Voices of the Theatre 9/27/12
Have you ever sat in the far back rows of the Soper-Reese Community Theatre, way up in the loges?
VOICES OF THE THEATRE September 27, 2012
By: Kathy Windrem & Mike Adams
Have you ever sat in the far back rows of the Soper-Reese Community Theatre, way up in the loges? Kathy’s mom and dad, Walt and Madelene Lyon, insist on those seats whenever they come to the theatre. It started when they bought tickets to a nearly sold-out symphony concert and got seats in the top back. They dragged themselves up, only to find the location to be one of the best-kept secrets at the theatre. Since there are no bad seats in the theatre, and the best sound is right at the top, the Lyons now are regulars in those top rows. Michael’s brother had season tickets to the Metropolitan Opera in New York and found the same thing. The sound is un-beatable in the cheap seats. Try the top seats sometime. You might be surprised.
In fact you might just try those top seats for one of our up-coming programs at the theatre:
The Third Friday Live series resumed last week with music, dancing, friendship and good old community spirit. Next performance is Friday, October 19. The Symphony concerts return in November and December. The New Year will be welcomed in at the Soper Reese Theatre with the LC Diamonds. And, Lake County Live is becoming an institution in our community. If you missed last month’s Lake County Live performance, you should get the CD that is on sale at the theatre. The interview with the Coach of the KV Chain Saw Drill Team was a classic. Doug Rhoades and his band of writers have more in store this month, and you will not want to miss the show at 6:00 pm on Sunday, September 30. Come to the theatre to participate in the live theatre, or tune in to KPFZ 88.1 FM for the live broadcast.
We’re proud to announce an up-coming special program on November 11. We have teamed up with Ginny Craven for this Veteran’s Day benefit for Operation Tango Mike. Hear The Funky Dozen perform, with all the profits going to Tango Mike. You will have a great time while knowing you supported a worthwhile organization.
We have now expanded the role of the Soper-Reese Theatre in the community with the addition of two recently held events. This past week we featured the docudrama “California Indian.” Written, produced, acted and directed by Lake County’s own Tim Ramos, and featuring the Big Valley Rancheria, this encore showing was a very special event. Last year it was the first movie shown with our new projector, and we had some slight problems with the sound. We were pleased to again show this important docudrama. The other event recently hosted by the Soper-Reese Theatre was a benefit concert for the Anderson Marsh Interpretive Association (AMIA). The Theatre offered to host it in place of the popular annual Bluegrass Festival, which was unable to be held at the Anderson Marsh State Historic Park due to the State closing the park. Hopefully the Bluegrass Festival will return to the park next year. But the recent event at the Soper Reese was so successful, we may host a benefit event annually for AMIA.
Finally, if you haven’t heard about the special program “Young Music Masters,” we want to let you know of this program featuring our talented local music students. This concert, performed by young musicians, will benefit the Allegro Music Scholarship program. These scholarships have helped young music students afford private lessons. Musical talent is alive and well in our community, and unfortunately not all these aspiring artists’ families can afford music lessons. With the drastic cuts that have been made to music programs in our public schools, there is no more important investment we can make in our young people than supporting the development of their musical skills. We hope you will join us for all these worthwhile events at the Soper-Reese Community Theatre.
Coming up this month:
- Second Tuesday Classic Movies, "Ghost Busters,” October 9, 6pm
- Wild West Saloon, October 12, 7 pm
- Third Friday Live, Featuring Will Siegel and Friends, October 19, 7 pm
- Lake County Live, Live radio broadcast from our stage on KPFZ, 88.1 FM – on Sunday, September 30 and October 28, 6pm
- Young Music Masters, November 4, 3 pm
- Tango Mike Veteran’s Day benefit, November 11, 7 pm.
Tickets are available at The Travel Center in the Shoreline Shopping Center, Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm, the Theatre box office will be open again on Fridays from 10:30am to 5:30pm starting on June 22 and is always open 2 hours before show time on the day of any event. Tickets can also be purchased on line at www.soperreesetheatre.com.
For all the latest in information, tickets and more go to www.soperreesetheatre.com, and we’ll see you at the theatre.
Posted 9/25/2012 in Voice Of The Theatre
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