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Unsung heroes of the stage

Dear Editor:Once again, the Aspen Community Theatre has performed its labor of love for our community. I wonder how many hours it would add up to if the precious time that each volunteer contributed to the production of “Pippin” would be tallied. Locals of this community seem to have a bent for giving … consider the number of benefits, celebrations and events staffed by local volunteers. So this year, again, actors, musicians and dozens of behind-the-scenes workers combined their energy to create a masterpiece for our enjoyment. And enjoy “Pippin” we did! The talent in this valley has become legend, and well-deserved kudos go out to every person who graced the stage. You all were incredible! But there are many who never rake that bow – that curtain call – and they, too, deserve recognition. Rita and Jody, of course. And Wendy, John, David – yes. But there is also Tom Ward and his crew, Kathleen Albert and hers. We don’t know the others personally, but there are lighting, sound, technical details, stage management … so many details that must be attended to. The production crew are heroes – each one of them. We sit in the audience and enjoy, being somehow clueless as to the choreography of the entire event. So we take a moment to voice our appreciation to the whole crew that threw their hearts, hands and hours … hours of their time … into the production of “Pippin.” Thank you – and we’re already looking forward to whatever next year’s production will be!Wolf and Nancy GenschSnowmass Village

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