHELE MULVANEY, MICHELLE MOUNT, MONICA BRUNO, NANCY CURRAN WILLIS, NINA FARAGHER, PAT VANDENBERG, PHYL ULOTH, RHONA D’ONOFRIO, ROBERTA CHAFFEE LOW, RON WACKOWSKI, RUTH NEEMAN, SABRINA FENTON, SAM TORRISI, SANDRALEE TORRISI, SHANA DIRK, SHARON MASON, SHAWN MAGUIRE, SIGRID PERKINS, STEVE PETTITT, STEVE RUSSO, SUEELLEN PEETS DEVITO, TOM VITTORIOSO, TRACY SULLIVAN and VICKY HUTCHENS
FUTURE – UPCOMING
* Our 75th Gala Anniversary party and FUN raiser
* Our own World Premiere musical FUN raiser – “ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE – a celebration of life”
* The Season – “NOISES OFF”, “DRACULA”, “THE FOREIGNER”, and “THE DIARY OF ANN FRANK”
* Season subscriptions are now available
* 75k for 75 years – our goal to raise for the Handicap Bathroom Fund
* More to be announced
In closing off this E-news Letter, I would like to say thank you to all who believed in me to help guide QP Theater this next year. It is my goal to help nurture and create an environment where artists of every walk can come and contribute to producing quality productions for our community. Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions, challenges, or praise!
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