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Letter to the Editor: Area blessed with talent

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Friday, December 14, 2018

As they say on Broadway “The show must go on.” But that was not the case on Sunday, Dec. 9, for a sold-out matinee performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

That being said and understood because of the safety of everyone involved, the show needs to be rescheduled. Many, many family members, out-of-town guests and residents were waiting for the last performance to experience this incredible cast and celebrate their successful run.

We were able to see the performance at the Dunn Center and then on Thursday and Saturday night at the Imperial Centre. It was magnificent in every way. Rocky Mount is so incredibly fortunate to have such talented actors and musicians. We would be remiss, however, if we did not express how grateful we are for the talent and vast experience of the theater director, Brooke Edwards. This community is so fortunate to have someone with 25 years of experience to work with men, women and children of all ages who want to experience the stage. She took the young cast under her wing and in a month’s time she developed their personalities and characters into something that was pure Broadway.

The Theatre at the Imperial Centre is going from “Charlie Brown” to “Jesus Christ Superstar” with auditions taking place later this week. Please plan to support this amazing production in March, “The Last 5 Years in May” and the Summer Youth Production of “Annie” in July. There is nothing like a live performance, and to have such quality right here in Rocky Mount is a blessing for all of us who are lucky enough to live, work and play here.

Support the arts!

Sheila and Jim Martin

Rocky Mount

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