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Help keep Basalt drama alive

(This letter was originally addressed to “the Basalt community.”)Dear Editor:Four years ago, Basalt High School had no drama teacher or drama program, so a group of parents got together and decided to stage the first musical Basalt had had in many years. “Grease” was a huge success, and since then, Basalt has presented “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Bye-Bye Birdie,” and “Oklahoma!” The sets, costumes, publicity, programming, producing and fund raising for these shows have all been done by volunteers. Parents and community members, who care about the arts, have provided a wonderful opportunity for Basalt’s high school students to be part of a positive, team-building, fun, energizing, rewarding and “hard work” project. These shows have evolved into a true community event.Today, Basalt still has no drama teacher or drama program. Most of the original group’s kids have graduated. It is time for new people who care about the performing arts to step up.The future of Basalt’s spring musicals depends on new volunteers to form the production team. If you have children at BHS who want to be in the show or if you are a community member who would like to help, please join the team. Call Lizzie Klein at 927-1229 to sign up. Let’s keep it going.Jane Cigrand, Shae Ross, Lizzie Klein, Liz Newman, Judy Dysart, Holly Benson, Gail Owens, Connie WoodBasalt