The students will be returning to the university at the end of this month and the campus is a hub of activity as the faculty return from their summer sojourns and professional conferences and activities.
The Wold Performing Arts Center underwent its own surgery of sorts with the refinishing of the main stage and studio stage floors, intensive chair cleaning, repainting and touching up all walls and floors backstage, retreating all the stage curtains on stage and above the audience with flame retardant, new lights in the main theatre auditorium and a new painting of Christine E. Lynn now adorns the Lynn Salon. After our summer sojourns and the freshening up of all space, we feel primed and ready to welcome you all back to the theatre for the upcoming season.
I thought you might enjoy a clip from a commercial I worked on recently.
If my cameo appearance in this commercial entices you to try the restaurant, let me know. (I want to tell my agent.)
As you all know, once you're here, you're family—whether you're a performer or a member of the Guild—so here is a little update on upcoming events of our Live at Lynn family:
After an exciting summer tour in Australia, Steve Ross will bring his new show To Wit: Funny Songs Throughout the Ages to the Persson Hall at the Kravis Center March 10-11, 2017.
The Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention will be held October 18-21 at the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theatre, Broadway at 60th Street. We’re so fortunate to have the best of their performers come to our own Wednesday night cabaret series, but this is the powerhouse convention that showcases so many of them.
Of our cabaret alums: Jeff Harnar brings his show The 1959 Broadway Songbook to the Metropolitan Room on August 13. KT Sullivan will star with Karen Kohler in Vienna to Weimar at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on August 24. Carol Woods will showcase The Richard Whiting Songbook at the Metropolitan Room on August 22 and 29.
Closer to home, here’s the latest on some guild members:
Etoile Volin headed off to Tel Aviv and Paris on her annual buying trip; lovebirds Rosalie and Jack Schlegel enjoyed a summer cruise; Arlene Herson and her family acquired a winery in Napa Valley; Marshall Turkin was given an award for selling out the most performances in the Wold Center; Bob Levinson and Zelda Luxenberg enjoyed time with family in California; The Soroptimist’s will present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Elaine Wold this fall; a French television crew interviewed Kentucky Fried Chicken owner Darlene Pfeiffer about Colonel Sanders because they love KFC in France; Desiree McKim’s daughter Tegan graduated summa cum laude from Lynn University and will spend the fall in Seattle working on her masters and Deborah Silver and her family headed to Europe to recover from a whirlwind of philanthropic activities dedicated to Slam ALS.
Can you help?
This is the time of year to introduce new audiences to Live at Lynn-which is where you come in. As I often say, we rely on the kindness of strangers to introduce Live at Lynn to the community at large. Would you become our ambassador?
Please take a moment to invite friends, colleagues and acquaintances to the Wold Performing Arts Center for the annual Theatre Arts Guild Ice Cream Social:
Save the date!
Annual Theatre Arts Guild Ice Cream Social
Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m.
Please help us grow the Guild! This is our annual friend- and fund-raiser, so invite anyone who hasn't had the Live at Lynn experience to join us as we open the 2016-2017 season!
2 p.m. desserts and sweets
3 p.m. performance
4 p.m. meet the performers
The Wold Center looks even more magical with balloons and sweets all in my favorite color—red, of course.
If you have any questions about membership in the Guild, please call Desiree McKim at +1 561-237-7750.
Until we see you again in the fall, I hope that you have a wonderful summer… and we'll see you soon at the theatre!
Director of Theatre Arts Program Development