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Expand the Wheeler

Dear Editor:

I have been in the entertainment business for over 50 years as a business and personal manager. Additionally, I have produced theater and other productions on Broadway, London and Aspen.

As an Aspen resident, the health and well-being of this community is of primary importance to me. We are not primarily known as a ski town anymore. The multifaceted cultural aspects of Aspen are not a secret. In fact, in may ways culturally we are an incredible community. Need I mention, Aspen Music Associates, the Aspen Institute, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Theatre Aspen, Theater Masters and Ballet, just to mention a few.

However, we need to keep growing and build on the activities that make our community great. That is why I want to urge my friends and neighbors, the mayor and the City Council to support the expansion of the Wheeler Opera House. We need another first-class theater complex to expand our cultural base and continue the growth of our community.

Another stage will give the Wheeler and all the other cultural organizations the opportunity to present additional productions that will enhance the theatrical aspects for all residents, summer and winter, as well as keeping Aspen in the forefront of all resort communities and keep us in the leadership position that we have earned.

Hal Thau


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