On behalf of our entire board of directors, Steve and I would like to wish everyone the happiest of holidays!
Be sure to watch for our new blogs in 2011. A number of our board members have had some very interesting television and film experiences and will be sharing them here very soon.
We will also keep you updated as to our spring production, "On Golden Pond" and our blockbuster summer musical, "The King and I." There has been a lot of buzz in regards to our summer show already and it is promising to be THE show of the season!!!
Our December children's show was cancelled due to weather. Our next children's presentation is at 2 p.m. January 9, 2011. Germantown Dramatic Impact will present "Monkey King."
You can always find the latest news on our group and our shows by visiting our web site: waplayers.org.
The West Allis Players lost one of its treasured members recently. Lucy Breed, a long-time West Allis resident and a former treasurer of the Players, passed away earlier this week. She had been in poor health for a number of years.
Lucy will always be remembered as a feisty, energetic little lady. She loved the Players and while her health permitted her, worked to make each of our productions a success. I remember that she came to my rescue when I was directing "Charley's Aunt" some years ago by building the costume worn by the man who had to assume the persona of his imaginary female relative. Fashioning an Edwardian frock for a rather muscular actor was no mean feat, yet Lucy accomplished it beautifully.
Even after she turned over the treasurer's duties to my blog partner Steve Makovec. Lucy remained a member of our group and always performed one specific task before opening night. It was her job to sit in the back of the theater and listen, making sure that every actor could be heard from that distance. And I can tell you that she let us know immediately if someone needed to speak up!
Lucy's daughter, Pat Kaiser, continues on our board of directors and we extend our most sincere sympathies to her and her family. We loved Lucy and will miss her very much.