Thanks, Grand Lake, for another stellar theater season |

Thanks, Grand Lake, for another stellar theater season

To the Editor:This is a letter to Grand Lake.I wish there were better words to use something with more syllables or letters, something with more pizzazz. I need to find two new words to express my feelings for our town, Grand Lake. I’ve checked every thesaurus and dictionary and no two English words can take the place of a simple . . . . thank you.Grand Lake, with your continued love and support, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre once again experienced an incredible, record-breaking summer season. I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it: The success of this theatre would not exist anywhere outside of Grand Lake. It is because of you, Grand Lake, that the theatre is where it is today. For making the 2008 summer season so special, we thank the following: Everyone who had the opportunity to see Oklahoma!, Urinetown and Big, The Musical. We sold a record 98 percent of our available seating and sold out 46 of 52 performances. Everyone who supported RMRT’s Youth Theatre Program. This year, 107 Grand County youths experienced performing arts training. All of our volunteers who work the concession stand, clean and maintain the Betty Dick Off-Broadway Cabins, helped transform the Eslick’s house into RMRT’s new administrative offices and do whatever it takes to help us create magic. Raven Rafting and Winding River Resort for donating their services and creating life-long memories for the RMRT company.Show sponsors including the special local business that sponsored Big, The Musical: Bear’s Den, Cabin Quilts & Stitches, ERA Realty, Grand Lake Wine & Spirits, Grand Mountain Bank, Humphrey’s Cabin Fever, Mountain Food Market, Mountain Lake Properties, Never Summer Mountain Products, Village Hub and Western Riviera Motel & Cabins. C Lazy U, for again hosting RMRT’s preseason fundraiser. This year, C Lazy U donated all proceeds from the event ($11,780). The Town of Grand Lake for again sharing their home with us for the summer. Everyone who attended our Cabaret & All That Jazz. The show sold out in May and raised approx. $70,000. Everyone who helped make our July 11 capital campaign kick-off so memorable. Eighteen local business donated goods and over 800 individuals witnessed the unveiling of RMRT’s new home. Everyone who has contributed to Raise the Curtain! A New Stage for RMRT. We’ve reached $2.3 million and, with your continued support, will build a new theatre that each of us can be proud of.All of this could not have been accomplished in New York, Chicago or even Denver. With the help of you, Grand Lake, RMRT continues to prosper and grow.Chad ScottManaging directorRocky Mountain Repertory Theatre

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