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From the Executive Director

Posted on Feb 04, 20 in Blogroll

This has been a very busy winter and the spring doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down much either.  Even with closing the office and postponing the Oh Boys! concert, we are busy grant writing, off-season marketing, event planning, auditioning — all of us on the TLP staff are busy planning for that Opening Night!!  But I’m not just talking about the June 4 opening of Jesus Christ Superstar!

We hope things will be settled down enough to open the theatre with the April 18 concert with Rosie and the Rivets — The Premiere Retro Rock and Roll Show.  We’re bringing back The Blooze Brothers, Heartache Tonight — an Eagles Tribute, and The Neverly Brothers.  We’ll celebrate the summer on May 23 with a TLP Summer Kick Off featuring The Sounds of Summer — A Beach Boys Tribute in concert that evening.  We are presently finishing our concert scheduling by working to schedule several big name bands from Chicago and around the Midwest — Brit Beat (a Beatles Tribute), The Chicago Experience (a Chicago Tribute), 52nd Street — the Music of Billy Joel, and Boys Night Out featuring the boys bands of the 80’s and 90’s.

Great events are being planned for the season starting with Worldly Delights — Cinco de Mayo, The Andy Bro Memorial Golf Outing, the TLP Fall Festival featuring BrewFest, and our Annual GALA.  Last year, we brought the GALA to the TLP campus.  It was an incredible evening of food, fun, fellowship and fundraising.  This year, we will build on what we began last summer and make this summer’s party an even bigger celebration.

During the month of February, I attended auditions in Memphis, Chicago, St. Louis where Paul joined me and we both went to Louisville.  Paul also auditioned many students at various colleges around the country.  We were going to finish up auditions at StrawHat Auditions in New York City, but that’s been cancelled so we’ll finish up with video submissions.  All in all, it’s been a busy winter.  I really look forward to opening the theatre and getting back to what we at TLP do best — providing some of the best in entertainment the Midwest has to offer.