Voice of the Theatre, November 2010
Year in Review
Year in Review at the Soper-Reese
Things have been poppin’ at your community theatre. What a year it’s been! More events were held at the theatre than ever before. Two major construction projects are now complete. Most exciting of all, the Clear Lake Performing Arts organization has made the Soper-Reese its new home for the Lake County Symphony, a move that brings a first class performing group together with a first class performing venue. The result? A better musical experience for all of us.
Here’s a quick review of how the Soper-Reese is serving the Lake County community.
The Courtyard on Martin St. Pear trees and Crepe Myrtles were planted last spring. Lavender, rosemary and jasmine are gracing the smaller beds. Now you can enjoy outdoor receptions that take in the scent of lovely aromatic flowers.
The Dressing Rooms. A dedicated group of community volunteers joined together to build all new dressing rooms for the actors, ADA compliant bathrooms for patrons, plus a Green Room for performers – all at the rear of the theatre. Now we have a beautiful space which also doubled as a kitchen for last October’s annual fundraiser, “Harvest Moon Dinner & Dance.”
The Performances. More than 22 events took place at the Soper-Reese this year including some returning favorites like Triskela Harp Trio, Winter Music Fest, Spring Dance Festival, Singer/Songwriter Festival, Audubon presentations and KPFZ events. New shows included the hilarious Chamber of Commerce Celebrity Lip Sync, Natalie Grant, K Town Entertainment, Candidate’s Forum and a Hip Hop Festival.
Online Ticket Sales. A new feature of our website (www.soperreesetheatre.com) is the ability to purchase tickets 24 hours a day. Just click on Events and go to the event of your choice. It’s easy and convenient.
The Grand Finale. The first performance of the Lake County Symphony took place on Nov. 21, a tribute to conductor John Parkinson who has been with the symphony for 30 years. If you missed that wonderful concert, you can still experience the Symphony at the Soper-Reese before the end of the year. The annual Christmas Concert will take place on Sunday, December 19th . Don’t miss this lovely holiday tradition.
Our Dedicated Public. We couldn’t have achieved all this without the generous support of you, our ticket buyers, event producers, volunteers and donors. Thank you so much for your support, and we’ll be seeing you at the theatre!
Posted 11/23/2010 in Voice Of The Theatre
1/25/2011 10:07:36 AM | Robert A. Stettler
Trying to buy tickets online for the Third Friday Live Paula Samonte show was an exasperating exercise in futility. The show isn't listed in "Events" so buying tickets on line is impossible.
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