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From the Executive Director

Posted on Feb 04, 20 in Blogroll

When I took the position of Executive Director, I was told that we’d be very busy during the summer, but there would be time to rest and relax during the winter.  We have never been so busy!!  Grant writing, off-season marketing, concert 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’ll kick things off with our Concert Series on March 20.  We welcome Zachary Stevenson and the Oh Boys! featuring the music of Buddy Holly.  And how excited are we to announce that playing in that band is two-time TLP Resident Company Member and TLP favorite, Kieran McCabe on the drums.  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, Rosie and the Rivets, 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.

This week, I leave for Memphis on the first leg of the February audition trip.  We have been trying to start a TLP vlog for the past year.  Since we’ve had so many questions about how auditions work, maybe we’ll try to make auditions in Memphis our first vlog.