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Inspiring performance

Dear Editor:

This past weekend the Basalt High School drama department presented the musical “Rent.” I would like to take a moment to say thank you for bringing this wonderful piece of theatre to the stage and the valley.

The young adults in this production were truly outstanding. They brought a sense of professionalism and dedication to an extremely difficult piece of theater. I’ve seen this musical performed by the Broadway touring company, and was blown away by the acting and commitment that these student actors and actresses showed. The values that a musical of this caliber can teach our young people are something that a classroom can sometimes pass over.

Love, commitment to cause, and accepting of all lifestyles is a quality that all young people need to learn. Thank you, David, Katie and Adrianna for having, as David said before the show, “the guts to do this show.” As a parent of one of the actresses, I thank you for being in the life of my daughter. It is truly a blessing to have such fine adults mentoring our young adults.

Patrick Murray

Basalt


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