To the Editor:
At the beginning of this season, the board of the Royal Palm Players promised to make this a season of fun. Thanks to the generous effort of all of our volunteers, sponsors, donors, casts, crews, directors, musicians, venues staffs, our office staff and the Lighthouse United Methodist Church, this season truly has been fun for everyone involved. On stage, as well as off-stage.
From the beautiful “Tuesdays With Morrie” to the rollicking “California Suite” to the unforgettable “Godspell,” with the island’s overwhelming support, every single performance has been sold-out. Elvis and the Rat Pack played to full houses, as well.
The truth is, we couldn’t have done it without you, our audience. It took your support financially and, more importantly, emotionally to make RPP vital once again.
Our mission has always been summed up in a few simple words. Entertain. Educate. And Engage. This season the focus was on entertaining and engaging Boca Grande, and the surrounding communities. Your support suggests that we succeeded. Now it is time to turn our attention to our educational goal.
Next year, we plan to emphasize education by reigniting our Kid’s Drama Club. Wendy Melvin and Kathy Futch are heading this effort. As we all know, being in front of an audience is a great way for children to gain self-confidence, improve their concentration and memorization skills and have fun. (Ask Wyatt and Wesley Locke how it felt to star in “Godspell” if you doubt that kids and young adults will be interested.)
Thank you again Boca Grande. You made this our most successful season ever. A season none of us will ever forget. A season which has raised the bar for us. If you’d like to join the fun, call us at 964-2670 or come see us at 333 Park Ave. We’re always looking for new talent, new volunteers and new supporters.
At Royal Palm Players, our focus is fun. Promise.
Erica Ress MartinPresident, Royal Palm PlayersBoca Grande
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