On August 27 MPI hosted an Open House for Chairman Club Donors to see the renovated theatre. Over 80 guests enjoyed a beautiful array of food and drink. Many thanks to Noreen Sauer for catering the event and to her son, Michael, and his friend Alex Griffin for assisting her. A champagne toast saluted our 400 donors and the Chairman Club Committee Members (Michael Sauer, Chair, Art Kibby,
Norma Niinemets, Bill Pauly and Chessie Vigran.) The fund drive raised over $54,000. The guests were then invited to visit the theatre and enjoy the new seats and the beautiful renovation. Only oohs and ahhs were audible. Many thanks to Art Kibby and Bill Pauly, for explaining to the audience all the work that has been done on the theatre and introducing the newly installed Hearing Loop Enhancement System. A Big Round of Applause for Betsy Farro and the wonderful and tedious job of seating our subscribers in the new chair configuration. Not an easy puzzle to complete but she did it and she did it well!
Congratulations Arny Stoller
Arny Stoller was the inductee to the OCTA Hall of Fame at the Labor Day Weekend OCTA Event in Columbus, Ohio. This was certainly a well deserved recognition.
Also, congratulations to our Southwest sister theatres - Footlighters, The Drama Workshop and Village Players, on their award winning excerpts. Good showing all around for our region.