Talent brings themselves to playPublished 11:54am Thursday, August 1, 2013
What is talent? In my opinion everyone poses talent, it just might be hidden in a place that needs to be discovered and nurtured.
We have received many wonderful comments regarding the cast of our summer musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
I continue to believe that there is a cluster of arts talent in this area.
They have developed strong characters on stage through research, rehearsal and bringing a bit of themselves to the characters on stage.
The music is memorable and every show is different. I bet a box of popcorn that you will be singing in your head or humming the “I speak six languages” tune or reliving magic foot or I love you song.
A Center for the Arts has its 501c3 not for profit designation for education, it is imperative for our status that we continue to offer educational classes, performances, workshops and outreach.
Please remember “not for profit” is a tax status not a way of life.
Our summer musical theatre offering this year is a newish musical.
It allows actors to explore and create characters more than some of the “Classics.”
There is a saying in the theatre world that if your organization wanted to do nothing but make money you would only do “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Sound of Music” and another classic in a three-year rotation.
Since moving here the statement I have heard the most is, “When can we do a musical without 30 kids around my ankles?”
A Center for the Arts will continue to do a children’s musical every summer and do a “classic” every other year.
Talk to one of the hundreds of people who have already seen the “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” and then treat yourself to great community theatre and attend a new classic.
Shows run this weekend Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 and Sunday at 2. Try our new seats (all but 3 rows are in).
Thank you Fergus Falls area for your continued support!
Michael Burgraff is the director of A Center for the Arts in downtown Fergus Falls.