With Gratitude for Another Banner Year

Dear Members,

Recently I started to think about how the more we’ve grown, the closer we’ve become. For obvious reasons, members are investing in the organization—understanding ticket prices only cover a fraction of the cost to present artists, appreciating the opportunity to purchase tickets early, and wanting to stay on top of all that is happening at the theater. 

What has become more evident is the growing pride and ownership in our community theater. The recognition that it has made a significant economic impact to our town and that we along with the numerous other venues are bringing real vibrancy downtown. The holiday show has become a new tradition for generations of families. It’s an opportunity for us as a theater to provide a chance for folks of all ages and circumstances to see this same show and others through our outreach programs. (The healthier we’ve become, our ability to give back in meaningful and measurable ways has increased significantly!)

Through learning opportunities and social gatherings, we’re getting to know each other. That connectedness has real meaning in today’s hyper-disconnected world. Real connectedness creates an opportunity for different points of view and feeds our desire for learning and being in the moment experiencing something special together. This connectedness brings joy, health, and wellbeing. The connectedness is important to balance the growth of our community. 

Your steadfast generosity and caretaking of The Music Hall positions us well for our future. When you live in an “old house” there is always more to do and it’s worth it. How comforting that in our rapidly growing community this gathering place still serves our family. 

Thank you for treasuring this theater. 

Gail VanHoy Carolan

Director of Institutional Advancement