Saturday, February 17, 2007
FOR THE LOVE OF THEATRE - A Huge Success!
February 14th saw not only a time for lovers to rule the day but also a time for lovers who love theatre to show us how much. And the feeling was truly in the air that night when 105 people came out to the 1st annual FOR THE LOVE OF THEATRE fundraiser held at The Clarenville Inn. Hosted by the infamous SNOOK, who has special connections to Clarenville, the evening consisted of a variety of love scenes, Broadway show tunes and contemporary love songs with a five course meal. This was topped off by numerous auction items ranging from watercolour classes to a dinner boat cruise to a designer print by Ed Roche.
The evening began with a selection of readings from the Bard of Love - Shakespeare - read by the actors for the evening, Amelia Manuel, Brad Hodder and Geoff Adams accompanied by Ann Lundrigan on the musical end of things. But of course the inimitable humour of Snook tied the whole evening together from his Ode to Bet to his instructional class of love tips.
We saw lots of new faces and were treated to the company of old friends. But during the evening the biggest piece of news of the season was made known when Artistic Director Geoff Adams announced that the efforts of the town, the company and the Ski Hill Association had finally come together with the approval of our grant application for the renovation of their new home in at The White Hills. Come summer NCTC will be operating out of their new home in the Middle Chalet on a year round basis. Construction is due to commence in the next few weeks.
The true success of the evening came to be known when the total numbers were tallied and the gross takings for the evening came to just under $10 000. 00.
The New Curtain Theatre Company wishes to thank all those who helped out with the event - particularly Debbie Halleran, Silvia Rice, Daphne O'Reilly, The Clarenville Inn, Katimavik Canada and all the generous people who donated auction items for the evening. But the word on the street was that it was a hit and an event not to be missed next time around.
Already people are booking for next year so if you want to attend reserve now!!!! Remember - limited seating available!