Monday, May 26, 2014

Sadly, Another One Bites the Dust; Rising Star Productions' Final Curtain

This just in from Rising Star Productions:

After 10 years of producing shows in our community, it is time for Rising Star Productions to say good-bye.

It has been a wonderful decade full of memorable moments. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with so many wonderful actors and techies who have shared their talents with us. We are grateful for those of you who have been a part of our audiences over the years. We have loved performing for you.

Rising Star Productions has, from the very beginning, been a volunteer effort. From director on down to the smallest techie, none of us has ever received a paycheck. This has been an effort of love, to provide an acting environment that was welcoming and nurturing for people who enjoy the performing arts.

So I want to take just a minute here and express my heartfelt thanks to the production staff who have volunteered countless hours of service to make this possible for our actors and audiences. There have been many over the years, and I am grateful to all of you, but there are few that deserve special mention by name because they have been with us through almost every show: Laurel, our vocal director; Greg, our accompaniest; Kristy, our choreographer; Lloyd and Ryan at the box office; Stacie, who helped costume many, many shows. My techies have been too numerous to mention you all by name, but I love you all.

Each of these people have donated their time and talents to help bring something good to our community. If they have touched your lives and you would like to let them know, please feel free to leave a post on our facebook page for them, or if you prefer something more private, you can send a note the old-fashioned way to PO Box 625, Longview, WA 98632 and I will make sure it gets to the right person.

I have loved every minute of working with you all. Thanks for sharing some of your life with me. "I don't know if I've been changed for the better, but because I knew you, I have been changed for good."

~Jueanne Meyers
Rising Star Productions Community Theater

Folks this is sad news, indeed. It's also disturbing. What's going on!? Our theater companies are dropping like flies. And we sooo loved RSP, too. Who's going to be so dedicated to family-friendly theater in Longview? Even Clark County? 

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